Leominster death leads to state probe

The Department of Children and Families is investigating allegations of abuse or neglect at the Leominster home where a teenager allegedly killed his brother Sunday.

Rains wreak havoc on North Shore

In Peabody, an estimated 100 homes were inundated with water and the flooding was so widespread that the deputy fire chief said there were “too many places to list.”

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced he would not seek the 2012 Republican nomination in Trenton, N.J.

Christie: ‘Now is not my time’

Despite intense courtship by Republican donors and party elders, N.J. Governor Chris Christie announced today that he will not run for president.

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testified before the US House Financial Services Committee on July 13, 2011.

Bernanke: Recovery ‘close to faltering’

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke cautioned lawmakers against budget moves that would harm a “sluggish” recovery.


Dear Florida: Stop moving your primary

Florida’s plans to move its presidential primary goes to show that the unwillingness of states to cooperate on a schedule that serves voters’ interests is sadly reflective of national politics these days.

Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide product marketing, talked about the new iPhone 4S today at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.

Apple unveils new, faster iPhone 4S

The new iPhone will be a ‘‘world phone,’’ meaning Verizon iPhones will be useable overseas, just like AT&T iPhones. It will also be able to sync content wirelessly.

Longy, Dudamel to join forces

The Longy School of Music is linking itself with conductor Gustavo Dudamel to develop a program inspired by Venezuela’s lauded, community music education philosophy, El Sistema.


‘Boomerang’ by Michael Lewis

“Boomerang’’ zooms out to the wider global financial crisis, showing Lewis’ breathtaking ability to humanize today’s confusing business headlines.

Texas Rangers' Adrian Beltre, right, hits a solo home run in front of Tampa Bay Rays catcher Kelly Shoppach and umpire Greg Gibson during the seventh inning of Game 4 of baseball's American League division series, Tuesday Oct. 4, 2011, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

Rangers 4, Rays 3

Texas powers its way past Tampa

Adrian Beltre hit three home runs as the Rangers eliminated the Rays in four games.


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Big shakeup coming at Suffolk

After a decade of explosive growth, the university is expected to drastically change its leadership by appointing 12 new members to its board tonight.


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Huffington Post buys Boston start-up

AOL’s Huffington Post Media Group said yesterday it will buy a Boston technology start-up that is focused on building civic participation through websites.


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John Henry has not made any public comments since cameras caught him emerging from a meeting with Terry Francona on the day the manager left the Red Sox on Friday.

Why the silence from John Henry?

Chaos reigns on Yawkey Way. Yet, the Red Sox owner remains mum. There are no votes of confidence, no apologies, and no promises to make things right.


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On ‘Metals,’ Feist mines bolder, brasher statements

Four years after her breakout album, Feist follows up that crossover with “Metals,’’ a mercurial record as high-minded as anything she has ever done.


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It’s not easy being vegan

In theory, it’s all about health and kindness and ecology, but how many of us can actually commit to soy milk and tofu?


“Anonymous, the prodigal son of the Internet, has elected itself the decider of who can communicate.”

Juliette Kayyem 


“To become a citizen of a nation is a choice that involves more sacrifice and pain than tearing down the sculpture of a dictator.”

Gal Beckerman,   on the challenges facing some Middle Eastern countries