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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.

Why do people earn what they earn?

Sometimes the answer is simple supply and demand. But often it’s something much stranger.

16 must-visit New England diners: Have you tried them all?

Housed in those fabulous prefab buildings of yesteryear, these restaurants greet their guests with good food, down-to-earth atmosphere, and friendly prices.


Comings and goings of businesses and other organizations around the southern suburbs.

Fantasy football: The unexpected can cross you up

Who expected Brandon LaFell, for instance, to have as many fantasy points as Brandon Marshall?

State economic growth slower, but solid

The Massachusetts economy grew at solid, albeit slower pace over the summer, catching its breath after a strong expansion in the spring, the University of Massachusetts reported Thursday

Riding the T in search of Boston’s muse

A quixotic journey to capture an unguarded glimpse of Boston by spending an entire day on the T.

GamerGate anger at women all too real for gamemaker

A frightening online campaign threatening rape and death forced Arlington game developer Brianna Wu to flee her home.

No telling whether tears help or hurt politicians

Tears can endear political hopefuls to voters or make them come across as not having sufficient toughness to lead.

What makes a real book vs. a ‘book’

This column is a handy field guide to differentiating these two species in the wild.

Baker’s moving talk with fisherman was in 2009

The encounter with a fisherman that a choked-up Charlie Baker recounted became the signature moment of Tuesday’s debate.

State’s Ebola response is unclear, critics say

The Mass. Department of Public Health is being criticized for not clearly communicating how it would deal with the disease.

Southbridge suspect’s crime spree was ‘last hurrah’

Gregory Lewis allegedly planned to murder the 13-year-old girl he is accused of raping in August, State Police said.

Charlie Baker’s fisherman story should cause him anger, not tears

This was one time Baker should have gotten mad, not sad.

Kelly Olynyk leads Celtics to a rout of Nets

Olynyk scored a team-high 19 points as the Celtics opened the season with a surprising big win.

Tiffany opens its first Boston street-front store on Newbury

Tom O’Rourke, vice president of Tiffany & Co., said the luxury jeweler is pleased to finally have a street-front store in Boston.

Egypt destroys homes to make a buffer zone

Thousands of people were displaced along the border with the Gaza Strip in a panicked effort to establish the buffer zone.

Democrats invoke race in Southern Senate races

Democrats in the closest Senate races across the South are turning to racially charged messages to jolt African-Americans into voting and stop a Republican takeover in Washington.

In Providence, politics unusual are politics as usual

Allegations of voter fraud are nothing new in Providence. Once again, authorities are looking into allegations of mail ballot fraud.

Boston condo prices up, though sales slow

Sales dropped for the first time in four years even as prices continued to march upward.

Viehbacher out as Sanofi chief executive

French drug giant Sanofi SA said its board voted unanimously to fire Christopher Viehbacher.

At the Liberty Hotel, science meets fashion

Organizers of Descience, a Cambridge-based competition that partners scientists with fashion designers, unveiled the project’s 15 finalists at the Fashionably Late show.

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