Mass. tax revenues decline; budget trims loom

Recent tax collections have been unexpectedly disappointing, failing to measure up to last year’s levels.

The city shuttles more than 33,000 students every day.


A better year for Boston school bus arrivals

Boston school buses — chronically late last year, prompting a barrage of criticism — are increasingly arriving on time this fall.

Medicare payment changes draw fire

Neurologists in Boston and nationwide are objecting to a plan that would pay them less for certain diagnostic tests, a change meant to cut Medicare costs.

As residences rise, downtown builds a new vitality

The construction of residential towers is transforming Boston’s long-struggling downtown area into a full-blown neighborhood.

Former DJ’s interviews with stars set to go public

Chelsea native Joe Smith donated tapes of over 200 hours of interviews with various legends of rock music to the Library of Congress.

Tale of the tapes

Chelsea native Joe Smith’s archive of interviews for the Library of Congress tells the story of rock ‘n’ roll.

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BC fired its football coach and nobody cares

We are sports-crazed Bostonians, blissfully unaware why the rest of the country makes such a big deal out of college football.

A class at the Advaita Meditation Center in Waltham.

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Meditation can improve your health

Researchers have reported positive results from meditation in a wide range of ailments, including heart disease, weight management, and chronic pain.

Shopping apps help ease the pain

The best apps for smartphones and tablets are as useful inside the mall as for shopping online.

Globe Santa

Son, 7, bravely helps mother fight cancer

Today’s letter to Globe Santa tells of a couple and their son, who have been faced with job losses and a cancer diagnosis over the past two years.


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Celtics 116, Magic 110

Rajon Rondo (15 points, 16 assists, 9 rebounds) beats Josh McRoberts in the second half.

Celtics outlast the Magic in OT

The Celtics played well enough to win in overtime, 116-110, beating the rebuilding Magic for their second consecutive win.



Senator Lindsey Graham had previously signed on to the pledge not to raise taxes.

Lindsey Graham, Peter King may break tax pledge

Senator Graham said he would be willing to violate the “Taxpayer Protection Pledge” and Rep. King said the pledge may be outdated.


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