Mass. sets plan to fix schools in Lawrence

Officials plan to announce a first-of-its-kind overhaul of the failing Lawrence schools, with more instructional time and a bold partnership between charter schools and the school district.

Mitt Romney spoke  Tuesday in Las Vegas, where he also huddled with Sheldon Adelson, a big GOP donor.


GOP nomination clinched, Mitt Romney pushes anew

On the day he clinched his party’s nomination, Romney was courting top donor Sheldon Adelson and dodging Donald Trump’s comments about President Obama’s birth certificate.

Brian McGrory

A miserable start to Mass. Senate race

The integrity and authenticity of the candidates is the most important part of the contest, which is why the controversy around Elizabeth Warren’s Cherokee ancestry is a big deal.

30 years after massacre, family comes together again

Thanks to DNA testing, a Framingham man whose family was slaughtered at the height of the civil war in Guatemala was reunited with his biological father.

Survivor meets his father for first time

Oscar Alfredo Ramírez Castañeda, 32, a survivor of the Guatemala civil war, was reunited with his real father.

Dan Shaughnessy

Doc Rivers among top Celtics coaches

Rivers only has one championship in his pocket, and he is not going to win another one this year, but the 2011-12 season goes down as his masterpiece.

Massively multiplayer online games such as 38 Studios’ next product, Project Copernicus, have a reputation for taking heavy investment and lots of testing before they can be released. Many never ship, ship late, or never catch on with users.

38 Studios’ Copernicus could be a losing battle

The ambitious Project Copernicus could conceivably be revived even if Curt Schilling’s company dies. But time and technology are working against it.

Intel Corp. will contribute funds to the Intel Center.

Mass. and MIT launching big data initiatives

The initiatives could help make the state a global center for the emerging field of “big data” — the ability to quickly dissect and understand floods of digital information.


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Red Sox 6, Tigers 3

Daniel Nava hit a three-run double in the fourth inning against the Tigers.

Red Sox finally above .500 mark

Daniel Nava’s bases-clearing double in the fourth against Detroit’s Justin Verlander was the defining moment of the game, and, perhaps, the season.


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Luz Roman described the crash that killed her boyfriend, Donald Bowley, in February 2011 on Tuesday in Haverhill District Court.

Texting-while-driving trial opens in Haverhill

On the opening day of the state’s first such texting-while-driving trial, prosecutors accused Aaron Deveau, 18, of texting behind the wheel in the moments before a fatal collision.

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Music Review

Steve Martin displayed considerable chops on the banjo.

Steve Martin offers a night of bluegrass, comedy

In the first of three nights at Symphony Hall, Steve Martin joined the Steep Canyon Rangers, his regular backing band these days, and the Boston Pops.