Looking to buy a house in Greater Boston? Move fast

A tight supply is even more dire in many municipalities this season, driving prices even higher and spurring bidding wars.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/27/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Alex_Beam_150px-1234.png Bush family shows how to build cottages, WASP-style

Since when is a 3,000-square foot, four-bedroom, four-and-half-bathroom home considered a “cottage”?

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/28/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/tsar150-8801.jpg Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentencing set for June 24

A federal jury agreed to sentence Tsarnaev to death earlier this month, but the judge must still impose the sentence.

FILE - NOVEMBER 13, 2014: According to reports, Amazon and Hachette have signed a new contract, resolving a dispute over e-book pricing. Hachette opposed book sale concessions imposed by Amazon, which lead to delayed deliveries to Hachette customers. SAN BERNARDINO, OCTOBER 29: Shipping orders go by on a conveyor belt at Amazon's San Bernardino Fulfillment Center October 29, 2013 in San Bernardino, California. Amazon's 1 million square-foot facility in the hard hit San Bernardino County has created more than 800 jobs at the center. Fulfillment centers are where products sold by other vendors on Amazon.com store their inventory. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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Amazon to offer free same-day delivery to Prime members

The e-commerce powerhouse is offering free same-day delivery service in some cities — including parts of Boston.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/28/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/ryan150-8791.jpg Library chief vows to ‘get to the bottom’ of missing art

Boston Public Library president Amy Ryan called the disappearance of two artworks from the library “a crime against Boston.”

Reports suggest Boston 2024 sought city’s help in funding bid

Documents indicate the bid committee had proposed that Boston finance land acquisition and infrastructure costs at Widett Circle.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/28/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/7fe71aefc9cf442ca57a75db4e26dc0a-7fe71aefc9cf442ca57a75db4e26dc0a-0.jpg Plea deal from former FIFA official may have been key to US probe

Chuck Blazer, who pleaded pleaded guilty 1 1/2 years ago, appears to have provided information central to the investigation.

Fort Myers, FL - 03/02/15 - Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell and Red sox General Manager Ben Cherington observe today's workout. Red Sox Spring Training. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 03Red Sox, LOID: 8.0.2826364469.

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Fire Cherington and Farrell? That’s not going to happen

If the Red Sox are still in last place at the end of the season, then it’s time to talk about a leadership change.

Lobster traps lined the dock in Jonesport, Maine.

US, Canadian fishermen at war over lobster waters

The rising price of lobster is fueling the tension in a centuries-old conflict over 277 square miles of disputed waters.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/21/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/rathe_teenjobs_biz01.jpg Affluent teens twice as likely to find seasonal work

The teen employment gap found in a recent study is another illustration of why the nation’s income divide is persistent and growing.


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Winning is not the only reason the Patriots inspire enmity from fans and commentators from other corners of the country.

“Under the Wave off Kanagawa” by Hokusai.

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Who are the artistic geniuses of today?

Would we even recognize the Beethovens and Mozarts, the Picassos and da Vincis, the Shakespeares and Jane Austens?

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/28/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/warren150-1346.jpg Elizabeth Warren’s populist bestseller earned her a bundle

The senator gained more than populist fame for taking on Wall Street and big banks. She also earned a small fortune.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/ryansnowfarm1_met.jpg Filthy snow piles remain, even as temperatures climb

Trash-filled reminders of winter are still hanging around in parts of Boston, Quincy, and Somerville.

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Texas flooding

Major rainfall over the past few days has caused severe flooding and property damage in parts of Texas.