More look to a run for Boston mayor

The field to replace Mayor Menino is beginning to take shape, with well-funded Suffolk DA Daniel Conley expected to enter the race today.

Adrian Walker

Michelle Wu shows promise for city’s future

While the Boston mayoral field so far has inspired yawns, people are excited about Wu, who just launched her bid for an at-large City Council seat.

If the latest merger between American Airlines and US Airways is completed this fall as expected, it could usher in a new era for the industry.


Mergers putting US airlines on a solid course

A string of mergers among big carriers is bringing long-awaited stability to the industry, analysts say.

Mass. gets scaled-back transportation plan

Beacon Hill leaders ­announced a $500 million funding plan with narrower aims than Governor Patrick’s $1.9 billion agenda.

Boston woman tackling peaks at a record pace

Vanessa O’Brien intends to become the fastest woman to complete the Explorers’ Grand Slam, which includes climbing the highest peaks on all seven continents.

Local climber attempts to set record

Vanessa O'Brien is training for a trek to the North Pole next month, her last feat in the Explorers’ Grand Slam.

// Boston cab drivers want hackney unit replaced

An association of Boston taxi drivers urged Mayor Menino to replace the police hackney unit that regulates the industry with a civilian commission.

Carl Icahn buys a stake in Mass. tech firm Nuance

The billionaire investor is back in Massachusetts, and this time he may face his biggest brawl yet over a Bay State company.

Teacher Kara Lysy worked with her K2 class at Dorchester’s Lee Academy, which will be moving into its own building next year. Boston schools have seen an enrollment rise in the lower grades.

Nine Boston schools losing space amid student influx

The schools are slated to lose space for art, computer, and science instruction next fall, as school officials plan for an influx of 1,200 students.