Firefighter asks for ?racial climate? review

The Brookline firefighter?s career has been in limbo after a 2010 incident involving a supervisor?s alleged use of a racial slur.

Newton marijuana clinic seeks site to grow

The company is searching for a cultivation facility after a bylaw recently tightened the areas where grow sites can be located.

Mark Wahlberg spoke to reporters during the premiere of

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Mark Wahlberg seeks pardon, but some aren?t ready to forgive

To those who remember the havoc Wahlberg wreaked, his request to erase his teenage offenses from the record is infuriating.

Kinder Morgan, Inc. said the alternative path would follow existing rights-of-way along utility lines, meaning it would cross fewer Massachusetts communities.

Facing opposition, company to reroute gas pipeline

A Houston energy company says it will pursue an alternative route that bypasses many Mass. communities.

Luke Somers, an American photojournalist who was kidnapped in 2013 in Yemen by Al Qaeda, was killed in a failed rescue mission, his sister said Saturday.

US hostage dies in military rescue attempt in Yemen

President Obama said he ordered the rescue attempt, in which a South African also was killed, because of ??imminent danger.??

Mayor fires food program chief as shakeup of staff continues

Mayor Martin Walsh fired another department head as his administration continued to take shape.

Bill Latham, a second-generation Christmas tree farmer in Groveland, walks through this year?s crop with his dog Peyton.


Cutting your own Christmas tree

On tree farms across the state, farmers have been carefully tending to your tree for almost a decade before you show up to cut it down.

High school football

Foxborough-12/06/14- High School Superbowls- Everett vs Xaverian-- Xaverian's number 45, Kenny Kern catches a long pass and dives in the end zone for a 1st qtr td as he is defended by Everett's Derelle Felix. Boston Globe staff Photo by John Tlumacki(sports)

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Xaverian holds off Everett in Division 1 Super Bowl

Noah Sorrento scored four touchdowns as Xaverian capped a perfect season with a victory at Gillette Stadium.


Patriots and Chargers go way back

Two of the original members of the AFL meet Sunday night with plenty at stake in this year?s playoff race.

American Repertory Theater's production of

stage review

Eve Ensler?s ?O.P.C.? talks (and talks and talks) trash

?O.P.C.,? getting its world premiere at the American Repertory Theater, is not so much a play as a polemic.

opinion | P. J. O?Rourke

Blame the commercialization of Christmas on the Three Kings

Casper, Melchior, and Balthazar invented traditions like way-too-practical presents.

// Pope denounces ISIS violence in message to refugees

Pope Francis spoke in a video message played for refugees in Erbil, Iraq.

Adnan Syed was found guilty in 2000 of murdering his ex-girlfriend. ?Serial,? an NPR podcast, has examined his case.

?Serial? finds its spot in serialized entertainment

The NPR distributed podcast tells the story of Hae Min Lee, a high school student who was murdered by strangulation 15 years ago.

 Jonathan Carr of Carr?s Ciderhouse would be hurt by not being able to distribute his cider to retailers.

Mass. farmer-wineries decry change to law

Legislators accidentally deleted a provision allowing the businesses to distribute their wine and cider to retailers.


Michael A. cohen

// Eric Garner outrage overshadows major reforms

New York City is taking steps to focus on mental health in its justice system, which could serve as a model for other cities.

The Big Picture

The Big Picture

Rio de Janeiro?s affordable housing crisis

The city is dealing with a housing crisis daily, with about 220,000 people without a proper place to live.