Spotlight Report | Part 3

For cab drivers, risk and reward are a mismatch

A Globe reporter returns to the wheel after many years and finds much has changed. Cabbies are often cheated, and danger lurks at every turn.

The Back Story: Boston’s cab industry

Dina Rudick talks with Globe Spotlight reporter Bob Hohler about the team's nine-month investigation.

// Mayor Menino orders review of taxi oversight

The review comes a day after the Globe Spotlight Team documented a lopsided system of enforcement in Boston’s cab industry.

Kevin Cullen

Who’s in the driver’s seat in Boston’s cabs?

Mayor Menino has nine months left in office. Cleaning up the taxi industry in the city would be a nice coda.

// More signs of disarray in closed state drug lab

The findings raise questions about the integrity of testing throughout the Jamaica Plain lab where indicted chemist Annie Dookhan worked.

N.Y. ruling could change online sales tax laws

A recent court ruling that requires online retailers to collect state sales tax could push Congress to change e-commerce laws.

John Farrell had to hand it to rookie Jackie Bradley for his contributions to Monday’s game at the plate, on the bases, and on defense.

Dan Shaughnessy

Jackie Bradley’s Red Sox debut was a show-stopper

The Red Sox rookie was instrumental in Boston’s 8-2 Opening Day thrashing of the New York Yankees.

All of last year’s games were sold out, but empty seats were evident early and late in the season.

Finding seats a bit easier for Fenway faithful

A year after the Red Sox posted their worst record in decades, fans are not clamoring for tickets as they once did.

// 2 life trajectories intersect tragically in Lakeville

There was no reason Monica DeMello and Kathleen Allen should have met. But when they did, it was fatal.


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Book REview

Marisa Silver’s third novel follows three subjects in different time periods.

‘Mary Coin’ by Marisa Silver

For a book about the loss and poverty of the Great Depression, “Mary Coin” is a lovely and deeply satisfying read.