Mortgage aid helps more hold off default

The improving success rate for loan modifications comes as banks are under mounting pressure from federal and state officials to offer real relief to borrowers.

Casino bid in Taunton spurs tribal turf fight

The Pocasset Wampanoag of Fall River is accusing the Mashpee Wampanoag of elbowing into what was historically Pocasset land in choosing Taunton for a proposed tribal casino.

Years later, school may alert parents to abuse

The operators of the Trivium School say they are considering notifying parents and alumni about the 2009 conviction of the Rev. Donald J. McGuire for molesting a former student.

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Millionaires from Mass. join call to raise their tax rates

Some of the nation’s wealthiest people, including a handful from the state, are asking the federal government to raise their taxes under the “Buffett Rule.’’


Surge of older runners in Boston Marathon

A record 596 runners age 65 and older have registered to compete in today’s race, 47 of whom are age 75 and older.

Instagram is among several mobile photo apps.

Instagram not the only photo app in town

Instagram is fun and easy to use, but so are other online photo-sharing services, like Path and Pixable.

Jeff Tenner, Bertucci’s head chef, appears in videos on YouTube.

Bertucci’s redesigns for a younger generation

After 31 years, Bertucci’s is courting a new, youthful clientele in an effort known within the company’s Northborough headquarters as ‘‘The Millennial Project.’’

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Drugs that target high cholesterol come with new cautions

New FDA warnings about the side effects of cholesterol-lowering statins have physicians and patients weighing the risks and benefits of taking these drugs.


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Dual rallies highlight fracture in Mass. Tea Party

An apparent rift between state Tea Party activists over whether to put a focus on social issues played out at separate rallies in Worcester and in Boston.


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AVEO set to move from start-up to producer

AVEO Pharmaceuticals plans to apply for federal approval of its first drug, for kidney cancer, and is set to add 120 new employees in 2012.



Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner argued that it is unfair to look only at the latter portion of an economic downturn that began before President Obama’s inauguration.

Geithner challenges Romney claim on women’s job losses

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said a claim by Mitt Romney about disproportionate job losses for women during President Obama’s term was ‘‘ridiculous.’’

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Boston Marathon


In the women’s invitational mile held along the Marathon route on Boylston Street, (left to right) Traniere Moser, Morgan Uceny, Marina Muncan, and Gabriele Anderson battle for position.

Female pioneers return to place where they started

Forty years after they competed in the first official women’s race at the Boston Marathon, most of the eight finishers returned to commemorate their competitive breakthrough.


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Celtics 94, Bobcats 82

Avery Bradley was instrumental in gaining control in the second half, scoring 13 of his 22 points.

Celtics pick up slack, beat Bobcats

Playing without the Big Three, the Celtics took the lead midway through the first quarter and never trailed again, handing Charlotte its 16th consecutive loss.

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Dr. Russell S. Phillips

Problems with primary care

Dr. Russell S. Phillips, a doctor at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, was recently named the inaugural director of the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care.