Rediscovering nature, one ‘lost’ plant species at a time

Bryan Hamlin scoured Middlesex Fells for vanished plants.


After a nine-year quest, a group of citizen scientists have documented finding 105 plant species that had purportedly disappeared in the Middlesex Fells.


The NRA’s sharp turn to the right

Hard-liners have transformed the NRA into the uncompromising, fire-breathing pressure group that it is today.

// Author Patricia Cornwell awarded $50.9m in suit

The mystery writer won her lawsuit against her former financial company after a trial that peered deeply into her personal life.

A new development by Roseland Property on the waterfront in East Boston will eventually include more than 550 apartments and 70,000 square feet of retail and civic space.

East Boston waterfront’s turn for renewal

Scores of residential units are under construction and hundreds more are being planned along the neighborhood’s waterfront.

// John Connolly considers a run for Boston mayor

The three-term city councilor would be the first significant candidate to oppose Mayor Menino.

Celtics stars Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett

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Economic factors are key as Celtics look to future

As the Celtics ponder whether to alter the lucrative Paul Pierce-Kevin Garnett pairing, dollars are as important as points.

Ex-Chelsea housing chief admits guilt in hiding big salary

Michael E. McLaughlin could face little, if any, prison time under Tuesday’s plea agreement with federal prosecutors.

Broad federal spending cuts scheduled to begin March 1 would have a harsh effect on heating assistance, said John Drew of Action for Boston Community Development.

Fuel aid may dry up for many unless state helps

Up to 50,000 families in Massachusetts could lose fuel assistance unless the state steps in to help, a community agency said.

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//[1].jpg Potholes in Boston

New England traffic has long negotiated the effects of our repetitive freeze-thaw cycle that leaves roads an obstacle course of potholes.