Three ideas for fixing the troubled MBTA system

Delays and cancellations have left commuters at North Station with long waits this winter. Credit: Sean Proctor

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Management specialists at local business schools offer recommendations for getting the transit system on track.

Congregants have held vigil at the St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Church in Scituate since it was officially closed in 2004.

Scituate congregation vows ongoing legal fight to maintain church

The vow came on the eve of a deadline from the Boston Archdiocese to end a decade-long vigil at the closed church.

Stephen Pasceri spent more than an hour at Brigham and Women?s Hospital on Jan. 20 before fatally shooting Dr. Michael Davidson.

Suffolk Country District Attorney's Office

Brigham shooter was troubled, held deep anger

The killer of Dr. Michael Davidson, a beloved Brigham surgeon, seemed like an ordinary man who snapped. A deeper look provides a much darker picture.

Coastal Carolina's Tristian Curtis, center, and Elijah Wilson, center right, go up for a rebound while pressured by Winthrop's Tevin Prescott during the second half of the Big South Conference Championship NCAA college basketball game Sunday, March 8, 2015, in Conway, S.C. Caolina Coastal won 81-70. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)


Up to college athletes to take advantage of scholarships

The real exploitation comes when colleges fail to educate student-athletes who won?t become pros.

Car with 4-year-old boy inside stolen in East Boston

The child was let out of the vehicle about 10 minutes after it was stolen, police said.

Milder temperatures this week before cold moves in

Highs are expected in the 30s today and then in the 40s during the workweek before a cold system arrives toward the weekend.

Pawtucket, R.I.

One killed, two injured in Pawtucket, R.I., crash

A 26-year-old woman died in the crash and the driver of the car in which she was a passenger faces charges.

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// Jobs to look for in Mass. in the future

What occupations are growing through 2022 ? and what kind of degree do they require?

Catherine Gang, whose husband Li Zhi was onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, held a sign during a gathering of family members of the missing passengers.

Missing plane?s beacon battery had expired, report says

The first full report on the disappearance of flight MH370 said the battery on its locator beacon had expired a year before the flight.

Newcomers at the Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in Lincoln include three goats who were born during the first blizzard of the year.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Barnyard newborns signal first sign of spring

Five baby pigs and five baby goats were born at the Natick Community Organic Farm last week.

Fort Myers, FL - 03/02/15 - Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz, Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello, talk with Boston Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart as they prepare to take starting pitcher's bunting drills. Red Sox Spring Training. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 03Red Sox, LOID: 8.0.2826364469.

Peter Abraham | Beat Writer?s Notebook

Team chemistry very evident at Red Sox spring training

From players arriving early to impromptu fishing expeditions, these Red Sox appear to laying the foundation for a successful season.

Full frame of Rembrandt?s ?The Storm on the Sea of Galilee.?

Stephen Kurkjian

Boston?s lost art

Thieves stole the Gardner paintings 25 years ago; the city?s leaders could help get them back.

The Word

Watch the birth of ?on fleek,? live!

The Web lets us track how a teenager?s slang coinage caught fire.

Chris Messina and Mindy Kaling in ?The Mindy Project.?


?The Mindy Project? is subverting genres

There?s something uniquely subversive about the show, as it giddily challenges all sorts of social and cultural expectations.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 01: Former University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow walks onto the field during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Tim Tebow may participate in NFL?s veterans combine

The quarterback has not played in the NFL since being cut by the Patriots in August of 2013.

Hikers on a trail in the Wachusett Mountain State Reservation.

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location, location, location

What is it like to live in Princeton?

Princeton is a town with rich history that frowns upon overdevelopment, lets its dogs roam free, and is proud of its small class sizes and absence of traffic lights

Vijverstraat house in Veldhoven, just after Diane and Lina purchased it.

Home, Skype, home: Buying property overseas

I couldn?t pronounce them, but my Dutch wife taught me the words for ?houses for sale? and ?freestanding property,? so I could research listings.

Sean and Sheila Corrigan with children Jessica, 4, Michael, 10, and Matthew, 6.

Kevin Cullen

Keeping an immigrant family?s dream alive

Sean Corrigan had a dream, an American dream, and it was for his kids more than him.

// Bombing survivor finds release in courtroom visit

Heather Abbott was braced for anger when she saw Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in court, but no anger came.

Marathon trial podcast

// Day 2: Icons of the bombing take the stand

This interactive timeline highlights trial coverage and a podcast featuring Globe columnist Kevin Cullen and WBUR reporter David Boeri.



// Keolis being held to standards no one could have met

Irritated passengers may lash out at the commuter rail operator, but public officials should know better than to encourage the scapegoating.

The Big Picture

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Holi Celebrations 2015

Holi is a festival that marks events in Hindu mythology and provides photographers with a colorful visual feast.