Medford Housing director given leave of absence

The housing authority’s board gave Robert Covelle an unpaid two-week leave of absence amid state and federal investigations into hiring and contracting at the agency.

Record shows Warren has Native American heritage

Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren is 1/32 Native American, according to an 1894 document that was discovered Monday, said a genealogist.

Ecuador court finds man guilty of Brockton slayings

A court in Ecuador convicted Luis Guaman of the savage beating deaths of a young mother and her 2-year-old son in February 2011.

Rajon Rondo suspended one game for bumping official

The Celtics’ point guard will miss Game 2 of Boston’s first-round playoff series against the Hawks Tuesday night.

Bail set for teenager in Franklin High videotaped assault

The teenager was videotaped as he allegedly punched another student at Franklin High School on Thursday.

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Love by the pound

The Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem is one of the country’s oldest and largest no-kill adoption shelters for cats and dogs.


Animal shelter in Salem saves thousands of pets

Animals from around the country find a second chance at Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem.

Darnell McDonald, right, celebrated his third-inning home run with David Ortiz and Marlon Byrd, left.

Boston 11, Oakland 6

Red Sox batter A’s to start homestand

Clay Buchholz faltered in the seventh, but by then the Red Sox had scored 11 runs en route to their seventh win in eight games.

“I’m not going to soft-pedal this story. . . . The public likes characters with real problems,” says Hershey Felder, about portraying Leonard Bernstein in “Maestro.”

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Actor tries to capture essence of Bernstein

ArtsEmerson is presenting “Maestro,” a play about Leonard Bernstein’s life, starring Hershey Felder, who has made a career performing one-man shows about musical greats.

The cast of “The Realistic Joneses’’ at Yale Rep(from left): Johanna Day, Parker Posey, Glenn Fitzgerald, and Tracy Letts.

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Fate works in strange ways in ‘The Realistic Joneses’

In a world premiere under the direction of Sam Gold at Yale Repertory Theatre, Will Eno’s play worms its way into the psyche.


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Josh Smith has starring role with Atlanta

In the Hawks’ Game 1 win over the Celtics, Smith showed a national TV audience that the talk about him being one of the NBA’s best may not just be idle propaganda.


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“I had to come up with my own plan to fit my lifestyle, like cutting down on my portion sizes,” said Janellia Jolley, a 17-year-old diabetes patient.

Type 2 diabetes more difficult to treat in children

It is more difficult to treat those under age 20 than adults, a nationwide study indicates, and cases involving young people continue to rise.


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Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

US stocks slip as Spain enters recession

News that Spain’s economy entered another recession renewed worries about the fragility of Europe’s finances on Monday and nudged stocks lower.

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At ground zero, tower set to top NYC’s skyline

The first column of the 100th floor of 1 World Trade Center will bring the tower to a height of 1,271 feet, making it 21 feet higher than the Empire State Building.

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Medical care shifting to electronic data files

Electronic health records are being used in more hospitals and doctors’ offices, so how are they doing? Do the e-records protect and promote patient safety?