Warren bolsters Democratic party’s funding

Senator Elizabeth Warren’s ability to raise money for Democrats is giving her standing beyond her newcomer status.

Acting Fire Commissioner John Hasson was a deputy chief.

Acting Boston fire commissioner’s actions questioned

John Hasson has swiftly reorganized the department’s management and is helping to disband a team of civilians hired to push through changes.

Kevin Cullen

New Bulger film good, with one large flaw

A new documentary quite cynically and quite inaccurately suggests Whitey’s claim that he wasn’t an informant is legitimate.

Cold, supply problems push up propane costs

More than a quarter-million households in New England that rely on propane gas for heating are facing higher bills.

Mark Barden and Nicole Hockley, who each lost a child in the Newtown, Conn., shootings, spoke at a hearing on gun control  at the Massachusetts State House in September of last year.

Panel urges new controls on guns in Mass.

The panel made 44 recommendations while acknowledging that the state already has among the strictest gun laws in the US.

Patriots fans celebrated a victory at snowy Gillette Stadium in 2003. Owner Robert Kraft will have a strong voice in efforts to bring the Super Bowl to town.

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On Football

Boston’s turn to host Super Bowl is coming

Based on the success of last week’s events, you can bet that the cold-weather Super Bowl is about to become a “thing.”

Christopher L. Gasper

Patriots focus too much on bottom of roster

Building depth is absolutely necessary for any team, but having top-end talent and having a deep roster are not mutually exclusive.

Police patrolled the boardwalk on the Black Sea outside the Olympic Park in Sochi, Russia, on Monday.

Olympic security in Sochi keeps it low-key

In a day of travel around Sochi, there were encounters that seemed to contradict Vladimir Putin’s vow of an impenetrable “ring of steel.”

Spaces for informal gatherings are dotted throughout Vertex Pharmaceuticals’ halls.

New complex unites Vertex employees

The company’s $800 million South Boston waterfront headquarters brings together its 1,200 employees for the first time.



//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/02/04/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/cig150-1296.jpg Cigarette tax is a bad habit for Mass.

The war on tobacco is creating the incentives for a new kind of organized crime.