Massachusetts could lose 50,000 jobs in decade

Federal budget cuts could cost the state thousands of jobs and “strike at the very heart’’ of the state’s innovation economy, an analysis shows.

Fresh hand-rolled sushi, a juice bar, and eyebrow grooming are among the amenities that the upscale Walgreens will be offering.


Walgreens plans large Downtown Crossing store

The drugstore chain will convert the former Borders site into an emporium with a wide range of merchandise.

Tax deal reduces funds for hospitals

Massachusetts hospitals are reeling over a section in the payroll tax cut package that will cost them tens of millions of dollars.

Winter storm could drop 3 inches of snow tomorrow

Snow is expected to begin falling tomorrow afternoon, bringing snow and some ice to eastern Massachusetts.

Joanna Weiss

Shame, fame, and the body politic

As eager as we are to dish about a celebrity’s bare leg, we are strikingly prudish in discussing issues involving the bodies of real women.

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum greeted diners today at the Rainbow Grill in Grandville, Mich.

Rick Santorum defends robocalls to Michigan Democrats

Santorum was unapologetic today for making hundreds of calls asking Democrats to cross party lines and support his candidacy.

kevin cullen

Bookie recipe for gaming panel

The biggest obstacle to finding qualified members for the new Massachusetts Gaming Commission is the law barring convicted felons from serving on the commission.

Dan Shaughnessy

‘Quiet’ says a lot about Adrian Gonzalez

The Red Sox slugger has gone about his business in spring training without drawing any attention. That’s just the way he likes things.

“A lot of these sectors that have made Mass. so strong — and so strong in the recovery — are essentially underwritten by federal aid.”

Martin Romitti,  director of economic and public policy research at the Donahue Institute

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Globe Insider Event | March 5, 5:30 p.m.[1]--90x90.jpg ‘The Real Romney’

Globe editorial page editor Peter S. Canellos moderates a discussion with Globe writers Scott Helman, Scot Lehigh, and Frank Phillips on the Republican presidential candidate.

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“This is the new front in the abortion war: If you can’t change the law, try legislating shame.”

Joanna Weiss 


“As criminal justice became a clash of mandates and bureaucratic rules, it became untethered from what was once its basic function: separating the guilty from the innocent and delivering fair punishment.”

Leon Neyfakh, on “The Collapse of American Criminal Justice”