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Tech hiring is tough on veteran workers

The high-tech labor market may be on fire, but not for workers who haven’t kept their skills up to date with the industry’s rapidly changing demands.

Long rise, hard fall of John Barranco

Barranco found big money in an unlikely place — a regional agency serving disabled children. And then investigators closed in.

A marriage of a dream and a scheme

For fees as high as $12,000, Maria-Helena Knoller would pair illegal immigrants from Brazil with Americans and arrange their marriages.

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff


Contemporary art all the rage across region

The debut of the MFA’s contemporary wing caps a period of extraordinary activity in New England’s art world, which is becoming one of the most dynamic contemporary art scenes in the US.