friday preview | opinion

Uncovering a hidden America


People in this country want everything at the flip of a switch, with rarely a thought about those who do vital but often invisible labor, writes Carlo Rotella.

friday preview | theater

Class divides

Clashes over money and mores take center stage in two Boston-based plays: “Good People” at the Huntington, and “No Room for Wishing” at three local theaters.

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke at a news conference in Washington on Thursday.

Fed launches plan to stimulate economy

The Fed says it will spend $40 billion a month to buy bonds until the job market significantly improves, and extended a plan to keep interest rates low through 2015.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia struck out in the seventh inning.

yankees 2, red sox 0

Red Sox drop series closer

The Red Sox lost to the New York Yankees Thursday night, 2-0, in the rubber match of their midweek series at Fenway Park.

Shakeup at state drug lab in wake of scandal

State officials said one lab official was fired, one resigned, and a third is facing disciplinary hearings in the controversy over mishandling of drug evidence.

Boston Children’s doctor faces child porn charges

Dr. Richard Keller, a Boston Children’s Hospital endocrinologist and former medical director of Phillips Academy Andover, has been charged with receiving child pornography.

Kate Quigley, left, sister of Glen Doherty, spoke to the press outside her mother’s home in Woburn with her husband Mark.

Winchester native among victims of Libya attack

Glen Doherty, 42, a former Navy SEAL, was working for a private security company when he was killed in the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi.

// US braces for potential of more violence

The Obama administration is bracing for another potential eruption of violent demonstrations, after protests over an anti-Islam video in Egypt and Yemen.

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From the Archives | Photo Gallery

// Boston Light

America’s first lighthouse guided vessels entering Boston Harbor from Sept. 14, 1716, and the lighthouse on Little Brewster Island was the last to be automated, in 1998.


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James “Whitey” Bulger

Suit against FBI in Bulger case can continue, judge says

A federal judge said Thursday that a lawsuit against the agents who monitored James “Whitey” Bulger can continue in spite of an appeals court ruling last year.

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Jessica Tenczar’s dress is made of birch bark.

MassArt students get creative with Wearable Art 2012

Now on display at Copley Place in Boston, students show off crafty designs made with everything from water bottles to tree bark.