3 lives of joy, hope cut short in an instant

Parents and friends recounted the longtime friendship and deep bond between the three women slain in Sunday night’s shootings on Harlem Street in Dorchester.

Health law benefits some Mass. hospitals, penalizes others

Several provisions buried in the state’s new 350-page cost-control health care law target specific hospitals.

Molly Baldwin worked with Anisha Chablani Medley at the Roca Inc. office in Chelsea. Baldwin founded Roca, a nonprofit targeted toward high-risk youth.

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Nonprofits working to quantify the good they do

Organizations that previously relied on instinct are gathering more data, seeking outside analysis, and tracking their effectiveness to improve their programs — and prove their worth.

MBTA data team member Sam Hickey, sat at a workstation inside the MBTA operations center on High Street.

MBTA begins rollout of long-awaited countdown signs

The arrival times, ticking down in one-minute increments, will appear on LED signs that have displayed only the date, time, and announcements since 2007.

Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine, right, talks with, from left, Dustin Pedroia, David Ortiz and first base coach Alex Ochoa in the dugout before a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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Soul-searching sessions for Red Sox

Red Sox owners held meetings — with manager Bobby Valentine and with players — during which some expressed concern about the state of the team and their relationship with the manager.

Gymnasts practiced at the Brestyan’s American Gymnastics Club, where parents rushed to sign up their children for classes the morning after Aly Raisman took gold in the team competition.

Olympiad inspires a wave of aspiring athletes

Local gyms and training centers are already feeling the post-Olympiad rush, as young athletes and their parents look to replicate Team USA’s success at home.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/08/15/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/kalifa_lifestyle_JuliasInfluence_1--90x90.jpg Boston chefs still infused with teachings of Julia Child

On what would have been her 100th birthday, the influence of the cookbook author and television chef remains strong within Boston’s culinary community.

Rupert Murdoch (left) and Michael Bloomberg discussed immigration policies during a panel discussion in Boston on Tuesday night.

Murdoch, Bloomberg push immigration overhaul

Media titan Rupert Murdoch and New York City’s mayor, Michael Bloomberg, came to Boston to press their case for making it easier for immigrants to legally come to the US.


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Wednesday Preview | Movie Review

From left: CJ Adams, Jennifer Garner, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Joel Edgerton in “The Odd Life of Timothy Green.”

A kids’ movie with a strained message for parents

CJ Adams is likeable as the title character in “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,” but the movie’s really about the fears and neuroses of parents.