Insurers to stay with key benefits of US health law

The largest insurers in Mass. have pledged to extend two popular provisions of the Affordable Care Act even if the Supreme Court decides to overturn the law.

Boston considers hike in retirees’ pensions

As cities and states across the US take aim at public employee pensions, Boston City Hall is engaged in a very different debate: how much to increase retirees’ checks.

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Vertex to fund partnership with Boston schools

Mayor Menino and Vertex executives will unveil plans of a $1.45 million partnership on Monday that would allow students to work with scientists.

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Bobby Valentine no longer in comfort of the booth

One day you’re asking the Red Sox manager annoying questions; a year later you’re sitting behind the guy’s desk, filling out a lineup card.

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Parents of slain Northeastern student try to move on

For Thomas and Virginia Payne, the parents of victim Rebecca Payne, Monday’s arraignment of accused killer Cornell Smith marks the beginning of the end of their time in the US.

At Roxbury Community College, the overall enrollment has slipped slightly since 2009 to 2,744.

Controversy still grips Roxbury Community College

Allegations that the school failed to report serious crimes on campus have critics pointing to what they say are ingrained problems.

Probailout party wins in Greece

Greek voters narrowly favored a center-right party in Parliamentary elections Sunday, a result that is likely to ease fears that the country will leave the eurozone.

Boston tightens rules on City Hall nuptials

The changes fall far short of City Council proposals that would have stopped the city clerk from keeping tens of thousands of dollars in fees for performing weddings during the workday.

Brewer, distiller concoct a joint venture

Boston Beer Co., maker of Sam Adams beers, will produce two whiskeys in partnership with Berkshire Mountain Distillers in Great Barrington.


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Muslim Brotherhood claims win in Egypt vote

The Muslim Brotherhood projected its candidate as the presidential victor after the military-led government issued an interim constitution to protect its power.

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Acupuncture closer to being widely accepted

A new clinical trial shows that the technique works better than a sham treatment to relieve not just pain but other symptoms that are less subjective to measure.