Updated 1:49 pm PST, Thursday, February 21, 2019 Nick Cafardo, former Boston Globe sports columnist, poses in this undated photo. Longtime Boston Globe baseball writer has died after collapsing at the Red Sox's spring training ballpark. He was 62. The newspaper said Cafardo had an embolism Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, and Red Sox medical staff was unable to revive him. (John Ioven/The Boston Globe via AP) less Nick Cafardo, former Boston Globe sports columnist, poses in this undated photo. Longtime Boston Globe baseball writer has died after collapsing at the Red Sox's spring training ballpark. He was 62. The ... more Photo: John Ioven/Boston Globe, AP Photo: John Ioven/Boston Globe, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Nick Cafardo, former Boston Globe sports columnist, … [Read more...] about Boston Globe baseball writer Nick Cafardo dies at 62
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Jonathan Saltzman and Maria Cramer Globe Staff January 28, 2019 The federal government, which has been accused of failing to hold drug companies to account for the nation’s deadly opioid epidemic, hopes to dispel that impression Monday when the first criminal trial of pharmaceutical executives who marketed a painkiller begins.John N. Kapoor, a onetime billionaire andfounder of Arizona-based Insys Therapeutics, is scheduled to go on trial in US District Court in Boston along with four former company executives on charges that they acted more like mobsters than pharmaceutical executives when they sold a brand of fentanyl, a powerful and addictive opioid.In a trial expected to last up to three months, federal prosecutors will try to convince a jury that the five defendants paid bribes and kickbacks to physicians in a nationwide racketeering conspiracy. The … [Read more...] about Opioid company executives set to go on trial in Boston Monday
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page James Vaznis Globe Staff January 27, 2019 By many measures, the Boston school system should be flush with cash, thanks to the city’s booming economy.Over the past decade, the parking lots and rotting piers of the Seaport District have given way to sleek office towers and luxury condominiums, and large-scale developments have sprouted up elsewhere, including the city’s third tallest skyscraper (in the Back Bay).That has pumped tens of billions of dollars into the city’s tax base, swelling it beyond $160 billion. The new revenue has allowed Boston to increase spending on city services while keeping homeowner’s taxes among the lowest in the state, a feat Mayor Martin J. Walsh recently championed in his state of the city address. Advertisement Yet earlier in January on Beacon Hill, Walsh painted a more dire picture of city finances as he … [Read more...] about Amid a booming economy, Boston’s schools seem cash poor. What’s going wrong?
Looking for a new restaurant to try this weekend? The Boston Globe Magazine has 37 suggestions you might want to consider. On Thursday morning, the publication released its picks for the best new restaurants in the Boston area, featuring 37 spots that have opened since December 2017. The list, which is written by Kara Baskin, Devra First, and Sheryl Julian, is broken up into three sections: 24 restaurants in the immediate Boston area, four restaurants that have made a splash in the fast-casual sphere, and nine that are located in the suburbs and worth the drive. Among the 24 in and around the city, there are restaurants that have won both local and national acclaim. Peruvian spot Celeste, which was one of Esquire’s 2018 Best New Restaurants in America, is on the list, as are space-themed diner Little Dipper, deli and gin bar Our Fathers, Japanese restaurant Kamakura, and Japanese-inspired Whaling in Oklahoma. David Chang’s Fuku, Mediterranean-focused … [Read more...] about Boston Globe Magazine named its best new restaurants in Boston and the suburbs
Updated 1:09 pm CST, Wednesday, January 23, 2019 Victor Pena, left, is arraigned on kidnapping charges at the Charlestown Division of the Boston Municipal Court in Charlestown, Mass., Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. Pena, who has been charged with kidnapping a 23-year-old woman in Boston has been ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation and will be held without bail. (Aram Boghosian/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool) less Victor Pena, left, is arraigned on kidnapping charges at the Charlestown Division of the Boston Municipal Court in Charlestown, Mass., Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. Pena, who has been charged with kidnapping a ... more Photo: Aram Boghosian, AP Photo: Aram Boghosian, AP Image 1 of / 4 Caption Close Image 1 of 4 Victor Pena, left, is arraigned on kidnapping charges at … [Read more...] about Man charged in Boston kidnapping sent for mental evaluation