Scrutiny vowed on fish labeling

State officials say they will improve oversight of seafood sales after a Globe investigation this week revealed widespread mislabeling at area restaurants.

City charter schools draw US inquiry

Federal civil rights attorneys have launched an investigation into whether the state is discriminating against students with limited English fluency with new charter schools.

US Representative John Olver to retire

The Amherst Democrat’s retirement could take significant pressure off the congressional redistricting process in Massachusetts.

Cherington's first job: hire a manager

The Red Sox have not had a manager for four weeks now, Terry Francona having left Fenway Park Sept. 30.


For Romney, Bay State no longer a punch line

During his first presidential campaign, Mitt Romney often turned Massachusetts into the butt of his jokes, casting himself as an outsider in his home state.

Juggling lives and, now, phones

The ever-expanding smartphone market has enticed many people who are tethered to a particular phone for whatever reason to snap up a second one.

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No jazz hands, we’re sword dancers

Teens from around the country will step lively in a battle of fancy footwork and sword handling in a competition of English folk dance.


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Kendall Square project to start

A California developer will break ground today on an 11-acre, $500 million laboratory, office, and residential complex in Cambridge’s Kendall Square.

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DNA of centenarians to be studied

George Eberhardt is one of 100 centenarians who will be examined using whole-genome sequencing, the deciphering of a person’s complete collection of DNA.


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On Baseball

A tarp covers the infield at Bush Stadium after Major League Baseball cancelled Game 6 of the World Series due to poor weather in St. Louis, Missouri, October 26, 2011. REUTERS/Sarah Conard (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)

Rangers could be building a dynasty

One more win, and the Texas Rangers will have their first World Series championship, which in turn could stir up discussions of the “D-word.’’