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Two years later, brothers made good

In 2011, Billy Baker profiled two teenage brothers from Dorchester struggling to overcome steep odds as part of the Globe's Bus 19 series, a project in which a team of Globe reporters chronicled stories along one of the city's key bus routes. Two years later, Baker provided a follow-up on the subjects of his story in a series of Twitter posts, collected below.

Jen Welter’s NFL job speaks to women’s strength

It is vital that girls and women are able to participate in football – on and off the field.

How to attract hummingbirds to your yard

A number of readers wrote distressed that they could not seem to attract hummingbirds to their yards. Some had hummingbirds last year but they didn’t see them this year. What to do?

Why doesn’t Boston have a better zoo?

How learning from past mistakes and other cities could make Boston a zootopia!

Naming this era of racial contradictions

The thing is we don’t agree any more on what race means.

Widett Circle offers Walsh a chance to reshape the city

If the city’s failed Olympics bid accomplished anything, it was to kindle a conversation about the future of a little-known section of Boston.

Boston’s best restaurant patios

Whether you’re in the mood for an old favorite or someplace new this summer, these outdoor spots won’t disappoint.

A new conversation is just beginning

The discussion about bringing the 2024 Olympics to Boston may be over, but the one about redeveloping Widett Circle is not.

Away from Broadway, Audra McDonald embraces the challenge of O’Neill’s ‘A Moon for the Misbegotten’

Six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald is starring in Williamstown Theatre Festival’s “A Moon for the Misbegotten” and taking on a new challenge — her first role in a Eugene O’Neill play.

Say farewell to old Boston

Power shifted from old Boston to new, the day a band of insurgents blocked the Olympic dreams of the city’s elite. It’s about time.

Welcome to Boston. Hope you’re not in a hurry.

Jim Braude surveys life in the Land of the Eternal Wait.

Preserve Widett Circle’s industrial legacy

A plan for the area needs to acknowledge that it is not on the waterfront and will always be surrounded by transportation infrastructure.

Widett Circle won’t become an instant neighborhood

If this is to be an authentic neighborhood, its developers may want to consider the Innovation District as a cautionary tale.

Think of Widett Circle in the context of a citywide plan

Boston’s development deserves to be examined holistically and comprehensively.

US stocks end lower as energy stocks slump on earnings

Stocks closed modestly lower Friday as oil titans Exxon Mobil and Chevron led a slump in energy stocks.

After prescribing ways to make corporations work, Harvard professor takes on transportation system

Rosabeth Moss Kanter sounds the alarm for addressing the nation’s crumbling highways, failing bridges, choked rail lines, and bottlenecked airports.

Seven continents, 16 marathons, and miles of memories

Concord’s Jeff Doyle kicked off his charitable trek with the NYC Marathon in 1990. In June, he finished his quest off the Chilean coast.

A decade of Irish music mends hearts and creates community

Mossie Coughlan has been performing at Bickford’s for the past decade, bringing together an elderly community through good times and bad.

State’s aging infrastructure worries businesses

Bridge, highway, and tunnel repairs are underway, but this work is only making a small dent in the needs of the state’s transportation system.

After brief decline, foreclosures up again in Greater Boston

Foreclosure numbers through May are up compared with 2014, as lenders push through a backlog of delinquent loans.

Cooking with my daughter, I see her limitations become strengths.

“Together Amy and I do things that are sometimes new to me. Cooking is one.”

Marathon battle in Hopkinton over CVS plans

Opponents say locating the chain pharmacy in downtown Hopkinton would spoil its quaint atmosphere.

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