T ridership hits record high

The MBTA last month appeared to set a modern record for ridership, providing 1.349 million trips on an average weekday, according to figures released yesterday.

For Franconas, military family cause hits home

While it was all imploding, Jacque and Terry Francona doubtless had more on their minds than the crash landing of the 2011 Red Sox season.

After outcry, Bank of America debit fee dropped

Bank of America scrapped plans to charge customers $5 a month to make debit-card purchases, a move that all but buries efforts by banks to impose such fees.

Lieutenant Glenn McGillivray and Xavier Lara were all smiles when they met for the first time following the six-alarm Roxbury fire. Another man has also claimed credit for saving the boy.

Witnesses say 2d man helped catch boy at fire

Several witnesses to the dramatic rescue of a 6-year-old boy from a burning building in Roxbury have come forward to say that another man helped catch the boy.

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Adele’s ailment is a note of caution

The pop soul sensation is seeking treatment in Boston from Dr. Steven Zeitels for an increasingly common throat ailment, especially for young singers.

Crews trudge on, cold comfort for thousands

The painstaking job of restoring power across Mass. continued for a third day yesterday, as 256,000 customers remained without electricity.

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NStar boss has great gig

Tom May might be a swell guy and a terrific numbers cruncher, but somebody needs to inject some sanity here. An $8 Million Utility Man just shouldn’t exist.


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How Russian spies blended into Cambridge

Documents released by the FBI paint a picture of the lives and the extensive training given to a group of Russian spies sent to live in American society.


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Snag delays heating aid in Bay State

Thousands of low-income families in Mass. missed heating-oil deliveries as federal funding for heating assistance remained tied up in bureaucratic procedures in Washington, D.C.


1 of 2 Cain accusers was reportedly paid $35,000

A onetime accuser of Herman Cain said she wants to tell her story as the presidential candidate grappled with questions about sexual harassment.

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Bruins 5, Senators 3

Shawn Thornton and Daniel Paille weren’t the only ones excited about Paille’s third-period goal, which ended the scoring in a 5-3 Bruins victory.

Bruins zone in, end losing skid

The Bruins finally submitted the type of defensive performance that was previously featured only on milk cartons.