Housing chief ’s removal sought

Medford officials called on housing chief Robert Covelle to resign after new revelations emerged regarding favoritism in hiring and contracting at the agency.

Sex assault case haunts gambling director

The family of an alleged sexual assault victim was enraged when Carl Stanley McGee’s former boss said McGee was a victim of a “false accusation” in the 2007 encounter.


Nantucket home on sale for $59 million

The waterfront property, which features 20 rooms and 9 1/2 baths on a 70-acre parcel, was put up for sale Sunday.

Man arrested in mother, grandmother’s deaths

The arrest of Joseph Wright on Wednesday brought a swift close to the search for the women’s suspected killer, yet left questions of motive unanswered.

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Strangers rescued residents of burning Malden building

Kathy Delaney and Tommy Proctor will be honored at noon today for rushing into a flaming three-decker in Malden Friday to warn the residents.

Harvard President Drew Faust (left) and MIT President Susan Hockfield announced a new partnership in online education at the Hyatt Hotel in Cambridge.

Harvard, MIT plan free Web classes

The Harvard-MIT move instantly made the schools preeminent players in the burgeoning worldwide online education sector.

NFL stunned by Seau’s apparent suicide

Junior Seau was less than three years removed from his final NFL game — at Gillette Stadium in the Patriots’ playoff loss to the Ravens on Jan. 10, 2010.

Adrian Gonzalez, who represented the tying run, grounded to third to end the game. He is 0 for his last 17 and is hitting .250.

Athletics 4, Red Sox 2

Sox stay cold at Fenway

Home has proven to be not so sweet for the Red Sox, who have lost seven of eight at Fenway, including a second straight loss to the A’s on a chilly and damp night.

Bunny Yeager with her camera.

Yeager works combine beauty and feminism

The name may not mean much to those with limited knowledge of 1950s pinup girl culture, but Bunny Yeager was a pioneer.


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Bounty penalties are levied

Jonathan Vilma, the New Orleans Saints’ defensive captain, was suspended by the NFL without pay for the 2012 season Wednesday for his role in the team’s bounty program.


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Beyond vegetables: Chris Kurth’s Siena Farms in Sudbury raises free-range chickens whose eggs are sold in a wide variety of venues.

Farmers put focus on retailing

Agriculture’s new retail-oriented entrepreneurs are finding success by becoming more diverse — offering everything from baby lettuces to farm tours.

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Thirteen charged in fatal Florida A&M hazing

Thirteen people were charged in one of the biggest college hazing cases ever prosecuted in the US, accused in the death of a Florida A&M University drum major.