Mitt Romney, Barack Obama spend big in Mass.

The campaigns of Romney and Obama have paid a combined $45 million to businesses and consultants from the Bay State.

Patricia Donahue, widow of an alleged Whitey Bulger victim, addressed the media Tuesday.


Relatives of those slain unleash wrath on Greig

The families of James “Whitey’’ Bulger's alleged victims blasted Catherine Greig at her sentencing, holding her accountable for helping the gangster evade justice.

Kevin Cullen

A lesson in civics and justice

Judge Douglas Woodlock tried for a teaching moment at Catherine Greig’s sentencing, but his classroom was hard to control, writes Kevin Cullen.

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Voices line up for Red Sox announcer job

The death of Carl Beane, at 59, has left the Red Sox with an empty space in their hearts, and also with a silence to fill at Fenway Park.

Middleborough profanity ban touches a nerve

The town voted to give police the power to hand out $20 tickets for using profanity in public, a move that has riled some residents and free speech advocates.

Brian McGrory

View from the top at Liberty Mutual

Columnist Brian McGrory took a tour of the executive floor of the company’s Boston headquarters, home to some of the highest paid insurance officers in America.

Jenny Weymouth of Boston says she would still shop on Amazon even if it were to charge for Massachusetts sales taxes.

If Amazon taxes in Mass., will buyers bolt?

Despite local retailers’ hopes, many residents say they would still shop on Amazon even if it were to start collecting sales tax on purchases made from the state.

Founder Jordan Tobins is on indefinite leave.

Court filings reveal deep split at Upper Crust

The owners of the embattled pizza chain and the company’s founder exchanged accusations of misusing funds in claims filed in Suffolk Superior court.


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Clay Buchholz threw seven innings, giving up one run on five hits and helping Boston break a four-game losing streak.

Red Sox win on Buchholz pitching gem

Clay Buchholz threw seven innings of one-run ball against the Marlins, helping the Red Sox snap a four-game losing streak.


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The raids Tuesday, which capped a yearlong investigation, caught many suspects off guard.

20 arrested in crackdown targeting area drug trade

Police arrested 20 ­alleged dealers and gang members early Tuesday following a year-long investigation in parts of Charlestown, Everett, and ­Jamaica Plain.

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Can Boston compete with Silicon Valley?

Shawn Harris of and Niraj Shah of Wayfair, who have been building businesses in the region for more than a decade, talk about running start-ups.