Crime bill draws caution

The chief justice of the Mass. Supreme Judicial Court wrote to Gov. Patrick that the crime bill before him would not allow for discretion in sentencing habitual offenders.

Brown opposes, Warren supports renewing assault weapons ban

The deadly shooting in ­Colorado has thrust the debate about gun control into the state Senate race ­between Senator Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren.

Karen Stein of GOODGOOD, a design studio, created a mock-up of an micro-apartment unit for a 20-story tower that broke ground in the Seaport District Thursday.

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Will tiny apartments be next big thing for Boston’s Seaport?

With units as small as 450 square feet, the apartments fit the call for more affordable housing for young professionals who want to live near work and attractions.

Boston Capital

Online retailers pressed to collect sales taxes

A sale is a sale, wherever it takes place. Taxes aren’t popular, but they should be fair.

In his final Olympics, Michael Phelps, right, may be passing the baton of US swimming to Missy Franklin.

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Goodbye Michael Phelps, hello Missy Franklin

Phelps, 27, aims to become the greatest Olympian ever in his final Games, and could yield the baton of US Swimming to the up-and-coming Franklin, 17.

// Romney words on Olympics readiness draw British riposte

Britain’s prime minister and the country’s press hit Mitt Romney after the Republican candidate questioned London’s preparation for the Games.

Brian McGrory

// Mitt Romney, lost in translation

Romney didn’t really mean to say that the London Olympics would almost certainly be a total disaster. That’s just what he does, and it takes getting used to.

WGBH moving to a national radio role

The Boston station, long a national powerhouse in public television, took a step to becoming a national force in public ­radio by acquiring Public Radio International.

//©%20Shannon%20Brinkman.jpg Inaugural Summer Arts Weekend loaded with jazz heavyweights

As the first Summer Arts Weekend kicks off, it is one of the most hotly anticipated music festivals the area’s seen in years.


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