Building spurt in Boston area brightens job outlook

‘‘It’s everything,’’ says Brian Donoghue of the Boston area’s development projects. He has struggled to find work.


Private development has accelerated rapidly around Boston in the past year, and workers are relieved to hear more jobs are on the horizon.

National Archives director battles to unlock US secrets

Beverly native David Ferriero referees the release of America’s oldest secrets, from the formula for invisible ink to battle plans for the Spanish-American War.

App uses Wi-Fi to plot way for mall patrons

Finding your way around an indoor mall such as the Prudential Center is now a lot easier for shoppers with smartphones, thanks to a new software app.

T belt-tightening would hurt health, study says

The report found that proposed MBTA fare hikes and service cuts would result in a surge of cars on the road, increasing pollution, crashes, and obesity, among other harsh impacts.

Steve Davis spoke outside the Moakley Courthouse today after prosecutors revealed that Catherine Greig has agreed to a plea deal. Greig’s boyfriend, James “Whitey” Bulger, is accused of a string of murders, allegedly including that of Davis’s sister, Debra, in 1981.

Greig to plead guilty, won’t be forced to testify

Catherine Greig, the girlfriend of James “Whitey” Bulger, plans to plead guilty to charges that she helped him elude capture, in a deal that could send her to prison for as little as a few years.

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Bitter over Catherine Greig’s sweet deal

Whitey Bulger’s companion on the run for 16 years won’t be forced to testify against him as part of her agreement to plead guilty. It’s a good deal for her, but a lousy deal for Bulger’s victims.

Mitt Romney spent his 65th birthday Monday campaigning at the Whistle Stop Cafe in Mobile, Ala.

Romney gains on eve of Miss., Ala. voting

Victories for Mitt Romney in Alabama or Mississippi today could lay to rest concerns about his ability to win in the Deep South.

Immigration divides rivals in Mass. Senate race

US Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren refused to take a position on the Secure Communities program for immigration enforcement, which Senator Scott Brown supports.

“She’s not a victim. She’s a criminal and she should’ve been treated as such.”

Patricia Donahue,  on Catherine Greig

Globe Insiders

Globe Insiders event | April 3, 6 p.m. ‘100th Anniversary Fenway Park’ book release

Join the Globe’s Dan Shaughnessy, John Powers, and other writers for a discussion on the fabled home of the Red Sox, moderated by Bill Littlefield of WBUR’s Only a Game.


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Councilors hold hearing on Marriott workers

Boston councilors held a hearing to examine working conditions at Boston’s Marriott Copley Place following allegations that state wage laws were being violated.

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Political Notebook

Senator Reid has been complaining for months about the slow pace of confirmations of the president’s picks for the federal bench.

Harry Reid moves to end GOP filibuster on judges

Majority leader Harry Reid on Monday used a parliamentary tactic in the Senate designed to end a Republican filibuster against 17 of President Obama’s judicial nominees.


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Celtics 94, Clippers 85

Paul Pierce scored 10 of his 25 points in the final quarter.

Celtics rally to beat Clippers

Down late in the game, the Celtics responded with a 13-2 run that sealed a crucial 94-85 road victory in front of a sellout crowd.


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When a trio means more than three

Violist Kim Kashkashian dreamed up a Jordan Hall recital Sunday night that used Debussy’s Sonata for flute, viola, and harp as both destination and point of departure.

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Spring Style

The season’s freshest fashion feels airy and easy — think fluttery shapes, pretty prints, and nothing too structured or serious.


“The best-selling board game today is the board game that was the best-selling board game in 1936. That is Monopoly.”

Game publisher Eric Hautemont