Hydrant issues hamper firefighters in Revere

The Revere blaze was reported at 5:49 a.m.

Scott Eisen for the Globe

Firefighters had to pump water from a quarter-mile away because hydrants near the three-alarm blaze were inoperable due to the cold.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/06/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/tsar150-8671.jpg US urges appeals court to let Tsarnaev jury selection continue

For a second time, lawyers for the accused Marathon bomber have asked a federal appeals court to intervene in the case.

Another morning of weather-related delays for MBTA

The MBTA, which has been struggling to recover from two major snowstorms, now must endure freezing temperatures.

opinion | Charles Chieppo

How to fix the T

The story of the MBTA?s downfall is one of underinvestment exacerbated by irresponsible expansion.

More snowstorms on the way for Mass. this weekend

After a bitterly cold Friday with dangerous wind chills, snow will fall in the region from Saturday through Tuesday.

US employers add 257,000 jobs in January

The unemployment rate rose slightly to 5.7 percent as more Americans streamed into the job market to find work.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/06/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/aaron150-8656.jpg Jurors visiting Aaron Hernandez?s home, murder scene

The tour includes the athlete?s sprawling North Attleborough home, as well as the crime scene about a mile away.

Backers and opponents packed the first forum on the Games? bid, held at Suffolk Law School.

Walsh vows to protect Boston?s interests in Olympic bid

More than 300 people packed a Suffolk University room for the first community meeting on the 2024 Games.

Adrian Walker

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/10/07/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/walker_20131007.jpg It?s another plus for Boston 2024

Joe Rull?s move brings greater clarity to Mayor Marty Walsh?s involvement with the Olympic bid.

A Boston taco tells the tale of far-reaching food cost woe

For a small Dorchester taqueria, costlier ingredients mean it is harder to keep the price of its signature $1.95 beef taco under $2.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/06/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/kraft159-7263.jpg Kraft talks relationship with Brady, Belichick on CBS

How long can he keep Tom Brady and Bill Belichick around? ?As long as the good Lord lets me breathe,? the Patriots owner said.

Former President Jimmy Carter.

Ty Burr

Best spoken word Grammy embraces us all

The category seems an uncanny mirror of the American mosaic and/or the most dysfunctional Thanksgiving family dinner ever.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/05/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/aa0ef8221b9f4406ab78749ca6e52386-aa0ef8221b9f4406ab78749ca6e52386-0.jpg Educators eager for newfound sequel to ?Mockingbird?

The caretakers of Harper Lee?s legacy are giddy about the prospect of new material on the beloved 55-year-old novel.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/05/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/tlumacki_guptamedia_arts787.jpg Gupta Media runs digital campaigns for top stars

The firm?s big data machinery connects stars to their online audiences ? and song sales soar.

Aram Boghosian for the Globe


Can there be a teardown that everybody agrees on?

Demolitions are on the rise again in Massachusetts, reigniting the McMansion-vs.-preservation debate.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/05/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/Was8899743.jpg Brian Williams not alone in public retractions

NBC News anchor Brian Williams is hardly the first person forced to make a public retraction after new evidence came to light.

Air Force files from a 1952 incident in which a Salem man captured photographs of four bright lights in the sky, which might have been the reflection of lamps in a window.


UFO ?les shed light on a bygone era in New England

Once-classified files, which spent most of the past 40 years as microfilm reels, have become more accessible in recent years.


Voters want political candidates to get real

Authenticity doesn?t always carry the electoral day, yet there are advantages to being true to yourself on the campaign trail.


You react: The tsarnaev trial

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/03/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/ca6d22544101496f9c297257f819f77d-1cc94eb4ad7f415b8447bfa34c4cd7b9-0-7625-7560.jpg In matters of justice, it?s personal

Results of a poll sponsored by Globe Opinion show that the Marathon attacks influenced notions of justice and safety. How will this affect the trial?

The Big Picture

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Globe photos of the month for January

A look at just some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month.