Mass. Senate OKs $800 million transportation bill

The Senate overwhelmingly approved a transportation bill seen as a compromise between a House measure and Governor Deval Patrick’s proposal.

A maintenance crew walked toward a row of Vermont Air National Guard F-16 fighter jets in South Burlington, Vt., in April 2010.

As jets seem bound for Vt., questions of political influence arise

Was Vt. chosen as the new home of F-35 jets because Senator Patrick Leahy is a powerful political ally of the National Guard?

Stephen F. Lynch worked on the Polaroid building in Waltham in the 1970s.

Born to high iron, Stephen Lynch forged his own way

As he runs for US Senate, Lynch maintains that his 18 years as an ironworker instilled in him an understanding of America’s working men and women.

Facing questions, DA’s suspend outsourcing of bad check cases

Until recently, six Mass. district attorneys were allowing debt-collection companies to use official stationery to accuse people of passing bad checks.

Yvonne Abraham

Probation as it should be

Many who benefited from the old patronage system remain, but Dorchester’s Dee Kennedy is a chief probation officer at last.

Dwarfs outrunning expectations in Boston Marathon

Juli Windsor and John Young have known casual cruelty, but the first dwarfs in Boston Marathon field know nothing of giving up.


Dwarf will run the marathon and fulfill dream

Juli Windsor has dreamed of running the marathon since high school.

Shalane Flanagan is capable of becoming the first American woman to win Boston since 1985.

Shalane Flanagan carries local pride into Boston Marathon debut

Marblehead’s Flanagan could become the first American woman to win Boston since 1985.

Dan Shaughnessy

Red Sox, Tiger and marathoners, oh my!

Is your head spinning? The Sox are off and running. The Celtics and Bruins are readying for the playoffs. Tiger is in the hunt at the Masters. And Monday is the marathon.

Innovation Economy

Increasingly, tech firms are crossing river

A year ago, it was rare for tech companies to land in downtown Boston, but now, the low rents and short leases are luring them.


Steven Keller and Nancy Levandowski, longtime “passionate” Denny’s fans, were married this month in Las Vegas at a flagship Denny’s restaurant with a wedding chapel.

Denny’s opens Las Vegas wedding chapel

Those seeking a unique setting in which to exchange vows need look no further than Denny’s, which has opened a flagship restaurant with a wedding chapel in Las Vegas.