Probation promotions are invalid, judge says

A Suffolk Superior Court judge has vacated 11 promotions made by disgraced Probation Commissioner John J. O’Brien.

City should get more money from Red Sox, watchdog says

Inspector General Gregory W. Sullivan said the city should demand significantly more money for turning over Yawkey Way to Red Sox fans on game days.

Google policy on data brings privacy worry

Government regulators and consumer watchdogs worry that a change to Google’s policies will compromise the privacy of millions of consumers.

Gay spouse murder case puts focus on long-hidden problem

Eight years after same-sex marriage was legalized in Massachusetts, the Rintala case is shining a light on domestic violence among gay couples.

Boston Capital

Clean Harbors Inc. cleans up financially

The Norwell company is the best performing Massachusetts stock of the past decade, with a total return that rivals the percentage gain of Apple Inc.

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Fingerprint rule shakes Conn. city

Residents of East Haven, Conn., were caught off guard when the state activated Secure Communities, a program that ensures arrested people are in the country legally.

Avid already big winner at the Oscars

Products from Avid Technology Inc., of Burlington, were used on six of the nine Best Picture nominees.

Epstein relishes challenge of building Cubs

Cubs president Theo Epstein is informed by his time in Boston, where he built a major league roster, won two World Series, and built a farm system.

BU to investigate school’s hockey culture

After the arrests of two hockey players on sexual assault charges, a task force will be launched to determine whether some players believe they are above campus rules and the law.

“Yawkey Way and Lansdowne Street are public property. The public should receive fair market value for the use of its property.”

Inspector General Gregory W. Sullivan 

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Globe Insider Event | March 5, 5:30 p.m.[1]--90x90.jpg ‘The Real Romney’

Globe editorial page editor Peter S. Canellos moderates a discussion with Globe writers Scott Helman, Scot Lehigh, and Frank Phillips on the Republican presidential candidate.


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The crash in a remote desert was the fifth since March involving Marine aircraft in training in California.

Helicopter crash kills 7 Marines in Calif.

Two Marine Corps helicopters collided over a remote section of the California desert during a nighttime exercise, in one of the Corps’s deadliest training accidents in years.


Obama seeks to upstage GOP in Mich.

The president’s campaign will start airing an ad across Michigan today, touting the success of the auto bailout and disparaging Mitt Romney and others for opposing it.


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Braun's 50-game suspension is overturned

Reigning National League MVP Ryan Braun has become the sport’s first player to successfully appeal a positive drug test and escape a 50-game suspension.