American Airlines bankruptcy to have little local impact

American Airlines is expected to continue its operations and will follow the bankruptcy filing by cutting holiday fares, according to an industry analyst.

State to take over Lawrence public schools

The state’s education commissioner said the state needs to “turn things around for the children of Lawrence.”

Benefits debate has jobless on edge

If Congress doesn’t act by the end of the year, nearly 2 million Americans, including 34,000 in Mass., could have their unemployment benefits slashed.


The (plastic) eyes have it

“The Muppet Movie’’ isn’t a reboot for modern sensibilities, but instead is an effort to recapture something lost, and a nostalgia trip for Generation Xers, writes Joanna Weiss.

Barney Frank, for Metro. UPI Photo, September 13, 1980, Newton MA State Rep Barney Frank on left and Senator Edward Kennedy on right chat during a fundraiser dinner for Frank at the Sidney Hill CC. Rep Frank is seeking the Fourth Congressional Dstrict seat vacated by US Rep Robert Drinan a Jesuit priest. Kennedy spoke on behalf of Rep. Frank at the dinner. Rep. Frank has drawn attack from Cardinal Humberto Medeiros for his opposition to a proposed constitutional amendment that would outlaw abortions for all women throughout the nation.

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Barney Frank a liberal voice impossible to ignore

For 31 years, Barney Frank’s impact on debate and policy has been among the most significant of his peers.

Gregoria Rivera protested a scheduled foreclosure auction with a group earlier this month outside her Lynn home.

Some lenders resist foreclosure-prevention buybacks

Lenders worry that providing a way for homeowners to cut their debt will motivate others who owe more than their properties are worth to stop paying mortgages.

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.


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Linehan stands by his council redistricting plan

Councilor Bill Linehan defended his proposal to divide Chinatown when City Council district lines are redrawn, denying that he had his own political future in mind.


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Developer envisions dining mecca at old office park

The developer of the massive Northwest Park in Burlington is taking a bold stand when it comes to signing up restaurants: no large national chains.

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Gene Lamont (left) hopes he’s managing the Red Sox in 2012 and beyond. Bobby Valentine has not managed in the majors since 2002 with the Mets.

Red Sox search drags, but could end soon

Gene Lamont and Bobby Valentine are the two remaining candidates for the Red Sox manager position, and indications are that a decision could come as soon as today.


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A world of variation, engagement

“World Documents,’’ at the Mount Holyoke College Museum of Art, is a form of documentation, and the eight photographers in it are very much engaged with the world.


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Bella English

About Romney’s missing e-mails...

Imagine our surprise when a few of the absent e-mails from Mitt Romney’s days as governor were recently dumped on our doorstep.