Despite law change, ex-cons face tough 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.

Review faulted on disability benefits for children

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

Etan Patz disappeared from his New York City neighborhood in 1979, drawing national attention to the plight of missing children.

Police: Man implicates self in 1979 missing child case

The death and disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz helped launch a movement that put kids’ faces on milk cartons.

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 in Massachusetts, compared to 48 percent for Brown.

Members of the committee for the Happy Observance of Commencement escort guests and marshal the afternoon procession.

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Harvard’s quirky graduation rituals

In celebrating its 361st commencement today, Harvard University will summon time-honored traditions deep and dear.

Yvonne Abraham

A dangerous myth

Lenient sentences for apologetic offenders feed the wrong-headed perception that drunken driving is more a common human failing than a crime.

// Excitement building in soap box racers’ world

Your daddy’s Oldsmobile may be out of production, but your grandfather’s motorless soap box car still pokes along - especially in Arlington.

Ray Allen was unhappy after being whistled for a fourth quarter foul in Game 6.

Bob Ryan

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.


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Scott Podsednik plays big role as Red Sox win

Most teams believed he was finished, but the outfielder belted a home run in the eighth inning to help the Sox win, 6-5.

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