Housing boom isn?t hitting Boston suburbs

Boston and cities such as Somerville and Chelsea have encouraged dense development, especially near T stations. This housing project is being built near JFK/UMass station.

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The surge is intensely concentrated in Boston and a handful of neighboring communities. And much of the new construction is apartments.

Two killed in early morning fire in Northbridge

Officials said two young adults died in the fire, which was reported at about 3:15 a.m.

Former governor Deval Patrick is being sued for defamation in a case concerning the former chairwoman of the Sex Offender Registry Board.

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Defamation case against Patrick to go forward

Deval Patrick is arguing that, because he was speaking as governor, he should be protected from the claims.

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At issue: whether the church is entitled to insurance coverage for abuse it should have known was likely to occur.

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Ex-Phillips Exeter aide charged with 1973 sexual abuse

Arthur Peekel faces the first criminal charges brought as officials investigate dozens of reports of abuse at one of the nation?s top boarding schools.

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Andover-Newton says it is ?mindful? of neighbors as it negotiates the sale of its campus.

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans trained for the the Maine Coast Marathon by running along William J Day Blvd. in Boston at 4:40 a.m.

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City?s top policeman doesn?t walk his beat ? he runs it

His daily runs, before most anyone is awake, give Boston Police Commissioner William Evans a keen vantage point of Boston?s neighborhoods.

summer arts preview

What to see and do this summer

From dance to music, TV to art, there?s a lot going on in Boston and beyond.

Mike Trout is earning $15.25 million this season.


Here are 10 teams that could pull off a trade for Mike Trout

Several teams have the prospects, veteran talent, and finances needed to pry to the superstar from the transitioning Angels.

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Ian MacPherson, 32, of Manchester faces two counts of attempted capital murder in the shooting.

On the Block

For sale: Condos in bustling Kendall Square

What?s available in and near this bustling tech and research center?

His ties, personal and professional, make the man

What to an outsider might seem like two separate lives makes perfect sense to Christopher Chaun Bennett.


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Michael Vaudreuil fought self-doubt, and sometimes depression, but he?ll collect his bachelor?s degree in mechanical engineering.

Maltagliata with asparagus, capers, breadcrumbs, and marinated egg at Forage.


Burdock bread pudding, dandelion ice cream, and other local delights at Forage

The scene is hyper-local at this new Cambridge restaurant.

Ever wondered what a volcanic explosion looks like from the inside?

A camera inside a volcano provides dramatic footage of an eruption in Costa Rica.

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Even though the ?Game of Thrones? show runners told Kit Harington not to reveal anything about Jon Snow, the actor couldn?t help telling some people.

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The Segway self-balancing scooter never became the red-hot consumer product its developers hoped for. But at least none have been blamed for a house fire.

Ground Game


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There are a few reasons why this highly competitive race has flown under the radar.

The Big Picture

Avian adventures

Photographers around the world have been documenting birds during this busy time of year migrating, building, defending and hatching.

Globe investigations

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More than 200 victims. At least 90 legal claims. At least 67 private schools in New England. This is the story of hundreds of students sexually abused by staffers, and emerging from decades of silence today.