Review faulted on disability benefits for children

Officials overseeing a $10 billion program failed to follow up on 400,000 beneficiaries with behavioral, learning, and mental disorders, allowing families to receive cash for years, a draft report said.

Ex-convicts in Mass. still face tough sell in job market

The fortunes of former convicts seeking employment have changed little since the passage of a 2010 law that overhauled the state’s criminal records system.

Boston immigration lawyer's clients face deportation

John K. Dvorak’s Massachusetts law license was suspended following federal sanctions for failing to provide accurate information in visa applications.

Warren pulls even with Brown

Elizabeth Warren has the support of 47 percent of likely voters, compared to 48 percent for US Senator Scott Brown, according to a new Suffolk University/7News poll.

Ray Allen and Mickael Pietrus

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76ers 82, Celtics 75

Celtics can’t finish off Sixers

The Celtics shot poorly but somehow stayed in contention until the final minutes. Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals is Saturday.

The Philadelphia 76ers’ Elton Brand dunked against the Boston Celtics in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Semifinals Wednesday. The 76ers won 82-75.

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Celtics have been old unreliables

It was a Game 6 close-out road game following a home victory in Game 5. The Big Four core group is now 2-5 in such games.

Aiden Lynch, 8, of Arlington, got set for his test run in Stoneham last weekend.

As ever, excitement is building in soap box racers’ world

It’s an decades-old American institution -- kids building box cars and racing them. And in Arlington, a new generation is becoming attached to the competition.

In this Leather District loft renovation, the ONY architecture firm kept to a modest budget while updating the kitchen and creating custom built-in cabinetry.


Home renovations with an eye on price

More homeowners are considering functional remodeling projects, but keeping a lid on cost is key.


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Kevin Youkilis played first base after returning from the disabled list, but manager Bobby Valentine said he’ll move back to third eventually.

Red Sox say lineup changes won’t be long-term

Bobby Valentine said the unusual look of Adrian Gonzalez in right and Kevin Youkilis at first is a stopgap necessitated by injuries.


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Palo Alto, Calif.-based Hewlett Packard said it is laying off 27,000 workers.

Hewlett-Packard to cut 27,000 jobs

The cutbacks at the tech giant will affect about 8 percent of its workforce, and the announcement came as the company posted a decline in earnings.