Boston police to seek more diversity

Hoping to end decades of tension over the advancement of minority officers, the department plans to overhaul a promotion system.

Brown criticizes voter registration mailing to Mass. welfare recipients

Senator Scott Brown said sending voter registration forms to 478,000 people was a ploy to boost the ranks of Democratic voters and help rival Elizabeth Warren’s election bid.

Cambridge firms develop software to check campaign facts

The new digital tools allow TV viewers to see things such as which group paid for for an ad or how its purported facts stack up against reality.

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Teen Empowerment chasing a miracle in Boston

The youth movement that began in one of the city’s darkest hours is celebrating its 20th anniversary. So much has changed since then, and so little.

Sarah Attar is one of two women to represent Saudi Arabia, which had never before sent females to the Games.

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Female Muslim Olympians try to inspire, bring more progress

Women from countries that strictly follow Islamic law simultaneously offer hope of social change through sports and highlight the great distance left to cover in women’s rights.

American Bruce Jenner won the decathlon — and the unofficial title as world’s greatest athlete — at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal.

In decathlon, ‘world’s greatest athlete’ a title without the fame

While the Olympic champion still is considered the world’s best athlete a century after Jim Thorpe set the standard, he no longer gets a ticker-tape parade.

Eric Rosengren joined the Fed in 1985.

Boston Fed chief embraces advocacy role

For Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren, speaking out has been part the job. And this week he’s ratcheted it up, urging the Fed to do more.


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Tom Brady (left) will be in very good hands behind Dan Connolly & Co. once the games begin for real this season.

Patriots offensive line shouldn’t be a concern

The real games don’t start for a month. Reinforcements are coming. And those charged with the duty of protecting Tom Brady know the stakes.


Joe Corey, of Billerica, wore a Kansas City Monarchs uniform at the “media day” event preceding the Oldtime Baseball Game charity event in Cambridge.

Oldtime Baseball Game brings uniforms out of mothballs

It’s time, once again, for the annual Oldtime Baseball Game, a charity contest held at St. Peter’s Field in Cambridge in which players wear uniforms plucked from baseball history.