Group tries to bring Olympics to Boston in 2024

A private group wants to bring the Summer Games to the city, and Mayor Menino’s backing is the first goal in their quest.

Army Staff Sergeant Greg Pizzute, with daughters Kayleigh, 4; Bella, 2; and Noelle, 11.

Pizzute family

Kevin Cullen

In a war that few take note of, they soldier on

The war in Afghanistan has gone on for so long, and with so few Americans invested in it, that Greg Pizzute’s story needs to be told.

Public workers help fill bosses’ political coffers

Elected officials are prohibited from pressuring subordinates to donate, but some say employee fund-raising, no matter how passive, is inherently coercive.

Paul S. Grogan says, “People don’t want to just write a check anymore.”

Boston’s rich expected to donate large sums

A new wave of generational wealth in the Boston area will propel charitable giving that may exceed $1 trillion over the next half century, a study found.

Massive facelift for ‘Juno’ at the MFA

Conservators have completed a yearlong restoration that includes a new nose and mouth for the largest classical statue in a museum in the US.

‘Juno’ gets a nose job

The centuries-old classical statue is refurbished to claim her place at the center of an MFA gallery.

// Federal judge upends Bulger’s defense plan

A federal judge rejected the notion that James “Whitey” Bulger could have had open permission from the government to carry out crimes including murder.

Milford native a leader in selling collegiate brands

George Pyne’s IMG offers the kinds of marketing packages for colleges that sponsors are accustomed to buying from the pro sports industry.

Fred Butler

At 106, Beverly man proud to hold his diploma

Fred Butler had to drop out of school after eighth grade to help support his mother and five younger siblings.


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Beginning in the 1930s, New England ski trails quickly expanded, and today skiing isn’t the quaint small business it once was.