After fall, Mass. insurers’ auto rates up again

Auto insurance rates, which tumbled after Massachusetts opened the state to more competition four years ago, are marching steadily upward again.

// Roxbury college under federal scrutiny for crime data

Officials are auditing Roxbury Community College for suspected lapses in its reporting of crimes committed on campus — the latest in a series of controversies for president Terrence Gomes.

Senator Scott Brown has managed to put Warren on the defensive.

Brown aide calls ancestry issue test of Warren’s integrity

Senator Scott Brown has turned questions over Democrat Elizabeth Warren’s claims of Native American ancestry into a key strategy in his bid to retain his Senate seat.

Warren seeks to refocus campaign on Wall St.

Elizabeth Warren is seizing on a $2 billion trading loss at JPMorgan Chase to steer her Senate campaign toward comfortable territory: recklessness in the financial sector.

Abutter Bill Massaro fears harm to the water supply and to the recreational use of the Charles River.


In Medfield, tug of war over a toxic cleanup

Residents say a plan by the state, which would remove only about 15 percent of an estimated 75,000 tons of toxic waste in a landfill adjacent to the Charles River, isn’t enough.

Bob Ryan

This time, Celtics couldn’t close it out

Game 2 was set up for another comeback victory, but the Celtics couldn’t impose their will on the 76ers, and now the series is heading to Philadelphia tied at 1-1.

House quietly acts to reassign Chelsea court

The Mass. House leadership used a late-night budget amendment to place the Chelsea District Court under the auspices of Boston Municipal Court, long a target of patronage charges.

Internships may slow Boston’s student ‘brain drain’

Public agencies and business groups have launched initiatives to connect students to internships and similar job programs, in an effort to keep them in the Boston area.

DeLeo plan would help start-ups make it in Mass.

House Speaker Robert DeLeo unveiled a proposal to encourage the development of young technology companies and to urge innovative businesses to grow and stay.


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Game 2 | 76ers 82, Celtics 81

With the Celtics trailing, 78-75, Kevin Garnett (15 points, 12 rebounds) was called for an offensive foul with 10 seconds left. The 76ers scored their final 6 points from the free throw line.

Celtics fail to execute late, 76ers tie the series

The Celtics were their own worst enemies as late-game execution miscues contributed to an 82-81 loss to the 76ers in Game 2.


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Westborough drowning victim was severely autistic

A severely autistic 4-year-old boy who drowned in a murky pool at his apartment complex Sunday had been seen walking alone around the spacious facility, authorities said.


Pesident Obama’s reelection team unveiled its first ad Monday attacking Romney’s business record, using laid-off steel workers in Missouri to paint Mitt Romney as a callous “vampire’’ and “job destroyer’’ who is out of touch with the average working person.

President Obama strikes at Mitt Romney on jobs

The Obama campaign unveiled its first ad attacking Romney’s business record, in an attempt to turn the former Bain Capital chief executive’s credentials into a liability.


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