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.
In the end, Olympic bid had too many hurdles to clear
It wasn’t one thing that sank the Boston 2024 effort, but an accumulation of missteps and bad fortune.
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.
Boston 2024 bid withdrawn after Walsh balks at overruns guarantee
The tumultuous effort was racked by acrimonious debate, public relations blunders, and limited public support.
‘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.
Other states say enhanced records access not a burden
A state that just weeks ago updated its public records law says it’s had few requests since reforms were enacted.
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.
La. theater gunman wasn’t committed against will
An involuntary commitment would have banned John Russell Houser from buying a firearm.
US, Turkey to take on ISIS in Syria’s north
The plan envisions US warplanes, Syrian insurgents and Turkish forces working together to sweep Islamic State militants from northern Syria.
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.
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.
A new chapter for Mass. storytelling group
Norah Dooley plans to shutter massmouth’s office and hand over its day-to-day administrative tasks to a group of fellow storytellers.
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.
Legislature puts off vote on public records reform
The move came after cities and towns complained that the new rules could be too costly.
Elizabeth Warren, Newt Gingrich team up for NIH
The liberal Massachusetts senator invited the former Republican House speaker to appear at her forum on the importance of scientific research.
Obama pushes South Sudan peace bid
President Obama convened a meeting of African leaders in his most direct personal intervention since the violence broke out more than 18 months ago.
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.
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.
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.
End of Olympic effort gets mixed reaction from residents
People in Boston had a range of responses to the news that the city won’t host the Olympics.