The secret world of the Dunkin’ Donuts franchise kings
Inside the take-no-prisoners world of the Dunkin’ franchise kings.
Bill Littlefield on a father-son softball story
In retirement, Mo Englander was looking to stay busy. So his son, Matt, started him a team.
State-by-state breakdown of Dunkin’ Donuts shops
The figures are from the Dunkin’ Brands Group, noting they are the most recent figures.
In Merrimack Rep’s ‘Year Zero,’ fresh faces but an old story
“Year Zero” is the season-opener for Merrimack Repertory Theatre, which is smartly using it to connect with Lowell’s large Cambodian community. Despite its fresh cultural trappings, though, the script seems to prove that stories about immigrants assimilating tend to be alike.
Lord Hobo Brewing Co. on an IPA mission
The owner of a Cambridge beer bar is opening a large brewery in Woburn in early 2015.
Medical marijuana license winner’s record is uncertain
A company that was awarded a medical marijuana dispensary license in Lowell appears to have overstated operations at dispensaries it owns elsewhere.
For Blackstone’s youngest victims, a hard road ahead
Children who pass certain developmental benchmarks without proper care have a hard time recovering, experts said.
In N.H., Scott Brown closing on Jeanne Shaheen
Scott Brown is catching up to Democrat Jeanne Shaheen in a US Senate race that has become increasingly nasty and expensive.
Kane’s Donuts widening its horizons
Kane’s, the local institution with a national reputation, is expanding beyond its Saugus base.
Mark Bradford’s bold vision at the Rose
With texturally rich paintings and allusive sculptures at the Rose Art Museum, Bradford recasts contemporary issues in mythic dimensions.
Overhaul of Lawrence schools showing results
The state’s three-year effort to overhaul the long-troubled district is starting to see some traction.
Scots stream to polls for independence vote
EDINBURGH, Scotland — With civility and passion, nearly all of Scotland turned out to vote Thursday in a historic referendum that offered residents of this ancient land the chance to create the world’s newest independent nation by breaking up one of its oldest unions.
‘Cosby’ by Mark Whitaker
The nearly 500-page biography tells a quintessentially American tale of adversity and triumph, influence, betrayal, and laughter.
Medical marijuana advocates’ growing impatience
Governor Patrick’s team seems to have put the desire to avoid more bad headlines above the impetus to provide timely help.
Cost of film tax credit: $108,000 per Mass. job
Of the nearly 2,000 jobs created by the tax credit, only one-third of those, or about 700, went to Massachusetts residents.
Good reading for tech crabs
LibriVox builds a sense of community where I hadn’t realized one could be found.
Fenway hosts an evening of Shakespeare hits
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s unprecedented event stages an evening of Shakespeare just above the Red Sox dugout.