Drawing the lines in the Lyme disease battle

Researcher Mostafa Elfawal “flagged” for deer ticks on Orchard Hill near the University of Massachusetts Amherst.


Angry patients question treatment — or lack of it — yet with tests often inconclusive, some doctors think the condition is overdiagnosed.

race for the senate

// Democrats’ machine gears up for Edward Markey

The memory of a Senate special election loss to Republican Scott Brown in 2010 is fueling the party’s ground game in Mass.

Economy appears to be on solid footing — for now

The US economy is supported by solid fundamentals, but also facing some headwinds at home and abroad.

Marconi Beach in Wellfleet took a pounding this winter

One more winter blow: disappearing Cape beaches

The dramatic new landscaping is the result of a flurry of nasty nor’easters that punished Cape Cod over the winter.

Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi testified that he watched as James “Whitey” Bulger strangled his girlfriend, Debra Davis, shown here with Flemmi in the late 1970s.

With long odds, Bulger will have his day in court

The list of charges James “Whitey” Bulger is facing — including 19 killings — is extensive as the trial opens this week.

Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference celebrates the first of David Krejci’s two goals in Game 1 as he skates by frustrated Pittsburgh goaltender Tomas Vokoun.


Bruins 3, Penguins 0

Bruins make right moves in Game 1 victory

Coach Claude Julien’s decision to put defenseman Andrew Ference in the lineup paid off in the 3-0 win over the Penguins.

Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask stretched to make a save on a shot by Sidney Crosby in the third period of Game 1.

Christopher L. Gasper

Bruins’ Tuukka Rask shuts down Penguins

While Pittsburgh lost its cool in Game 1, Rask continued putting the Penguins’ scoring touch in cold storage.

Boston Globe wins four New England Emmys

Staff members won for outstanding work in video and editing, reporting, and production at the 36th Annual Boston/New England Emmy awards.