Everett casino plans changing under Steve Wynn’s watchful eye
Steve Wynn wants to replace the unloved hotel high rise with a gently curving bronze tower similar to his Las Vegas hotels.
Blind fan soaks up essence of Patriots games
Despite life having thrown many good reasons his way, Randy “Zip” Pierce does not complain about his lot.
An issue where Israelis, Palestinians do agree
Both sides have lost faith in the ability of American diplomats to broker peace.
Marijuana licensing went awry early on, records show
A Globe review shows the process was hobbled by too little time, conflicts of interest, and questionable work from highly-paid contractors.
What to do in Phoenix — other than watch the Super Bowl
Super Bowl city has much to offer visitors willing to do some scouting.
Tens of thousands of police attend funeral of slain N.Y. officer
Officer Rafael Ramos was gunned down along with his partner, Officer Wenjian Liu, as the two sat in their patrol car in Brooklyn.
Top 5 over-covered Vatican stories of 2015
Also: The difference a pope makes, and a pivotal January.
Where to go in 2015
Before you book tickets to the same-old, familiar resort, consider these up-and-coming travel destinations.
‘This Old House’ renovated my childhood home
The venerable PBS program renovated Mindy Pollack-Fusi's childhood home in Lexington, and the stars of the show gave her sneak peeks.
Rallies across US back police, with a few exceptions
Thousands of people turned out to a rally in Cleveland, one of several held across the US.
Long-sought Islamic militant surrenders in Somalia
Zakariya Ismail Ahmed Hersi had a $3 million bounty on his head.
Epiphanies and institutions in 2014: an expansive look
A critic’s-eye view toward new openings and advances, controversial practices, lamentable departures, and promising developments.
What is it like to live in Dighton?
Kenneth Araujo grew up on the family farm and has seen the town and his business change dramatically with the times.
Marcus Thornton likes to unwind in Bahamas
Boston Celtics Marcus Thornton said visiting the Bahamas should be on everyone’s bucket list.
North Korea mocks Obama, faults US for Internet attack
The nation once again rejected US accusations that it was behind the hacking of Sony Pictures.
Cuts in Medicaid payments threaten access to care
Just as millions of people are gaining insurance through Medicaid, the program is poised to make deep cuts in payments to many doctors.
Sebastian Smee’s 2014 art picks
The art critc’s picks for the year’s best (and most disappointing) shows, across a broad variety of categories and styles.
Be less romantic about the past
Get a reality check into the past and see how blessed we are to be alive in the present.
My parents revived our old home, and the rest is history
The farm’s hub was a big red barn with several rooms and two levels, with nooks and crannies that I was endlessly investigating.