Pope Benedict’s life
Andrew Dreyfus: The last health care reform optimist
As CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Dreyfus is convinced medical costs can be reined in.
Escape to Cape Ann
For a day trip, a weekend, or longer, Gloucester, Rockport, Essex, and Manchester-by-the-Sea have loads to offer, minus the travel hassles.
‘Will’ leaves Shakespeare’s Anne in a haze
Anne Hathaway gets to speak her piece in “Shakespeare’s Will,’’ now at Shakespeare & Company. If only she had more interesting things to say.
Horrified Lowell residents had little time, few options
In two minutes, police were shouting over the radio for reinforcements as flames engulfed an apartment building and left seven people dead.
Boston animal shelter found in crisis
Mark Giannangelo, the acting director of animal control, has been suspended with pay while the city investigates.
Firefighters made plunge into ever-growing danger
The heavy lifting, the life-saving, was over in minutes. The harder stuff, dealing with the aftermath, the dead, would go on much longer.
In Lowell, search for answers begins after fatal fire
Authorities plan to conduct a “long and thorough” investigation, including a forensic review of the alarm system in the building.
Fire victims were fixture on their Lowell block
Neighbors had fond memories of the seven people who died in Thursday’s blaze.
A Magna moment at the MFA
One of the earliest copies of the Magna Carta is on display at the Museum of Fine Arts until Sept. 1.
Art exhibits, documentary put De Niro’s father in the spotlight
With an HBO documentary and exhibitions in Provincetown and New York, Robert De Niro hopes his late father, a painter, will finally get his artistic due.
Cancer cells may guide treatment
A Boston-based team published proof Thursday that one of the most alluring ideas in cancer treatment can work.
Community holds vigil to remember Lowell fire victims
More than 300 people participated in a traditional Cambodian Buddhist mourning ritual.
Red Sox walk off on White Sox again
Mike Carp came through with the game-winning hit this time as the Red Sox salvaged a tie in the four-game series.
Gaza deaths rise in third day of air assaults
The escalation appeared to increase the likelihood of a ground invasion.
Walsh to boycott casino hearings on compensation
The move leaves state gambling regulators in charge of determining how big a payment, if any, the city deserves if a casino is built in neighboring Everett.
Hotels cater to foreign guests’ tastes
Boston hotels are learning foreign cultures as new nonstop flights bring in overseas tourists.
Market Basket developments, openings delayed
The setbacks in at least two communities have been attributed to the long-running feud within the Demoulas family.
Data shows Sarepta’s muscular dystrophy drug is effective
The Cambridge biotech will seek approval from the Food and Drug Administration later this year for the treatment.
Partners CEO needs calluses for criticism
The scalpels are out as the healthcare giant tries to grow, but Gary Gottlieb isn’t taking it personally.
Andris Nelsons invites players, audience to connect at Tanglewood
Nelsons on his return to the Tanglewood Music Festival for the first time since his appointment as the Boston Symphony Orchestra music director.