Verizon fires 40 workers due to strike conduct

The employees, including 10 in Massachusetts, received letters over the weekend saying they were terminated for actions during a contentious two-week strike in August.

President Obama spoke today at Osawatomie High School in Osawatomie, Kan.

Obama: ‘Make or break’ time for middle class

President Obama delivered a sweeping indictment of economic inequality in the US as he summoned the memory of President Theodore Roosevelt in a speech today in Kansas.

Coakley urges Congress to investigate Ally Financial

Attorney General Martha Coakley urged lawmakers to investigate the lender and its subsidiary, GMAC Mortgage, for allegedly carrying out illegal foreclosures.

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Boston's suburbs becoming more diverse

In Massachusetts, as the towns of Lexington and Randolph illustrate, the growing diversity of the suburbs is a splintered story.

Mayor Thomas M. Menino spoke at the annual Boston Chamber of Commerce breakfast at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston today.

Menino pushes East Boston waterfront

Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino took aim at stalled development in East Boston today in a major policy address focused on the waterfront.

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Ex-Celtic Antoine Walker gets probation

Walker was sentenced today to five years of probation and ordered to pay $770,050 in restitution after pleading guilty to failing to repay gambling debts.

“There are some things I could imagine running six times, but the marathon isn’t one of them.”

Five-term Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino 


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Representative Charles Murphy talked to reporters today at the Massachusetts State House.

Murphy resigns as House whip

House Majority Whip Charles A. Murphy said he wanted to avoid putting his colleagues through a vote on his removal being engineered by House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo.


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Talbots Inc. hired Trudy F. Sullivan (left) in August 2007 with the high hopes that the Wellesley native and Liz Claiborne president could remake the Hingham brand.

Talbots shopping again for new leader

Ailing Talbots Inc. yesterday confirmed it will replace chief executive Trudy F. Sullivan, who has failed to revive the troubled Hingham brand.

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Marushka Glissen of Newton perused e-cards on her laptop.

E-cards prized as quick, scorned as impersonal

With a growing number of apps for sending e-cards, and even traditional greeting-card giants offering virtual cards, e-cards are taking off.


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‘Urban Nutcracker’ takes contemporary leap

“Urban Nutcracker’’ takes the familiar tale of Clara (renamed Clarice) and plops her onto the bustling streets of contemporary Boston.

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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.