Patrick seeks job cuts, new school aid

The budget plan released by Governor Patrick would eliminate 400 executive branch jobs and close a prison in Norfolk, but would also boost state aid to local schools and community colleges.

Romney money edge washed away in Fla.

With at least $15 million already pouring into advertising, the Florida primary looms as a potential death match in the Republican presidential nominating contest.


A big Delahunt footprint in Keating’s new district

Running in a newly configured Congressional district is not the only problem facing Rep. William R. Keating, who now finds himself shadow boxing with another powerful figure.

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In tight market, no relief for renters, apartment hunters

Rents in the Boston area hit record highs in the last quarter of 2011, pushed up by increased demand and declining inventory.

Anguish nine years in the making

When the last American troops left Iraq in December, the war began anew for Nancy Chamberlain, whose son crashed and died in a sandstorm on the first night of the invasion.

Sterling Moore making an impact for Patriots

Largely unknown to Patriots fans two months ago, Sterling Moore earned attention at the AFC Championship game when he broke up two potential game-winning touchdown passes.

DiPaola saga ends with no charges

The late Middlesex Sheriff James V. DiPaola led an office where employees who donated to his campaign fund expected favorable treatment, but no criminal charges will be filed in connection to the donations.


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Rules seek less fat, more fruit in school meals

Hoping to combat the growing epidemic of childhood obesity, the Obama administration yesterday announced its long-awaited changes to government-subsidized school meals.


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Senate Democrats vow to push Obama tax proposals

President Obama’s Democratic allies in the Senate promised to press ahead with legislation to require those earning $1 million annually pay at least 30 percent in taxes.


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Celtics owe it to Doc Rivers to shape up

Five rotation players missed Monday’s 87-56 victory over the Magic, and if Celtics coach Doc Rivers is lucky, only two will sit out tonight’s rematch in Orlando.



Best and worst of Paris and Milan’s men’s fashion shows

Design houses such as agnes b., Thom Browne, and Givenchy attempted alien anticipation of the future, while Louis Vuitton and Kenzo opted for a gentlemen’s view of updated masculine elegance.


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‘American Idiot’ packs emotional wallop with Green Day’s music

Feeling bad has seldom felt so good. The touring stage adaptation of Green Day’s 2004 album has arrived at the Boston Opera House, and it is flat-out electrifying.