Wellesley names its first African-American president

Dr. Paula Johnson, a professor at Harvard Medical School, will become the 14th president of the women’s college in July.

West End tower proposal back before BRA

The board is set to vote, again, on a controversial proposal for a 44-story apartment tower.

Lead declines in Boston-area water supply, but caution advised

One problem is lead service lines, the pipes that connect water mains to houses.

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Temperatures won’t break out of the 20s Thursday, and the holiday weekend could see record lows.

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Mary Mullaney has came on board as an executive producer to manage the firm’s TV shows as well as its other video productions.

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David K. Drumm is expected to ask the judge to release him to Ireland to face charges there.

Justin Saglio for The Boston Globe

Where do all the single people live?

You won’t find many in wealthy suburbs, where three-car garages and one-acre zoning are de rigueur.

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The company had hinted that more information about its move to Boston would come at a briefing in Boston on Feb. 18.

Nick Cafardo | Red Sox mailbag

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The Red Sox second baseman could be a star again if he stays healthy.


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Berating Bernie Sanders on Hillary Clinton’s behalf, as Bill Clinton also did in New Hampshire, doesn’t help his wife.

Hillary Clinton spoke Tuesday night in Hooksett, N.H., as her husband Bill and daughter, Chelsea, listened.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

After N.H., supporters fear Clinton is out of touch

Hillary Clinton’s stinging 22-point loss in New Hampshire prompted fretting among the Democratic Party elite.

Ground Game

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/11/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/0210trump-sanders.jpg How Sanders, Trump won over New Hampshire primary voters

Their resounding victories Tuesday were the results of capturing the angry, impatient mood of an electorate ready to rebuke establishment politics.

yvonne abraham

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You’re not going to help things by getting into this race, Mr. Bloomberg.

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Keith Arem will present his new film “The Phoenix Incident” at the Boston Science Fiction Film Festival on Thursday.

Michelle Belliveau helps Jeff Hoogenboom with a batch of homebrew.

kayana szymczak for the boston globe

‘Friends’-style living on the rise among 30-somethings

With housing costs reaching exorbitant levels, a slew of 30-somethings are increasingly willing to share a living space as a way to offset housing costs and ensure prime location.


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Sixteen arms, 32,000 suckers, and six hearts: a naturalist witnesses a Valentine’s Day “blind date” between two octopuses.

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

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Boston Latin School’s headmaster faces scrutiny following allegations that she failed to act on students’ racist comments.

Ground Game

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The New Hampshire primary’s stunning conclusion can be traced back to a single day in 2014.

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

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



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The Boston-based accelerator program that gives office space and grants to emerging companies is opening its fifth location.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

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



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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

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