Occupy’s support divided, poll says

Mass. residents are starkly divided over the Occupy movement, splitting along political, economic, and geographic lines, according to a new Suffolk University/Boston Globe poll.

Boston to bar new Occupy tent

The City of Boston is vowing to block Occupy Boston demonstrators’ plans to move a winterized tent into the encampment today, citing a ban on new building materials.

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A good unhappy ending for the Patriots?

If the Patriots’ shaky finish in their win over the Colts brings back the Coach Bill Belichick we all know and love, then we should take that development as a positive.

Following the lead of at least 10 other communities in Massachusetts, the Boston Public Health Commission last week voted to ban the use of e-cigarettes in workplaces in the city, effectively prohibiting them from most places where smoking is also banned.

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E-cigarettes: Threat or therapy?

Are e-cigarettes less harmful than real cigarettes? Advocates say they help smokers quit, but health officials aren’t so sure.

Michael and Debbie Murray of Somerville had their home reinspected after their son was diagnosed with lead poisoning.

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Shrinking safety net meets wider toxic risk

Programs to fight lead poisoning in Mass. have been slashed during the past two years, and now Congress is poised to eliminate the remaining federal aid.

’90s Red Sox sexual abuse case rekindled

Two men notified Sox executives last week they are seeking $5 million each in damages, accusing former clubhouse manager Donald Fitzpatrick, who died in 2005, of sexual assault.

Frank, Gingrich are back in the ring

A recent, sarcastic exchange between US Rep. Barney Frank and GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has advocates for civility in politics ducking for cover.

“I’ve held one of Boston’s darkest secrets all these years.”

Charles Crawford,  who is accusing former Sox clubhouse manager Donald Fitzpatrick of sexual assault


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Patriots 31, Colts 24

No tight end ever has totaled 14 touchdowns in a season, and there are four games left for Rob Gronkowski to get the receiving mark.

Patriots beat Colts, but allow late comeback

The Patriots, moving to 9-3 to stay tied atop the AFC, let their foot off the gas in the win, allowing the Colts to claw their way back into the game in the fourth.

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Boy Scouts seek to expand their membership in the inner city

Since the start of the year, the Boston Minuteman Council, a division of Boy Scouts of America, has been pressing to curb the race divide that marks its membership.