Reports of widespread racial profiling at Logan International Airport — and news of a federal investigation into the practice — have provoked concern and calls for change, but little surprise. … read more »
With the movie theater massacre days in the past and the booby-traps discovered at the suspect’s apartment having been disarmed, the media has turned its focus on assembling a clear … read more »
The substance and tenor of sports radio is sounding like crime and punishment once again. Just short of one year ago, the air waves that ordinarily provide a forum for … read more »
Through 2007, Massachusetts showed the fastest progress of any state on the national assessment (NAEP) tests. What was most impressive is that black and Hispanic students showed even more progress … read more »
To encourage job growth, Mayor Thomas M. Menino today will propose financial incentives for hospitals, universities, and other nonprofits to hire out-of-work Boston residents.
Northeastern University has named a new dean of the Bouve College of Health Sciences. Dr. Terry Fulmer, a specialist in geriatrics and founding dean of the College of Nursing at … read more »
A drilling contractor for the state will bore 100 feet into the ground near South Station next month in an attempt to determine the size, cause, and best way to … read more »
A Superior Court judge ruled yesterday that the man who won a $152 million lawsuit last year against a tobacco company for causing the death of his mother — by … read more »
Dozens of Massachusetts colleges are scrambling to find alternate ways to pay for research programs, campus construction, and other initiatives to make up for the loss of federal money once … read more »
Real licorice, which is in black licorice candy, is made from the roots of the licorice plant, which can also be spelled liquorice.
What is it about dwarfs? It has long since become unacceptable, at least in public, to belittle ethnic and religious minorities, gays and lesbians, and people with disabilities. Yet dwarfs … read more »
As a criminologist, I was drawn to the interactive map of this year’s Boston homicides that was featured in boston.com earlier this month. The concentration of murders in the city’s … read more »