May 11, 2014 | Top Spots to Live 2014

Greater Boston homes for $250,000 and up

Inventory is low so buyers are scrambling. Here’s a sampling of properties on the market. By Eileen McEleney Woods

When the Green Line and  another T project are completed, 85 percent of  Somerville will be within a half-mile of a transit center, up from the  current 15 percent.

Will the Green Line Extension make Somerville real estate go crazy?

The subway’s first expansion in nearly 30 years will test a theory. Are homes near transit stops as valuable as beachfront retreats? By Shira Springer

Perspective


Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush: A prescription for fixing hospitals

Health insurance reform isn’t perfect, but it’s here. Now it’s time to remake how medical centers operate. By Jonathan Bush

Summer Travel

New England travel guide: 12 classic destinations

Make new memories, or refresh old ones, by exploring these great locations. By Patricia Harris and David Lyon

Top Spots to Live 2014


The house hunter’s lament

Lust, flirting, rejection . . . just another day of searching in a competitive market. By Kara Baskin

Perspective

10-year anniversary of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts

The plaintiffs in Goodridge v. Department of Public Health look back to May 17, 2004. Portraits by Joel Benjamin

Your Week Ahead

5 things to do in Boston the week of May 11

“The Tempest,” student fashion, a profusion of lilacs, and more.

Connections


One-hundred-year-old moms

They were born the year Mother’s Day was established. By Sidonia Dalby

A Restaurant’s Take

Salmon and tuna crudo at Stella

In the South End, an instant classic. By Rachel Travers

Style Watch

“What I love about this project,” designer Britta McCarthy says, “is that there is a strong presence of all of our visions, including the homeowners’.” Scandinavian sleek

Inherited mid-century treasures work beautifully in this newly built Lexington home. By Marni Elyse Katz

First Person


Mystic Seaport’s shipyard director on a whaler’s restoration

As the antique Charles W. Morgan prepares to sail again, Quentin Snediker describes a find in Boston that helped make her whole.  

Dinner With Cupid

From left, Steven Deteso and Nicole Gazin. Blind date: Fine dining

Two daters both work in restaurants. Does that mean their meal will go smoothly? By Compiled Eryn Carlson

Tales from the City

Surviving pothole season

A child’s view of navigating Boston streets after a long winter.

Comments

Letters to the editor

Globe Magazine readers respond to recent stories by Senator Elizabeth Warren and Miss Conduct’s Robin Abrahams.