Up to 8 inches of snow expected in parts of Mass.

Southeastern Mass. is forecast to get up to 8 inches starting this afternoon, with up to 6 inches in the Boston area.

Boston’s skyline slated for changes like never before

Boston is in the midst of a building spree whose enormity, pace, and geographic sweep are redefining the city’s appearance.

Boston’s bid for 2024 Olympics

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.

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.

In this image from NASA television astronaut Terry Virts is seen during the third spacewalk outside the International Space Station Sunday March 1, 2015. (AP Photo/NASA-TV)

Astronauts are successful in work outside space station

Two US astronauts spent 19 hours in three spacewalks in recent days as they worked on the International Space Station.

Boston Superintendent finalists (clockwise from top left) Dana Bedden, Tommy Chang, Pedro Martinez, and Guadalupe Guerrero.

Meet the candidates

Boston’s final four for superintendent

The School Committee is expected to pick a new superintendent at a meeting this week. Learn more about the finalists.

Kevin Cullen

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/01/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/cullen-1214.jpg After years of swindles, con man finally faces justice

Eddie MacKenzie has skated, again and again, but — in this, one of the coldest winters on record — his skating days are over.

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.

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.

illustration by jeremy traum for the boston globe

Heidi Wyle

Avalanche safety can’t be an afterthought

Last year, there were 35 deaths in the US alone from outdoor enthusiasts taking needless risks.

In Anchorage (left) 4th Street was barren of snow, unlike Boylston Street in Boston on Valentine’s Day.

Boston stole Alaska’s snow, and they want it back

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

Jake Peavy has picked up World Series rings in consecutive seasons.

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Winning isn’t lost on former Red Sox pitcher Jake Peavy

The righthander won a second straight World Series with the Giants, then signed a two-year deal worth $24 million.

The Rosen family had been anchored in haverhill for a century. from left: emily and andy rosen, grandmotheresther rosen, nate auger and his wife, emily rosen auger (Andy’s sister), and joel and shaw rosen (their parents).

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3 generations, 3 states, 7 transactions, 1 year

The decisions didn’t come easily, but they reflected the ways our lives had changed over the decades, often without us stopping to take notice.

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7 things every kid should master

A noted Williams College psychologist argues standardized tests are useful, if they measure the abilities students really need.

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.

ideas

Who’s poor? Depends how you measure it

Experts say our outdated definition could miss some people who most need help.

Live updates: MIAA Super 8 first round

Follow Globe coverage of the first round, which includes a quadruple header Sunday.

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.