A fateful dance between present and past in ‘The New Electric Ballroom’
A long-ago encounter with a pop singer leaves its mark on Irish sisters in Enda Walsh’s play, presented by Gloucester Stage Company.
No time to celebrate no Olympics in Boston
Given the chance to think big about our future, we tied ourselves up in the minutiae of tax breaks and traffic studies.
Olympic collapse caused by mistakes, bad luck
It wasn’t one thing that sank the bid, but an accumulation of missteps and bad fortune in the form of snow.
More access to records not a burden in other states
Predictions that reforming Massachusetts’ public records law would be a problem for localities have not proven true in other states.
Boston’s bid for Olympics is withdrawn
The USOC and Boston 2024 ended the Olympic effort because of continued low public support.
A final blow to Boston’s Olympic bid
The bid elicited a citywide conversation about Boston’s future, and the challenge now is to keep that forward-looking energy going.
‘Wimpy Kid’ buys its author’s dream bookstore
Author Jeff Kinney’s success permitted his family to open An Unlikely Story and transform their adopted hometown of Plainville into an unlikely destination.
Pricey car insurance policies test consumers
Even though insurance regulators and pro-athlete pitchmen urge consumers to compare prices, 1 in 3 policyholders have never shopped for insurance quotes.
Turkey and US agree on plan to clear Islamic State from Syria’s north
Turkey and the United States have agreed in general terms on a plan that envisions US warplanes, Syrian insurgents and Turkish forces working together to sweep Islamic State militants from a 60-mile-long strip of northern Syria along the Turkish border
Louisiana remembers 2 lives cut short by shooting
Funeral services were held Monday for Jillian Johnson, 33, and Mayci Breaux, 21, who were shot and killed last Thursday while watching a movie in Lafayette, La.
Video captured Medford detective’s vulgar threat to driver
Stephen LeBert told a motorist that he would “put a hole right through your head” and cursed repeatedly.
Profit sharing is a win-win
The presidential candidate touts the effects of profit sharing on employees’ paychecks as well as the economy as a whole.
Massmouth cofounder ends her chapter
Norah Dooley plans to shutter massmouth’s office and hand over its day-to-day administrative tasks to a group of fellow storytellers.
Elizabeth Warren, Newt Gingrich agree on call for more NIH funding
The liberal Massachusetts senator invited the former Republican House speaker to appear at her forum on the importance of scientific research.
No Boston Olympics activists are heroes
Boston 2024 never made a convincing case that the Olympic process was the best way to grow the city for everyone.
For Boston 2024, many conflicting constituencies to appease
The political problems that Boston 2024 faced were rooted in the difficulty of satisfying an array of constituencies.
Legislature puts off vote on public records reform
The move came after cities and towns complained that the new rules could be too costly.
Obama, in Ethiopia, presses for end to South Sudan conflict
President Obama convened a meeting of African leaders Monday to try to halt the conflict in South Sudan, in his most direct personal intervention since the violence broke out more than 18 months ago.
With these twins, differences lie in the details
Samuel and William Wonson of Gloucester were captured in a portrait by Boston artist Moses B. Russell in the mid 19th century.
Lego program helps parents, teachers conquer robotics
The intent is to familiarize adults with concepts in programming and encourage them to work with kids in a Lego robotics competition.