Connector site improved, yet needs more fixes

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.

// School districts scramble to make up snow days

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

A graveyard for space savers in Somerville.

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.

// Snow on the ground and in forecast, but Sullivan’s opens

The opening of Sully’s on Castle Island is a herald of warmer weather, although it might not feel that way this year.

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.”

State to offer tax amnesty in next budget

“Creating incentives for businesses to. . . pay what they owe will help generate much-needed revenue,” the governor said.

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

The roof on a Canton ice rink collapsed this morning during a youth hockey team’s practice, but no one was injured, police said.

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Quincy may build parking lot around resident’s home

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

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


‘Togetherness’ and marriage on TV

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

Fort Myers, FL - 02/28/15 - Boston Red Sox left fielder Allen Craig for possible Nick Cafardo feature. Red Sox Spring Training. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 01Red Sox, LOID: 8.0.2826364469.

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

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.

Duo set to open cat social club

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

Trendspotting: More men heading to the spa

The proportion of spa-goers who are male has shot up from 31 percent less than 10 years ago to 47 percent.

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

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location, location, location

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.

// 5 Boston schools recommended for closing

Two schools in Hyde Park, and schools in West Roxbury, South Boston, and Jamaica Plain face the ax under the city’s plan.

// Travel is no vacation when couples clash

Opposites may attract, but that attraction can make for some very stressful moments when deciding what to do, where to go, and how to pace a trip.

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.