Once a model, state medical board lags badly

Thousands of records of physician malpractice and misdeeds are routinely expunged, leaving the public in the dark about whether to trust their doctor — or find another.

Harvard Pilgrim set to launch a lower cost network

The insurer is forming what they call a “focused network’’ of medical care groups that excludes Partners HealthCare System Inc. and other high-priced providers.

http://c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/03/17/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/18madmen_photo1a--90x90.jpg One man’s ‘Mad Men’ mad dash

The fifth season begins on March 25. Could he make it through a marathon viewing of four seasons of the show to catch up?

Tutor Annie Query talked with Malia Cajuste at the Match Community Day Charter School in Jamaica Plain.

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Charter school focuses on teaching youngsters English

The mission of the Match Community Day Charter School in Jamaica Plain is to help youngsters overcome language barriers.


At Fort Point studios, artists feel betrayed

Midway Studios was a cherished housing enclave for artists until hopes were dashed and a military helmet firm moved in.

For the Kennedy clan, he is Generation Next

Joseph P. Kennedy III brings the best name in the game to his race for Congress, but the unpretentious manner, academic pedigree, and drive are all his own.

Anger toward NStar mounts

Residents and business owners said they are dissatisfied with what they called a lack of communication from the power company throughout last week’s blackout.

Sheldon Adelson attends a 2009 media briefing in Singapore with Marina Bay Sands in the background.


Sheldon Adelson, Dorchester is calling

What would happen if the casino mogul walked down Erie Street just one more time and remembered the little guy he used to be?

CNC machinist Computer numerical control machinists like Dustin Kellogg of Tell Tool make $50,000 to $100,000 a year depending on skill level and amount of overtime worked.

Manufacturers seek skilled workers

As manufacturing rebounds and becomes more technical in Massachusetts, skilled workers are now in high demand.

“I don’t think it should be a cakewalk because of the name, of course. But I think he is going places and I would like a photo of him.”

Charlie Shapiro,  on Joseph P. Kennedy III’s race for Congress

Globe Insiders

To Grammar’s House

http://c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/03/16/BostonGlobe.com/Special/Images/SPRINGCLEANING2.jpg Spring cleaning for grammar rules

Grammar’s House can get a bit cluttered sometimes, often with rules that are capricious, spurious, or flat-out erroneous.


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John O’Donovan, state trooper, at 81

Mr. O’Donovan, a State Police lieutenant colonel who confronted FBI agents about his suspicions they were protecting James ‘‘Whitey’’ Bulger long before the scandal broke, has died.


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It takes control to grow synthetic sapphires

Bob McGlone works at GT Advanced Technologies overseeing the production of the synthetic gems, the material from which LEDs are made.

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Political Intelligence

With friends’ help, Paul Cellucci fights ALS

The former governor was surrounded by his friends last week as he raised money to support research being done by his doctor and his fellow researchers at the UMass Medical Center.


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BC 4, Maine 1

For Boston College players, the Hockey East tournament championship was something to celebrate for the third straight season.

BC again king of Hockey East

The top-ranked Eagles continued their remarkable roll, beating Maine, 4-1, for their third straight Hockey East championship (11th overall) and 15th straight victory this season.


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Glasgow chefs put fresh accents on Scottish fare

Glaswegian chefs have taken creative liberties with fusty standards, swapped fried for fresh and, in the process, exchanged the title “cook’’ for “chef.”


”By any historical standard, the United States has achieved greatness. We cannot forget what brought us here.”

Gareth Cook 


“If the Solutrean hypothesis becomes widely accepted, it would mean that the sea played a central part in human expansion. And in the matter of ‘who came first,’ it would mean that all the Americas have a new origin story to contend with.”

Gareth Cook