Big Dig needs $54m light fix

The state’s top highway official says that all 25,000 light fixtures in the Big Dig tunnels must be replaced because of a faulty design or manufacturing defect.

Obama, Romney energy views are similar

An examination of the two men’s records reveals that President Obama and Mitt Romney are hardly at opposite ends of the energy policy spectrum.

 Co-workers AndrewRuddock (left) and Ruth Rivera (holding check) gathered with others from Belmont Medical Associates on Wednesday to celebrate the Mega Millions lottery haul.


Winners of game’s smaller prizes are sharing the wealth

A group of 62 co-workers from Belmont Medical Associates in Cambridge claimed the $250,000 prize, which will add up to about $2,800 after taxes for each person.

MBTA board OK’s fare hikes, service cuts

Fares and monthly passes are going up an average of 23 percent, but only a handful of bus routes and weekend commuter rail lines will be eliminated.

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Dan Shaughnessy

Reasons aplenty to expect no title for Red Sox

The Red Sox are coming off their most shocking collapse in 33 years and have done little to inspire confidence in a loyal fan base that loves them almost unconditionally.

Red Sox fans hope for a team they can love

With the Red Sox starting the new season Thursday against the Detroit Tigers, many fans have tempered expectations, a sharp contrast to last year’s runaway optimism.

App keeps whales, ships safely apart

A new system that uses satellites, listening buoys, and iPads lets ship captains steer clear of a species that’s on the brink of extinction.

Dartmouth medical school gets a new doctor: Seuss

Dr. Seuss, a.k.a. Theodor Geisel, was rewarded Wednesday for his donations to Dartmouth College, which renamed its medical school after his family.

Yvonne Abraham

Correcting corrections

When it comes to crime and prisons, it’s about time we in Massachusetts started to listen to a tough-minded conservative politician from Texas.


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Three publishers sue free-textbook company

Boston start-up Boundless Learning Inc. is being accused of copyright infringement by three of the largest educational publishers in the world.

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