In state Senate, all in GOP get perks

There are just six Republicans in the state Senate, each with a leadership title ? and a stipend to go with it.

?We?re only in this if we have a majority with us,? said Richard Davey, chief executive of Boston 2024.

Games group says it needs public?s backing

Boston 2024 says it will try to bring the Olympics to Boston only if a majority of the public shows support.

Lawmakers mull marijuana legalization

Beacon Hill legislators are working on a proposal, in part as an effort to short-circuit an expected 2016 ballot push.

The vacancy rate at some T garages is less than 1 percent.
Commuters fill most of the spots in Alewife?s parking garage, and about 35 have been taken during construction.

Barry Chin/Globe Staff

Lack of parking frustrates, deters MBTA commuters

The T owns about 49,600 parking spots across the state, compared to the 1.3 million rides it provides on a typical weekday.

People were attended to after the ski lift accident Saturday at Sugarloaf Mountain Resort in Maine.

Sugarloaf blames ski lift accident on mechanical failure

A ?major mechanical failure? caused a chair lift to roll backwards Saturday, injuring seven and stranding 200.

Liberty Mutual ends funding for Fourth of July celebration

After a decade of sponsoring the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, the company chose not to renew funding this year.

From left to right: Dr. Eric Rosengren, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio at UMass Boston on Sunday.

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Walsh, de Blasio address income inequality at Boston forum

At UMass Boston Sunday, several mayors spoke about ways their cities can address the wage gap, affordable housing, and other issues.

Betty  Carrington sees hope in the plan to add market-rate units to the Bunker Hill public housing complex. She leads a tenant  task force.

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

Adrian Walker

At Bunker Hill, public housing gets a private twist

A plan would effectively transform the Bunker Hill housing development to upscale housing, with 1,100 units set aside for poor people.

Paul English (center) is founder of three companies, including His latest venture is


?Suits and geeks:? A local matchup for startups

Paul English, an MIT professor and founder of, is adding another title to his resume: matchmaker.

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, left, and Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh after an NFL divisional playoff football game Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots won 35-31 to advance to the AFC Championship game. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Ben Volin | On football

Patriots are center of attention at annual league meetings

The latest ruckus caused by the Patriots was their eligible-ineligible tactic used to help beat Baltimore in the playoffs.

Munch Madness 2015

Round 2 winners revealed

These restaurants are moving on in our annual restaurant competition. Which spots will get your votes when Round 3 opens Monday?

The Verb hotel. -- Credit, Lane Turner, Globe Staff

Checking in to check out five Boston hotels

Travel writer Christopher Muther evaluated city hotels, each in a different price range and category, based on comfort and amenities.

// Firefighters who died in Back Bay blaze honored

Plaques were dedicated at the Boylston Street firehouse to Michael Kennedy and Edward Walsh, who died in a blaze a year ago.

University Station is opening its first stores in March, part of 2.1 million square feet of retail, office, and residential space.

At long last, University Station opens for business

University Station, the long-awaited mixed-use development near the Route 128 train station in Westwood, is opening in stages.

Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts (50) slides into home against Philadelphia Phillies' catcher Cameron Rupp after hitting a solo home run in the bottom of the third inning during an exhibition spring training baseball game, Sunday, March 22, 2015, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Mookie Betts winning the race for Red Sox center field job

He hit an inside-the-park HR in a 7-6 win vs. the Phillies; a bigger triumph may have come earlier.

Veteran Mike Russo eats ziti and meatballs for lunch with his grandson Robbie Russo, 4, at Salem Food Market.

Bella English

Market owner gives back to veterans, public safety workers

The Salem Food Market owner gives away lunch to veterans, despite taking a hit in his sales because of the snowstorms.

Marathon trial podcast

// Episode 9: Inside Tsarnaev?s digital trail

This interactive timeline highlights trial coverage and a podcast featuring Globe columnist Kevin Cullen and WBUR reporter David Boeri.



// Democrats need Warren?s voice in 2016

While Elizabeth Warren has repeatedly vowed that she won?t run for president herself, she ought to reconsider.

The Big Picture

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Spring arrives in Northern Hemisphere

In some areas of the world, the signs of spring are more apparent.