School bus firm seeks court order to end strike

Boston’s school transportation vendor is seeking an order requiring the city’s school drivers to stop striking and picketing.

Maria De Pina picked up her two children from Holland Elementary School on Tuesday afternoon.

Parents scramble to get children to, from school

For many Boston parents, today turned into a mad dash to get their children to and from school.

// Obama, Boehner reiterate stances on shutdown

While President Obama said he would only negotiate fiscal issues if the debt ceiling was raised, House Speaker John Boehner insisted the president sit down to talks.

Richard Phillips said the sea captain’s life is his “normal.’’

Caleb Kenna for the Boston Globe

A captain’s piracy saga comes to the screen

Captain Richard Phillips said his life is “normal,” even though his rescue from Somali pirates has been made into a movie starring Tom Hanks.

Using light as a connective thread, Birmingham, Ala., turned underutilized structures — such as this railroad underpass — into safe passageways between districts and communities.

Bold light schemes transform cityscapes

Philips Color Kinetics of Burlington, which transformed the Zakim Bridge and Empire State Building, has ignited an increased interest in light as public art.

Frame by Frame

‘Old Man Playing Solitaire,’ by Duane Hanson

The sculpture utterly overwhelms works around it. You don’t quite know what to do about it. Should you call someone? Approach it? Or just stand there, staring?

Jake Peavy.

RED SOX vs. Rays | Game 4, 8:37 p.m.

Jake Peavy set to try to close out Rays

“I want the ball and I’m going to do everything I can to get us the win,” Peavy said of his start in Game 4.


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// Club for Growth deserves part of blame for shutdown

The ultrasconservative Club for Growth has played a role in seeing that uncompromising Republicans are elected to Congress.