3-D printer helps doctors prep for complex surgeries

Boston Children?s has embarked on one of the nation?s most ambitious programs to integrate the printing technology into medical care.

Homeowners get big bills for houses already taken in foreclosure

An insurance industry practice has the potential to flatten tens of thousands of former homeowners as they get back on their feet.

Walsh names permanent transportation chief

Gina Fiandaca had been serving as Boston?s interim deputy transportation commissioner since May 2014.

A medic attended to a protester who attached himself to a concrete-filled barrel during Thursday?s morning rush hour.

City employee fired after taking part in I-93 protest

Nelli Ruotsalainen was arrested following Thursday?s protests that snarled morning traffic.

Traffic built behind protesters who blocked the Southeast Expressway northbound in Milton on Thursday morning.

Kevin Cullen

A need for change, but protesters not helping

Zealots don?t generate conversations about issues. They end them.

A restored Buddliner parked near a recreational trail in Bedford is a bit of history the MBTA wants to repeat.

Starts & Stops

Self-propelled rail cars would be blast from MBTA?s past

New trains that are being sought by the agency are similar to those that were in use for many years.

Pope Francis waved to the faithful as he left the University of Santo Tomas in Manila on Saturday.

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Asia swing proves Francis is many things, but not boring

The weeklong trip to Sri Lanka and the Philippines had a little bit of everything.

The Market Basket grocery store serves as an anchor for the retail complex.

Former Polaroid site in Waltham starts new life in retail

Nearly a decade after the Polaroid headquarters closed, the 119-acre property overlooking Route 128 finally sprang back to life.

Boston?s bid for the 2024 Olympics

A conceptual rendering of what a removable Boston Olympic stadium would look like.

Boston 2024

Olympic site in Boston would be no-frills stadium

The removable venue seating roughly 60,000 people at Widett Circle in South Boston would be a function-first facility.

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Boston?s plans for the 2024 Olympics probably will include staging some events outside Mass., such as in New York and Washington, D.C.

NFL playoffs

Vince Wilfork hasn?t missed a game since returning from a torn right Achilles?.

AFC Championship: Colts at Patriots | 6:40 p.m. (CBS)

Full steam ahead for Vince Wilfork

A year after a devastating injury to his Achilles?, Wilfork came up as big as ever for the Patriots.

Dan Shaughnessy

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It was hard not to think of Bill-as-Red, the former Celtics coach, in the aftermath of last Saturday?s epic victory over the Ravens.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/18/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Chris_Gasper_150px-6689.jpg Failure against Colts not an option for Patriots

A loss to Indianapolis, a team the Patriots have dominated, would be a letdown of epic proportions.

Kian Afsharian, 4, tested an ?American Ninja Warrior?-inspired course at Danvers?s Gymja Warrior.

American Ninja Warrior gyms invade Boston

Three gyms inspired by the hit NBC television show have popped up in the Boston area.

Yvonne Abraham

Saving opiate crisis?s tiniest victims

If a dysfunctional Congress can?t overcome its rancor to help struggling babies, we are truly lost as a nation.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/02/BostonGlobe.com/Travel/Images/11whistler_19A.jpg Whistler?s learn-to-snowboard program for kids now open

Burton Riglet Park gives little riders a chance to learn the fundamentals of snowboarding in a lighthearted and fun environment.


Kenneth J. Cooper

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Individuals who have not merely engaged in interest-group politics, but worked for equality, have transformed Boston.

The Big Picture

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The Naga tribes of Myanmar

Around 120,000 people live in the Naga Self-Administered Zone, where they survive mainly by subsistence farming and hunting.

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