Young adults put buying a home on backburner

The number of 25-to-34-year-olds owning homes in Massachusetts dropped 20 percent between 2005 and 2010, according to the US census.

In a world of super PACs, Mitt Romney rules

The other GOP contenders’ backers raised not nearly as much, and President Obama, long a harsh critic of super PACs, only recently urged his supporters to get into the game.

East Boston unsure if casino is a step up

There are nagging fears, even among some backers, that a Suffolk Downs casino might upset a tenuous balance and knock an up-and-coming community off stride.

Yvonne Abraham

// A flyover in East Boston would be dreamy

The plans for managing traffic around a proposed Suffolk Downs casino fills columnist Yvonne Abraham with joy because Route 1A is the bane of her existence.

Mohammed Amine Elmeghni moved to the Boston area from Morocco with his family in 2006.

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Moroccan transplant is TechBoston’s youngest valedictorian ever

Mohammed Amine Elmeghni, 16, struggled to prove himself, but will soon enter Syracuse University with a scholarship.

Boston’s Game 7 record is 21-8. For the third time in franchise history, the Celtics lost a series after taking a 3-2 lead.

Bob Ryan

Celtics’ Big Three run ends, with honor

If coach Doc Rivers had his way, everyone would be back. But he knows better than anyone else that management has broader, long-range concerns.

Job seekers crowded booths at a job fair in Weifang, China. Demand for skilled labor has risen as the population has shifted to the cities.

China’s population shift has far-reaching effects

The county’s economic slowdown has deepened — underscored by the cut in interest rates by the Chinese government — with implications for the global, national, and Mass. economies.

“Everybody can be that nice, genuine person,” says Patrick Chung. “Just try your hardest to make sure that comes out.”

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Patriots safety Patrick Chung on putting a stop to bullying

The player, who joins other local pro athletes in the new Boston vs. Bullies campaign, talks about the goodness of goofiness.


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Daisuke Matsuzaka, in the final year of his six-year deal, looked devastating at times Saturday, with eight strikeouts over a five-inning stint.

Red Sox rotation needs Dice-K, and more

After watching the Nationals the last two days, and Daisuke Matsuzaka on Saturday, it’s abundantly clear: The Red Sox need a No. 1 starter.


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Spain to accept European economic bailout

The struggling nation will use up to $125 billion to try to stabilize its cash-starved banks after increasingly desperate calls from world leaders to accept the money.


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Young readers’ (nonrequired) summer books list

School is out and for book lovers summer vacation means piles of paperbacks, a well-stocked ereader, and daily trips to the library.