Cambridge approves Google expansion in Kendall Square

The plan includes new park space to make up for the reduction in size of a popular rooftop garden.

Mattapan jury reaches verdict on 10 of 19 charges

The jury foreman wrote it “does not appear there is a path to meaningful dialogue” with the lone holdout on the remaining nine charges in the murder trial against two men. Children Slashed.JPEG-077b4-1437--90x90.jpg Salem mother said she sought to ‘protect’ children

Tanicia Goodwin, who is accused of slashing the throats of her two children, said she planned to kill them and then herself, a prosecutor said.

Group: Localities saved $80 million after curbing benefits

A taxpayer group said state cities and towns saved $80 million on health care since a law last year forced municipal employees to give up some of their collective bargaining rights.

Amazon buys robot maker Kiva for $775m Inc. has agreed to buy warehouse robot maker Kiva Systems Inc. of North Reading, in the second-largest acquisition ever made by the giant e-commerce firm.

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Life lessons in Central Square

Youth Underground offers teens the chance to blossom in its ensemble theatrical productions in Cambridge.

Three-year-old Dennis Flores went for a dip in the water at Memorial Beach in the Mystic River Reservation in Winchester on Monday, the last official day of winter.

Boston hits 73 degrees, sets another record for warmth

The mercury is expected to keep rising this week, with temperatures near 90 degrees possible on Thursday. 2012.JPEG-0e26c--90x90.jpg Mitt Romney rips Obama over economy

Romney called the president’s policies an “assault on freedom,” speaking just steps from Obama’s house, and on the campus where he used to teach.

Milan Lucic screened Maple Leafs goalie Jonas Gustavsson on a goal by Zdeno Chara in the second period that put Boston ahead 6-0.

Bruins 8, Maple leafs 0

Bruins roll over Maple Leafs

The Bruins completed a six-game season sweep of the Maple Leafs with a resounding win at TD Garden Monday night.

Celtics guard Rajon Rondo drove around Hawks guard Jeff Teague (0) and center Zaza Pachulia in the first half of Boston’s win in Atlanta.

Celtics 79, Hawks 76

Celtics hold on in Atlanta

The Celtics ran away from the Hawks in the fourth quarter, and then had to hang on as the Hawks closed to within one point in the waning seconds.

“In order to do our job well — the main job of making decisions on up to three casinos and a slot parlor — we have a huge amount of work to do.”

Stephen Crosby,  Massachusetts Gaming Commission

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To Grammar’s House 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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Mitt Romney said President Obama had wanted energy prices to go up, but only recently had ‘‘an election- year conversion’’ to push them down.

Mitt Romney urges firing of energy officials

Romney not only blamed President Obama for the rising gasoline prices, but said that the president should fire three of his Cabinet members who oversee energy issues.


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Playing at full volume at South by Southwest

More than 2,200 bands played official showcases at the music festival, not including all the ones who showed up to play day parties and anywhere else with an electrical outlet.


“If the founding of the printed Encyclopaedia Britannica was a milestone of human improvement, its passing is even more so.”

James Carroll 


“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