Baker expands diversity program for businesses

The program helps certain groups gain preferential access to state spending.

A look inside the Brimmer Street Garage in Beacon Hill.

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Asking price for a Beacon Hill parking spot? $650,000

The spot in the Brimmer Street Garage also comes with a $250 monthly condo fee, and a $2,785 tax bite.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

// Want a big raise? Start with a big salary

The US workers who got the largest raises in 2014 were the ones who needed it least.

Where do million-dollar earners live in Mass.?

The state released its latest report on residents raking in seven figures in each town and city.

Voter turnout was light as polls opened at the Codman Square Branch of the Boston Public Library in Dorchester on Tuesday.

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Low turnout in Boston as voters hit polls

Voters trickled into the polls Tuesday to cast ballots in a sleepy Boston City Council election.

Marshfield hit in apparent $30,000 hacking scheme

Officials in Marshfield are trying to discern the identity of a person who took close to $30,000 from a municipal bank account.

Phillip E. Carrington (right) is accused of strangling Celestine Walker in her Jamaica Plain apartment in May 2013.

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Chilling audio played at domestic violence murder trial

The conversation was played in the case of Celestine Walker, who was strangled in her Jamaica Plain apartment in May 2013.


What could possibly derail the Patriots this season?

While they appear unbeatable, here are five questions to keep in mind for the rest of the season.

// Researchers spot rare whale in the field for first time

No one had ever before captured confirmed video of the mysterious Omura?s whale in its natural habitat.

Movie Review

// Superb ?Spotlight? doesn?t turn journalists into heroes

It just lets them do their jobs, as tedious and critical as those are, with a realism that grips an audience almost in spite of itself.


// A fisherman?s doubt, and his love of the sea

Fishermen in Scituate are doubting a recent study that says the Cod population is down, in part because of climate change.

// Robin Williams? widow says coroner found Lewy body dementia

The actor?s widow says a coroner?s report found signs of a condition that would have claimed his life within three years.

// Jon Stewart moves to HBO

HBO just announced the four-year production pact with Stewart, which will begin with ?short-form digital content.?

A client represented by Boston lawyer Shannon Liss-Riordan last week sued Google for allegedly misclassifying workers for its Google Express service as independent contractors.

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Haverhill woman sues Google over contractor distinction

A client represented by a Boston lawyer is accusing Google Express of misclassifying workers as independent contractors.

Stolen puppies found safe in Plainville

Police say charges are expected after three dogs were allegedly snatched from a Holliston kennel.

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// Eastern Standard has become a tradition

The Boston eatery is not a four-star restaurant, but so often, stars are beside the point.

Opinion & Ideas


// Can Jeb really fix it?

Jeb Bush?s problem is he wants to use his time as Florida?s governor ? 1999 to 2007 ? as a template for what he could do as president.

Ground Game

Ground Game

// Who is rooting for Jeb Bush?

Bush is right that Americans love a good comeback story, but only if they see a candidate they can root for.

The Big Picture

Globe photos of the month, October 2015

A look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month, including fall colors, presidential candidates, and other events.


// 10 years ago, Mark Zuckerberg said to Harvard, ?I?m not coming back?

Zuckerberg?s was skyrocketing, prompting him to confirm he wouldn?t return to school.


// Amid leaks scandal, new Vatican book exposes greed and waste

?Merchants in the Temple? paints a picture of a bureaucracy entrenched in a culture of mismanagement, waste, and secrecy.