Walsh raised $1.5m in first year, setting high bar for rivals

Mayor Walsh is poised to break the annual fund-raising record for an incumbent Boston mayor.

At this moment, Ali Julia is the No. 1 ranked reviewer on Amazon.com.

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Mysterious Boston woman is top Amazon reviewer

“Ali Julia” is the nom de plume of a woman who has become a powerful figure, and something of an enigma.

Police offer tips to clients of Uber, other services after assaults

Local authorities are warning people to be wary of those who may be posing as drivers for ride-sharing services.

Colbert Nation, you didn’t need to fear the Reaper after all.

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Stephen Colbert says goodbye to ‘The Colbert Report’

A singalong showpiece in the final episode may have featured more famous people in the same room than ever seen before.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/11/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/ryan_Airbnb4_g.jpg Airbnb says it creates $51m in economic activity a year in Boston

The online room-rental service opposed by the hotel industry touted its economic impact in Boston in a new report.

The employees of Market Basket

Market Basket workers showed perseverance and power

The grocery chain’s 25,000 employees highlighted that a company formula of low prices and good wages can succeed.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/17/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/900BOTY_Frates-1501--90x90.jpg Nine more remarkable Bostonians

Pete Frates, the man behind the Ice Bucket Challenge, was among this year’s honorable mentions.

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/19/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Chris_Gasper_150px-7106.jpg Rajon Rondo not as valuable as we were led to believe

Rondo is a unique talent, as evidenced by his 32 career triple-doubles. But too many people mistake unique for elite.

GARY WASHBURN I ON BASKETBALL

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/19/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/rondo150-6852.jpg Celtics didn’t get enough in Rajon Rondo trade

While we knew Rajon Rondo would not finish his career in Boston, we envisioned more in return.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/19/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/lee150-7722.jpg Philanthropist gives ICA $10 million gift of women’s art

The Institute of Contemporary Art received 43 works of art by big-name artists such as Cindy Sherman and Amy Sillman.

Shirley Leung

Third resort casino in Mass. is a risky bet

Even this pro-casino columnist is starting to worry about oversaturation.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/tsar150-7729.jpg Brief Tsarnaev hearing attracts supporters, bomb victims

Alleged Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was seen in public for the first time in more than a year and a half.

Opinion

Richard N. Goodwin

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/17/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/f0482ce501474c68ab85bda48a213c5a-34d0be6e555a4f279c448708471e882d-0.jpg Lessons from the ’60s for Ferguson, Staten Island

Lyndon Baines Johnson’s speechwriter reflects on the civil rights movement and its lessons for modern race relations.

The Big Picture

A protester takes shelter from smoke billowing around during protests on Aug. 13 against the shooting of black teenager Michael Brown in Freguson, Mo., by white police officer Darren Wilson.

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Best photos of 2014: Part II

Photographs from May-August on a range topics from around the world.