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Walsh vows crackdown on student housing

Mayor Martin Walsh said the city will levy $300 daily fines on scofflaw off-campus landlords and increase the number of inspections.


// City of Boston must act for students to end housing mess

The most infuriating part of the grimy student housing economy are the failings of the city agency tasked with rooting out abuses.

Child welfare specialists look beyond the fax

Welfare agencies in other states are experimenting with modern electronic systems to communicate alerts about child safety.

Time limit challenges lawyers

The judge will only allow the defendants in the upcoming trial involving the Probation Department scandal 15 minutes for opening statements.

Hillary Cayetano  (center), headed to Assumption College, Caitlin Soplata (right), headed to UMass Boston, were among the seniors announcing their college choices at Cristo Rey’s annual signing day.

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College is the norm for students at Dorchester Catholic school

It is the fifth straight year that Cristo Rey school expects all graduating seniors to attend a four-year college in the fall.

Scott Brown, in his campaign to represent New Hampshire in the Senate, says that the state’s health care plan can be similar to Obama’s plan, including expanding Medicaid.

Brown hints at provisions he favors in health care law

Scott Brown is showing an openness to keeping some benefits of Obama’s health care plan, even as he capitalizes on N.H.’s messy rollout.

TelexFree owner appears to have left US

Lawyers said they believe one of TelexFree’s owners has departed for Brazil amid an investigation of the Marlborough company.

Keith Lockhart and Jason Alexander opened 2014 the Boston Pops season.

Pops opens its 129th season

Jason Alexander ushered in the Boston Pops’ new season and its theme of “The Very Best of the Boston Pops.”


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Red Sox 4, Reds 3

 Will Middlebrooks was in no mood to hide his excitement after driving in the go-ahead run.

Red Sox rally to defeat Reds, move to .500 on season

The Red Sox scored two runs in the eighth inning to sweep the Reds in a two-game series and even their record at 17-17 on the season.

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Television Review

Marc Maron (left) with Chris Hardwick on “Maron,” which begins its second season on IFC Thursday night.

‘Maron’ isn’t quite as engaging as Maron

Based on a preview, the second season of Marc Maron’s playing-a-version-of-himself comedy series will be as laid-back and lighthearted as the first.