Front page

Mayor Walsh’s hires haven’t reflected city’s diversity

A Globe analysis of payroll records found that the first wave of new hires was overwhelmingly white and predominantly male.

With parking space at a premium, the airport’s valets put cars wherever they’ll fit.

David L Ryan/Globe Staff

At Logan, cars outnumber spaces during vacation week

As many as 18,000 cars will need to be parked at Logan each day this week, and only 16,200 spaces exist.

Jilted Palmer landowner suing Mohegan Sun

Northeast Realty Associates will seek a judgment to prevent the gambling company from pursuing a casino in Revere.

Mayor Walsh invites Pope Francis to Boston

Cardinal O’Malley has previously expressed doubt about the likelihood of a papal visit here.

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick made his remarks during a speech outlining proposed changes to the criminal justice system.

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff

Patrick pledges ‘full accounting’ in Bridgewater homicide

Governor Deval Patrick vowed to release results from a review of the 2009 homicide at Bridgewater State Hospital in days.

The Nation

Farm numbers decline, but revenue rises

By Mary Clare Jalonick

A government census shows there were 2.1 million farms in the US in 2012, down a little more than 4 percent from 2007.

Guantanamo Bay detainee pleads guilty to war crimes

Ahmed al-Darbi was an Al Qaeda member who planned a 2002 attack, prosecutors said.

By Pauline Jelinek

The pretrial deal is aimed at limiting Ahmed al-Darbi’s sentence to 15 years for his role in a suicide bombing.

Obama to sidestep Social Security shift

By Michael D. Shear

President Obama’s forthcoming budget proposal will not include an offer to slow the growth in Social Security payments.

The World

Dozens dead as Ukraine crisis worsens

Protesters, aided by ordinary residents, used barricades during clashes with police on Thursday near Kiev’s central Independence Square.

By Andrew E. Kramer and Andrew Higgins

Security forces fired on masses of antigovernment demonstrators in a drastic escalation of the 3-month-old crisis.

Korean families meet in emotional reunions

South Korean Park Yang-Gon (left) met with his North Korean brother Park Yang-Soo after being separated for 60 years.

By Choe Sang-Hun

The rival governments agreed to the family reunions as their first serious gesture toward easing frayed ties in years.

Timetable, framework crafted for Iran nuclear talks

By Steven Erlanger

The European Union’s foreign policy chief and Iran’s foreign minister said that groups of specialists would meet early in March.

Editorial & Opinion

SCOT LEHIGH

Governor Deval Patrick’s troubles

By Scot Lehigh

Some of the problems facing the state are things that a more competent manager might well have prevented.

opinion | susan crawford

Route around cable behemoths

Comcast announced that it plans a $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable.

By Susan Crawford

Last week’s news that Comcast plans a $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable makes an atrocious situation worse.

JOAN WICKERSHAM

Powerful voices, heard anew

James Baldwin posed at his home in France in 1979.

By Joan Wickersham

Recordings of writers like James Baldwin reading their works have been re-released.

Metro

Jilted Palmer landowner suing Mohegan Sun

By Mark Arsenault

Northeast Realty Associates will seek a judgment to prevent the gambling company from pursuing a casino in Revere.

Mayor Walsh’s hires haven’t reflected city’s diversity

Mayor Martin Walsh strongly rejected any suggestion that he had fallen short on his commitment to diversity.

By Andrew Ryan

A Globe analysis of payroll records found that the first wave of new hires was overwhelmingly white and predominantly male.

Patrick pledges ‘full accounting’ in Bridgewater homicide

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick made his remarks during a speech outlining proposed changes to the criminal justice system.

By Michael Rezendes

Governor Deval Patrick vowed to release results from a review of the 2009 homicide at Bridgewater State Hospital in days.

More Stories

Marijuana firms weigh legal action

By Shelley Murphy and Kay Lazar

Woman dies after carport collapses in Weymouth

By Travis Andersen and Catalina Gaitanand Catalina Gaitan

Kevin Cullen

Olga Roche should fall on her sword

By Kevin Cullen

Teens rally for jobs at State House

By Paige Sutherland  

Business

At Logan, cars outnumber spaces during vacation week

With parking space at a premium, the airport’s valets put cars wherever they’ll fit.

By Katie Johnston

As many as 18,000 cars will need to be parked at Logan each day this week, and only 16,200 spaces exist.

Facebook deal for $19b app no shock to tech execs

There was some skepticism about whether the steep trajectory of tech prices is sustainable.

By Callum Borchers

Some technology executives even went so far as to suggest that Facebook might have gotten a bargain.

Looking for next WhatsApp in Boston

WhatsApp has become a preferred way to communicate via mobile devices in many countries, dwarfing Facebook’s mobile users.

By Dennis Keohane

Could a local startup attract the kind of blockbuster deal that Facebook is making for WhatsApp?

Obituaries

Alison Jolly, 76; discovered female dominance in primates

By Paul Vitello

The primatologist’s research in the forests of Madagascar helped disprove the tenet that males were dominant in every primate species.

William J. Holmes, 86; former college president

William J. Holmes, president of Simmons College for 23 years, was a voracious reader, his daughter said.

By Bryan Marquard

Dr. Holmes served as president of Simmons College for 23 years, launching its school of management in the 1970s.

Mavis Gallant, famed Montreal-born writer; at 91

Mavis Gallant wrote more than 100 short stories for The New Yorker.

By Helen Verongos

Ms. Gallant published more than 100 short stories in her lauded career, many of them in The New Yorker magazine.

