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Officials investigating possible Mass. fungal meningitis case

A Mass. resident may have fungal meningitis after receiving a steroid shot manufactured by New England Compounding Center.

// Hamas targets Jerusalem in major escalation

Palestinian militants took aim at Jerusalem for the first time Friday as attacks between Israel and Palestine increase.

Cost commission begins work to rein in Mass. health spending

The state’s new Health Policy Commission, charged with limiting health care spending, met for the first time Friday.

Ameridose to be closed until 2013

The major drug manufacturer will stay closed while an investigation into unsanitary conditions continues, said officials.

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If I Ran the Zoo

A poem about what to do to rude people if we had our way.

Twinkies are one of Hostess’s popular products.

Hostess to close, sell brands

The maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread is closing plants and putting its brands up for sale.

The No. 6 jersey of fellow senior Brian Owusu was a stretch, but senior offensive lineman John Collins has been a good fit for the Harvard football team.

John Collins, Harvard football prepped for 129th clash against Yale

The Harvard football team still can earn a share of the Ivy League title with a win over Yale Saturday.

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2012 holiday gift guide

Choose your destination — Brookline, Plymouth, or Harvard Square — and find something for everyone on your list.


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Authorities allege this image shows Adriana Ferreira as she was counting bribe money provided to her during an undercover investigation by federal and state officials.

RMV worker accused of taking bribes

The employee allegedly collected thousands of dollars in bribes for falsely promising to provide illegal immigrants with driver’s licenses.