After 30 years, man’s conviction is overturned

George Perrot got a hug from one of attorney Nicholas Perros after a trial judge ordered him to be released.

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

George Perrot was released after 30 years behind bars at an emotional bail hearing Wednesday.

// Boston Classical Orchestra to close and new ensemble to begin

The much loved orchestra will file for bankruptcy, but its music director and many players will carry on as the Bach, Beethoven and Brahms Society.

// South Boston power plant to be sold, redeveloped

Exelon Corp. has put the old Boston Edison power plant up for sale, and likely for re-development.

Winthrop man assaulted officer, hit man with his car, police say

Police are searching for a Winthrop man they believe assaulted an officer and then hit a man with his car as he drove away.

Two Maryland deputies killed in shopping center shootout

A man opened fire inside a restaurant during lunchtime and was killed during a shootout with deputies outside.

Mass. has more solar jobs than any other state except Calif.

Massachusetts ranked second in terms of total solar jobs again, but will the good times last?

MBTA employees criticize effort toward privatization, layoffs

The MBTA said it wants to privatize several departments, a move that could eliminate 250 jobs.

Man admits sexually abusing, torturing step-daughters

The mother of two girls, now in their teenaged years, pleaded guilty to letting her children get victimized.

Skiers and boarders are ready for Fenway

Among the Big Air competitors will be 2014 Olympic silver medalist Gus Kenworthy.

// Thousands may have mistakenly registered for United Independent Party

Secretary of State William Galvin believes thousands may be enrolled in the United Independent Party when they mean to be unenrolled in a party.

// Carly Fiorina drops out of presidential race

Carly Fiorina announced on Facebook Wednesday that she is dropping out of the Republican presidential race.

Image of the Grand Penthouse on the 60th floor of Millennium Tower.

Handel Architects

Lofty downtown penthouse sold

A penthouse at the new Millennium Tower in Downtown Boston that was on the market for $37.5 million has been sold.

home of the week

// Updated Norwood Cape has mudroom, 3-season porch

A modified Cape on the market for $409,000 in Norwood has an updated eat-in kitchen with granite counters and stainless-steel appliances.

Some of the items at the annual America’s Test Kitchen employee equipment giveaway.

Feeding frenzy: Inside America’s Test Kitchen’s equipment giveaway

America’s Test Kitchen employees have the chance to score everything from useless widgets to $400 coffee makers.

A view of the Boston skyline.

Boston ranks high on spontaneous hotel booking list

Spur-of-the moment travelers who come to town have a taste for the finer things.

// In defense of the hospital nursery

Shouldn’t mothers be the ones measuring how well they feel and how comfortable they are with their babies being down the hall?

Ground Game


// N.H. sends message to the next states in line

Granite State voters rejected the two foremost political dynasties in modern US politics in favor of anti-establishment candidates.

The Big Picture

Mardi Gras and Ash Wednesday 2016

Historians say Mardi Gras dates back to Roman times, when the newly converted Christians retained vestiges of a pagan festival as a period of celebration before the penance of Lent.

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.



// Harvard junior drops out after getting $100k in startup cash

Grace Xiao received a Thiel Fellowship that gives her company, Kynplex, funding over two years.

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.



// Vocal member of Vatican abuse panel to depart

An outspoken member of an abuse commission headed by Cardinal Sean O’Malley said he won’t leave unless the pope asks him to.

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.