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Mass. scrambling to find housing for its homeless

UMass student Felicita Diaz moved to Northborough when a subsidy ended. Her family has since relocated to Chelsea.

Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff

An average of 2,100 families a night — an all-time high — were temporarily housed in motel rooms in October.

No timeline for having Boston school chief in place

After months of delays, the Boston School Committee is expected to resume its search for a superintendent in the coming weeks.


Running mate issue gets thornier for Charlie Baker

Karyn Polito is expected to declare that she will run for lieutenant governor, a move that puts the GOP gubernatorial favorite in a difficult spot.

The westbound side of Interstate 290 in Worcester was closed for nearly five hours to allow towing crews to clear the road.


On busy travel day, black ice led to massive pileup in Worcester

Early Sunday, some 65 vehicles spun and collided on a frozen patch of Interstate 290, seriously injuring two people.

// Feud with writers helped Ted Williams hit harder

In an article adapted from a new biography about the Red Sox legend, we learn that Williams would read much into critical words in the press.

Rabbi Katy Z. Allen, Elan Riesman, and Sharon Rozines took part in an outdoor Shabbat at Wachusett Reservoir.

Congregation joins Judaism with nature

Rabbi Katy Allen’s gathering of Jewish environmentalists and nature lovers almost always worships outside.