Lottery profits surge close to record levels

Buoyed by Mega Millions sales, the Mass. State Lottery is on pace to turn a $936 million profit this fiscal year, which would approach its 2006 record of $951 million.

Boston College players celebrated a goal in the third period.

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BC advances to Frozen Four title game

Boston College defeated Minnesota Thursday night and will face Ferris State on Saturday.

Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia (left) and pitcher Alfredo Aceves (center) walked off the field after Detroit’s  Danny Worth scored the game-winning run.

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Loss stings, but it’s just one game

Red Sox fans should resist the temptation to overreact after this Opening Day loss, writes Chad Finn.

Obama campaign slams Romney’s energy stance

Mitt Romney was accused by President Obama’s campaign of supporting a policy that Romney himself had attacked in the past.

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Romney is clueless on who is ‘out of touch’

People who plan to live in 11,000-square-foot beach homes with car elevators should think twice before accusing others of being out of touch, writes Scot Lehigh.

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Jessica Lider is a roller derby dame

A middle school teacher by day, the 31-year-old Lider leads her team in the Boston Derby Dames league of the 2012 Women’s Flat Track Derby season.

Obama, Romney say women should be allowed at Augusta National

President Obama and Mitt Romney became the latest public figures to endorse female membership at the all-male golf club, home to The Masters tournament.

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After delays, SouthField takes shape

Construction workers are putting the finishing touches on the first apartments to be built on the property formerly known as South Weymouth Naval Air Station.

The buildings at Pruitt-Igoe being imploded in a scene from “The Pruitt-Igoe Myth.”

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‘Pruitt-Igoe Myth’ asks: Did what went up have to come down?

This documentary is about the massive St. Louis housing project whose demolition, just 20 years after residents moved in, made it a byword for urban-planning failure.

The key to designing a home office is to make it a place that you would want to spend a lot of time in.

How to create a cozy home office

As long there’s natural light, a comfy work space can be carved out almost anywhere.


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Dress offers markdowns on chic spring styles

Dress has a modest but well-curated selection of Spring 2012 pieces from 3.1 Phillip Lim, Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent, Vanessa Bruno, and others marked down 30-40 percent.