Environmental group criticizes BRA?s harbor plan

The group said the Boston Redevelopment Authority is letting builders drive development along the waterfront.

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The cuts, said to amount to hundreds of jobs, would bolster the company?s competitiveness if its merger with Office Depot fails, an analyst said.

City workers collected space savers Tuesday.

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City removing residents? parking space savers

Boston only got a few inches of snow last weekend, so the city never issued a snow emergency.

Tire breaks off truck on 128, strikes vehicle, killing driver

A pickup truck lost its left rear wheel, which bounced over a median and struck a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction.

University Hall on Brown University's campus in Providence, R.I., in 2012.

Brown University to open entrepreneurship center

The new center is aimed at encouraging students to turn their classroom learning into innovative new ventures.

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Vigoda worked in relative obscurity in the New York theater and in television until Francis Ford Coppola cast him in the 1972 Oscar-winning ??The Godfather.?

More abuse allegations brought against ex-Deerfield teacher

A former student alleged he was sexually abused decades ago by a math teacher who was the focus of a 2013 investigation.

State to formally take over Southbridge schools

A receiver will oversee the district with all the powers of the superintendent and school committee and will report directly to the commissioner.

ground game

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Remaining in New Hampshire during the week before the Iowa Caucuses is rarely rewarded.

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Dining Out

La Motta?s Italian Specialties is of two minds

Red sauce joint or upscale restaurant? The new South End offering from the Aquitaine Group has yet to find its focus.

MFA acquires rare work by Frida Kahlo

The museum moved quickly to purchase Frida Kahlo?s double-portrait ?Dos Mujeres.?

The school's longtime unofficial mascot Lord Jeff -- based on Jeffery Amherst, the 18th-century military commander -- has fallen out of favor with some because in 1763 he endorsed giving smallpox-infected blankets to Native Americans.

Amherst College drops Lord Jeff mascot

The move followed a wide-ranging debate over whether the mascot was offensive and racially insensitive, or whether it is fair to judge a historical figure by modern sensibilities.

Patriots coverage

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Time for Patriots to turn attention to contract issues

Some players are coming into free agency, and others may be in line for reworked deals.

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NFL Network cameras caught the postgame exchange between Manning and Belichick Sunday.

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Five turning points for the Patriots

The Patriots appeared to he heading back to the Super Bowl, but were done in by injuries, and some questionable choices.

?The Birth of a Nation,? directed by Nate Parker.

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Record-setting Sundance film ?Birth of a Nation? packs a punch

The $17.5 million Fox Searchlight spent Tuesday for ?The Birth of a Nation? marks a new Sundance Film Festival record.

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The ?Witch Book,? a previously unknown seventh edition of the ?Bay Psalm Book,? which dates back to the late 1600s, is expected to fetch upwards of $40,000.


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?New Jersey had someone in charge who knew what they were doing,? Chris Christie told the town hall meeting.

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Ground Game

ground game

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Remaining in New Hampshire during the week before the Iowa Caucuses is rarely rewarded.

Globe investigations

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A look at high-impact investigations from The Boston Globe, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning report on abuse in the Catholic Church.

The Big Picture

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Water crisis in Flint, Mich.

Thousands of residents in Michigan have been exposed to toxic amounts of lead, including about 9,000 children.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

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?Spotlight? is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.



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The Burlington company helped relay important information during the Marathon bombings and Pope Francis?s visit to the US.



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US Cardinal James Harvey will briefly stand in the spotlight, or at least on the margins of it, when Pope Francis visits the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls.

Globe Insiders

Design New England

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Interior designer Holly Joe cooks up the love in her sophisticated yet cozy family house in Westwood.