Patrick defends universal care, urges cost control

In Tuesday’s speech, Governor Deval Patrick defended both state and federal attempts to provide health care to all from what he called political ‘misrepresentation.’

R.I. scrambles to save Curt Schilling’s game company

Officials in the state are trying to salvage their $75 million investment in the company amid reports that it defaulted on a $1.12 million loan payment.

Todd English sued for $1 million over unpaid rent

According to the lawsuit filed in Suffolk Superior Court, the celebrity chef has failed to pay despite a judgment entered against him more than a year ago.

Josh Beckett gave up no runs over seven innings and tallied nine strike outs against the Mariners.

Red Sox 5, Mariners 0

Red Sox extend winning streak

Josh Beckett atoned for a dismal performance in his previous outing by striking out a season-high nine as the Red Sox won their fifth straight.

Miami Heat players, from left, Mario Chalmers, LeBron James, and Dwyane Wade looked at the scoreboard late in the fourth quarter.

PAcers 78, Heat 75

Pacers defeat Heat, even series

Playing without Chris Bosh, the Heat missed scoring chances in the final minute and the Pacers evened their Eastern Conference playoff series at one game each.

Michael Natkin in the How2heroes test kitchen in Cambridge.

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Seattle food blogger finds flavors in vegetarian recipes

Michael Natkin, who has published a book of vegetarian recipes based on his food blog, believes in dishes with a range of flavors and textures.

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// How Pretty Things Beer became a Boston institution

If you go out for a beer in Boston, chances something by Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project is on the list. How did it become so beloved in such a short time?

US begins probe of JPMorgan’s $2b trading loss

The US is looking into what, if any, criminal wrongdoing occurred in relation to the losses, a person familiar with the matter said.

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The battle for Wall Street reform continues

Despite the country calling for greater oversight of the biggest financial institution, Wall Street continues to resist change, writes Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren.


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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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Slowing Boston’s ‘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.


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

Boston Rugby Football Club tackles sport with enthusiasm

Members play rugby for the love of competing, and they play it at a high level, too, finishing third among 12 elite teams at last year’s USA Rugby Super League championships.