Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Globe Staff April 28, 2013 For five indelible days, the unthinkable became routine in Boston. And no one felt that more than the police and agents mounting the largest manhunt in regional history and parsing its most complex crime scene. It took a cast of thousands — also courage, sacrifice, teamwork, and luck — to crack the case. But they did it. . . . A quiet afternoon in his garden beckoned as Governor Deval Patrick left the finish line of the Boston Marathon. After crowning the men’s and women’s winners with wreaths of laurel, he headed home to Milton around 1 p.m., looking forward to working in the dirt. Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis stayed at the race until 1:30. He was watching runners cross the finish line, but also surveying security measures at America’s oldest and most famous road race, including teams of dogs and more than … [Read more...] about 102 hours in pursuit of Marathon bombing suspects
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GRAFTON — She wrote by hand in her journal for hours that night, alone in her room, listening to punk and alt-rock songs on a playlist she had entitled “goodbye.”Then she gathered her winter boots, her purple coat, the water bottle she brought everywhere, and the two volumes of her journal, the running chronicle of her hidden inner struggle. This book is my garden, she had written the month before. I don’t grow much. A lot of weeds overrun it. The soil is rocky. She slipped through the house while her family slept, early on a cold Monday in March. She moved the hallway rug so the door to the garage wouldn’t rub over it and make a noise.At 12:58 a.m., a GPS track of her phone would later show, she stepped out into the dark. I care more about this notebook than I care about my life at times. This is organic and imperfect and nobody cares about it but me. It doesn’t have to live up to anyone’s standard. Not even mine. She had silently debated the … [Read more...] about Secrets of a Lost Girl
Dear Jim: I like natural light and thought I could save some electricity on lighting by installing a skylight or tubular skylight. Switch type is better? — Cari H.Dear Cari: Although the amount of electricity used for lighting in the typical house is only a fraction of that for heat, cooling and water heating, it still constitutes a significant annual cost. Using more natural lighting instead of light bulbs is not difficult to accomplish. Also, at the same brightness, most people can see much better under natural light than under artificial light.If saving electricity is your primary concern, then replacing all your light bulbs with LEDs is the least expensive option. Although not as natural as true sunlight, the higher temperature ones, 4000 degrees Kelvin rating, produce a more natural light. Also, ones with a high CRI, or color rendition index, make colors looks more realistic.A tubular skylight is generally a more efficient and less expensive choice than a traditional … [Read more...] about Tubular skylights offer efficient, less expensive way to get natural light
Some days, I miss my mom so much. Then, I look in the mirror, and there she is. I don't know whether to feel gratified or horrified. Yeah, getting older here. And sometimes I don't feel much wiser. My mother's been gone a few years, but I always let my older sister know what she means to me, as she's the one who takes the Mom-type calls from me these days. She's one of those perfect older sisters who set the bar really high, more than I could ever live up to, but she never held that over me. She loves me unconditionally as did my mom and my grandma. I am so lucky to have those strong female role models. This is my daughter's second year as a mom, and I'll be celebrating her, too, this weekend. She's an awesome young women who is light years ahead of where I was at her age.Throughout Norman, local businesses offer a number of thoughtful and awesome Mom's day gifts and the local restaurants provide an opportunity to take Mom to dinner and give her a break from cooking … [Read more...] about Happy Mom’s Day!
It wasn’t so long ago that custom-designed “man caves’’ and “she sheds’’ — the female answer to a guy’s private sanctum — were leading visual fodder in home and garden magazines. Sure, these designated playrooms are still popular to a degree, but according to various sources, the inclination to create his-and-her escape rooms continues to take a backseat to the installment of modern amenities and the more practical use of common living areas. “A ‘high-end’ home is no longer about having three extra bathrooms or a formal dining room with a huge crystal chandelier. It’s things like radiant heat under your cold bathroom tile and touch-activated faucets in the kitchen,’’ said Donna Garlough, style director of Boston e-retailer Joss & Main and author of “Your Home, Your Style: How to Find Your Look & Create Rooms You Love.’’ According to Tom Matthews of Gibson … [Read more...] about Moms and dads want peace and quiet — and these home features