Spotlight report | Part 1

For Boston cabbies, a losing battle against the numbers

This Kilmarnock Street garage in Boston’s Fenw ay houses the taxi fleet owned by Edward J. Tutunjian.

A nine-month Globe investigation finds a taxi trade where fleet owners get rich, drivers are frequently fleeced, and the city does little about it.

New Red Sox undergoing chemistry test

As they set out to rebuild a team that was the worst in generations, the Red Sox prioritized strong character players who would embrace the challenge of playing in Boston.

globe Magazine | marathon special issue

// The great running experiment

Can the right preparation — from a cave-man diet to split-toed shoes to therapeutic tape — really make one person faster than another?

“It isn’t politics with me. It’s me being his friend,” said Anthony Albano, a veteran foot soldier for Mayor Thomas Menino.

Who will inherit Menino’s political machine?

Mayor Menino has decided not to seek a sixth term and vowed not to try to anoint a successor. Can the machine survive?

From left: Linda Dorcena Forry’s stronghold is the diverse Dorchester neighborhood, Maureen Dahill is a political newcomer with strong South Boston roots, and Nick Collins aims to reach young voters throughout the district.

Rivals for ‘Southie seat’ make appeal to a wider district

The state Senate race is being seen as a faceoff between Boston’s Irish-American political old guard and its burgeoning multiethnic, multicultural identity.

Nimesh Trivedi

Waiting periods can be costly for workers

Many companies impose waiting periods to join 401(k) plans — and those delays can end up costing workers tens of thousands of dollars in retirement savings.

Doctors firing back at patients’ online critiques

The lawsuits target former patients, and sometimes their relatives, over negative ratings and reviews they have posted on the Internet.


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Globe Talk | April 3

// A conversation with Jim Calhoun

Subscribers can attend an evening with Connecticut’s legendary former men’s basketball coach Jim Calhoun, moderated by Bob Ryan.