The lengthy custody case of Justina Pelletier came to an end after 16 months when a Massachusetts judge granted full custody of the Connecticut teenager to her parents. The case began with a disagreement over the teen's medical diagnosis, but attracted national media attention as Justina's parents and the state battled over her custody.
The danger of neglecting community colleges
As a group, the 15 schools in Massachusetts have struggled. It’s time to change that.
Brianna Wu on why Gamergate trolls won’t win
Threats are keeping my female game developers from PAX East, but they’re not going to silence us.
Steps to take before the snow melts
Before you start to worry about flooding, take a deep breath. The outlook isn’t as dire as it seems.
Tsarnaev had four minutes to change history
After four minutes, the alleged Marathon bomber turned right, while everybody else’s head jerked left, looking down Boylston.
‘It was him,’ defense admits as Marathon bombing trial begins
A defense attorney for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sought to shift blame for the attack to his older brother during opening statements in the trial.
Minnesota crews come to the rescue of Mass. rooftops
Hundreds of people in the Boston area are begging for help from Minnesotan contractors that specialize in dealing with ice dams.
Blue Cross vastly expands quality-based payment systems
The state’s largest health insurer will broaden its system that pays doctors based on how well they care for patients.
May Boston’s space savers rest in peace
Pull something out of the house and into a parking space, and you know it might well disappear forever.
Justices appear divided on health care law
The Supreme Court on Wednesday took up the Affordable Care Act in one of the most anticipated arguments of the term.
In ads, punctuation can make a point
When it comes to advertising and urging people to buy a product, is it more effective for a company to make a statement or raise a question?
Baker budget aims to rein in state spending
Governor Baker said his plan released Wednesday also makes key investments in education, transportation, and to cities and towns.
Iraqis plan to take lead in driving Islamic State from Mosul
BAGHDAD — Underscoring the Iraqi government’s determination to control the timetable and tactics in the battle against the Islamic State, the country’s defense minister on Wednesday declared that the most challenging operation, driving the militants from Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, would be “planned, timed, and executed by Iraqis.”
How to raise taxes — and get away with it
The problem with dogmatically avoiding the concept of new taxes is that it will neuter the state as an agent of economic change.
Jerry Remy’s restaurant faced financial struggles
The business near Fenway Park saw a downturn in sales during each baseball off-season, its former executive chef said.
Dr. Internet will see you now
Diagnosing yourself with websites can’t be a good idea. But it’s a sure bet that millions of people do it every day.
‘American Crime’: Prepare to be awed
Created by “12 Years a Slave” Oscar winner John Ridley, “American Crime” is all about getting the respect audiences usually reserve for cable programming such as “True Detective.”
Former prosecutor sues Suffolk district attorney
The prosecutor alleges she was the subject of wage and gender discrimination and was fired when she complained about it.
Walsh presses case for 2024 Olympics bid
The mayor on Wednesday delivered his strongest and most passionate case for Boston’s pursuit of the Games.
Putin Says Boris Nemtsov’s ‘Brazen Murder’ Was Politically Motivated
MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin of Russia said Wednesday that the slaying of Boris Y. Nemtsov, a Kremlin critic, had a political subtext, and he called on law enforcement agencies to halt such crimes.
PAX East needs to stand up for women
As a major force in video gaming, the convention’s organizers need to do more to root out misogyny.