Missteps, neglect thwart vision for Madison Park

The rough start to the academic year at Madison Park Technical Vocational High School, whose programs include culinary arts, was the latest in a series of setbacks that has roiled the school over several decades.

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The failure of Madison Park has raised questions about what it will take for Boston to develop a top-notch vocational high school.

This week, for the first time suffering his knee injury, Rob Gronkowski was not listed on the Patriots? injury report.

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Rob Gronkowski starting to resemble former self

The tight end is coming off a much-needed breakout performance against Cincinnati.

?Top Chef? host Padma Lakshmi visited Cheers with George Wendt during filming for this season.

?Top Chef? season shot in Boston makes its debut

While filming Season 12 in the Boston area, episodes were staged at locations both well worn and off the beaten path.

Episodes of ?Top Chef? were staged at many local locations, including a cranberry bog in Rochester.

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Please ?Top Chef,? don?t resort to Boston cliches

Let?s hope that when fans tune in to Season 12, they see the fine and forward-looking food city Boston has become.


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Want to know how ideology and economics shape society? Split a nation in half. Twenty-five years later, what we?re still learning.

A sign points to the entrance to the emergency room at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, where US Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan was being treated.

Second Ebola case in Texas, health officials say

A Texas health worker who provided care for an Ebola patient who later died tested positive for the virus.

Residents gathered at Harvest Hill Farms after a hayride accident in which one person died and 22 others were injured.

Teenage girl killed, 22 injured in Maine hayride accident

The accident happened Saturday night when the hay wagon careened down a hill in Mechanic Falls, officials said.

Bridgewater houses prisoners with mental health issues.


Restraints cited in three deaths at Bridgewater

Despite questionable care, the state hospital?s health care provider won a five-year contract to work across the Mass. prison system.

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A telecommunications diet plan based on four principles led to nearly $1,800 a year in savings.

Bicyclists at the corner of Somerville Avenue and Beacon Street wait for the green light.

Bike fatalities rise in Greater Boston?s suburbs

The number of reported bicycle accidents has increased in recent years, and fatalities have more than tripled.