Batali bursts into town with Babbo
Mario Batali’s arrival in Boston seems to cement the Innovation District’s transformation from grit to glitz.
Roche Bros. unveils downtown store
The two-level shop will operate largely in a space previously occupied by Filene’s Basement in Downtown Crossing.
Anthony Fantano brings Needle Drop to Middle East
The online music reviewer will host an evening of music chatter, both serious and lighthearted.
The Telling Room gives young immigrant writers a voice
The Portland program uses storytelling to foster personal and artistic growth in young people, many from refugee and immigrant families.
National Guard activated as violence shakes Baltimore
Protesters looted stores, set fires, and pelted police in riot gear with rocks following the funeral of Freddie Gray.
Boston doctors, rescuers rush to help Nepal effort
A Boston-based rescue service for international travelers said it would send helicopters and medical teams to Mount Everest.
Many left out as aid flows to Nepal
Many of the worst-hit villages in the ridges around Katmandu remain a black hole, surrounded by landslides that make them inaccessible.
Global effort to help Nepal earthquake victims intensifies
The desperate effort to save lives in earthquake-ravaged Nepal intensified Monday as aid flights arrived carrying emergency medical teams, search-and-rescue equipment and tarpaulins for shelter.
At Fruitlands Museum, photos of Afghanistan, nature’s exploitation
Photography shows at the Fruitlands Museum look at Afghanistan and man exploiting nature.
City Councilor wants free sunscreen dispensers in Boston parks
Boston City Councilor Matt O’Malley suggested the program could be funded through a partnership with a sunscreen maker.
New study finds strong link between weather extremes, global warming
The moderate global warming that has already occurred as a result of human emissions is responsible for about 75 percent of daily heat extremes and about 18 percent of precipitation extremes, scientists reported Monday.
White House builds effort to push nuclear deal with Iran
The Obama administration moved on two fronts Monday to advance its nuclear diplomacy with Iran.
It’s all about Hillary Clinton, not the country
Until she flips that equation, the former secretary of state can’t run the campaign she wants to run.
Saugus teens accused of rape released on bail
The victim had submitted a letter saying the incident, which was recorded and distributed on social media, was consensual.
Blur, ‘The Magic Whip’
Beloved ‘90s Britpop quartet, Blur, stage a strong reunion on its new album “The Magic Whip,” out Tuesday April 28.
Court weighs excessive force against inmates awaiting trial
Amid a growing national debate over police use of force, the Supreme Court struggled Monday with a related question of claims of excessive force against jail officials by people who are accused but not yet convicted of crimes.
Ukraine leader sees country ready for EU entrance in 5 years
Ukraine’s president said at a high-level summit with European Union officials Monday that his country will be able to meet conditions to apply for EU membership within five years.
Boomers, rejoice! 60 is the new 50
So long as the definers of age keep moving the goalpost, boomers may never have to grow old.
John Kerry deploys culinary diplomacy for foreign visitors
US Secretary of State John Kerry has shown off Boston’s emergent culinary scene to international dignitaries, including the prime minister of Japan.
Odessa’s self-titled debut makes good on the promise of “I Will Be There,” the dreamy pop song that put her on the map last year.
Prosecutor says 2 exams found Colo. theater gunman to be sane
A prosecutor declared Monday that two mental health evaluations found Colorado theater gunman James Holmes to be sane. It was the first public word on what different psychiatrists determined after examining the former neuroscience student accused of killing 12 people and wounding 70 at a midnight ‘‘Batman’’ premiere.