Many Boston councilors attend few hearings

The councilors pushing hardest for significant raises have had the poorest attendance at City Council hearings, a Globe analysis shows.

Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack at her office.

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Pollack finds herself on other side of Green Line debate

Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack for years had pressured officials to uphold their commitments to such projects.

// City to improve intersection where cyclist was killed

New striping will be painted and flexible posts will be installed at the Back Bay intersection where Anita Kurmann was fatally struck.

The New Bedford terminal received and stored wind turbine components from manufacturer Gamesa for its wind farm in Plymouth.

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$113m New Bedford marine terminal sits largely idle

The site, built with state bonds to be a staging ground for a wind farm in Nantucket Sound, sits unused after Cape Wind cancelled its lease.

//[1]--90x90.jpg Donald Trump was brash and blunt even in college

Trump stood out early at college: as a bonfire of vanity, talent, and natural swagger, a millionaire, a student not quite as great as he recalls.

Students were moving into dorms at Boston University on Saturday.

City inspectors hit the streets as students move in

About 50 inspectors were engaging with students and residents on Sunday as Boston prepared for the new school year.

Jesse Metzler, 19, of Newton, Mass., who goes by the trail name

From Georgia to Maine, Appalachian Trail partying raises ire

When one hiker set out to tackle the Appalachian Trail, he anticipated solitude in wilderness — not a monthslong frat party.

P.F. Chang’s stabbing victim fled violence in Brazil

The restaurant employee stabbed in Peabody was a hardworking immigrant who moved here to escape violence and start a family.

Stephen Zrike, receiver for Holyoke public schools, took a selfie with a group of students at the Care Center education program.

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Holyoke begins school year with an air of hope

Despite resistance to a state takeover of Holyoke schools, teachers and parents are cautiously optimistic about the system’s new leader.

Wes Craven.

Horror master Wes Craven dies at 76

Craven, whose “Nightmare on Elm Street” and “Scream” made him one of the most recognizable names in the genre, has died.

United States Federal Judge for the Southern District of New York, Richard M. Berman, exits the Manhattan Federal Courthouse in New York August 12, 2015. Judge Berman on Wednesday fired tough questions at a National Football League lawyer about whether New England Patriots quarterback TomBrady's four-game

Ben Volin | On football

Brady, Goodell due back in court Monday for Deflategate suit

Tom Brady’s lawsuit against the NFL is hitting the final stretch – maybe.


EMC battles calls for a break up

If an activist investor gets its way, EMC’s days as the pillar of New England’s tech sector could be numbered.

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 30: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates his sixth inning two run home run with teammate Xander Bogaerts #2 as Anthony Recker #20 of the New York Mets looks on at Citi Field on August 30, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

Red Sox positively thrilled at being able to play spoiler

Getting out of last place and finishing .500 are other things that are on their to-do list.

President Barack Obama on Sunday said he's changing the name of the tallest mountain in North America from Mount McKinley to Denali.

White House says Mount McKinley to be renamed Denali

The move comes after Alaskans sought to change the name amid opposition from those from McKinley’s home state of Ohio.

8/19/2015 - Dorchester, MA - For Magazine - Melissa Miranda, cq, is a designer who remodeled her Dorchester home, which was a former carriage house. Topic: 083015dorchester. Photo by Dina Rudick/Globe Staff.

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Your Home: Makeovers

Designer, builder redo their Dorchester carriage house

Some couples play tennis. Interior designer Melissa Miranda and her husband, builder Ulises Serret, renovate.

10 of the best juice bars in Boston

From fresh to cold pressed, the drinks they serve are easy on your conscience.

In Wayland, a sign forbids Glezen Lane drivers from turning left onto Route 27. Some area residents want the turning restriction lifted.

Wayland neighbors diverge over left turn ban

To turn, or not to turn. That is the question being debated where Glezen Lane meets Route 27.


Something worse than the IRS awaits greedy televangelists

Comedian John Oliver has been calling attention to such swindlers and is rightly appalled.

The Big Picture

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10 years after Hurricane Katrina

President Obama visited New Orleans to mark progress the city has made before the anniversary of the hurricane.


Innovation Economy

// Is the tech party coming to an end?

Investors have had a rollicking time putting money into tech and biotech startups. Are they getting ready to split?



// In Nigeria, a chance for fellowship

The fellowship of suffering in the New Kuchingoro camp illustrates one of the least appreciated aspects of the Boko Haram story.