Frank won’t run for reelection

Facing the possibility of a difficult reelection, US Representative Barney Frank, known for his liberal views, wit and irascibility, said he would not run for another term.


Frank talks about his reasons for not running again

US Representative Barney Frank spoke today at Newton City Hall, where he officially announced he won’t run for reelection in 2012.


The (new) old girls’ network

The SheEOs, a diverse network of female CEOs in Boston, offer insight and support for women who want to build their own businesses.

Juliette Kayyem

Paranoia on the high seas

Cruise ships are very safe — but facts can’t stop an overboard imagination.

Judge rejects $285m SEC-Citigroup agreement

A federal judge in New York cited a need for truth about the financial markets in rejecting the settlement.

Dan Shaughnessy

A power struggle on Yawkey Way?

It seems that Ben Cherington likes Gene Lamont as the next manager for the Red Sox and Larry Lucchino prefers Bobby Valentine.

Egyptians vote for first time since uprising

Egyptians turned out in long lines at voting stations today in their nation’s first parliamentary elections since Hosni Mubarak’s ouster.

Woman alleges long affair with Cain

A Georgia woman said today she and Herman Cain had a 13-year extramarital affair, an allegation the Republican candidate denied.


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Feds to seek more charges against Catherine Greig

Federal prosecutors notified a judge today that they will seek additional charges against James “Whitey” Bulger’s girlfriend, Catherine Greig, within the next few weeks.


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Tiered health plans cutting costs, restricting options

The popularity of health insurance plans that limit where patients can receive care is on the rise, but some hospitals say patients on tiered plans are sometimes denied specialized care.


Family ties prove thorny for Tierney

The legal saga of the Boxford-bred Eremian brothers might have attracted little notice if not for the fact that their sister is Patrice Tierney, wife of US Representative John F. Tierney.

Nation & World

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Kosovo Serbs clashed with German soldiers from NATO.

2 NATO peacekeepers wounded in Kosovo, 23 injured

A German NATO officer and a soldier were shot and wounded and some 23 Austrian and German soldiers injured in clashes with Serb protesters in northern Kosovo.

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Brotherly love and support

The Schusters have donated more than $5 million to Brigham and Women’s, much of which will go to the hospital’s new Schuster Transplant Center and Transplant Research Center.