Medford housing chief faces scrutiny over hirings

The Medford Housing Authority has been under siege since last June when officials first began investigating allegations of favoritism in hiring and contracting under Robert Covelle.

Advocates seeking more Boston charter schools

Boston charter school operators and advocates are urging state education officials to lift a moratorium on new charter schools in the city.

Scientist’s death halts unique research at UMass

The circumstances of Lynn Margulis’s career and death provide a window on just how difficult the passing of a working scientist can be for a research university.

President Obama spoke at the Holocaust Museum in Washington on Monday, but the president has visited New Hampshire twice in the last five months. Mitt Romney campaigned in Pennsylvania on Monday, but the former Massachusetts governor will be in New Hampshire on Tuesday for a speech and victory party.


Romney, Obama set to square off in New Hampshire

President Obama and Mitt Romney are fiercely pursuing the hearts and minds of the state’s notoriously finicky electorate in a race that could come down to the wire in November.

ATMs for the blind can be hard to find

Many Boston area ATMs and MBTA fare machines cannot be used by people who are blind, despite federal rules that went into effect last month requiring more accessibility.

ATMs adapted for the blind can be elusive

Despite new federal rules, many ATMs and MBTA fare machines don't serve the blind.


Europe’s economic agonies

The economic problems for the region remain far from solved, and the politics of austerity are increasingly difficult to sell.

John Maguire, the new Friendly’s CEO, grew up in Weymouth and frequented his local Friendly’s.

Friendly’s CEO goes from panini to patty melts

Hired away from Panera Bread Co., Weymouth native John Maguire hopes to revive the recipe that made the ice cream parlors such a successful chain once upon a time.

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Tooth Fairy economics

How much is a tooth worth these days? Some parents feel pressure to give an amount equal to their child’s peers. It’s keeping up with the Fairy Joneses.

Timothy Kostka, 26, spoke to attorney Bradford R. Stanton during his arraignment in South Boston Municipal Court Monday in the April 16 stabbing death of Barbara Coyne. He was ordered held without bail on the homicide charge.

Stabbing suspect wanted fishing gear, police say

Prosecutors say Timothy Kostka broke into Barbara Coyne’s South Boston home to steal high-end fishing equipment, fatally stabbing the 67-year-old during the break-in.


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Roxbury school gets arts boost

The Orchard Gardens K-8 pilot school in Roxbury has been selected to take part in a federal initiative designed to help turn around schools through the arts.


Political Notebook

Study: Romney getting better press than Obama

A study published Monday revealed that presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney has enjoyed more positive press coverage than President Obama in recent months.

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Red Sox 6, Twins 5

The Red Sox had to hand it to Cody Ross after the first of his two home runs tied it in the seventh. His homer in the ninth won it.

Cody Ross powers the Red Sox

Ross hit a two-run upper-deck blast in the seventh to tie the game and a solo shot in the ninth to help the Red Sox beat the Twins and end a five-game losing streak.


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A voice that inspires

Justin Hines, a Canadian singer-songwriter who has a top-30 hit on the Billboard charts, is considered a role model for others with disabilities.