Retirements mean Baker will reshape state’s high court

Governor Charlie Baker has a chance to put his influence on the Supreme Judicial Court, one of the most influential state courts in the country.

The power plant in South Boston along Summer St is for sale and expected to be redeveloped.

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South Boston power plant to be sold, redeveloped

Exelon Corp. has put the old Boston Edison power plant up for sale, and likely for re-development.

George Perrot got a hug from one of attorney Nicholas Perros after a trial judge ordered him to be released.

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After 30 years, man’s conviction is overturned

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

// Boston Classical Orchestra to close and new ensemble to begin

The much loved orchestra will file for bankruptcy, but its music director and many players will carry on as the Bach, Beethoven and Brahms Society.

Chelsea woman found guilty in fatal 2010 Christmas Eve fire

Melissa Pfeiffer was convicted of starting a fire in her apartment that killed 20-year-old Crystal Lynn Blanchard.

Two Maryland deputies killed in shopping center shootout

A man opened fire inside a restaurant during lunchtime and was killed during a shootout with deputies outside.

State officials move to tighten oversight of nursing homes

Health regulators are creating a unit that will conduct unannounced inspections, and they will impose fines on problem-plagued facilities.

Skiers and boarders are ready for Fenway

Among the Big Air competitors will be 2014 Olympic silver medalist Gus Kenworthy.

MANCHESTER, NH - APRIL 12: Donald Trump signs autographs after speaking at the Freedom Summit at The Executive Court Banquet Facility April 12, 2014 in Manchester, New Hampshire. The Freedom Summit held its inaugural event where national conservative leaders bring together grassroots activists on the eve of tax day. (Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Trump, Sanders tested their N.H. messages in 2014

The seeds of the New Hampshire primary’s stunning conclusion can be traced back to a single day nearly 22 months ago.

Republican Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina.

Carly Fiorina drops out of presidential race

Fiorina won praise in debates but wasn’t able to build campaign momentum.

// Thousands may have mistakenly registered for United Independent Party

Secretary of State William Galvin believes thousands may be enrolled in the United Independent Party when they mean to be unenrolled in a party.

Image of the Grand Penthouse on the 60th floor of Millennium Tower.

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Lofty downtown penthouse sold

A penthouse at the new Millennium Tower in Downtown Boston that was on the market for $37.5 million has been sold.

home of the week

// Updated Norwood Cape has mudroom, 3-season porch

A modified Cape on the market for $409,000 in Norwood has an updated eat-in kitchen with granite counters and stainless-steel appliances.

Some of the items at the annual America’s Test Kitchen employee equipment giveaway.

Feeding frenzy: Inside America’s Test Kitchen’s equipment giveaway

America’s Test Kitchen employees have the chance to score everything from useless widgets to $400 coffee makers.

A view of the Boston skyline.

Boston ranks high on spontaneous hotel booking list

Spur-of-the moment travelers who come to town have a taste for the finer things.

Ground Game


// N.H. sends message to the next states in line

Granite State voters rejected the two foremost political dynasties in modern US politics in favor of anti-establishment candidates.

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

// Globe investigations and Spotlight reports

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



// MassChallenge program for entrepreneurs opening in Mexico City

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

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ‘Spotlight’

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



// Vocal member of Vatican abuse panel to depart

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

// Immersed in the View

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