Sports

Olympic athletes can bear unusual flags

Warren Cummings Smith III, a Dedham resident and Dartmouth student, has dual citizenship and is competing in the Sochi  Games for Estonia.Shira Springer/Globe Staff

By Shira Springer

Dual citizenship allows for some unorthodox entrants in the Olympics, such as Warren Cummings Smith III, an Estonian who lives in Dedham.

On the Olympics

No controversy in Russia’s skating gold

Adelina Sotnikova of Russia won gold on Thursday.

By John Powers

There are those who’ll claim that Kim Yu Na was robbed of figure-skating gold, and then there are those who can count.

Men’s hockey semifinal | Noon, NBCSN

US men get their crack at Canada

Sidney Crosby and the Canadians will face off against Phil Kessel and the Americans on Friday.

By John Powers

These old hockey rivals meet again, with a slot in Sunday’s gold-medal game at stake.

More Stories

red sox notebook

Chris Capuano set to join Red Sox

By Nick Cafardo

Dan Shaughnessy

Red Sox have no problems at all

By Dan Shaughnessy

bruins notebook

Bruins back to work after Olympic break

By Fluto Shinzawa

Christopher L. Gasper

Do Celtics overstate Rajon Rondo’s value?

By Christopher L. Gasper

College football

UMass coach Mark Whipple in a familiar spot

By Anthony Gulizia

College hockey notebook

Next up for No. 1 BC? No. 7 UMass-Lowell

By Nancy Marrapese-Burrell

boston city league boys’ basketball championship

New Mission drops East Boston for crown

By Emily McCarthy

boston city league girls’ basketball championship

Fenway knocks off South Boston to regain city title

By Michelle Fenelon

daytona notebook

Hamlin, Kenseth win Budweiser Duels at Daytona

By Michael Vega

G: Arts & Movies

Seth Meyers is ready to take on the world

By Sarah Rodman

As “Weekend Update” anchor and head writer on “Saturday Night Live” for the past 12 years, Meyers is used to staying up late and cracking wise.

Double duty for Fred Armisen

Armisen will lead the “Late Night With Seth Meyers” band when his “Portlandia” duties allow.

By Sarah Rodman

The former “Saturday Night Live” star will lead the “Late Night With Seth Meyers” band when his “Portlandia” duties allow.

movie review

‘Pompeii’ lacks fireworks

Atticus (Adewale Akinnouye-Agbaje, center) and Milo (Kit Harington, right) are gladiators in Paul W.S. Anderson’s “Pompeii.”

By Tom Russo

“Pompeii” is Paul W.S. Anderson’s stab at rendering the Mount Vesuvius catastrophe with a 3-D “Titanic” gloss.

More Stories

critic’s notebook

Korine’s outside- the-norm films play at Harvard

By Peter Keough

Critic’s notebook | MOVIE REVIEW

When Orson Welles ran afoul of a shady ‘Lady’

By Mark Feeney

movie review

Love is strange in ‘Stranger by the Lake’

By Peter Keough

Television Review

NBC’s ‘About a Boy’ reboots Hornby novel

By Christopher Muther

Scene & Heard

Quilt is a patchwork of sounds

By Luke O’Neil

Noisy Neighbors

Art Decade, ‘Art Decade’

By Luke O'Neil

High Five

Eilen Jewell on being a Bostonian

By Alex Stills

Book REview

‘Words Will Break Cement’ by Masha Gessen

By Michael Andor Brodeur

events

Boston-area to do list

By Milva DiDomizio

Critic’s corner: What’s on TV Friday

By Michael Andor Brodeur

Names

James Patterson gives money to 4 Mass. bookstores

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Matt LeBlanc in Boston for cover party

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Celebrating the new Rev Girls

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Nikolai Begg helps out at the MIT Museum

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Dana Barros leads a Celtics volunteer crew

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

‘SNL’ stars head to Boston University

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

The cover for the October 2 2014 issue

Go to this issue
The cover for the October 1 2014 issue

Go to this issue
The cover for the September 30 2014 issue

Go to this issue
The cover for the September 29 2014 issue

Go to this issue
The cover for the September 28 2014 issue

Go to this issue
The cover for the September 27 2014 issue

Go to this issue
The cover for the September 26 2014 issue

Go to this issue
The cover for the September 25 2014 issue

Go to this issue
The cover for the September 24 2014 issue

Go to this issue
The cover for the September 23 2014 issue

Go to this issue
The cover for the September 22 2014 issue

Go to this issue
The cover for the September 21 2014 issue

Go to this issue
The cover for the September 20 2014 issue

Go to this issue
The cover for the September 19 2014 issue

Go to this issue
The cover for the September 18 2014 issue

Go to this issue
The cover for the September 17 2014 issue

Go to this issue
The cover for the September 16 2014 issue

Go to this issue
The cover for the September 15 2014 issue

Go to this issue
The cover for the September 14 2014 issue

Go to this issue
The cover for the September 13 2014 issue

Go to this issue
The cover for the September 12 2014 issue

Go to this issue
The cover for the September 11 2014 issue

Go to this issue
The cover for the September 10 2014 issue

Go to this issue
The cover for the September 9 2014 issue

Go to this issue
The cover for the September 8 2014 issue

Go to this issue
The cover for the September 7 2014 issue

Go to this issue
The cover for the September 6 2014 issue

Go to this issue
The cover for the September 5 2014 issue

Go to this issue
The cover for the September 4 2014 issue

Go to this issue
The cover for the September 3 2014 issue

Go to this issue
The cover for the September 2 2014 issue

Go to this issue