Mass. says flawed health website is too broken to fix

The state will buy an off-the-shelf product to enroll residents in health plans, while also preparing to join the federal if that fails.

// Snapped fastener caused circus accident, officials say

Two of the nine performers injured during the Providence show were in critical condition this morning.


The right to vote on casinos is a legal issue, not a political one

The court’s confusion on the ballot question may be explained by Coakley’s politics.

OneUnited Bank says church should sell main sanctuary

As part of a long-running bankruptcy case, a lawyer for OneUnited Bank suggested that the Charles Street AME Church should sell its main sanctuary.


Justina Pelletier heading to Conn. facility, official says

The move could end a long-running medical custody battle that involved Boston hospitals, the courts, and the Mass. child protection agency, officials said.

Globe Spotlight Investigation | Part 2 of 3

Student tenants overcrowded, at risk

A Globe investigation found that the thousands of students who must scrounge for housing off campus in Boston are easy targets for scofflaw landlords.

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// Tracking the dorm shortfall

College enrollment in Boston has outpaced schools’ abilities to meet the demand to house students.

Health and wellness

‘Fat’ label: self-fulfilling prophecy for girls?

In an era when schools send notes home to parents if children are overweight, a new study suggesting that labeling girls “fat” can lead to later obesity should raise alarm.