Research giants win on federal funding

Harvard, MIT, and a coalition of other research institutions fended off a bid from the Obama administration to cut the amount each school receives for overhead costs.

Restoration Hardware moved to a historic building.

Restoration Hardware has buzz, goods, but no permit

The 40,000-square-foot home goods store in the heart of the trendy Newbury Street shopping district still doesn’t have an occupancy permit.

Children’s access to mental care in Mass. is growing

An increasing number of pediatric practices are sharing space with mental health professionals, a move aimed at improving access.

Christopher L. Gasper

NCAA Tournament continues a chaotic season

If the tournament is anything like the college basketball season that preceded it then it’s going to be an unpredictable and thoroughly enjoyable ride.

The sugarhouse for Shadow Lake Maples in Barton, Vt., a syrup operation run by Adam Parke (right) and Todd Scelza.

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Entrepreneurs tap rich-flowing maple syrup in Vt.

Across the northland, the maple syrup industry is booming as never before, thanks to increased demand and technological improvements.

Josh Picard De La Paz led a tour Saturday. The presence of Segways has irked neighbors.

North End Segway firm might soon have to scoot

The Boston By Segway tour company has vowed to fight a city ruling that it can no longer operate its vehicles from its North End location.

Florian Mayr (left), Matt Polega, and Scott Crouch started Nucleik, which helps investigators like Stephen Gregorczyk (second from right).

Police clicking into crimes using new software

A new software tool created by Harvard students gathers all intelligence and background information about a suspect onto a single platform.

// St. Patrick’s Day parade in Southie draws thousands

Onlookers packed South Boston’s streets and gathered at windows and on porches to watch the marchers.

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// St. Patrick’s Day parades

What began as an observation of the anniversary of Evacuation Day in 1901 morphed along the way into a celebration of Boston’s Irish traditions.