For freshman in Congress, courting cash is job 1

New members get the message quickly or they’re gone. It’s a fact of life in a gridlocked capital.

Opened in September 2012 to specialize in Asian art and antiques, Altair is tucked into a strip mall in Norwood.

Vase that drew $1.7m bid also drawing federal scrutiny

The 18th-century Chinese vase from Altair Auctions of Norwood bears a resemblance to a modern reproduction auctioned off a year ago for just $3,840.

Mike Sheehan

Josh Reynolds for the Boston globe

Mike Sheehan makes his mark at Hill Holliday

After succeeding the legendary Jack Connors, Sheehan faced a question: Could he put his own stamp on the agency? He did.

Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks

Dan Shaughnessy

For Red Sox, another quiet day at Fenway

What we are seeing recently with the Red Sox is market correction from their 20-8 start.


Fleeting and forever, true to a city that won’t forget

Part of the wonder of the impromptu Marathon memorial is that “memorial” seems like far too grand a word for it.

Photos by Essdras M Suarez/Globe Staff

Panorama: The Boston Marathon memorial

An interactive panorama of the impromptu memorial to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings set up in Copley Square.

// In life and words, Boston’s Muslim leader bridges cultures

The Marathon bombings cast William Suhaib Webb, imam of the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center, and his mission into a crucible.


// Politicizing terrorism

Washington should do what Boston has done: Pull together and try to improve a system that will never be foolproof.

// Bombing suspect burial divides Virginia residents

With Muslims fearing a backlash over Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s interment, police in Virginia are watching the cemetery.