Spotlight report | Part 2

An empire built on ambition and a very hard line

Not just drivers are exploited by Boston’s cab trade. Passengers hurt in accidents often run into denial and evasion by poorly insured firms.

Tutunjian, leaving a Boston court in October, after a trial in a personal injury case brought against his firm.


Spotlight Report

Taxi titan’s rise began with just one cab

Edward J. Tutunjian, a onetime cabbie who began buying taxi licenses 40 years ago, is the king of Boston’s taxi industry.

Volunteer Brad Presler at Boston’s Fab Lab.

Community-based labs nurture young talent

Fab Labs, which began at MIT, could bloom under a bill in Congress that would create a nationally chartered network for the US labs.

Residents divided on casino at Suffolk Downs

The intensity of the opposition could make for a tough campaign if the gambling proposal were to face a citywide vote, according to a Globe poll.

Jackie Bradley Jr. will be in Monday’s lineup.


Dan Shaughnessy

Jackie Bradley Jr. offers Red Sox fans hope

As the season opens today, the Red Sox rookie is the perfect antidote for the infection that’s poisoned the team since September of 2011.

Mike Hughes likes the pitching; Julia Styles says fans are “a little down on the team.”

Pragmatic Red Sox fans ready for a fresh start

Fans seem ready to relish any improvement over the 69 bottom-dwelling wins that marked last season as the team’s worst in 46 years.

Olga Weisfeiler

Woman pushes for news of brother’s fate in Chile

A Newton woman is appealing to Secretary of State John Kerry to help her find justice for her still-missing brother.