Report backs Boston school autonomy

The report says Boston should unshackle schools from union-contract provisions and central-office mandates that undermine teaching.

Scott Brown  paid cashier Gita Patel for a drink while campaigning at the Waterhouse Country Store in Windham, N.H.

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Scott Brown defends ties to Florida company

Democrats and GOP opponents are blasting Brown for a stock deal with the company and are calling for him to release financial documents.

// Arlington rape suspect was released by jury last year

The man, who had agreed to be committed to a facility, was released last year after being found no longer dangerous.

Jack Willis (orange shirt), Nolan Willis, (right), and Max LeClaire, who are afflicted with a muscle-wasting disease called Duchenne muscular dystrophy, attended the opening of Sarepta Therapeutics’ new headquarters in Cambridge on Monday.

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Sarepta works toward approval for muscular dystrophy drug

Sarepta Therapeutics marked a milestone in its development of drugs for boys with muscular dystrophy by opening a new global headquarters in Kendall Square.

Stephen Drew (right) was back at shortstop for the Red Sox Monday night. He was involved in three double plays. David Richard-USA TODAY Sports


Stephen Drew can only be an asset to Red Sox

Drew was in the lineup for the Red Sox Monday night for the first time this season.

Gulfstream IV jets have few blemishes on safety record

The type of business jet that crashed Saturday at Hanscom Field had crashed only one other time during takeoff since the aircraft’s 1987 debut.

The scene of the Hanscom Field plane crash.

Flight recorders are found in Hanscom crash

The devices could provide information about the cause of the crash, and investigators had been looking for them.


Book Review

// ‘China’s Second Continent’ by Howard W. French

“China’s Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa’’ chronicles the complex relationships between Chinese emigrants and Africa.