Medford Housing executive resigning under fire

Robert Covelle’s exit comes one year after state officials first investigated allegations of widespread favoritism in hiring and contracting under his leadership.

Study questions effect of ‘good’ cholesterol on cardiac health

A study published Wednesday by Boston-area scientists challenges the long-held idea that HDL cholesterol actively protects against heart disease.

Curt Schilling

Schilling asks for more aid in R.I.; governor skeptical

Curt Schilling met Wednesday with Rhode Island officials concerned about the state’s $75 million investment in his company.


Implant translates brain signals into movement

A team led by Rhode Island scientists revealed that two patients had been able to use their minds to control a robotic hand.

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‘Battleship’ movie, tie-ins are taking Hasbro far

The Rhode Island company has gone Hollywood, signing up Rihanna, Jay-Z, and other flashy partners to sell the big-budget movie version of its board game Battleship.

Burlington, MA., May 16, 2012: Kids at the Pine Glen School in Burlington check out their favorite smartphone and/or tablet apps for a story on apps for kids during the Memorial Day holiday. For Business section. Hiawatha Bray is the reporter. Photo by Evan McGlinn for The Boston Globe.

Tech Lab

Apps in hand, the kids are all right

Common apps that are ideal creative tools are finding a place in the classroom, the Globe’s Hiawatha Bray writes.

Joan Vennochi

Elizabeth Warren’s voice against Wall Street gets tuned out

Warren’s is the voice of reason and clarity, standing up to Wall Street power brokers. She’s also the voice that Wall Street and Washington insiders like to ignore.

MassArt fashion graduate Zachary William Allen with Sarah Atwood. Behind them are (from left) Nikita Washington, Caroline Wells, Jess Clements, and Shauna Matthieu. Allen says the designs were influenced by samurai warriors.


Meet some of Boston’s top fashion graduates

Amid all the cutting and sewing, we found some of the best work from this year’s crop of graduates.

Kevin Garnett

Celtics 107, 76ers 91

Celtics crush 76ers, take 2-1 lead

Kevin Garnett had 27 points and 13 rebounds, and the Celtics regrouped after two mediocre performances, taking a series lead going into Friday’s Game 4.


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Celtics benefit from change in defensive strategy

While the offense was dominant for the first time since Game 4 of the first-round series with the Hawks, defense was the reason the Celtics coasted to a 107-91 victory.


Political Notebook

Two PACs plan series of GOP attack ads

The independent conservative group Crossroads GPS announced a plan Wednesday to spend $25 million airing an Obama attack ad in 10 swing states.


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Joseph Hooley in New York early this month.

State Street chief backs tighter rules

State Street Corp. chief executive Jay Hooley said he favors stricter trading rules following last week’s disclosure of a $2 billion derivatives loss by JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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