Shirley Leung

MBTA to start late-night weekend service in 2014

College students and, more recently, techies in the growing innovation economy have complained about how Boston shuts down too early.

Aram Boghosian for the Globe/File

Starting next spring, the T will run all subway trains and the 15 most popular bus routes until 3 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Boston Capital

Online sales knocking out Black Friday

The Internet has disrupted all kinds of industries and social patterns. Black Friday is just one more on its way to being turned upside down.

State files lawsuit to block Martha’s Vineyard casino

Governor Patrick’s administration is looking to block the Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah from opening a small casino on its tribal land.

// Two unmatched MLB stars, opposite in many ways

In the final article adapted from a new biography of Ted Williams, we learn about the differences between the Red Sox great and Yankees legend Joe DiMaggio.

Mass. students excel on global examinations

Massachusetts 15-year-olds outscored their counterparts from most educational systems in a global test of reading and science achievement.


// Physician embodies the puzzle of Lyme disease

Todd Murray was present at the discovery of Lyme, and his life epitomizes how much we’ve learned, and how much we haven’t.

Some uneasy as military gives Santa a fighter escort

As Santa streaks through the sky this Christmas Eve, he will be flanked by some new companions: a jet-fighter escort.

Three-year-old Georgia Steele of Hingham did not want a photo with Globe Santa, but inspected the Globe Santa donation box at the Hingham Shipyard Holiday Market.

Globe Santa

Children’s illnesses put strain on funds during holidays

Globe Santa will brighten Christmas for an 11-year-old girl facing a grave illness.

Latest news


A photo of the fire on Summer Street from the BFD’s Twitter account.

Boston firefighters battle 8-alarm blaze

The eight-alarm fire is in a commercial building on Summer Street in South Boston.


Farah Stockman

// Do Boston police deserve a 25 percent raise?

Boston police cite firefighters to justify their pay hike, but it’s the wrong comparison.