In East Boston, pinched between progress and pain

Development of upscale housing in East Boston is affecting working-class people who have long populated the neighborhood.

Dina Rudick/Globe Staff

The working poor who call East Boston home say they are caught in a crucible of gentrification and violence.

US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.


The chaotic hours after Scalia?s death

The man known for his elegant legal opinions and profound intellect was found dead in his room at a hunting resort by a ranch owner.

// Democrats push for vote on new Supreme Court justice

Democratic candidates and senators urged quick action on Antonin Scalia?s replacement while GOP hopefuls and leaders advocated delay.

// Colby College helps its host city remake downtown area

A struggling blue-collar city in Maine sees a reason for hope with help from an unexpected source ? Colby College and its president.

With temperatures at minus-9, and windchills of minus-39 degrees, a seagull is the only sign of life at Wollaston Beach.

Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff

MBTA contends with delays amid record cold

The Red, Orange, and Green lines faced mechanical and rail problems. Meanwhile, many people who lost power have had it restored.

// Afghanistan had record number of civilian casualties last year

Taliban suicide attacks and a fierce battle for the northern city of Kunduz made 2015 the a bad year for Afghan civilian casualties.

Another college might terminate its Regan contract

Public relations firm Regan Communications Group stands to lose a lucrative deal with the UMass Building Authority.

Mitch Haaseth/ABC

Matthew GIlbert | Buzzsaw

There?s no end to shows that have stayed too long

Only a few series seem to correctly sense when it?s time to get out, and way too many that don?t.

// Pope brings message of hope to Mexico City suburb

Hundreds of thousands of people gathered Sunday for a Mass by Pope Francis outside Mexico City.

Cutting Edge

These wearables make Apple Watch look old-fashioned

High-tech stickers from a Lexington company track UV exposure and other health data.

// Pinball wizards bring intensity at state championships

Sixteen people battled Saturday for the right to be named the state?s premier pinball player.


// Trailer for new ?Ghostbusters? movie is released

Many pivotal scenes were filmed in Boston, and the movie is set to be released this summer.

Jade Davis (front) in Kirsten Greenidge?s ?Baltimore.?

STage review

College students absorb lessons on race in ?Baltimore?

A racist drawing leads to recrimination and reflection in a new drama by Boston-area playwright Kirsten Greenidge.

David Price arrived in Fort Myers last week.

Kinfay Moroti/The News-Press

Here?s why this is not just another spring training for Red Sox

The Sox are a contending team with many questions, setting up a spring training that will certainly be intriguing.


// Expect AL East race to be tight

The games between these five teams will be as compelling as ever once the season starts.


A matchmaker?s lessons on love

What a woman who sets up blind dates every week knows about the mysteries of compatibility.

Beef and ale stew with cheddar-mustard dumplings.


A beef stew to warm you up

A hearty meal sure to thaw even the coldest February nights.

Ground Game

// Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton spar over Obama?s legacy

President Obama?s name was mentioned 33 times during the debate, the first since Sanders trounced Clinton in the New Hampshire primary.

The Big Picture

AFP/Getty Images

Winter white

Across the globe, snow blankets the landscape, giving photographers a new perspective on their surroundings.

Globe investigations

// Globe investigations and Spotlight reports

A look at high-impact investigations from The Boston Globe, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning report on abuse in the Catholic Church.



// RunKeeper acquired by ASICS for $85m

One of Boston?s original mobile success stories is now part of a big sports-apparel company.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ?Spotlight?

?Spotlight? is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.



// Pope dons sombrero as he travels to Mexico

A Mexican journalist presented Pope Francis with a traditional hat as the pontiff departed from the Vatican Friday.

Globe Insiders

Design New England

// Immersed in the View

A seaside location sets the tone for a free-flowing master bathroom with partitions and angles ? but no doors to restrict sightlines.