Boston scrambles to accommodate kindergartners

More than 300 kindergartners do not know which school they will attend this fall as the city’s school system confronts rising demand and a shortage of seats.

Adaliz Rodriguez was struggling financially until a coach from a unique program at The Neighborhood Developers in Chelsea helped her learn new skills.

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Chelsea nonprofit coaches clients to independence

The Neighborhood Developers is helping financially struggling families by pairing them with life coaches to help people out of poverty.

Abortion opposition group to back Scott Brown

The state’s leading antiabortion group plans to back Senator Scott Brown, potentially undercutting the Republican’s effort to distance himself from his party’s platform.


The GOP’s big tent collapses

If voters deem the abortion exceptions important, is it realistic to think that a President Romney would stand up for them?

Trent Theroux trained for his 13-mile swim from Point Judith to Block Island, which he will attempt in September.

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R.I. man to swim for others, right where his life nearly ended

Trent Theroux, who was slashed by the blades of a boat’s propeller in 2002, will attempt a 13-mile swim in September to raise money for patients with spinal cord injuries.

Lance Armstrong, weary of the doping charges that stain his seven Tour de France titles, gave up fighting the claims.

Lance Armstrong to be stripped of 7 Tour de France titles

The US Anti-Doping Agency will ban Lance Armstrong for life and strip him of his Tour de France titles. The sport’s governing International Cycling Union has not announced a decision.

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Red Sox left picking up the pieces

A week from Saturday is Sept. 1, which will mark the one-year anniversary of the Red Sox stinking.

Hampshire College starts fund for students in US illegally

The private liberal arts college in Amherst has created a financial aid endowment that so far has raised $300,000 in donations from alumni, parents, and recent graduates.

Ngawng Sangmo fried arancini balls in canola oil at the Whole Foods facilty in Everett, which uses a new system of recycling oil.

Whole Foods recycles canola oil to power Everett facility

Oil from the commissary’s industrial fryers is burned to run a custom-designed generator that provides nearly all the electricity for the 70,000-square-foot building.

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// The T and its predecessors

Private railroads and horse-drawn streetcar companies served the transportation needs of Boston and outlying towns for decades before the MBTA accepted its first token.


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Firefighters battled a hot spot during a three-alarm fire on Columbia Street in Cambridge Thursday.

Cambridge police rescue 3 from blaze

Six police officers rushed into a burning, smoke-filled building Thursday and rescued a man and a woman trapped on the third floor, as well as a man sleeping one floor below.


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Fannie, Freddie warned to follow Mass. loan law

Under a new state law, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac must offer reasonable modifications to avoid foreclosing on some delinquent borrowers, Attorney General Martha Coakley said.

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