Patrick urges Covelle to resign

The governor’s call for Medford housing director Robert Covelle to resign comes amid an intensifying investigation into alleged favoritism in hiring at the agency.

// Liberty Mutual’s Kelly explains pay

Edmund F. “Ted’’ Kelly, under fire for receiving $50 million a year from the insurance giant, said that an “accounting issue’’ made his compensation appear larger than it is.

Pilgrim’s 20-year license backed

The staff at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has recommended that commissioners vote to renew the license of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth.

Harvard panel pushes benefits of free journals

An advisory council called the rising price of academic journals “fiscally unsustainable” and urged faculty to submit their work to “open access” online journals.

// Antiracism rally cites hockey tweets

Two days after an outpouring of racist tweets followed a Bruins game, an annual rally against racism in downtown Boston took on stronger purpose.

Naming of rape victim leads to dispute at Bridgewater State

A college newspaper that printed the name of a rape victim who spoke at a recent rally against sexual violence has caused an angry backlash on campus.

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On Football

Chandler Jones possesses Giant potential

Jones is the type of rare athlete that offenses have to game plan around and who can flip a game with one athletic play in a key spot.

Co-Owners Derrick Cheung, left, and Howard Travis sold clothing on Newbury Street out of their mobile retail truck.

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Boston’s no-innovation district

If the city really wants entrepreneurs, it should ease up on street vendors.

BP gas station operators sue supplier after weeks without gas

More than 30 operators of BP gas stations have filed a lawsuit against gasoline supplier Green Valley Oil LLC after weeks without deliveries caused many to run out of gas.

// From humble roots to top of income ladder

Tax returns released Friday by Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren show both have generated hundreds of thousands of dollars in income in the last several years.

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In search of a top-notch nanny

As the job picture improves, well-heeled families are going in search of the perfect nanny — preferably with a college degree.


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Bruins need depth in 2012-13

Given how Washington’s airtight net-front play stymied Boston’s attack, it’s clear the Bruins will be in the market for forward help heading into next season.


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Ford reports income drop

Ford took a beating from plummeting European sales and weaker results in Asia and South America. It also started paying more in taxes.

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Soyuz capsule carrying 3 lands safely

The capsule carrying two Russians and an American touched down safely Friday in central Kazakhstan, ending the men’s 163-day stay on the International Space Station.