BRA cuts deals at expense of affordable housing

A four-month investigation has found that the agency allowed at least five developers breaks on affordable housing fees of $3.4 million without disclosing them publicly.

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Mayor Menino’s two-woman team

When Mayor Thomas M. Menino wraps up a political era, Peggie Gannon and Martha Pierce will be ending eras of their own.

Secretary of State John F. Kerry has been active in efforts to help US defense contractors sell more military supplies to allies overseas as a way to bolster their role in international security.

Raytheon benefits from surge in US arms exports

The Obama administration is making an aggressive push, both publicly and privately, to help US weapons manufacturers sell more arms overseas.

Mohegan’s flagship casino in Connecticut is far larger than its Revere resort would be.

Trying to replicate Mohegan’s success in Revere

Mohegan Sun faces a Dec. 31 deadline to complete a colossal task: submit plans to replicate in Revere the experience of visiting Mohegan, a place that cannot be replicated.

The Ravens’ Terrell Suggs doesn’t hide his dislike for Patriots QB Tom Brady.

Patriots at Ravens, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)

Growing rivalry delivers on, off field

As rivalries go, Patriots-Ravens isn’t exactly Harvard-Yale, but what it lacks in longevity it makes up for in intensity.




// N.E. Catholics on Pope Francis

New Englanders discuss how they’ve been absorbing the pope’s words and gestures, considering their meaning for the church — and for their own spiritual lives.

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// Daughter dealing with trauma from bombings

A single father has one wish for his girl, 7: that she have a good Christmas after experiencing the April 15 attacks.



// Desperate measures

Vandalism is a lousy way to create neighborliness, nor are bomb threats a great way to handle exam stress.


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Bruins 4, Sabres 1

Reilly Smith was congratulated on his first-period goal.

Rematch goes to Bruins

The Bruins survived two 5-on-3 penalty kills and went on to beat the Sabres two nights after losing to them in Buffalo.

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Innovation Economy

Wheels Up says it has signed up about 150 members.

Can Boston get plane-sharing off the ground?

What if, instead of boarding that cramped turboprop to Rochester, you could stretch out in a comfy private cabin of a ZipCar-like shared plane?


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Author Lauren Slater writes and works on her jewelry in a small cottage with red walls at her home in Harvard.

Lauren Slater is always creating

Two years ago, the “Welcome to my Country” author moved from Somerville to Harvard, where she writes in a small cottage with red walls.