Superintendents circumvent state pension law

By getting salary ­increases, school chiefs have maneuvered around a closed loophole that had allowed employees to boost pensions by counting fringe benefits as part of their salary.

Boston colleges give back, but to what degree?

As tuitions rise and the economy drags, there is a desire to measure higher education’s return on investment. Two new reports give the task a try.

 Among Facebook users, President Obama is far more popular than Mitt Romney.

Headstart for Democrats in the digital campaign

The expanding digital frontier has emerged as another battle line in the campaign for the White House.

Weak jobs report may hurt Obama’s campaign

US employers added only 80,000 jobs in June, the third straight month of weak hiring and a potential setback for the campaign to reelect President Obama.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia walked off after striking out in the ninth inning Friday night at Fenway Park.


Yankees 10, Red Sox 8

Red Sox pitching belted by Yankees

After a terrible start by Josh Beckett, the bulllpen faltered, and the Sox lost their fourth straight. They now trail the first-place Yankees by 8½ games.

Christopher L. Gasper

Carl Crawford stands by allegation of racial slur

We are forced to contemplate the same old tired story of African-American ballplayers and Boston after a fan directed a racial comment toward Crawford during a Double A game.

The Celtics’ Big Three of Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, and Paul Pierce captured the 2008 NBA title in their first season together.

Ray Allen leaving Celtics to sign with Heat

The Big Three is officially a memory because Allen is headed to South Beach.

Nancy Mantilla says business has boomed at her Flores Mantilla flower shop in Marblehead since a movie crew arrived.

Massachusetts towns get boost from Hollywood movies

This summer, film crews are deployed across the suburbs, with three major projects currently filming.