Breaching of dam, restoring salmon’s passage unite many

Joseph Dana watched from a traditional handmade birch canoe on the Penobscot as the Veazie Dam was breached.


The breach of the Veazie Dam, the culmination of a $62 million public-private partnership, is a critical step toward revitalizing Maine’s Penobscot River.

Ben Cooper (left) of Sensible Baby, a start-up with a product that monitors the health of infants, met with Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey Monday.

Edward Markey basks in Elizabeth Warren’s spotlight

When it comes to the first-year senators from Mass., Markey is the junior partner in both chronology and celebrity.

Medicare considers using stars to rate hospitals

The proposed rating system is intended to help patients compare care as the agency worries that the data it already offers are difficult to understand.

Alex Gutkowski (left) and Sam Mayer kept an eye on the energy use of thousands of customers from Enernoc’s Boston location last week.

Conservation program eases power grid strain

The program, known as “demand response,” pays large commercial users to cut their electricity use when consumption begins to approach the grid’s capacity.

Kevin Cullen

It’s always somebody else’s fault at Bulger trial

None of the degenerates in the Whitey Bulger trial wants to accept responsibility for what he did.

From childhood to Butler (right) and now Boston, Brad Stevens has always loved the game.


Midwestern values carry Celtics coach Brad Stevens

The 36-year-old believes lessons from his time in Zionsville, Indiana, at DePauw and at Butler will help him in his new job.

Boston Symphony Orchestra conductor Andris Nelsons will miss Saturday night’s concert at Tanglewood.

Concussion keeps BSO’s Andris Nelsons away

Advised not to fly, the young Boston Symphony Orchestra conductor will miss Saturday night’s concert at Tanglewood.

// Slow commute greets Longfellow Bridge travelers

The lane closures and new traffic pattern mark the beginning of a $255 million project to rehabilitate the bridge.



// Is Boston like Detroit?

The difference between a thriving city and one in collapse is public safety.