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At least 11 civilians killed in Israeli airstrike

An Israeli missile flattened a house in Gaza City, killing at least 11 civilians, medical officials said, as Israel targeted the homes of militants.

New Boston law targets head injuries

The city is joining the effort to protect young athletes from concussions, and will require teams to have training and management procedures in place.

Amherst looking inward after sex assaults, misogyny

The college is reevaluating its policies on sexual assault after a series of recent incidents ignited the campus.

// Safety chief has long list of driving violations

The driving record of the director of the Mass. Highway Safety Division includes seven accidents, four speeding violations, and two failures to stop for an officer.

// New GM pledges openness at MBTA helm

Defending her record in Atlanta, Beverly Scott promised transparency about her past service and about her plans to help lift the beleaguered T to fiscal health.

Cape Wind has started survey work in Horseshoe Shoal in Nantucket Sound. The project is expected to generate work in old port cities in the region.


Port cities hope to prosper off ocean again

New England communities built up around fishing and other seafaring industries are now reinventing themselves for the energy industry.

Talent alone would make new Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib stand out in a crowd, but his off-field history is something that can’t be ignored, either.

Trail of trouble follows Patriots’ Aqib Talib

The talented cornerback hopes to successfully restart his career in New England and stay away from the problems that plagued him in Texas and Florida.

Work is play for Melissa White (left), Matthew Zalkind, Juan Miguel Hernandez, and Ilmar Gavilán.

Despite woes, Harlem Quartet still plays on

The ensemble, which plays both classical music and jazz, was ready to take off, before it threatened to come apart.

Yvonne Abraham

Boston schools asking parents for a leap of faith

The city wants more parents to choose schools close to home. But many parents want those schools to improve first.

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// Retirement destinations require family considerations

Family typically trumps warm weather and low-cost living for people heading into retirement.


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Colts at Patriots, 4:25 p.m. Sunday

Tom Brady and the Patriots host the Colts on Sunday.

Patriots’ keys to a win vs. Colts

How can Tom Brady and the Patriots overcome Andrew Luck and the Colts? Jim McBride has a path to victory in his scouting report.


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Jerry Sypek was stunned his abuser’s name was on the list.

Boy Scout files stir painful memories of abuse

For victims of childhood sexual abuse, the publication of thousands of files documenting allegations of sex abuse was a painful reminder of their own experiences.