A new age for an old town

Boston is in the midst of a building spree whose enormity, pace, and geographic sweep are redefining the skyline.

Jake Peavy has picked up World Series rings in consecutive seasons.


Winning isn’t lost on former Red Sox pitcher Jake Peavy

The righthander won a second straight World Series with the Giants, then signed a two-year deal worth $24 million.

Bright oak flooring, nine-foot ceilings, and elaborate, decorative molding are among the fine touches in this condo.

home of the week

Brookline condo offers elegant woodwork, 2 parking spaces

The $1.4 million Beacon Street condo offers bright oak flooring, nine-foot ceilings, and elaborate, decorative molding.

Boston’s bid for 2024 Olympics

Harvard Stadium, which was used for Olympic soccer matches in 1984, would be the field hockey site if Boston were awarded the 2024 Games.

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‘University cluster’ key to Boston’s Olympic bid

Campus sites are proposed for nearly a third of the sports, as well as for athlete and media housing.

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The Boston Olympics are being pulled in every direction by local communities who want to reap the economic benefits.

Duo set to open cat social club

The first cats are already getting acclimated to Calico Nook in Franklin, which officially opens March 14.

The US Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C.

Was quantitative easing best way to boost US economy?

The Fed pumped trillions into the economy, yet there still are many unknowns about the strategy.


Why do media need to talk to athletes?

The leverage belongs to the athlete. If someone doesn’t want to talk, there is nothing anyone can do.

BOSTON Ñ 2/27/2015: An ice dam forms along the walls of Church of the Covenant on Newbury Street. Temperatures remain below average for the month of February. (Sean Proctor/Globe Staff)

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Up to 8 inches of snow expected in some parts of Mass.

Southeastern Mass. is forecast to get up to 8 inches starting this afternoon, with up to 6 inches in the Boston area.

In Anchorage (left) 4th Street was barren of snow, unlike Boylston Street in Boston on Valentine’s Day.

Boston stole Alaska’s snow, and they want it back

With less than an inch of snow in Anchorage in February, the joke on the streets is the city swapped winters with Boston.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/22/BostonGlobe.com/BCOM/Images/connector.jpg Connector site improved, yet needs more fixes

The Mass. Health Connector needs another $20 million this year and more fixes next year to become fully functional.

Kevin Cullen

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Eddie MacKenzie has skated, again and again, but — in this, one of the coldest winters on record — his skating days are over.

Cape Wind president Jim Gordon spoke Saturday during a rally on the Boston Common.

Cape Wind vows to move project forward

Despite losing contracts from two utilities, Cape Wind is not throwing in the towel, the company’s chief executive says.

Boston Superintendent finalists (clockwise from top left) Dana Bedden, Tommy Chang, Pedro Martinez, and Guadalupe Guerrero.

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Meet the candidates

Boston’s final four for superintendent

The School Committee is expected to pick a new superintendent at a meeting this week. Learn more about the finalists.

Quincy may build parking lot around resident’s home

The last family on Hunt Street has not yet agreed to sell their home to the city for a high school campus expansion project.

The Big Picture

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Roll out the barrels

As demand for oil rises, photographers worldwide document how the barrels are used once the fuel is gone.