Audit on Boston library faults lax security safeguards

A report claims the Boston Public Library’s Special Collections, which says two valuable pieces are missing, is not well managed.

// ‘Whitey’ Bulger’s cash set to go to victims

Authorities are poised to distribute nearly $822,000 seized from the convicted South Boston criminal boss.

The Country Club in Brookline has been proposed as the site for golf competitions if Boston wins its bid to host the 2024 Olympics. Brookline Town Meeting will likely vote this week on a measure calling for its elected officials to oppose the Olympic bid.

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Brookline Town Meeting to vote on opposing Olympics bid

The measure would put Boston’s neighbor on record against the bid, and urge its local and state representatives to actively oppose it.

// Postal service move still on hold despite Olympics push

The stalled progress may jeopardize a boulevard that would let spectators walk along Fort Point Channel to the main stadium.

//[1].jpg Even as Uber, Lyft gain riders, drivers face $500 city fines

Ride-sharing companies operate in a legal gray area because their drivers have not been licensed by the city as taxi or livery drivers.

// Many urging Mass. to ease access to public records

Similar efforts have fallen short in the past, and there is no guarantee new proposals will move forward.


// Cape Cod treasure hunter may have found Captain Kidd’s loot

Barry Clifford, who found a pirate ship off Wellfleet in 1984, was searching off Madagascar when he says he located something big.

// Surveillance video captured boy’s shooting, aftermath

Divan Silva was wounded Sunday afternoon while making a trip to a Dorchester corner store to buy water.

A UMass study found that tanning salons were among the vendors accepting school cash cards at 14 percent of colleges.

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Colleges cautioned on tanning salons

Some colleges are moving to prevent campus-sponsored cash cards from being used at tanning salons, which have been associated with an elevated cancer risk.

David Ortiz entered Tuesday night’s game in Minnesota hitting .163 on the road this season.


David Ortiz not yet in full swing

“I’ve got to go back to being patient and swinging at a pitch that I can drive,” said Ortiz, who was dropped to No. 5 in the order.

Robin Brown visited the rooftop lounge of the Knickerbocker, which reopened in February.

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Robin Brown restores New York hotel to glory

The legendary former general manager of Boston’s Four Seasons has taken his show on the road to revive The Knickerbocker hotel.

Eddy Maria Taveras used a hand-crank Singer sewing machine to make a repair on a running shoe at the New Balance factory in Lawrence.

New Balance’s voice heard on tariffs

The Pacific trade pact is likely to include a gradual phaseout of tariffs on imported sneakers, protecting jobs held by New Balance workers.

// How salaries of top-paid Mass. CEOs compare to workers

The top 10 highest-paid executives in the state are most handsomely compensated. But how does it compare to more common jobs in their industries?

A winter moth caterpillar munched on an oak leaf at the Arnold Arboretum, though all types of trees have been under seige this year.

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Winter moth caterpillars threaten region’s trees, again

Homeowners and tree care companies are facing a rite of spring that has become more than a nuisance.

“Soused” fish on brown bread is served with horseradish sauce, slices of radish and snips of dill and tarragon.

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History made by hand at Loyal Nine

One of the most interesting restaurants in town, Loyal Nine will either thrill you or drive you crazy.

Raytheon seeking a super missile

The Waltham missile maker is working to create a cruise missile that could travel more than five times the speed of sound.

The Big Picture

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Oil spill in California

The governor declared a state of emergency after about 105,000 gallons of oil were spilled, affecting nine miles of the scenic coast.