Boston?s building unions offer deal on housing costs

The unions say they?ll work for lower rates on certain projects in a bid to help rein in rents in the city.

Raymond S. Tomlinson helped develop the e-mail system in the early 1970s at Bolt, Beranet and Newman.

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Hiawatha Bray

He turned @ symbol into a mainstay of our electronic lives

Ray Tomlinson, who with his engineering colleagues at BBN gave the world electronic mail, died on Saturday.

// Five mental health hospitals targeted in federal probe

Arbour Health System, the state?s largest private provider of mental health services, is facing scrutiny for its billing practices.

// Northern lights brighten up New England skies

From Maine to Mass., sky-watchers saw the luminous glow brought on by plasma shooting from the sun.

Commuters waited for a Red Line train at the Park Street station in Boston.

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MBTA may trim increase for senior, student passes

?We want to make sure we?re not overburdening any population,? said a T board member.

First lady Nancy Reagan waved after the inauguration of her husband, President Reagan, in Washington on Jan. 20, 1981.

Nancy Reagan, who played vital role in White House, dead at 94

The former first lady was a protector of her husband when he was president and then a caregiver while he battled Alzheimer?s.

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders during the Democratic presidential debate in Flint, Mich., on Sunday.

Sanders and Clinton spar on bailout, trade in debate

The sharpest exchange in Sunday?s debate came over the auto bailout, which Hillary Clinton said saved 4 million jobs in the Midwest.

Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary in ?Downton Abbey.?

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Television Review

?Downton Abbey? delivers the happiest of endings

The final episode was like the end of a Dickens or Austen novel, as show creator Julian Fellowes tied everything up in a pretty bow.

//[1].jpg Chelsea shooting victim remembered at vigil

About 80 friends and classmates of Pablo Villeda gathered Sunday at Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School.

// Plainridge yet to adopt method to curb problem gambling

The plan, which would let slot players set a limit on their weekly losses, remains a work in progress.


// Bob Dylan, Mavis Staples booked for Tanglewood

They will perform in the Koussevitzky Music Shed on July 2, and tickets go on sale March 18.

Alzheimer?s patient Abe Horstain stretches during the movement class.



The challenge facing the Alzheimer?s Association

The group is rupturing amid an escalating dispute over priorities: raising money for a cure versus supporting people struggling with the disease now.

// Forbes to bring Under 30 summit to Boston

The publisher of Forbes magazine has picked Boston as the new home for an annual series of events geared toward millennials.

Christopher L. Gasper

// Clay Buchholz never wants to hurt his chances

The Red Sox need Buchholz, the pitching staff?s No. 2, to stay at the top of his game and to stay on the mound.

// Friends mystified by death of man found in submerged car

The body of Pedro Rodriguez, 25, of Lawrence, was discovered in the car, which found its way into the Boston Harbor.

Ground Game

ground game

// When ?Never Trump? became ?Maybe Trump?

Instead of stopping Donald Trump?s momentum last night, the other candidates on the stage stopped the #NeverTrump movement.

The Big Picture

Globe photos of the month, February 2016

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

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.

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.


scott kirsner | innovation economy

// Next-gen bike technology still peddling uphill

The story of electric-powered wheels is another example of how tough it is to turn game-changing concepts into products.



// An Australian lesson in telling the whole Catholic story

There are salt-of-the-earth folks, who quietly carry out a staggering variety of good works.

Design New England

Design New England

// A Gardener?s Garden

The lush landscape around Andrew Grossman?s home and studio is a showcase of possibilities.