Spotlight Report | Part 3

As cabbies hustle, danger lurks

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.

Interactive map

Day in the life of a Boston cab driver

What is it like to drive a taxi? This map follows the route over the course of a cab driver’s day working in Boston.

Senators Lindsey Graham and Charles Schumer have reportedly struck an immigration deal that involves doubling the number of H-1B visas.

Farah Stockman

Rethinking H-1B visas

Before the program expands, fraud schemes need to be addressed.

Dan Shaughnessy

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

There were many contributors to the Opening Day win, but it was Bradley who set the tone for the Red Sox.

Latest news


Lawmakers to unveil $500m transportation plan

The plan would raise taxes on gasoline and tobacco, but would not fund the major expansion of rail and road projects that Governor Patrick wants.

Obama to propose $100m brain mapping project

The project aims to find treatments for traumatic injuries and disorders like Alzheimer’s disease and epilepsy.

City Councilor Felix Arroyo, Jr. arrived at Faneuil Hall last week for Mayor Menino's announcement that he would not run for re-election.

City Councilor Felix Arroyo considering run for mayor

Arroyo made a fund-raising plea to his supporters, saying that he would need $1 million to run a competative race.

// More signs of disarray in closed drug lab

The findings raise questions about the integrity of testing throughout the Jamaica Plain lab.

// 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.