Red Sox can ?learn from the process,? Cherington says

General manager Ben Cherington discussed the negotiations after Jon Lester rejected a $135 million offer from the Sox.

Nick Cafardo | Analysis

// With Jon Lester off market, what?s next for Red Sox?

Here?s an updated look at the best options the Red Sox could pursue to fill out their starting pitching rotation.


The best photos of 2014

The stories behind the Globe?s most memorable pictures of the year.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 10: Actor Mark Wahlberg attends the screening of

names opposes Mark Wahlberg pardon

A group that promotes civic engagement among Asians and Pacific Islanders has a petition against a pardon for Wahlberg.

A rendering of the Bruins' new practice facility from the Massachusetts Turnpike.

Bruins break ground on Brighton practice arena

The Warrior Ice Arena will replace the Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington, where the Bruins have practiced since the late 1980s.

From left: Rusty Coones as Quinn, Niko Nicotera as Ratboy, Charlie Hunnam as Jax Teller, and Jacob Vargas as Montez in FX?s ?Sons of Anarchy.u?


In finale, ?Sons of Anarchy? goes out with a bang

In the series finale of the FX show, Jax Teller came clean, and then things got very messy.

5/18/2014 - Boston, MA - Boston University held its 141st commencement ceremony on May 18, 2014 at Nickerson Field. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick was the commencement speaker. Comedian Bill Cosby and actress Mayim Bialik both received honorary degrees. Item: 19commencements. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff.

Generation Boston

Boston may not have ?brain drain? issue, report says

The city?s retention of the students who attend its colleges and universities has long been a concern.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, center, announced new measures for the league's personal conduct policy on Dec. 10.

NFL owners approve new personal conduct policy

After the Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson cases, a more extensive list of prohibited conduct will be included in the policy.

Benjamin Edelman.

Harvard professor apologizes over Chinese-food fight

?I aspire to act with great respect and humility in dealing with others, no matter what the situation,? Benjamin Edelman said.

Ran Duan of Sichuan Garden in 2013.

Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe

Why did the Internet get heated about $4 in Chinese food?

When can four dollars turn into an online firestorm? When it adds up to a modern-day David vs. Goliath.

Spending bill draws opposition from Warren

Senator Warren and other Democrats are against a provision in the bill that removes a safeguard from the Dodd-Frank financial overhaul.

Nonprofit tapped to turn around Boston school

A Boston education nonprofit will run the Dearborn STEM Academy in hopes of sparking a rapid turnaround.

// White House pushes back against calls for CIA purge

The administration is confronting blowback from revelations about the CIA?s brutal interrogation methods.

// How much snow would nor?easter have brought us?

The storm likely would have dropped much less in terms of fluffy, white flakes than it did in rain.

Mayor Walsh names permanent BRA chief

Brian Golden has served as acting director of the urban planning and development agency since the mayor took office.


Nancy Gertner, Michael B. Keating, and Martin F. Murphy

// Spare Boston the pain of a Tsarnaev trial

The last chapter doesn?t have to be one of bitterness, division, and re-traumatization.

The Big Picture

Los Angeles city firefighters battle a massive fire at a seven-story downtown apartment complex under construction in Los Angeles, California December 8, 2014.

Gene Blevins/Reuters

Massive fire in downtown Los Angeles

The huge fire shut down parts of two major freeways in Los Angeles early Monday morning.