Wind farms on land grow with few critics

Despite controversy that has slowed the Cape Wind project in Nantucket Sound, land-based wind farms are expanding rapidly in the region.

Lifeguard Morgan McCarthy spotted a great white in the ocean off Nauset Beach on Saturday. On Sunday, McCarthy kept an eye on swimmers.

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Great white sighting at Nauset Beach deters few

Thousands of people packed one of the Cape’s most popular beaches — Nauset in Orleans — a day after a great white shark approached a kayaker.

Mitt Romney has long had financial ties to the student lending industry, a lucrative sector that has come under intense scrutiny in recent years because of some questionable practices.

Mitt Romney’s student loan plan criticized

As the president, Romney would allow private lenders back into the market, a move that could cost taxpayers tens of billions of dollars without saving students money, according to analysts.

Fedner Dorrelus (far right) led a hip-hop class as part of Boston’s Afterschool and Beyond program.

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Program keeps Boston students learning all summer

The Afterschool and Beyond program, which focuses on academics and the arts, began with 232 students in 2010 but now includes more than 1600.

Amelia Earhart relocated from California to the Boston area in 1925 and often flew from what was then Dennison Airport in Quincy.

Amelia Earhart search revives her local connections

The aviator’s great-nephew Jim Morrissey and other family members are among many New Englanders closely watching the saga, past and present.

Firms test nanotechnology to deliver cancer drugs

Two Cambridge start-ups are beginning to test cancer therapies that rely on particles about the size of viruses to ferry potent drugs directly to tumor cells.

Ellen Kokinda removed her vehicle from the corral ­— one of the parking spaces Somerville has set aside for bicyclists.

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How effective are anti-obesity campaigns?

Somerville has waged a decade-long campaign to reduce rates of obesity among its residents, but measuring the success of the initiative is a much trickier proposition.

New data center focuses on using less energy

The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center is designed to be one of the most energy-efficient and environmentally sensitive data centers around.


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Yankees 7, Red Sox 3

New York Yankees Derek Jeter and Andruw Jones celebrated their win over the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park Sunday.

Jones leads Yankees over Red Sox, again

Andruw Jones belted his fourth homer in three games, while the Red Sox, who have lost five of six to New York this season, dropped back to .500.


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State lawmaker arrested on assault charge

Dorchester state Rep. Carlos Henriquez was arrested after he allegedly punched a woman inside a car as they were driving near a Northeastern dormitory, officials said.

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CDC: Methadone overdose kills thousands a year

About 5,000 patients taking the prescription painkiller methadone die every year from the drug — the vast majority from accidental overdoses, according to a new report.