On the long and grueling campaign trail for the past year, the candidates for US Senate presented their dramatically different political profiles, platforms, and priorities. With Election Day on Tuesday, here’s a thumbnail look at the policies embraced by Senator Scott Brown, a Republican, and his challenger, Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat. -- Stephanie Ebbert, Globe Staff
Protests shine light on deeper issues with modern justice
The system destroys a community that has historically suffered under institutionalized subordination.
At Hull High, booster club was a savior for athletic program
In a time of shrinking school budgets, booster clubs often provide an essential fundraising arm for athletic departments.
In Beverly, football boosters association is a vital fund-raiser
Booster clubs for high school athletics are serving an increasingly important role in an era of shrinking school budgets.
Koy restaurant brings kimchi with a twist to Faneuil Hall
Koy, a new Korean-influenced restaurant on the edge of Faneuil Hall, offers a respite from chains, tourist traps, and bars. When you’ve worked up an appetite dodging jugglers and horn players tootling holiday medleys, it’s nice to have a place to duck into for a bulgogi sandwich and a cocktail.
Newton North principal Jennifer Price takes top job in North Andover
After seeing Newton North High School through the transition to a new building and leading the community through nine years of tragedies and triumphs, Principal Jennifer Price is leaving at the end of June to become superintendent in North Andover.
Wellesley College agrees to sell 46 undeveloped acres to town
The move will generate $35 million for campus improvements while protecting the land from large developments.
Semitic Museum honors founder in compelling exhibition
Harvard University’s Semitic Museum honors the work and legacy of its founder, David Gordon Lyon, with a compelling exhibition, “From the Nile to the Euphrates.”
‘White Christmas’ glistens when dancers take the stage
According to Irving Berlin, “The Best Things Happen When You’re Dancing,” and that is certainly true of the return of “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.”
Steward fined for refusing to turn over financial records
Steward Health Care has been slapped with a $5,000 fine for refusing to show certain documents to state officials.
By disc and by download, Boston artists flourished in 2014
Classical music in Boston is thriving, 2014 having seen a swarm of new CDs, DVDs, and downloads from locally-based artists and ensembles.
On stage, homeless women’s voices will be heard
With a show at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, a group of local women who’ve known homelessness just want to be heard and understood.
‘Dear Sugar’ ushers in a new era of podcasts at WBUR
WBUR enters the podcast game with “Dear Sugar Radio,” which focuses on frankly dispensed advice.
Dow surges 421 points, its best day in 3 years
The Dow Jones industrial average had its biggest gain since December 2011 as the stock market extended a rally into a second day.
‘Empire of Cotton’ by Sven Beckert
The Harvard historian traces the growth of the cotton industry across four centuries and six continents.
Union showdown in Somerville underscores what’s at stake in city’s economic revival
Somerville’s massive Assembly Row redevelopment has become ground zero in a campaign that local trade unions are waging to ensure their members reap the benefits of the city’s economic rebirth.
New England Latino artists share the spotlight in Fitchburg
Social justice, spirituality and religion, environmentalism, and cultural identity dominate “One Language Is Never Enough: Latino Artists in Southern New England.”
Two Massachusetts biotechs soar in market rally
Shares of Massachusetts biotechs Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Aveo Pharmaceuticals Inc. surged in Thursday trading, far outpacing the general stock market rally.
Colombia’s government rebuffs rebel truce
Colombia’s government on Thursday rebuffed the truce declared unilaterally by the country’s largest rebel group, saying the conditions are unacceptable until a peace deal is reached.
A season of change has energized ‘Homeland’
It has been a treat to see the Showtime series recover some of its lost integrity this season.