N.H. Republicans blocking Medicaid expansion

Advocates for the poor say the GOP is seeking to sabotage the national health care law.

Andris Nelsons, the music director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in Birmingham, England, (above) won a professional orchestral post at age 18.

Heading to Boston, conductor Andris Nelsons on rise

The BSO’s new maestro has come a long, long way in a very short time.

William Bulger chatted with Mayor Thomas M. Menino at a memorial last month for Paul Cellucci. Bulger’s friends say he has slowed down since heart surgery in 2011.

William Bulger steering clear of Whitey’s trial

The once-feared politician has told friends that the scrutiny his brother’s trial has brought to his family has been difficult for him.

Boston hints at blocking Everett casino plan

Developer Steve Wynn has some momentum in the race for the Greater Boston resort casino license, but Boston may be trying to trip him up.

Package sent to Globe brings end to long mystery

The story of four young people who vanished at sea in 1976 seemed lost to the passage of time, until the arrival of a package containing skeletal remains.

The bone collector

“This is not a Halloween prank,” read the October 29, 2012, letter that came with the package.

Red Sox pitcher John Lackey got a hand from David Ortiz after getting pulled from the game in the seventh.

Christopher L. Gasper

John Lackey pitching like an ace again

The Red Sox starter, who took the loss Saturday against the Yankees despite another quality outing, has remade his body and his image.

Boston mayoral race turns to public safety issues

Propelled by a recent spike in gun violence and a renewed national discussion about racial profiling and violence, public safety has emerged as a central theme.

The key question, British finance minister George Osborne (above) has suggested, isn’t whether Royal Bank of Scotland should divest Citizens Bank to pay off taxpayers. Rather, it’s about the most profitable way to do it.

Pressure builds on parent of Citizens Bank

Citizens is a bright spot for the embattled Royal Bank of Scotland, but pressure from the British government could force the lender to sell its subsidiary.



//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/07/21/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/keane0721-1539--90x90.jpg Too much transparency

Under the spotlight, politicians harden their positions and become less willing to compromise.


Tags in this section:

Nation & World

Tags in this section:


Tags in this section:

Music Review

The Eagles performed before a sold-out Comcast Center in Mansfield on Friday night.

Eagles give a history session at Comcast Center

The once-again reunited band offered a fairly comprehensive lesson in what made the Eagles the Eagles.



Elin Hilderbrand writes serious beach books

“Beautiful Day,” Hilderbrand’s 12th novel, is a bestseller in Boston and beyond, but its roots and heart are in Nantucket.