| Dec 5, 2013
| 3:40 PM
The governors of New England's six states have signed a rare pact to launch new major energy infrastructure projects that could help drive down heat and power rates in the region.
"What we face in New England is a serious energy infrastructure deficit,"...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 5:11 PM
With five major incidents in the past six months, commuters and lawmakers are now questioning the reliability of service on the aging Metro-North Commuter Railroad after a train traveling 82 mph crashed this weekend.
The latest tragedy took the lives of...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 4:53 AM
It was a dream job that Jeff Holland didn't even realize was his dream: patrolling the water and advocating for the environment as the West/Rhode Riverkeeper.
Holland was still settling into his other new gig, running the Captain Avery Museum, a small...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 4:51 PM
After the holiday parade, before the football and around the time the smell of turkey consumes the house, Thanksgiving Day television viewing will once again go to the dogs.
More than 2,000 of the top American Kennel Club-sanctioned pooches, including...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 3:23 PM
The mascot at my high school, Roosevelt High (named for Theodore; it was built well before Franklin was president, and has been renamed Early Collehe High) in Yonkers, N.Y., was the Indian. And in those days of little or no ethnic sensitivity, students...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 5:54 PM
NEW YORK — In a mere instant — or about the time it takes to send a 140-character message — Twitter became one of the Internet's most valuable properties, capping a dizzying seven-year rise from scrappy start-up to a major publicly...
| Nov 3, 2013
Truth is overrated.
Most of the time, it's boring. "The wind blew." So what?
"It blew so hard I saw a chicken lay the same egg twice." Really?
Sometimes telling the truth is necessary, but most of the time the plain truth is just that: plain. It...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 12:30 PM
The water thunders down — 700,000 gallons per second, in fact — as we stand underneath Niagara Falls on the famous Hurricane Deck, part of the Cave of the Winds tour. We're totally soaked, but we don't care.
The sheer power of the water...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 4:30 PM
From the remove of 47 years, it is difficult to adequately calibrate the impact of "The Velvet Underground and Nico," the 1967 debut album by the New York band fronted by Lou Reed, who died Sunday at 71.
Bearing a banana-embossed cover by Andy Warhol...
| Oct 20, 2013
NEW YORK CITY — Time is running out.
It's my first experience using Citi Bike, the new New York City bike share program, and I've made a terrible mistake, I've lost track of time and now it looks like I won't get my bike back to a docking...
| Oct 11, 2013
Joan Osofsky hears it all the time. Customers walk into one of her three Hammertown Barn stores and say, "Oh! I wish my house looked just like this."
Osofsky decided to try to distill the philosophy that has guided her choices for Hammertown Barn, a...