Police find success, frustration in targeting texters

The 2010 Mass. law banning drivers from sending text messages is proving to be difficult to enforce.

Aaron Swartz’s short life was absorbed in a cyber world

Swartz evolved from computer prodigy to cyber activist gradually, fueled by an insatiable curiosity and an omnipresent cause.

Aaron Swartz recently spoke out against antipiracy legislation that many supporters thought would censor the Internet.


Kevin Cullen

On humanity, a big failure in Aaron Swartz case

If it was beyond scandalous that Swartz was facing prison time for downloading a bunch of academic treatises, it is beyond tragic that he is now dead.

Patrick pushes for tax hikes to overhaul transit system

Governor Patrick is seeking ­Beacon Hill approval for $1.02 billion a year in new or higher taxes and fees.

Paws of New England volunteer Amy Cardello with Linda Copson’s dog Lightning.

Cheryl Senter for the Boston Globe

Technology fast becoming a lost pet’s best friend

Pet owners are increasingly turning to technology to keep track of, or find, their house pets.

Christopher L. Gasper

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/01/15/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/gasper-3276.jpg Make no mistake, losing Gronkowski hurts the Patriots

The Patriots had success during the season without Rob Gronkowski, but his absence still leaves a big hole to fill for the playoffs.

Boston firms boost efforts to fight flu outbreak

Local employers are on high alert against the flu, offering clinics, advice, and disinfected common areas.

The Harpoon Brewery has undergone a renovation to better accommodate visitors. Employees (above) took a break in the new beer hall.

Harpoon renovation warms welcome for visitors

The craft brewer recently underwent a $3.5 million renovation to better accommodate visitors who have flocked to the waterfront brewery.

Maureen Feeney first became city clerk in late 2011, after resigning from the City Council to take the post. Her reelection last week extends her tenure to at least 2016.

City clerk’s early reelection was surprise

City Council president Stephen Murphy surprised colleagues with his sudden call for the reelection of Maureen Feeney last week.


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The expedition team of service members, explorers, and scientists from the Coast Guard and North South Polar Inc. transported equipment over a crevasse near Koge Bay in Greenland.

For Coast Guard crew, closure

Seven decades after a Coast Guard crew crashed on a fatal rescue mission, an expedition discovered debris from their lost plane near Greenland.

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