BOSTON — In his inaugural address on Thursday, Gov. Deval Patrick invoked the same values of optimism and leadership that he campaigned on to win a second term. Patrick promised improvements in job creation, education, health care and public safety.
BOSTON — Scott Brown. Health care reform. Teen bullying. Deval Patrick. Cape Wind. Chuck Turner. Casinos. Texting while driving. The Mattapan murders. These are some of the biggest stories of 2010. Review the year that was in this interactive timeline.
BOSTON — Massachusetts voters have rejected a ballot question that would have cut the state sales tax rate by more than half.
BOSTON — As the congregation mourned for 21-year-old Eyanna Flonory and her 2-year-old son, Amani Smith — victims of last week’s quadruple-homicide in Mattapan — the bishop at Morning Star Baptist Church in Mattapan vowed a prayer campaign to end the reign of violence.
BOSTON — There could be quite an increase in slip-and-fall lawsuits in Massachusetts, come winter. The state Supreme Judicial Court has reversed a centuries-old understanding about when property owners can be held liable for someone getting hurt on ice or snow.
The iconic red, white and blue Citgo sign visible over the left field wall of Fenway Park every time another Red Sox home run clears the Green Monster is going dark for a couple months for an extreme makeover.
BOSTON — Teachers and staff members at six Boston schools will have to reapply for their jobs, and the principals of five schools have been fired, after the state identified 12 city schools as “underperforming” on Thursday.
When bulldozers demolished seedy Scollay Square in the midcentury to make way for Government Center, city planners worried the sex shops and peep shows would seep into Back Bay. To keep the unmentionable away, Boston tried a radical experiment: The edge of Chinatown was designated an adult entertainment district. And police looked the other way.
BOSTON — Some 70 artists around Boston set out to reveal their “inner robots” for a new show opening Friday in the South End. The results are beautiful and bizarre.
BOSTON — With Haiti’s main hospitals in ruin, a Boston woman’s army of doctors and nurses is mobilizing to help people in Port-au-Prince. We speak with Ophelia Dahl, executive director of Partners In Health.