Tommy Chang chosen to lead Boston schools

Tommy Chang, a finalist to be the next Boston schools superintendent, attended a forum with students and teachers at English High School in Jamaica Plain Feb. 24.

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Tommy Chang, Boston’s next school superintendent, has been working for the past three years as an administrator in the Los Angeles school district.

// MBTA sets upgrade costs at $6.7b

The board that oversees the T also expressed skepticism about issuing refunds for poor service, saying repair and upgrades take priority.

Benjamin Netanyahu, prime minister of Israel, spoke to Congress Tuesday.

Evan Horowitz

What are the alternatives to a deal with Iran?

Opposition to a possible agreement leads to the question: What’s next?

Michelle Merrill, owner of Salon 350 on Newbury Street, has seen her taxes triple, forcing her to raise her prices.

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Shirley Leung

Taxes singe smaller players in hot Back Bay market

Assessed values have risen dramatically, and the corresponding increase in taxes is a shock to some small businesses.

// Judge tosses teen’s confession in death of Danvers teacher

The judge doesn’t believe that Philip Chism paid adequate attention to his Miranda rights and ruled his confession can’t be presented to jurors.

Abington-03/03/15- Happy Dogs Pet Resort owner Michelle Mayberger wants to break the snow record. Her business has picked up because there is lots of area for dogs to run around on the grounds of her business. Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki (lifestyle)

Some want snowfall record, some want spring

The snowfall record would make Bostonians feel like champions, of sorts, a payoff for enduring a historic winter.

Wesley Reid of Milton helped shovel out the docks at the MIT Sailing Pavilion last month.

Snow expected to change to rain overnight

Meteorologists said 1.6 inches had fallen by early Wednesday morning, leaving Boston short of its snowfall record.


// 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.

Chef-owner Michael Scelfo preps a plate while wearing an apron at Alden & Harlow.

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Devra First

Is the customer always right?

The conduct of two women at Alden & Harlow, and a posting by the chef-owner, led to an online debate about his response.

Fort Myers, FL - 03/03/15 - In honor of Peter Frates, the former Boston College Baseball player who was stricken by ALS and who started the Ice Bucket Challenge to promote awareness and raise money for ALS, Boston Red Sox players and Boston College players wore his number 3. Red Sox Spring Training Game 1 vs. Northeastern University at Jet Blue Park. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 04Red Sox, LOID: 8.0.2826364469.


The amazing Pete Frates story continues to inspire

The Red Sox wore No. 3 Tuesday, in honor of the former BC baseball star who has become a fund-raising force for ALS research.

December 16, 2014; Redwood City, CA, USA; USOC chairman Larry Probst (left) and USOC chief executive officer Scott Blackmun (right) address the media in a press conference following the USOC board of directors meeting at Hotel Sofitel San Francisco. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Boston officials can woo IOC voters but can’t buy them

The days when Olympic bid cities could give enticements ended with the Salt Lake City scandal.

// Couple injured in Marathon bombing announces split

Rebekah Gregory took to her Facebook page to discuss her breakup with Pete DiMartino.

The Big Picture

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Documenting one family’s home birth experience

For Ashley Bennett, having her second child at home in Medford was an opportunity to be encouraged and supported.