Thefts rise at community gardens


With everything from cucumbers to watermelons ripening in the open, the gardens are something like a supermarket without doors, effectively free for the picking.

Deportation reprieves unevenly applied

The local US Immigration and Customs Enforcement office has rejected several requests for prosecutorial discretion in recent weeks, lawyers said, even though they appear to meet criteria.

Casino bill puts $25m focus on addicts

Even while trumpeting the jobs that casinos would create in Massachusetts, proponents of expanding gambling acknowledge that casinos come with a human cost.

Rick Perry and Mitt Romney sparred last night over Social Security and the Massachusetts health care law, as each of the two front-runners sought to use his opponent’s own words against him.

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Romney and Perry keep up fight in Fla. debate

Mitt Romney and Rick Perry turned on one another last night with heated attacks over their authenticity, commitment to conservative principles, and ability to defeat President Obama.

Worldwide anxieties send stocks sinking

Including a plunge of 284 points on Wednesday, the Dow average suffered its worst two-day decline since December 2008, when markets went through an extended free-fall.

Stage Review

The humor, horror of ‘Candide’

If ever there was a right time for “Candide,’’ it might be now.


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Stewart, Staples team up

Martha Stewart has made her way into craft stores, pet shops, and cookware outlets. Now the home fashion guru is showing up at the office.


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President Obama spoke to a crowd in front of the Brent Spence Bridge in Ohio yesterday. The president’s trip also raised his profile in the politically important state.

Obama takes jobs fight to Boehner’s turf

President Obama pitched his jobs plan yesterday from the turf of the top Republicans on Capitol Hill, combatively calling them out by name to demand action.


Turkey takes Israel to task at UN

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan used his appearance before the annual General Assembly yesterday to enumerate a long list of grievances with Israel, a former ally.


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Movie Review

Brad Pitt stars as Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland A’s.

'Moneyball' is a winner

Brad Pitt is a hit in the movie that finds the humor and frustration of life in the front office of a baseball team.


“Why should it be considered brutal to provide a terminally ill patient the means of ending his life a few months or weeks earlier than his illness otherwise would?”

Scot Lehigh 


“It doesn’t make any difference whether you assign more homework in English, science, or history. Students will still do the same.”

Ozkan Eren,   assistant professor of economics at the University of Nevada, on whether homework works