40% in survey support a state bailout for MBTA

The bailout won the backing of 40 percent of Mass. voters surveyed in a new Boston Globe poll, outstripping those who said they would oppose an infusion of aid.

Olivia Brownlee of Rockland disembarked at South Station after taking the Plymouth/Kingston commuter rail train.

End near for 3 commuter lines’ weekend service

While few ride the three commuter lines where weekend service is slated to be eliminated, for those who need it for work, loss of the service would do more than interrupt a tourist excursion.

iRobot turns to the nuclear industry

The Bedford company, which is seeking new markets as cuts loom at the Pentagon, is expected to announce on Monday its first sale to a domestic nuclear power plant operator.

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Romney sides with Wisconsin governor in divisive recall

In supporting Governor Scott Walker, Mitt Romney is stepping into the middle of an emotionally charged, nationally watched battle over workers’ rights and collective bargaining.

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Boston schools seek to avert slip when funds end

The city is seeing gains in 12 low-achieving public schools after using nearly $26 million in federal grants, but officials fear the progress will fade when the funds run out.

Andrew Culbert, 67, first realized he was having trouble hearing when he was in his mid-50s.

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New approaches to hearing loss

As the number of older Americans rapidly increases, so too has research into the consequences of age-related hearing loss and new ways of treating it.

MIT engineers help fight roadside perils

Professor Seth Teller is leading an effort to try to create life-saving devices for police and other first responders to cut crashes at traffic stops and accident scenes.

Apps help you find discounts on drugs

Honest Discounts LLC, a Boston start-up, is launching a series of mobile apps to help consumers find savings on prescription drugs at major pharmacy outlets.

Middleborough faults tribe over abandoned casino deal

The town is seeking compensation in land and money from the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, which had made casino plans with Middleborough before shifting sights to Taunton.

More than 140 firefighters responded to a blaze Sunday at 330 Chelsea St. in East Boston.

Seven-alarm fire destroys East Boston building

A seven-alarm blaze drew 140 firefighters to East Boston to quell the flames in a six-unit building. Thirty residents were displaced and three responders were injured.

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Bruins 2, Rangers 1

When Bruins goalie Tim Thomas is as sharp as he was on Sunday, the Bruins can go head to head with anybody, including the Rangers, the Eastern Conference’s top club.

Bruins beat Rangers, clinch Northeast Division title

The Bruins also clinched the No. 2 seed for the Eastern Conference playoffs after beating the Rangers, in a game where goalie Tim Thomas showed he can still step up in big moments.


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Gotye finds strength in numbers

Opting to be a part of a band, Wouter de Backer's Gotye sounded like a unit perfectly in synch with itself at the House of Blues.

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Dr. Omar Sultan Haque

He aims to humanize health care

Dr. Omar Sultan Haque wrote a piece with Adam Waytz in the current issue of Perspectives on Psychological Science about the dehumanization of medicine.