State begins takeover of Chelsea Housing Authority

The governor’s office is seeking the takeover of the troubled agency whose chief executive resigned amid an uproar over his $360,000 annual salary.

Casino bill being reworked over $10m shift in aid

Two top State House officials said the bill will likely be altered amid objections about a last-minute change to shift over $10 million from local aid to a horse-racing development fund.

Blue Cross, Fallon post big earnings

The state’s largest health insurers, citing seasonal improvements in their business, posted robust quarterly financial results.

Occupy Boston to face off against city in court today

Fearing a New York-style eviction, protesters are seeking court protection for their encampment at Dewey Square.

Andre Carter becoming a key player for Patriots

In his first year as a Patriot, Carter, who is as proficient at the piano as he is on the defensive line, has jazzed up the pass rush with nine sacks.


Defensive lineman shares his love of piano

Andre Carter shows his talent for tickling the ivories.

In 2009 piles of acorns were scattered along Boston’s Riverway (left), in contrast to a smattering of the seeds along the Muddy River near Longwood Avenue this fall. Acorns provide a vital source of food for rodents, deer, and many other animals.

Where did all the acorns go?

Once-ubiquitous acorns are in short supply this fall, a phenomenon that can ripple through the ecosystem and harm animal populations.

For a front-runner who has thrived in debates - and is seen as one of the most substantive and polished in the field - Mitt Romney continues to take a strikingly risk-averse approach to his second presidential campaign.

Romney takes no chances with TV

For a front-runner who has thrived in debates, former Mass. governor Mitt Romney continues to take a strikingly risk-averse approach to his second presidential campaign.


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Patrick OK’s bed saving for nursing homes

Nursing home residents who are briefly hospitalized or leave to visit family will have their rooms held for them during their absences, under legislation quietly signed by Governor Patrick.


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A project to change the retail landscape

A developer in Somerville said it will open dozens of outlet stores in a massive project at Assembly Square, hoping to cater to Boston-area shoppers tired of trekking out to the suburbs.


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Obama to talk jobs bill in N.H. visit

Although details have yet to be released, President Obama is expected to hold an event Tuesday in Manchester as part of his effort to drum up public support for the bill.

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N.Y. Occupy crackdown came without warning

The eviction early yesterday capped two intense weeks in which Mayor Bloomberg and his aides tried but failed to negotiate with members of Occupy Wall Street.


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Bruins 4, Devils 3

Benoit Pouliot went stickside to beat Devils goalie Johan Hedberg with the winner late in the third period.

Bruins beat Devils, up win streak to six

Last night’s 4-3 win over New Jersey was a game where all of Bruins coach Claude Julien’s moves were the stuff of a Coach of the Year.

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