Rare Books Meet Common Bags At The Mortimer

Smith College’s Mortimer Rare Book Room is known for housing prestigious collections of literary manuscripts and ancient texts. Now, the library is displaying something a bit more frivolous: a collection of old paper and plastic bags from bookstores around the world.

The Week Ahead On Beacon Hill

Buried in snow, Massachusetts residents, businesses and the government itself are struggling to regain their form and will attempt to make progress today, when most K-12 students are due back in classrooms and the MBTA hopes to make some noticeable gains in its recently dismal service levels.