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Group blasts state’s foster care system

Nearly one in five children in state custody for at least two years has suffered abuse or neglect, according to the advocacy group Children’s Rights.

A victim lay covered on the ground at the scene of the Friday morning shooting.


Gunman kills 1, wounds 9 near Empire State Building

A disgruntled former women’s accessories designer shot a former colleague and then was killed in a shootout with police that left nine others wounded, officials said.

Abortion opposition group to back Scott Brown

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

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.

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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.

// 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 to raise money for patients with spinal cord injuries.

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 for power

Oil from the commissary’s industrial fryers is burned to run a custom-designed generator to power an Everett facility.

//[1].jpg Henry Horenstein behind the lens

Horenstein’s time capsules of country music extend well beyond Nashville.

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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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Angels 14, Red Sox 13

Sox reliever Alfredo Aceves looks a little shellshocked after watching Kendrys Morales’s homer leading off the Angels’ 10th clear the right-field fence.

Red Sox blow six-run lead, lose slugfest in 10th

The Red Sox were ahead 6-0 in the third inning, fell behind 8-6, and then came back to take a two-run lead in the ninth before losing in extra innings.


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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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