Power outages in Massachusetts: This is a consolidated map of reported power outages from the four major power companies in the state.
Winter scenes on Maine’s Deer Isle and Isle au Haut
A photo essay captures life in two tiny island towns.
Recipes for stromboli, three ways
With store-bought pizza dough, it’s an easy and filling snack for Super Bowl celebrations.
Handworks Gallery of American Crafts
Glenn Johnson is a weaver and painter who has been making and selling artwork since he was 6 years old. A 40-year member of the American Craft Council, he has owned Handworks Gallery of American Crafts in Acton since 1995.
‘Intimate products’ store opens in Weymouth, vexes local officials
A new store specializing in lingerie, bongs, and “intimate products” has opened in Weymouth next to a Friendly’s restaurant – despite efforts by town officials to keep the enterprise off such a conspicuous site.
No, 2014 wasn’t the ‘warmest year in history’
How can an entire planet, with its multifarious systems, be said to have a temperature, or even an average temperature?
How your brain sees the world, according to Kepler
A new work in the history of science explains a pivotal moment that changed the way we think about sight.
Partners’ deal to acquire three hospitals rejected
A judge denied the deal in a devastating blow to Partners HealthCare, and to former attorney general Martha Coakley.
Senator Joyce’s gifts raise concerns on ethics
Sunglasses given by Brian Joyce to his Senate colleagues may violate ethics rules for the cut-rate price that he paid for them.
Lawyers offer divergent portraits of Aaron Hernandez
In opening statements, prosecutors laid out the physical evidence that they say proves Hernandez’s role in the murder of Odin Lloyd.
Robert DeLeo, the indispensable man on Beacon Hill
When you find yourself in the position of undoing the very reform you once insisted was vital, you will grasp at any straw you can.
Suzan-Lori Parks’s ‘Father’ is a timeless tale
Suzan-Lori Parks’s “Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)” examines what it means to be free, and what it means to be true.
Wind power auction draws limited interest
Are falling energy prices and the collapse of the Cape Wind project undermining other offshore wind projects?
Dartmouth bans hard alcohol, forbids Greek life pledging
The major overhaul places the school among the leaders of colleges targeting binge drinking, sexual assaults, and other problems.
Gas blast wrecks Mexico children’s hospital, at least 3 dead
Injured and bleeding, mothers carrying infants fled from a maternity hospital shattered by a powerful gas explosion Thursday, and rescuers swung sledgehammers to break through fallen concrete hunting for others who might be trapped.
Not bowled over by the Super Bowl
Good luck to Tom Brody and Bill Beelzechick, but I think I’ll just settle for a cross-country ski down the Mass Turnpike. You’re welcome to come along.
Mass. House votes to abolish term limits for Speaker DeLeo
The vote extended indefinitely the reign of Robert DeLeo, one of the most powerful politicians on Beacon Hill.
Add a helmet to sledding gear
Organize hordes of helmeted kids to take over the slopes in order to encourage a safe habit.
MFA, Worcester base pithy shows on a single work in context
Two current exhibitions — one built around Klimt at the Museum of Fine Arts, the other around Raphael at the Worcester Art Museum — offer illuminating confluences and contrasts.
After legal setback, Partners should drop merger plan
Any consensus that might once have existed around the deal had long since evaporated.