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.

In speech, Deval Patrick defends universal health care

Governor Deval Patrick also urged lawmakers, health care providers, and the business community to work jointly on controlling health care costs.

HubSpot is sold on e-mail marketing

The Cambridge marketing software firm will at last offer its own tools to manage, create, and track e-mail marketing campaigns in its standard menu of services.

Police: Woman tried to run over parishioners

The operator of a Jamaica Plain day care center allegedly became enraged by parishioners’ parking practices during a Mother’s Day celebration and threatened a priest.

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.

Representative Barney Frank.

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Opinion | Joanna Weiss

Frank reflects on the monumental change he’s seen

Barney Frank’s public career began with his certainty that he couldn’t come out to his colleagues in Boston City Hall, and will end a few months after President Obama endorsed gay marriage.

Will Middlebrooks went 1-for-4 with a run on Monday and ended the game with a .304 batting average.

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Will Middlebrooks or Kevin Youkilis? Not an easy decision

Officially, the Red Sox say Youkilis gets his job back when he’s healthy. But Middlebrooks’ strong play may force the veteran out.


Should the Red Sox trade Josh Beckett?

Beckett has been the target of fans’ ire recently. Bob Ryan and Chad Finn examine whether the Red Sox should look to deal the starter.

The Boston Rugby Football Club’s next home game takes place Saturday in Easton.

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Boston rugby club tackles sport with enthusiasm

Members of the Boston Rugby Football Club play for the love of competing, and they play it at a high level, too.


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This time, Celtics couldn’t close it out

In what may have been the worst playoff game the Celtics have ever played, they showed they’re not the crunch-time superstars some thought they were.


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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.


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Local comedian firmly in the clouds

Lamont Price, 29 (“22 in Hollywood”), a Dorchester native, was recently named one of Comedy Central’s “Comedians to Watch.”