Steve Jobs, architect of Apple, dies

Steve Jobs, the Apple co-founder whose vision gave life to the iPhone and iPad, has died at the age of 56, only weeks after resigning as chief executive of the company in the midst of his battle with pancreatic cancer.

GOP strategist at center of 2 big campaigns

In 2010, he was the golden boy, the political operative who helped Scott Brown grab the Senate seat. Since then, however, victories have been elusive for Eric Fehrnstrom.

Perry posts $17m in fund-raising

Texas Governor Rick Perry hauled in $17 million since entering the race 49 days ago, dwarfing the sum Romney has raised in 92 days.

An institution seeks protection

Friendly Ice Cream Corp. filed for bankruptcy protection, shuttering 63 stores overnight and laying off about 1,200 workers - half in Massachusetts.

Investors to relaunch NorthPoint project

Developers intend to begin construction on about 350 apartments in Cambridge next summer. That work will create 250 jobs, with thousands more to be created as building activity picks up.

MBTA board OK’s millions for stations

MBTA Board of Directors approved $27 million to reconstruct Orient Heights Blue Line station in East Boston and $29 million to build new Orange Line station at Assembly Square.

Report: Hate nurtured on Web

The emergence of the Internet as a tool for budding anti-Jewish communities may have fueled a recent jump in reported incidents of anti-Semitism in the state.

“There may be no greater tribute to Steve’s success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented.’’

President Obama, on Steve Jobs 


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Repeal effort percolating

Petitioners in Wellesley collected signatures in hopes of getting a question to repeal the individual health care mandate on next year’s state election ballot.


Israeli captures Nobel Prize in chemistry

While doing research in the U.S. in 1982, Dan Shechtman discovered a new chemical structure - quasicrystals - that researchers previously thought was impossible.


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Bruins champs essentially intact

During practice yesterday at TD Garden, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli overlooked roster he had assembled, most of whom celebrated in Vancouver less than four months ago.



A week of fashionable firsts

For a such a big undertaking, the introduction of last week’s Tent at Boston Fashion Week flowed as smoothly as a bolt of silk charmeuse, with the occasional minor snag.


“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