2014 Bostonians of the Year: Market Basket employees
The grocery chain’s 25,000 workers highlighted that a company formula of low prices and good wages can succeed.
Protests shine light on deeper issues with modern justice
The system destroys a community that has historically suffered under institutionalized subordination.
Hacked K-cups latest in battle over Keurig coffeemakers
When Keurig released a line of “2.0” brewers that don’t work with unauthorized cups, the pod people struck back.
The Cuban people keep waiting
If this abrupt shift of policy were part of a strategy to topple an odious dictatorship, it might be defensible.
Time for America to quit Iraq, Afghanistan wars
Our country wins when it recognizes defeat instead of endlessly pursuing unwinnable battles.
Mitt Romney’s 2016 chances look good
Charlie Baker’s election shows the GOP should draft a centrist.
At Hull High, booster club was a savior for athletic program
In a time of shrinking school budgets, booster clubs often provide an essential fundraising arm for athletic departments.
In Beverly, football boosters association is a vital fund-raiser
Booster clubs for high school athletics are serving an increasingly important role in an era of shrinking school budgets.
How a Massachusetts man invented the global ice market
An entrepreneur’s 1806 scheme to sell chunks of frozen New England ponds still shapes how we live.
Medical marijuana businesses eye opening sites in south suburbs next year
Four communities south of Boston could soon become the hosts of medical marijuana businesses, as groups across Massachusetts bid for the final approvals they need to enter the state’s fledgling pot industry.
Ermont is seeking to open a combined medical marijuana dispensary and growing facility in Quincy, while In Good Health is attempting to locate a combined facility in Brockton.
MassMedicum, meanwhile, seeks to locate a cultivation site in Holbrook to serve its proposed dispensary in Taunton, while the William Noyes Webster Foundation seeks to locate a growing site in Plymouth to serve its planned dispensary in Dennis.
All told, the state Department of Public Health has granted provisional certificates for 15 dispensaries under the 2012 ballot law legalizing medical marijuana.
Malden center celebrates two years of bringing teens together
Malden’s center for teens marks two-year anniversary.
Little Free Libraries offer good reads and community
Liv Van Dyke loves community, which is why she joined fellow readers in establishing Little Free Libraries.
Salem OK’s fee plan for energy plant
Salem City Council approved a $100 million agreement with a natural gas plant operator.
Reader of the ‘Interview’ hack
We can’t help our curiosity about the Sony e-mails even as we loathe the secrets within.
Questions from our mailbox...
Who Taught You to Drive columnist Peter DeMarco opens his mailbox to reader inquiries about whether motorists need to have Registry-issued car registrations on board.
Smokey the Bear is kidnapped
Santa Claus falls into the harbor, Smokey the Bear is kidnapped, and shoplifters ransack stores in this holiday edition of “Blotter Tales.”
Koy restaurant brings kimchi with a twist to Faneuil Hall
Koy, a new Korean-influenced restaurant on the edge of Faneuil Hall, offers a respite from chains, tourist traps, and bars. When you’ve worked up an appetite dodging jugglers and horn players tootling holiday medleys, it’s nice to have a place to duck into for a bulgogi sandwich and a cocktail.
Military news from north of Boston
News about members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard in our communities.
On Christmas Eve, home is where the heart is
Wherever it is, it will be home. Because even in a second-floor Alzheimer’s unit, you can be home for the holidays.