MIT seeks to invest $450m at Hanscom

The Department of Defense has quietly approved an MIT proposal to build a $450 million research facility at Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford.

Rev. Bradley M. Schaeffer

Priest quits BC board as uproar grows

The Rev. Bradley M. Schaeffer left his post on Thursday amid criticism of his role in supervising a former Jesuit priest who allegedly molested dozens of children over 40 years.

President Obama’s supporters expand efforts in swing states

The well-oiled Obama machine is flexing its organizational might with as much, if not greater, urgency as in 2008.

Raids target EBT card scams

Police raided businesses in Chinatown and Quincy Thursday and charged more than 50 people in connection with alleged scams involving the electronic benefit transfer cards.

Brian McGrory

// An untimely award

A recent award given to the Liberty Mutual board of directors screams that the entire tawdry system of corporate oversight and governance has to be blown up and rebuilt.

Fans got a hands-on experience at Fenway’s famed left-field Green Monster during an open house on Thursday.


Fenway at 100 | Book excerpt

Fenway Park an indelible part of Boston history

Why is the part so beloved? Explore in this excerpt from the Boston Globe’s keepsake book on the ballpark’s centennial.

Mourners gathered at the memorial service at Winnacunnet High School for Greenland, N.H., police chief Michael Maloney.

Fallen chief mourned as a hero, friend

At least 3,000 mourners joined dignitaries, friends, and family to mourn Greenland Police Chief Michael Maloney, who was killed during a drug raid last week.

Cape filmmaker pleads guilty in tax credit scam

Cape Cod filmmaker Daniel Adams pleaded guilty Thursday to fraudulently obtaining Massachusetts tax credits worth $4.7 million.

A female and her cubs illustrate the polar bears’ dilemma with melting ice in “To the Arctic 3D.,” narrated by Meryl Streep.

Movie Review | Janice Page

‘To the Arctic’ is visually riveting

Meryl Streep narrates this film, and we are left to wonder what she might have made of a script that was a better match for the unforced drama of its cinematography.


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Marching to a familiar sad refrain

Chief Michael Maloney’s funeral had a new significance for five members of the honor guard from Woburn’s Police Department, who buried one of their own in 2010.


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Liberty Mutual’s revenue tripled to nearly $35 billion while Edmund F. Kelly was chief executive.

Liberty Mutual critics decry executive’s pay package

The revelation that Liberty Mutual paid chairman Edmund F. “Ted’’ Kelly roughly $200 million over the past four years has angered some customers and watchdog groups.

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Sarkozy’s reelection in jeopardy

Nicolas Sarkozy appears to be running neck and neck with his main challenger, the Socialist candidate Francois Hollande, in the first round of voting Sunday.


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Bearing down when it counts

Tim Thomas allowed two goals as Capitals rookie Braden Holtby made 44 saves in a sterling effort that sent the series back to Boston tied, 2-2.