Growth along Route 128, I-495 brings jobs, traffic

The Route 128 and Interstate 495 corridors are booming once again, spinning off thousands of new jobs.

Aafia Siddiqui arrived in Boston as a biology major at MIT and she left as an active jihadi. Her journey took 11 years.

The woman ISIS wanted back

Aafia Siddiqui arrived in Boston as a biology major at MIT and left as an active jihadi. Her journey took 11 years.

Marijuana licensing went awry early on

A Globe review shows the process was hobbled by too little time, conflicts of interest, and questionable work from highly-paid contractors.

The plans for an Everett casino called for a curving bronze tower reminiscent of Steve Wynn?s Encore hotel on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada.

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Creating Las Vegas on the Mystic with Everett casino

Steve Wynn wants to replace the unloved hotel high rise with a gently curving bronze tower similar to his Las Vegas hotels.

Suffolk faculty seek voice in presidential search

Faculty are speaking out as the university looks to replace its president after James McCarthy was abruptly replaced.

12/27/14 New York, Boston Police attend funeral for Rafael Ramos a New York City police officer,killed in the line of duty.

Boston police attend funeral of NYPD officer

Hundreds of Mass. police officers joined the thousands of people who remembered Officer Rafael Ramos at his funeral.

Family members of passengers on AirAsia flight QZ8501waited for information at Juanda Airport in Surabaya, East Java.


Search suspended for missing plane with 162 aboard

An AirAsia plane from Indonesia on its way to Singapore lost contact with ground control on Sunday, officials said.

Shirley Leung

To solve housing woes, Mass. must think big

Housing is perhaps the biggest piece of unfinished business of Governor Deval Patrick and his predecessors.

The Orioles will benefit from the return of third baseman Manny Machado, who missed much of last season after having knee surgery.

Nick Cafardo | Sunday Baseball Notes

Despite losses, Orioles still perched on top in AL East

The Orioles remain at the head of the class ? but they may not be that far ahead of the rest of the pack.

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2014: The Year in Arts

2014 was all about the music sneak attack, twentysomethings energizing stages, fresh late-night personalities, and more.

?Zip? Pierce and his guide dog, Autumn.

Blind fan soaks up essence of Patriots games

Despite life having thrown many good reasons his way, Randy ?Zip? Pierce does not complain about his lot.

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick prior to an NFL football practice in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Ben volin | on football

Bill Belichick has made all the right moves this season

Everything Belichick has touched this year has turned to gold ? at least as far as free agents and trades are concerned.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 21: Quarterback Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots calls a play against the New York Jets during a game at MetLife Stadium on December 21, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Christopher L. Gasper

Tom Brady is a bargain at quarterback

Brady?s current contract ranks him 17th among NFL quarterbacks in average annual value.


The top 10 Ideas stories of 2014

What blew up this year ? and our theories about why.

Andria Terrill was among the leading riders at Suffolk Downs in 2013, according to her lawsuit.

Jockey sues Suffolk Downs, alleging lax helmet policy

A jockey who was injured in a fall off her thoroughbred horse says she will never ride again.


farah stockman

// An issue where Israelis, Palestinians do agree

Both sides have lost faith in the ability of American diplomats to broker peace.

The Big Picture

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Seasonal lights

Around the world, nights look brighter this time of year and illuminations of all kinds help celebrate holidays or festivities.