Companies gird for climate change

Some businesses in Boston and beyond are preparing for a world in which weather and climate could threaten property, operations, and earnings.

Interim Superintendent John McDonough greeted Shallily Baez on a tour of the Haynes Early Education Center in Dorchester earlier this month.

Interim schools chief gets glowing reviews, but don’t ask him to stay

In his 11 months as interim school superintendent in Boston, John McDonough has dazzled legions of parents, educators, and civic leaders.

Exposure threats e-mailed to Sharon rabbi

A series of e-mails between Rabbi Barry Starr and a Milton man suspected of blackmailing him shows the hardball tactics the alleged extortionist used.

Adrian Walker

21 years later, another shot at freedom

The chance is thanks to a Supreme Court ruling overturning mandatory life sentences for people who were under 18 when they committed their crimes.

Mitch McConnell and his wife Elaine Chao talked with poll workers in Louisville, Ky.

McConnell wins; few surprises in primaries

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell defeated millionaire businessman Matt Bevin in an expensive and bruising primary election.

Outside contractors working on the Longfellow Bridge are getting an education in 19th-century engineering.

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Contractors take Longfellow Bridge to the past

Workers on the Longfellow Bridge reconstruction project are getting an education on the obsolete construction practices of yore.

Jens Stenger demonstrated a color difference between a faded Rothko mural and a compensating projection.

Harvard’s Rothko murals seen in new light

A revolutionary and controversial invention will allow the Harvard Art Museums to show the damaged murals again.


// Stephen Drew move a good sign for Red Sox

The decision shows that the Sox are willing to admit a mistake and go for a division title that seems up for grabs.

 Cavaliers GM David Griffin holds a lucky bow tie after Cleveland won the draft lottery.

In draft lottery, luck of Irish to Cavaliers

The Celtics must settle for the No. 6 pick in the NBA Draft while Cleveland, who had just a 1.7 percent chance of the top pick, scored the coveted slot.


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// Rare beauties on display at Boston Athenaeum

The best of the rare books in the Boston Athenaeum’s new exhibit are beautiful and smart.


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GM issues new recall; 2.4m more vehicles

The number of recalls issued this year by the nation’s top carmaker rose to 29 as GM announced four separate actions affecting 2.4 million cars and trucks.