State says it may resort to layoffs
If a measure to entice 4,500 state employees to retire early doesn’t work, there will be layoffs, the state’s budget chief said.
Inaugural donors have dealings with state treasurer
Over two-thirds of donations for Deborah Goldberg’s inaugural costs came from special interests that deal with her office.
Tsarnaev plea now the big question
Experts say maintaining his innocence in the face of seemingly overwhelming evidence against him could antagonize jurors.
Medical marijuana dispensaries gear up
For dispensaries, it’s never as easy as sticking a few seeds in the ground and watching the plants, and profits, grow.
Converse launches artistic ad campaign
The Mass.-based company will showcase how Chuck Taylors worn by creative types became a medium for self-expression.
Skyhook patent cases vs. Google head to trial
The Boston company alleges Google used its technology employing Wi-Fi signals to calculate the locations of smartphones.
Vermont retreat shakes off its formal past
With a traditional and formal interior, the feel of this Stowe, VT retreat didn’t suit the current homeowners—a married couple with three sons—at all.
Iraqi leader gives ultimatum ahead of hinted Tikrit attack
Iraq’s prime minister called on Sunni tribal fighters to abandon the Islamic State group Sunday, ahead of a promised offensive to retake Saddam Hussein’s hometown from the extremists. Haider al-Abadi offered no timetable for an attack on Tikrit, the hometown of the late Iraqi dictator about 80 miles north of Baghdad that fell into the hands of the Islamic State group last summer.
DRKWAV in deconstruction zone at Regattabar
What made the musical success of DRKWAV particularly interesting was that John Medeski was most often a support player, offering atmospheric bedding for the more obviously virtuosic exploits of his bandmates. It was like the Skerik and Adam Deitch show for long stretches, including much of a 30-minute long suite of music that opened the show.
Boston Ballet’s 2015-2016 season announced
The season features the return of John Cranko’s “Onegin,” and world premieres by Karole Armitage and Boston Ballet principal guest artist Yury Yanowski.
Affair partner wants to come clean. Should she?
Q.I was dating someone on and off for five years. He broke up with me suddenly last summer but we have hooked up (sexually) since then.
Some Bostonians ready to defy space-saver removal
With more snow on the way, many residents are putting their foot down despite the city’s intention to remove space holders Monday.
Up to 8 inches of snow expected in parts of Mass.
The snowstorm that began Sunday could push Boston’s snowfall total to beat a record 107.6 inches in the winter of 1995-96.
Passenger dies after being ejected from Jeep in New Bedford
The 22-year-old was a passenger in a Jeep when the driver swerved to avoid snow and struck a guardrail, police said.
Fire in Jamaica Plain displaces one
One person was displaced after a 3-alarm fire spread rapidly through a house on Porter Street early Sunday.
Third MIT student commits suicide this school year
A freshman from Colorado died in an apparent suicide overnight Saturday, according to the university president.
Learning from Ebola, Harvard researchers suggest more open data
Nearly two decades ago, science and policy leaders gathered in Bermuda to hammer out a strategy for sharing the data from the international effort to sequence the human genome. A group of Harvard University researchers who have been sequencing the genomes of Ebola virus samples from Africa throughout the epidemic now see a need for similar guidelines for people working on disease outbreaks.
Brian Brooks puts his Moving Company in gear
The show at the Citi Shubert Theatre is about the patterns we move in, the direction, and how we move against one another.
There’s a lot to like about Red Sox’ Mookie Betts
The 22-year-old isn’t worried about status, expectations, or whether he’ll have a place on the roster.