School buses still arriving late

Nearly two months into the school year, 25 percent of Boston Public School buses are still delivering students late to class, sometimes up to an hour after the first bell.

Warren walks fine line on Occupy movement

Despite sharing similar anti-Wall Street rhetoric, Elizabeth Warren’s relationship with the Occupy Wall Street movement has been hard to pin down.

Veteran Flaherty seeks return to council

Michael Flaherty may be on the ballot for City Council, but more than anything Flaherty’s candidacy focuses on the mayor he lost to in a bitter fight.

New Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington outlined his vision for the team yesterday; one of his immediate concerns is naming the next manager.

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New Red Sox GM knows territory

If Ben Cherington has any illusions about the magnitude of being the GM for this team, Larry Lucchino will always be there to remind him.

Music class lifts teen from life of silence

Before joining the Citi Performing Arts Center’s musical theater program, Jimmy Nguyen was thought to be mute, possibly autistic, by friends and family.

Finding his voice

Once silent, 15-year-old Jimmy Nguyen now sings and dances and hopes to be a performer. (Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff)

The Centers for Disease Control had recommended the human papillomavirus vaccine for girls only.

Panel wants boys, too, to get HPV vaccine

A federal advisory committee recommended that 11- and 12-year-old boys routinely receive a vaccine that girls have been given the past five years to stop a sexually transmitted virus.

Sides differ on firm’s derailed expansion

Meditech is blaming the Mass. Historical Commission for bogging down the development of a new office for the medical software company in Freetown.

Gregory Bialecki, secretary of housing and economic development, said he sold his stock in the Las Vegas Sands Corp. and Wynns Resorts Ltd. last week after conflict of interest inquiries by The Globe.

State economic chief's casino holdings raising questions

The state's top economic development official, who has pushed lawmakers to legalize gaming, bought stock in two Las Vegas gaming companies last year, according to records.


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“This is the single biggest threat to the global economy in the next year or two,” said Nariman Behravesh of IHS Global Insight, on Europe’s debt crisis. “The Eurozone economy is clearly in the danger zone — there’s no way to sugarcoat that.”

Economy will struggle through ’12, IHS says

The single biggest threat to an already sluggish US economy is the European debt crisis, said Nariman Behravesh, chief economist for IHS Global Insight.

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Current, ex-N.Y. police accused of gun trafficking

Eight current and former N.Y. officers were arrested and charged in federal court with accepting thousands of dollars in cash to drive a caravan of firearms into the state.


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Ben Cherington bowed in yesterday as general manager of the Red Sox with a vow to move the team forward following its historic September collapse.

Cherington finally named Red Sox GM

A member of the organization since 1999, Ben Cherington was a popular choice to replace Theo Epstein among members of the baseball operations staff.