Warren bucks her party on loan bill

Senator Elizabeth Warren is urging her colleagues to vote against a compromise proposal to temporarily lower student loan rates.

Shirley Leung

Businesses watching mayoral race from sidelines

Many Boston businesses don’t want to back a losing candidate and find themselves on the wrong side of a new mayor.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/07/24/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/aaron90-9537.jpg 2012 case bores in on Aaron Hernandez

Prosecutors have begun making the case to a grand jury that Hernandez should be charged in the shooting death of two men last July.

Featured in the new Biogen Idec buildings will be huddle rooms that officials hope will encourage unplanned meetings.


Biogen’s new offices look to break down barriers

Biotech company Biogen Idec hopes its new Cambridge complex, devoid of cubicles, will foster a culture where employees can talk and meet informally.

An artist finds inspiration in Walmart’s aisles

Brendan O’Connell paints scenes of ordinary life shown through shoppers at box stores or even through the products themselves.

Painting Walmart

Artist Brendan O'Connell takes inspiration from America’s quintessential marketplace.

Passengers on a PenAir flight from Plattsburgh, N.Y., disembarked at Logan. The Alaskan airline has expanded on the East Coast, providing service to small markets.

Carrier PenAir links Logan to remote locales

The Alaskan airline has expanded on the East Coast, providing service to small markets.

Kevin Cullen

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/07/24/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/cullen-9547.jpg Sorting out the lowlifes and their misdeeds

After listening to Stevie Flemmi describe his life alongside Whitey Bulger, I have an idea for a new game show. The Biggest Scumbag.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/07/24/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/officer90.jpg Ouster unlikely for leaking of Tsarnaev photos

Sergeant Sean Murphy is facing a probe and desk duty after releasing images showing the capture of accused Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.


derrick z. jackson

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/07/24/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/jackson.jpg Soul searching on race? Hardly

The United States won’t have a real and comprehensive national conversation on race until white America takes the lead in that discussion.