Smartphone ticketing set for commuter rail

Commuter rail riders later this year will be able to purchase and display tickets on their smartphones instead of fumbling with cash or fishing for prepaid tickets and passes.

Mitt Romney offering perks in his bid for major donors

Those who contribute $50,000 to Romney’s campaign, and become a “founder,’’ will earn a retreat with the presidential nominee.

Caleigh Anne Harrison

Agonizing search along Rockport’s Long Beach

Caleigh was playing with her mother, 4-year-old sister, and the family dog when she went missing shortly after noon Thursday at Long Beach.

Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff/File 2010

Boston expects surge in cruise business

Four new carriers will join the three returning lines offering trips out of the Port of Boston this season.

Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe

Dan Shaughnessy

Sox celebrate Fenway's 100th birthday, lose to the Yankees

It was a day for anthems and icons, for Pedro, Pudge, and Pesky, and a Hall of Fame reunion in left field. A day to remember, in other words, followed by a game to forget.

jennifer graham

End the war on sun

The unhealthily discolored skin standard persists today, despite the earnest efforts of our public schools and the Obama administration.

 At Buttonwood Park Zoo in NewBedford, Emily, front, and Ruth poked a ball made from strips of old tires by the Toys for elephants sculpture class at Massachusetts College of Art.

Toys for elephants, and MassArt students made them

A MassArt class asked students to understand the mind of an elephant, and design things for them to play with.

Rory O'Connor.

Book Review

‘Friends, Followers and the Future’ by Rory O’Connor

The book examines benefits and dangers of social media.

Barlow Adamson plays Henry Molaison in “Yesterday Happened: Remembering H.M.” at the Central Square Theater.

Investigating the absence of memory

Can one be human without memory? That’s the question raised by Wesley Savick’s play, “Yesterday Happened: Remembering H.M.,” at Central Square Theater.


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Brown closer to release of tax returns

US Senator Scott Brown inched closer to fulfilling the Globe request, telling radio host Jim Braude, “yeah, actually, we’re taking that under consideration.’’


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Hawks 97, Celtics 92

Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague was defended by Boston Celtics guard Keyon Dooling and guard Avery Bradley during Friday’s game.

Celtics’ reserves come up short

With the Big Three and Rajon Rondo not even on the bench Friday, the Celtics pushed the Hawks to the final minutes before dropping a 97-92 decision.