System purged trove of e-mails automatically

Tens of thousands of e-mails from the last three Republican gubernatorial administrations were automatically wiped off state computers after the officials left office.

Tribe’s headstart tempers casino fever in region

The casino law was meant to help the Wampanoag tribe win the right to open a casino in Southeastern Mass., but local officials say that advantage may have set their region behind.

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The Steve and Bob show

Foxborough may or may not be the best site for a destination resort, but Steve Wynn and Bob Kraft need to be more forthcoming than they were in their odd debut.

Brigham and Women’s aims to expand while cutting back

The hospital plans to expand its sprawling campus in Boston’s Longwood Medical Area even as it moves to cut expenses by $160 million over three years.

Joan Roberts agreed to undergo DNA testing to determine whether her uncle’s remains could be identified. The Rockport resident was 4 when her uncle was killed at Pearl Harbor.

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DNA test offers hope to Pearl Harbor victim’s family

Joan Roberts agreed to undergo DNA testing to determine whether the remains of her uncle Eugene Keller Eberhardt, a Pearl Harbor victim, could be identified.

Unions say Verizon fired 40 over strike

Labor union leaders say that Verizon has fired 40 employees, including 10 in Mass., for alleged actions during the contentious two-week labor strike over the summer.

Women take charge at Mass. hospitals

Women lead 28, or one-fourth, of the 111 hospitals licensed by the state, excluding behavioral health and psychiatric facilities.

Spotlight on Warren, Democratic hopefuls debate

Perceived front-runner Elizabeth Warren appeared to do little to spoil that status as she went up against four other Democratic candidates vying to face Senator Scott Brown.

“What they want to do is break the union. They want to oust people like myself and others.’’

John Colleran,  a Verizon lineman who received a termination letter


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Martha Coakley’s action escalates a dispute with Ally Financial, which said it would no longer buy new home loans here.

AG urges Congress to review lender

Attorney General Martha Coakley wants a congressional investigation of Ally Financial Inc. and its subsidiary, GMAC Mortgage, which she said have made illegal foreclosures.

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Jets 2, Bruins 1

Bryan Little (left) celebrates his go-ahead goal with Tuukka Rask sprawled. It was the Bruins’ first regulation loss since Oct. 29.

Bruins’ streak comes to a halt

The Jets slipped a shot past Tuukka Rask late in the third for the deciding goal in Winnipeg’s 2-1 victory, the Bruins’ first regulation loss since Oct. 29.

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Diversity Boston

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.