Romney, Santorum battle for Illinois

Republicans hope that today’s primary contest will offer further clarity to the volatile nominating contest.

Salem fire chief describes rescue of slashing victims

Chief David Cody described the grisly scene that firefighters encountered when rescuing two children whose throats were slashed.

Mattapan jury sent home after trying to convince holdout

The jury will resume deliberations tomorrow in the Mattapan massacre trial, after efforts failed today to convince a single holdout juror to agree on the last nine of 19 charges.

Citizens Bank boosts fees for checking accounts

The bank plans to double the monthly charge for its popular Green Checking account from $4.99 to $9.99, among other changes.

Officials celebrate facelift at South Boston development

The completed first phase of Old Colony‘s redevelopment includes a new apartment building, a learning center, and three-story townhouse homes.


Upgrades to Old Colony unveiled

New additions and improvements unveiled at South Boston's Old Colony housing development.

State Treasurer Steve Grossman (right) presented Bruce Campbell, Lucky for Life’s first top prize winner, with a ceremonial check for $1,000 a day for life.

Hanover plumber wins $1,000 a day for life in lottery

Bruce Campbell, 39, said he would buy a Cadillac and a new Harley Davidson motorcycle, but keep his day job.

People ran to safety on the streets of Mexico City after a strong earthquake shook the city.

Earthquake strikes central southern Mexico

A strong 7.4-magnitude earthquake shook central southern Mexico, swaying buildings and sending frightened workers and residents into the streets.


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Massachusetts Gaming Commission

Gambling panel complete after two members named

One day before the deadline, officials have named a retired state appeals court judge and a Springfield official to the final seats on the five-member panel.


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Historic church could avert foreclosure, specialists say

OneUnited Bank plans to auction Charles Street African Methodist Episcopal Church in Roxbury on Thursday, but the church has a number of options it can use to forestall the move.

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Josh Beckett endorsed Jon Lester for opener

Beckett told Bobby Valentine in January he thought Lester deserved the honor, which made the Red Sox manager’s decision easier.