GE pledges $50m in local philanthropy over five years

The 2.5-acre site includes two older buildings and a portion of a parking lot off A Street.

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The Boston public school system will be the biggest beneficiary: It?s expected to receive $25 million.

// Was patient with apparent ties to royalty worth breaking hospital protocols?

It?s a phenomenon common enough that it has a name: VIP syndrome.

Opening Day | 4:10 p.m.

Alex Speier

// Before signing David Ortiz, Red Sox had one final request

As he begins his final season, it?s worth revisiting how it came to be that Ortiz landed in Boston.

// Cold weather on tap for Red Sox? Opening Day game

There?s a potential for freezing rain and flurries as the Red Sox play the Indians.

01/14/2015 Boston Ma. Boston Federal Reserve President Eric S. Rosengren (cq) meets with Boston Globe Business Department. Globe/Staff Photographer Jonathan Wiggs

Boston Fed?s president says markets may be wrong on rates

Eric Rosengren struck an upbeat tone about the US economy.

Dr. Suzanne Wedel followed her husband, Dr. Alasdair Conn, as chief executive of Boston MedFlight. She is credited with expanding the scope of the air ambulance service.

Maura Hughes/Boston MedFlight

Dr. Suzanne Wedel, Boston MedFlight CEO, dies at 60

Dr. Wedel led the nonprofit through a quarter century of expansion.

// Relief could be coming for Back Bay commuters weary of diesel fumes

The state expects to embark on a $10 million ventilation improvement project at Back Bay Station.

// 20-story tower on tap for Fort Point?s Channel Center

Developer Berkeley Investments is talking with neighborhood groups to build one of the tallest structures in the neighborhood.

// States can count everyone, not just voters, in drawing electoral districts

The challenge from Texas voters was unanimously rejected by the Supreme Court justices.

Somerville, MA - 4/4/2016 - Spring blooms wilted under the weight of freshly fallen snow in Somerville, MA April 4, 2016. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff Topic: Reporter:

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe staff

April snow showers expected to drop 3 inches in Boston

Boston is expected to get about 3 inches of snow, while some northwestern suburbs could get up to 6 inches.

// Fed up with cable? Here are some TV alternatives

It can be time-consuming, but it?s possible to cut the cable cord.

// Why the Panama Papers are a big problem for China?s elite

One of the people mentioned in the report is the brother-in-law of China?s current president.

ground game

// The GOP?s lose-lose situation this summer

Republicans, scrambling to figure out how to best organize the national convention, are discovering there might not be a best ? or any good way ? to do this.

Man vowed ?war? in letter left with incendiary devices in Tyngsborough

Danny Kelly pleaded guilty in 2004 in a similar case, according to an FBI affidavit.

// Auction of James ?Whitey? Bulger items set for June

The auction will be held between June 24 and June 26 and will include an online component, the US Marshals Service said.

learning curve

// Fenway High ?test kitchen? cooks up districtwide menu changes

The ?test kitchen? is part of an effort to expand healthier food options for students.

Ground Game

ground game

// Why Wisconsin?s primary matters

Tuesday?s election may matter and function more like those initial nominating contests than the more recent primaries.

The Big Picture

The Boston skyline is framed by ?Gates of Transcendence,? at the Boston Harbor Shipyard Marina in East Boston. The sculpture, by Michael Alfano, is part of the HarborArts Outdoor Gallery along the Boston HarborWalk.

Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff

The Big Picture

Globe photos of the month, March 2016

A look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month.

Globe investigations

//[1].jpg Key reports from Globe?s Spotlight team on clergy sex abuse

The Boston Globe?s 2001-2002 investigation into sexual abuses by clergy in the Catholic Church resulted in more than 600 stories.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ?Spotlight?

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


scott kirsner | innovation economy

// Making movies the ?Moneyball? way

The Boston office of Legendary Entertainment crunches ?big data? to help the film studio make key decisions, from casting to marketing.


John Allen Jr. | All Things Catholic

// A guide to decoding Catholic reaction to Pope Francis

Pope Francis is massively popular around the world, but somewhat divisive inside the church itself.

Design New England

// Circular Sensation

In the latest issue of Design New England, a one-of-a-kind design combines aesthetics and functionality for harmonious living.