Blunders follow high praise for school chief

Since the Boston School Committee extended Superintendent Carol Johnson’s contract six months ago, her accomplishments have been overshadowed by missteps on several fronts.

Fidelity move pays big dividend in Texas

Fidelity Investments has become the largest employer in Westlake, Texas, and a major force in the economic and civic life of the community.

SJC will study rate of OUI acquittals

The state’s highest court has opened a formal inquiry into whether the acquittal rate in drunken driving trials before judges, a rate that now eclipses 80 percent, is unusual and excessive.

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, famously hatched the company while he was a Harvard University undergraduate but moved it to California’s Silicon Valley.

The almost match: Facebook and Boston

If Facebook cofounder Mark Zuckerberg had to do it over, he might have kept his online social network, which today has more than 800 million users, in Boston.

Some towns put Halloween on hold

Even as milder weather rolled in and electricity returned to many neighborhoods, several communities kept the Halloween ban in effect.

Halloween canceled in Lexington

Lexington residents react to the cancellation of Halloween after this weekend's nor'easter. (By Scott LaPierre, Globe Staff)

Susan Burns of Athol sought comfort in her still-cold home yesterday.

Utility crews struggle to return power

Hundreds of thousands of utility customers headed into a third day without power as crews scrambled to repair damage from the bizarre winter storm over the weekend.

IBM’s Watson edges out students in Jeopardy - barely

The supercomputer triumphed in a hard-fought contest against six students; three from Harvard Business School and a trio from the MIT’s Sloan School of Management.


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Nor’easter had right mix

The October nor’easter that dumped more than 2 feet of snow on parts of Mass. was not only unusually early, it was also striking for the large variation in the snowfall amounts.

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Agencies detail campaign against Mexican cartel

Law enforcement officials on Monday announced the breakup of a massive ring that moved huge quantities of marijuana and other drugs across the Mexican border.


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Mackanin makes his case to Red Sox

As the Sox search for a manager, they will probably not interview a candidate with more experience than Pete Mackanin, who met with team officials yesterday.


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From warrior to peacemaker

Attorney Eric MacLeish, best known for his combative litigation on behalf of those sexually abused by priests, finds healing with someone who shares his passion for mediation.