Boston area poised to ride the mobile tech wave

Facebook’s purchase of Instagram removes any doubt that mobile technology is the wave of the future, and the Boston area could benefit in a big way.

Ambitious Mass. emissions plan called lagging

The state is falling behind in its efforts to reduce emissions of gases that trap heat in the atmosphere, according to a review of the Patrick administration’s climate goals.

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Harvard Law student overcomes abuse, gives back

Matthew Schoenfeld couldn’t put his abusive childhood behind him, so the 25-year-old used it to mobilize others and make a difference.

Slain BU student’s passion recalled

Boston University identified the graduate student shot to death in Allston as Seshadri ‘‘Sesh’’ Rao, a 24-year-old from India who was enrolled in a selective management program.

Jiro Ono and Yoshikazu Ono appear in “Jiro Dreams of Sushi,’’ a film about the traditional Japanese craft.


Connoisseurs find sushi in Boston often lacking

Sushi is growing in popularity, and Americans are getting their sushi in many different places, but just because it's everywhere in Boston doesn’t mean it’s good.

Isolated long stem red rose bud. Focus = front of rosebud. 12MP camera.

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‘Bachelor’ lawsuit shows reality TV is behind the times

“The Bachelor” suit reflects that regardless of our real-life demographics, our culture still shoves segregation in our faces.

Dan Shaughnessy

So far, nothing but bad times for Red Sox

It is only April and the Red Sox have unraveled completely. They blew a 9-0 lead in the seventh inning and were thrashed by the Yankees, 15-9. On national television. Mercy.

A pastor’s dream, a Roxbury church in crisis

Charles Street AME Church leaders are facing questions about how a rock of stability in Boston’s black community for nearly 200 years wound up so deeply in crisis.

MIT exhibit highlights climate change science

The new exhibit at the MIT Museum, “Rivers of Ice: Vanishing Glaciers of the Greater Himalaya,’’ contributes to the sometimes perplexing study of climate change.


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Political Notebook

President Obama wants Congress to extend a law that cut interest rates on a federal loan program for low- and middle-income undergraduates.

Obama wooing young voters with student loan focus

President Obama is depicting Republicans as obstacles to an affordable college education as he previews an argument he will make on campuses in states crucial to his reelection.

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Game 5: Capitals 4, Bruins 3

Bruins in hole after late goal

The Capitals beat Tim Thomas on a pair of third-period shots that he usually handles to skate off with a 4-3 victory and a 3-2 series lead over the Bruins.