Mass. tightens control of 2-year colleges

Lawmakers are tying community college budgets to academic performance and giving education officials greater say over choosing and evaluating college presidents.

Tennis Hall of Fame pivots, investigates Bob Hewitt

The Tennis Hall, reversing course after months of inaction, is investigating allegations that Hewitt sexually abused nearly a dozen girls he coached from the 1970s to 1990s.

Republican congresssional candidate Richard Tisei greeted Joe McDonough and dog Spunky in Newbury last month.

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Tisei picks up hope, steam in race vs. Tierney

The legal trouble of Rep. John Tierney’s family has given Republican Richard Tisei an opening as he looks to unseat the eight-term ­incumbent in the sixth district.

Romney, Obama in rare accord on health care law

Mitt Romney and President Obama share the position that “penalty” — not the politically riskier “tax” — is the word to describe the fee for flouting the law’s health insurance mandate.

Brian Shea of Somerville and Karen Schneiderman of Jamaica Plain were at the State House Monday to protest fare hikes for The Ride. serving those with disabilities.

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Glitches, gripes mark first days of MBTA fare hikes

A software glitch rendered thousands of T passes temporarily unusable on the first weekday commute following the weekend fare increase, causing backups at key stations.


Stock pickers need years to regain trust

The stock pickers of the mutual fund world — once the rock stars of finance — couldn’t sell popcorn at the circus today.

A juvenile offender received congratulations after completing a half-marathon in Boston in late May.

DYS program aims to get offenders back on track

The “Sole Train” running program, intended to lift teenagers’ self-esteem, has been a source of encouragement for detainees at the Judge Connelly Youth Center.

This doctored TV image last year showed the fireworks display directly behind Fenway Park.

TV coverage sticking to real fireworks this year

CBS’s national broadcast of Boston’s Fourth of July celebration was criticized last year because historic buildings had been inserted into the fireworks video feed.

Paul Schwenk, senior vice president of engineering for the Web travel site Kayak, opened the door to the company’s offices in Concord, where visitors use a call button to get buzzed in.

Some start-ups forgo the traditional receptionist

While some fledgling companies would rather apply the salary to a position they consider more important, others figure a reception area is poor use of expensive real estate.


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Athletics 6, Red Sox 1

Boston starting pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka, center, was removed from the game against the Oakland Athletics in the second inning Monday.

Red Sox can’t dig out of early hole

Daisuke Matsuzaka couldn’t get out of the second inning, giving up five earned runs as the Red Sox lost, 6-1, to the Athletics in Oakland.

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A letter carrier made sure the mail was delivered to a residence in Washington on Monday despite the damage.

East Coast power failures could last most of week

Nearly three full days after a severe summer storm lashed the East Coast, utilities warned that many neighborhoods could remain in the dark for much of the week, if not beyond.


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G Force

One-time SEAL now leads nonprofit benefiting elite Navy unit

The SEAL Foundation goes beyond what the Navy provides for members of the special forces unit, as well as their families and support staff.