Income, adjusted for local costs of living, has grown slowly in Boston, Massachusetts, and New England in recent years, but the region's states and metropolitan areas generally fared better than most, the Commerce Department reported this week.
An unwieldy ‘Allergist’s Wife’ at Lyric Stage
While “The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife’’ is sporadically entertaining, the overall sensation is of having your arm twisted rather than being beguiled into laughter.
A new home that’s beachy, but also toasty warm
With inspiring views of Cape Cod Bay, the homeowners knew that this two-acre plot in Brewster was the site for their dream home.
“They lived in an apartment over the garage for 10 years, biding their time and planning,” says architect Alison Alessi of A3 Architects in Dennis.
Nightlife in and around Boston:
BLOND:ISH It all began in Montreal, when Anstascia D’Elene and Vivie-Ann Bakos won the world Air Guitar Championship. The DJ duo describes its music thusly: “timeless, rulebending, electronic, eclectic, psychedelic, romantic technoish techish house.” Nov. 28, 10 p.m. $20. Bijou, 51 Stuart St., Boston. www.bijouboston.com
ERIC PRYDZ We can’t think of a better way to work off too much pumpkin pie than dancing to music by this Swedish superstar. Nov. 28, 9 p.m. $20-$40. Royale, 279 Tremont St., Boston. www.royaleboston.com
Hey, what happened to those branches?
Q. My wife and I came home one day recently and found a tree service cutting branches off some of our trees. We asked who they were and who hired them without our approval or advance notice. They identified themselves a tree service and said NStar hired them, but had no credentials. NStar should have notified us in advance, and I asked the tree service, did you give notice? “We rang the bell,” said one.
In Boston, raucous crowds protest Ferguson decision
In the pews and on the streets Tuesday night, cries of frustration and grief were heard.
Make the most of Thanksgiving’s leftovers
Sharing a bounty of recipes, from pot pie to sandwiches, for day-after-Thanksgiving food.
Passing the drumstick to a new generation
State judges in Massachusetts face mandatory retirement at age 70. But when it comes to stepping aside at Thanksgiving, the rules aren’t set.
Colleges face quandary over ties to Cosby
Berklee College of Music distanced itself from Bill Cosby amid accusations against him, but UMass Amherst is maintaining its ties.
Donated arms thrill transplant recipient
For Will Lautzenheiser, the limbs of a stranger have become his own, transplanted during a nine-hour operation in October.
In Ferguson, worry about surviving the days and weeks ahead
In Ferguson, Mo., where schools have been closed and businesses destroyed, residents on Tuesday worried about surviving the days and weeks ahead.
Hong Kong police struggle to clear protest
Thousands surged into a Hong Kong neighborhood, defying a police attempt to shrink one of the protest camps that have sprung up.
Recipe for turkey pot pie
A classic American pie is deep, with only a top crust, and the meat can be beef, turkey, or chicken, along with vegetables.
Fox may go dark on Thanksgiving
The new owner of Boston’s Fox affiliate is in a heated showdown with Verizon over a proposed rate increase to carry Fox programming.
Across city, a sense of resigned anger toward Ferguson
The day after a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, some black residents of Boston said the ruling was the product of racial injustice that seems deeply resistant to change. But downtown and in predominantly white neighborhoods, some said the grand jury’s decision was justified.
Mass. home sales rise in October
October housing sales were higher than in October 2013, according to two real estate tracking groups.
Nor’easter expected to begin Wed. morning
Boston may see 4 inches of snow while interior areas could get as much as 14 inches, and the Cape may be buffeted by gusts.
Iran nuke talks face obstacles even with more time
The United States and Iran say a new deadline in nuclear talks could allow them to finally reach a deal. But Tehran’s apparent reluctance to compromise may soon leave U.S. negotiators running out of ideas on how to reduce Iran’s capacity to make nuclear arms.
Darren Wilson explains why he killed Michael Brown
WASHINGTON — It’s a scene that plays out thousands of times every year all over America: A white cop stops a black teen he thinks is up to no good. The teen resists; there’s an exchange of profanities and maybe an arrest. Mostly, these events are forgotten, except perhaps by those involved. But a handful are not. That’s what happened in Ferguson, Mo., where an Aug. 9 encounter between Michael Brown and officer Darren Wilson ended in death, explosive violence, protest and another bout of national soul-searching about race.