Recalling a connection with Cambridge’s Masse’s
The place was called Masse Hardware. It stood in an off-the-beaten-path part of Cambridge, on a corner outside Porter Square, on the way to nowhere really.
Baker seeks to kill film industry tax credit, boost aid for low-wage workers
Governor Charlie Baker wants to end a tax credit for the film industry and expand one for thousands of low-income workers.
Meehan seen as contender to be next UMass head
Martin Meehan, the chancellor at UMass Lowell and a former congressman, was poised to become UMass president four years ago.
Kerry’s Iran diplomacy in cross hairs of partisan battle
Secretary of State John Kerry will have much on the line when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to Congress Tuesday.
Keolis tries to avoid fines by invoking provision that blames ‘severe weather’ for poor service
The commuter rail operator is trying to invoke a clause in its contract that would allow it to avoid paying fines because of “severe weather.”
Supreme Court’s chance to do the right thing on Obamacare
All of the justices have committed themselves to the view that snippets of statutes cannot be taken out of context of the legislation.
Possible elements in an Iran nuclear deal
Negotiators from the United States, other world powers, and Iran have sought to keep the details of a potential nuclear agreement secret. But the statements of people monitoring the discussions give some idea of what may be included in an agreement.
Post reporter held in Iran gets lawyer, but not one of his choosing
A Washington Post reporter imprisoned in Iran has been granted access to an attorney — but not the one of his choosing.
Jason Rezaian, who has been the paper’s Tehran correspondent since 2012 and holds US and Iranian citizenship, has spent 222 days in Tehran’s Evin Prison. Family members say that their preferred attorney was blocked by the country’s Revolutionary Court.
Kelly Clarkson, ‘Piece by Piece’
The inaugural “American Idol” victor and her collaborators surround her voice with great big production both for good and for ill.
O’Reilly’s Argentina war stories, challenged by critics, led to stint on Boston TV
Bill O’Reilly’s reporting from Argentina has drawn questions, but executives at Channel 7 were impressed enough to hire him in 1982.
Rhonda Kallman shifts from beer to whiskey with Dorchester distillery
After three decades in the beer industry that ended when a government decision doomed her last company, Rhonda Kallman is chasing the harder stuff.
Iraq launches attack to recapture city of Tikrit
The Iraqi military, alongside thousands of Shi’ite militia fighters, began a large-scale offensive Monday to retake the city of Tikrit from the Islamic State, a battle that could either become a pivotal fight in the campaign to reclaim north and west Iraq or deepen the country’s bloody sectarian divide.
Obama panel seeks outside inquiries on police killings
President Obama said the deaths of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York show law enforcement needs to change practices to build trust in minority communities.
Latest ‘CSI’ spinoff sends its crew into cyberspace
If viewers are immediately gripped with a desire to change all their online passwords after the first episode, then the show will have succeeded.
Ukraine’s leader urges peacekeeping mission for the east
Ukraine’s president signed a decree Monday opening the way to a formal request for international peacekeepers to be stationed in eastern regions where government forces are battling Russian-backed separatists.
Justices seem skeptical of independent electoral map boards
The Supreme Court seems poised to stop states that have tried to take matters into their own hands by removing map-drawing power from elected lawmakers.
Boston business community needs to reflect new economy
New buildings are changing the look of Boston’s skyline; but what about the people inside?
Boston Baroque’s luminous ‘St. John Passion’
Whereas the “St. Matthew” creates a community of consolation, the “St. John,” with fewer arias and a thornier narrative, is a painful drama of shared guilt.
Walmart hike offers hope for lower-paid
A year or so from now, we’ll look back and say that Congress didn’t raise the federal minimum wage above $7.25 per hour. Walmart effectively did.
Putin critic’s date says she did not see his killer
The Ukrainian woman with Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov when he was gunned down told Russia media on Monday that she did not see his killer, as conflicting reports emerged about the availability of surveillance footage showing the slaying.