IOC leader says Boston has ‘great potential’

Thomas Bach cited Boston’s history and reputation as a center of higher education.

Storm warning issued with up to 12 inches of snow forecast

The warning is in place from 9 p.m. tonight until 1 a.m. Tuesday with up a foot of snow and cold temperatures expected.

Tess Pearson of Family & Children’s Services said the suicides caught the island by surprise.

Middle-age suicides rattle Nantucket

Seven people have killed themselves since October, sending islanders scrambling for answers.

A Park Street-bound train stopped on a bitter cold night to pick up a passenger.

Deficit threatens late-night T service

Few political leaders and businesses appear ready to fight for the survival of the service.

Jeb Bush and his grandfather, Prescott Bush, at Jeb’s graduation from Andover in June 1971.

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The education of Jeb Bush began with big troubles at Andover

Bush almost ran aground at Phillips Academy, and it would take four years for him to straighten out.

Mindy Lubber is chief executive of Ceres, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

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Boston nonprofit Ceres stresses green effort

The organization’s philosophy: Good environmental policy is good for business.

Kevin Cullen

// Another Bratton revolution for the New York City police

One year after Bill Bratton regained the reins of the NYPD, he is engaged in a battle that is both epic and personal.

Super Bowl XLIX

Patriots’ defense ready for Seattle’s read option

What Russell Wilson sees when the Seahawks call for a read option could leave the Patriots vulnerable to a big play.

Workers put the finishing touches on a giant mural of Tom Brady at University of Phoenix Stadium.

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Patriots tackle unfinished business in Arizona

Deep down, everybody knows that this game is much more about the Patriots than it is about the worthy champions from the Pacific Northwest.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick has the most postseason victories in NFL history.

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Bill Belichick’s legacy is complicated

Detractors point to Spygate and Deflategate, but supporters say that jealousy is behind much of the criticism.

The University of Phoenix Stadium can hold as many as 74,000 fans.

Complete guide to Super Bowl XLIX

A look at the matchup, game time, location, advertising, and history of the NFL championship game.

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Seahawks won’t be the only birds on the game day menu

Chicken wings have emerged from humble roots to become Super Bowl’s version of Thanksgiving turkey.

Douglas Trumbull, who calls himself a “mad engineer,” at Trumbull Studios in the Berkshires.

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Sci-fi pioneer Douglas Trumbull ready for new frontiers

After a self-imposed exile, visual effects master Douglas Trumbull lives and works in the Berkshires.

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// Winter arts preview

Boston Ballet presents “Lady of the Camellias,” “Breaking Bad” prequel “Better Call Saul” premieres, and critics pick the best of the winter.

“It’s a challenge to keep clean,” Colleen Wells said of the coffered ceiling (and the tall baseboards and molding) in her family’s Topsfield contemporary.


House hunting and the cost of maintaining wish-list items

Before you open your home-buying wallet, find out how much it will cost to maintain the items you yearn to have.



// Curtail 529 college savings plans

The plans disproportionately benefit wealthier taxpayers who would likely be saving for their children’s college bills anyway.

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The road to K-pop stardom

Some Koreans often put up with punishing schedules in the hope of one day making it big in the music industry.

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