Traditionally, the summer movie season that starts before Memorial Day and rolls on through Labor Day is a playground for heavy-duty toys: superhero franchises, action sequels, prequels, reboots. There's plenty of that on the studios' dockets in 2014, but comedies dominate the schedule.
2014 Bostonians of the Year: Market Basket employees
The grocery chain’s 25,000 workers highlighted that a company formula of low prices and good wages can succeed.
Protests shine light on deeper issues with modern justice
The system destroys a community that has historically suffered under institutionalized subordination.
Does anyone use their dining room anymore?
Granny would be intrigued to learn that today’s dining rooms often serve as playrooms, nurseries, or home offices.
Hacked K-cups latest in battle over Keurig coffeemakers
When Keurig released a line of “2.0” brewers that don’t work with unauthorized cups, the pod people struck back.
The Cuban people keep waiting
If this abrupt shift of policy were part of a strategy to topple an odious dictatorship, it might be defensible.
Time for America to quit Iraq, Afghanistan wars
Our country wins when it recognizes defeat instead of endlessly pursuing unwinnable battles.
Condo in South Boston City Point neighborhood
It doesn’t take a king’s ransom to live in South Boston’s City Point near its landmark, Castle Island.
The house with the rotting teeth made me smile
In those days I spent lots of time imagining myself buying and fixing up houses that appealed to me.
Mitt Romney’s 2016 chances look good
Charlie Baker’s election shows the GOP should draft a centrist.
What kind of ceiling do you use over the furnace?
Peter Hotton answers your questions about leaks, cracks, drips, chips, and more.
Tips on making your holiday greenery last
Award-winning garden columnist Carol Stocker offers tips on making your holiday greenery long-lasting and advice on making a grapevine wreath.
How a Massachusetts man invented the global ice market
An entrepreneur’s 1806 scheme to sell chunks of frozen New England ponds still shapes how we live.
At Hull High, booster club was a savior for athletic program
In a time of shrinking school budgets, booster clubs often provide an essential fundraising arm for athletic departments.
In Beverly, football boosters association is a vital fund-raiser
Booster clubs for high school athletics are serving an increasingly important role in an era of shrinking school budgets.
Medical marijuana businesses eye opening sites in south suburbs next year
Four communities south of Boston could soon become the hosts of medical marijuana businesses, as groups across Massachusetts bid for the final approvals they need to enter the state’s fledgling pot industry.
Ermont is seeking to open a combined medical marijuana dispensary and growing facility in Quincy, while In Good Health is attempting to locate a combined facility in Brockton.
MassMedicum, meanwhile, seeks to locate a cultivation site in Holbrook to serve its proposed dispensary in Taunton, while the William Noyes Webster Foundation seeks to locate a growing site in Plymouth to serve its planned dispensary in Dennis.
All told, the state Department of Public Health has granted provisional certificates for 15 dispensaries under the 2012 ballot law legalizing medical marijuana.
Malden center celebrates two years of bringing teens together
Malden’s center for teens marks two-year anniversary.
Little Free Libraries offer good reads and community
Liv Van Dyke loves community, which is why she joined fellow readers in establishing Little Free Libraries.
Salem OK’s fee plan for energy plant
Salem City Council approved a $100 million agreement with a natural gas plant operator.
Reader of the ‘Interview’ hack
We can’t help our curiosity about the Sony e-mails even as we loathe the secrets within.