Is a property tax surcharge coming to Boston?

The City Council is expected to authorize a ballot measure that could boost property taxes to fund housing, parks, and historic preservation.

3-year-old girl dies after fall into West Newbury pond

Police got a call at about 12:48 p.m. to report that the child had fallen into the water..

// Pakistani Taliban faction claims Lahore bombing

The bombing killed at least 65 people.

// Lowell police fatally shoot man in knife-wielding incident

The man allegedly advanced on the officers while armed with a meat cleaver and another knife, the Middlesex DA?s office said.

Brussels attacks

// Riot at Brussels attacks shrine; 13 anti-terror raids made

Riot police used a water cannon when scuffles broke out in front of the Bourse.

Dutch arrest Frenchman suspected in planning attack

Dutch police arrested a 32-year-old Frenchman in the port city of Rotterdam on Sunday at the request of French authorities.

Bagpipers partook in the Easter Sunday commemoration ceremony and parade  on O?Connell Street in Dublin.

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Ireland recalls 1916 Easter Rising against British rule

Soldiers marched solemnly through Dublin on Sunday to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising.

Mass. skier found dead at Cannon Mountain in N.H.

Officials say 29-year-old Trevor Hennessey of Holden left a trail and went into a wooded area Saturday.

many coloful easter eggs

Marius Graf

Parents create messes at Easter egg hunts

Pez in a statement apologized for ??an unfortunate situation,?? adding that the actions of a few turned the event into ??a mess.??

Location, Location, Location

What is it like to live in Norfolk?

?I love that when I drive into the center of town, it?s changed quite a bit since I moved here, but it always feels like home.?

Yvonne Abraham

// Dreaming small comes with a cost

Why don?t we aim this high all the time? The new Government Center T station is a thing of beauty.

Boston Red Sox's Christian Vazquez signals to the infield during a interleague spring training baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday, March 14, 2016, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)


Red Sox are being careful not to rush Christian Vazquez

The young catcher, recovering from Tommy John surgery, is vitally important to the pitching staff.

Danny Ainge, president of basketball operations, smiles as he listens to a question during the team's NBA basketball media day at their training facility in Waltham, Mass., Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

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Danny Ainge isn?t getting caught up in draft lottery drama

There was fan buzz Saturday that the Celtics would be well served to lose to the Suns to help their lottery future.

// BC?s win was by a matter of inches

The Eagles nearly conceded the tying goal in the closing seconds Saturday night.

The Word

// Let slip the boxerdoodles and corgipoos of war

Quirky dog breeds have given birth to great word blends.


// Why superheroes went from tights to armor

When two kids from Cleveland invented Superman, in 1938, they clothed him in tights, boots, and a cape. Now, ?Batman v Superman? offers audiences a very different superheroic style.

Ground Game

Ground Game

// In campaign, expect a pivot toward foreign policy

President Obama?s visit to Cuba, Donald Trump?s comments to a Jewish lobby group, and the attacks in Brussels could set up a shift.

The Big Picture

Air Force One carrying US President Barack Obama and his family flies over a neighborhood of Havana as it approaches the runway to land at Havana?s international airport on March 20.

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The Big Picture

President Obama?s visit to Cuba

President Obama made a historic trip to Cuba this week as the first sitting US president to visit since Calvin Coolidge in 1928.

Globe investigations

//[1].jpg Key reports from Globe?s Spotlight team on clergy sex abuse

The Boston Globe?s 2001-2002 investigation into sexual abuses by clergy in the Catholic Church resulted in more than 600 stories.

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.



// Building a tombstone for the digital grave

Dave Balter has raised $1.5 million in seed investment for Mylestoned, a startup that aims to build a more modern way to remember the dearly departed.


John Allen Jr. | All Things Catholic

// A guide to decoding Catholic reaction to Pope Francis

Pope Francis is massively popular around the world, but somewhat divisive inside the church itself.

Design New England

// Circular Sensation

In the latest issue of Design New England, a one-of-a-kind design combines aesthetics and functionality for harmonious living.