MBTA wants funding; no cuts, hike for now

T officials will hold off until at least March before resorting to fare increases or service cuts, waiting for lawmakers to address the state’s transportation funding.

Child porn victims go to court for restitution

A growing number of child pornography victims are seeking restitution from those who collected or traded pictures and videos depicting their abuse.

Nintendo Wii U gaming console

Tech Lab

Minor flaws keep Wii U from being stellar

The Wii U is Nintendo’s bid to create the ideal digital entertainment hub. Alas, the new console doesn’t quite make it.

Human toll emerging in shortage of some cancer drugs

An article published in the New England Journal of Medicine illuminates how little is known about what the lapses in drug supply will mean for people’s health.

Attendance for the Boston Ballet’s “Nutcracker” is up 23 percent from three years ago, and revenue is up 36 percent.


Holiday shows bringing box office joy

Boston’s performing arts institutions are reporting a box office boom, as thousands of patrons stream into time-honored holiday shows this season.

Ashton B. Carter is known for his command of both technical data and policy documents.

Cabinet nod could be next for Harvard’s Ashton Carter

The leading national security strategist, who has been serving as the second-in-command for the past two secretaries of defense, may next for the top job.

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino greeted children on Christmas Even at the Catholic Charities Teen Center in Dorchester.

Joan Vennochi

Respect for Menino and the status quo

Mayor Menino’s body may be weak after dealing with a recent illness, but so far there are no public signs of declining political muscle.

Officials statewide bracing for the fiscal cliff

City and town officials in Mass. are warily watching negotiations over the pending fiscal crisis, although any financial effect on local budgets is probably months away.

The crowd on Causeway Street is much smaller these days with the Bruins out of commission as a result of the NHL lockout.

NHL lockout is being felt beyond Bruins’ ice

From parking lots to even youth leagues, the NHL’s third work stoppage in 19 seasons is taking a toll that mounts with each passing day.


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