Black commuters face longer trips to work

White commuters who drive have the shortest trips to work, while black bus riders have the longest, with commutes exceeding 46 minutes each way.

//[1]--90x90.jpg In reversal, Holyoke mayor backs casino plan

Mayor Alex B. Morse now supports building a casino in Holyoke, a sharp reversal from his earlier stance that could shake up competition for the sole casino license in Western Mass.

 Christina and Tony Loftis of Wayland are sharing what they have learned about using social media to find runaways.

Suzanne Kreiter / Globe Staff

Runaway’s parents seek to help others

When 13-year-old Allie Loftis ran away from her Wayland home, her parents waged a vigorous online campaign to find her. Now, they hope to help other parents find runaway children.

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MFA loans out masterpieces

Eager to raise revenues, the MFA is also renting out many of its most prized works for large, undisclosed fees, frustrating some local supporters.

In Newport, the foyer at Marble House; Jim Donahue decorates Mrs. Vanderbilt’s bedroom at The Breakers.

The insider

Behind the scenes with holiday decorator at the Newport mansions

For five weeks each fall a sheen of glitter covers the hands of Jim Donahue.

Joe Mauer and Josh Hamilton for the Boston Red Sox?

Sunday Baseball Notes

Sox should go after Mauer or Hamilton

The Red Sox have signed good complimentary players, but they need to make a splash -- and could do just that by chasing stars Joe Mauer or Josh Hamilton.

“The Painting Studio” is one of 10 salted paper prints by Alan Vlach in the show.


Cameras encountering Winslow Homer’s studio

In September, the Portland Museum of Art completed its restoration of Winslow Homer’s Prouts Neck studio by opening it for public tours.


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Book Review

Andrew Solomon profiles families and the challenges they face when the child has an illness or identity issue.

‘Far From the Tree’ by Andrew Solomon

Author Andrew Solomon narrates the stories of hundreds of families in which children and their parents must struggle with identity.