Pension fund bonuses under scrutiny

Despite fund losses, the agency that manages the state’s pension has earmarked more than $250,000 for staff bonuses.

Voting in Mass. now underway

It’s Election Day in 53 communities around the state. In Boston, voters will decide the composition of the City Council.

Map changes incumbents’ terrain

The plan released yesterday for the state’s congressional districts would create new hurdles for some of the nine remaining members of the US House delegation.

Sixth OUI case lands Taunton man in court

Activists for stricter drunken-driving laws reacted angrily as a Taunton man with a suspended license faced charges for the sixth time.

Sam Kanji (left) and Tim Phillips, outside Sam’s house in Westborough.

Courtesy of Ilyse Levine-Kanji

Kevin Cullen

What brown does for Sam

Sam Kanji is 13, autistic, and wants nothing more than to be a UPS delivery man. When Sam’s UPS delivery man discovered this wish, an idea was born.

Holiday job on many wish lists

Although holiday hiring at retailers is expected to be up slightly this year, many job seekers are still facing an impossibly competitive field for temporary positions.

Girl Scouts redesign badges for new century

As Girl Scouts of the USA prepares to celebrate its 100th anniversary, the organization has revamped its badge lineup, with some getting the ax and others getting a makeover.


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Michael E. McLaughlin, former Executive Director of Chelsea Housing Authority, stood in front of the Chelsea Housing Authority's Scrivano apartment development on October 27, 2011.

Housing receiver requested for Chelsea

City Council members are urging the governor to place the Chelsea Housing Authority into receivership amid outrage over the ousted director’s $360,000 a year pay package.


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Back Bay could offer Room & Board

Room & Board, a popular Midwest furniture chain, is looking to open its first Massachusetts store in Boston on a prominent corner off Newbury Street.


Political Notebook

Senate advances Brown’s bill to aid contractors

The Senate voted to move toward giving a modest economic spark to two potent interest groups: veterans and businesses.

Nation & World

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Appeals court upholds Obama health care law

A conservative-leaning panel of federal appellate judges is upholding President Obama’s health care law as constitutional, helping set up a Supreme Court fight.


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Bruins 6, Islanders 2

Bruins roll over Islanders

In their last three wins, the most recent being a 6-2 thumping of the Islanders last night at TD Garden, the Bruins have racked up 18 goals.


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Bruce Conner’s flickering spirit

“EVE-RAY-FOREVER” is the product of the fecund creative imagination of Bruce Conner, one of the most underrated spirits in American art over the past half century.


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One man’s tiny addiction

Car enthusiast Charles Gould’s passion for collecting vintage vehicles is exceeded only by his reluctance to part with them.

Top Places to Work

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Chelsea Pollen of Goog

Top Places to Work - 2011

The Globe’s 2011 Top Places to Work survey ranks 100 of the best workplaces in Massachusetts.


“This is the state of the abortion debate in Mississippi, and possibly beyond: Laws and lives could turn on whose slogan presents the situation in the most dire way.”

Joanna Weiss 


“Scholars who take on punk find themselves working amid bedeviling contradictions, as they try to methodically define a culture that refuses definition, rejects method, and denies the very idea of expertise.”

Leon Neyfakh