Menino orders oversight of busing

Outrage over the continued late arrival of Boston public school buses, Mayor Thomas M. Menino ordered a top aide to monitor dispatchers and bus drivers.

Seniors pledge to fight Social Security adjustments

Vulnerable retirees must not bear the brunt of the effort to cut the federal deficit, say advocacy groups livid over a push to cut Medicare reimbursements and limit Social Security increases.

Growth eases worry of a repeat recession

The likelihood of a “double dip” recession lessened yesterday, as state and national economies reported growth and European leaders acted to avert an economic meltdown.

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Menino to nonprofits: Pay up!

The city’s Payments in Lieu of Taxes program has MFA and other arts and education institutions asking questions.


As colleges go global, recruiting goes private

Three University of Massachusetts campuses are using a company called Navitas to recruit foreign students and shepherd them through their first year of college.

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Cardinals stun Rangers to force Game 7

Leading off the 11th inning, David Freese drilled a 3-and-2-pitch from Mark Lowe, the bottom of the Rangers’ relief barrel, over the center-field wall for a 10-9 victory.

Mixed feelings as Hub heroes explore movie on its villain

To many involved in the real-life James “Whitey” Bulger saga, there’s much to celebrate about Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s plans — yet much to be concerned about, too.


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Early snow brushes over Boston area

Snow greeted Boston with a light first fall of the season, but the wintry weather made a much more forceful introduction in central and western parts of the state.


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NBA lockout squeezes service workers near TD Garden

NBA players may have options for extra pay, but people working at businesses near the TD Garden that depend on Celtics games are scrambling to make up for lost income.


Political Notebook

Mitt Romney and Rick Perry (right) have gone after each other in this campaign’s Republican presidential debates.

Perry may skip some upcoming debates

Rick Perry may take a pass on some upcoming GOP presidential debates, sidestepping a campaign staple that has raised questions about the Texas governor in his first two months on the national stage.

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Man freed from debris 4 days after Turkey earthquake

Television footage showed a rescue team cheering and clapping as the man, wearing a red sweater and strapped to a stretcher, was carried out of the debris.


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Bruins edged by Montreal

The Bruins dropped a 2-1 decision to the Canadiens at TD Garden because they can’t bury scoring opportunities that bantams nearly always convert.