A new age for an old town

Boston is in the midst of a building spree whose enormity, pace, and geographic sweep are redefining the skyline.

Construction projects in Boston

With Boston in the midst of a historical building boom, a look at some of the most recent developments.

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The Mass. Health Connector needs another $20 million this year and more fixes next year to become fully functional.

Springfield officials point to history in hopes of grabbing Olympic basketball: The Basketball Hall of Fame is located there, where the sport was invented in 1891.

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Mayors want Olympic events for their cities

The Boston Olympics are being pulled in every direction by local communities who want to reap the economic benefits.

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The last family on Hunt Street has not yet agreed to sell their home to the city for a high school campus expansion project.

 Harry Markarian, who has worked at Sullivan’s for 45 years, cleared snow as the Castle Island eatery opened Saturday.

Storm on Sunday expected to bring 3 to 6 inches of snow

Snow is forecast to begin late Sunday afternoon and continue into Monday morning, meteorologists said.

This ‘coyote’ may be actually be a man’s pet dog.

Man says ‘coyote’ spotted on Boston Harbor likely his dog

A man says what the Coast Guard thought was a coyote could be his missing dog, a breed that “moves like a wild animal.”

Truck strikes stranded driver, good Samaritan in Billerica

A truck struck a disabled car, injuring an elderly motorist and a man who stopped to help, police said.

Alaskans wonder, ‘who stole our winter?’ We did.

With less than an inch of snow in Anchorage in February, the joke on the streets is the city swapped winters with Boston.

Oscar winner Timothy Hutton stars in the new ABC drama “American Crime.”

Television

For Timothy Hutton, ‘Crime’ pays off

The veteran actor with Mass. ties talks about his role on the new ABC drama “American Crime,” which premieres Thursday.

Bright oak flooring, nine-foot ceilings, and elaborate, decorative molding are among the fine touches in this condo.

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Brookline condo offers elegant woodwork, 2 parking spaces

The $1.4 million Beacon Street condo offers bright oak flooring, nine-foot ceilings, and elaborate, decorative molding.

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What should the Red Sox do with Allen Craig?

He’s a professional hitter, but he only had a .128 average in his time with the Red Sox last season.

Canton police

Youth hockey players, coaches flee as roof collapses at ice rink

Nearly 30 hockey players and coaches narrowly escaped injury when they ran from a Canton ice skating rink when its roof began to collapse.

Duo set to open cat social club

The first cats are already getting acclimated to Calico Nook in Franklin, which officially opens March 14.

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Some schools in the region are considering Saturday classes or school through the end of June.

Melanie Lynskey and Mark Duplass in “Togetherness,’’ a show that confronts a relationship’s complexities.

Buzzsaw

‘Togetherness’ and marriage on TV

The HBO show does not prettify the marriage at its center, but embraces the complexities of ordinary relationships.

Wakefield’s small-town feel is enhanced by its recreational options, including Lake Quannapowitt.

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What is it like to live in Wakefield?

“Wakefield has about 25,000 people, but it still feels like a small town,” one resident said.

The Big Picture

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Roll out the barrels

As demand for oil rises, photographers worldwide document how the barrels are used once the fuel is gone.