Mass. defense industry on hold as cuts near

Defense contractors are already laying off employees and putting new projects on hold because of uncertainty over the federal budget.

Adrian Walker

Veteran snared in federal budget battle

John MacPherson is an 86-year-old World War II veteran with a problem, one that Washington isn’t helping this week.

Logan Airport is gearing up to implement the operations plan it normally uses during bad weather to deal with potential schedule disruptions.

FAA cuts could cause flight delays, less oversight

New England travelers may face flight disruptions if massive federal budget cuts start happening Friday as expected.

’90 sex abuse suit at Beverly school kept secret

The decision to keep allegations against teacher Curtis H. Bryant under wraps for 23 years has now come back to haunt ­the Landmark School.

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar.

US poised to sell offshore wind leases

The government is preparing to sell leases in wind energy areas south of Martha’s Vineyard this summer.

Cheryl Stober with her daughter, Hannah


No going back for those working at home

Yahoo’s decision to require employees to work at the company’s office drew indignation from work-at-home parents around Boston.

Of Monsters and Men

New music festival aims to rock Boston in May

Boston Calling will be the first multiday, multistage, ticketed rock festival held on City Hall Plaza.

Passengers purchased tickets at South Station Tuesday for Fung Wah’s afternoon trip to New York.

Fung Wah bus line stops rolling, for now

The company — which virtually invented cut-rate bus service between Boston and New York — may be facing too many troubles to keep operating.

// UMaine women’s team bus crashes on I-95

A vehicle transporting the women’s basketball team veered across four lanes and crashed into the woods in Georgetown, seriously injuring the driver.


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Book Review

“Middle Men” by Jim Gavin

‘Middle Men’ by Jim Gavin

Gavin’s excellent collection of stories is populated with male characters who are either unsure of themselves or overconfident.