Transportation cuts won’t hit RMV, officials say

State transportation officials said they don’t expect a proposed $15 million budget cut to force layoffs or branch closures, but the reductions could affect service.

As military cuts loom, Brown leads effort to protect Hanscom

As military cuts loom, the senator’s office met with defense industry leaders and staff of fellow New England lawmakers to safeguard Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford.

Archdiocese says finances are stable

In its annual report, the Archdiocese of Boston said its finances are on solid ground, compared with their precarious footing just a few years ago.

With gift, Broad Institute to open ‘Cell Observatory’

A $32.5 million gift will allow the Cambridge biomedical research institute to open a center where researchers will investigate the molecular contents of different human cell types.

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‘Albert Nobbs’: trying to have it both ways

Glenn Close manfully portrays a buttoned-up butler in this Edwardian-era film.


Take 2: A corseted experience in 'Albert Nobbs'

Boston Globe film critic Wesley Morris gives his take on “Albert Nobbs,” starring Glenn Close.


‘Separation’ anxiety to spare in superb film from Iran

In this superb work of realism by Asghar Farhadi, a request for a divorce sets in motion a chain of small domestic events whose dismaying implications accrue.


What makes ‘Crazy Horse’ nightclub move

The legendary documentarian Frederick Wiseman prowls the Paris nude-revue nightclub, watching the ways human beings manufacture the art of desire.

“When they announced that all the troops were coming home, I lost it. My son wasn’t coming home, and that was the first time I let it sink in.”

Mary Chamberlain, mother of a Marine  who died in Iraq

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Rules seek less fat, more fruit in school meals

Hoping to combat the growing epidemic of childhood obesity, the Obama administration yesterday announced its long-awaited changes to government-subsidized school meals.


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Gulf Oil is looking to become an electricity supplier

The Framingham-based company said it will launch the new service, Gulf Electricity, in Connecticut in March, but expects to expand into Massachusetts in about a year.


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Claude Julien will coach one of the teams at the All-Star game this weekend.

Bruins could be in store for a makeover

The team has hit the All-Star break on a slowdown from its high-achieving, pre-Christmas pace. And GM Peter Chiarelli might be looking to add depth now.



Best and worst of Paris and Milan’s men’s fashion shows

Design houses such as agnes b., Thom Browne, and Givenchy attempted alien anticipation of the future, while Louis Vuitton and Kenzo opted for a gentlemen’s view of updated masculine elegance.