45,000 in Mass. set to lose jobless benefits

The unemployment benefits will be lost on Dec. 29 unless Congress renews a program designed to help people who have struggled to find jobs.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2011/12/13/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/13casino_photo--90x90.jpg Steve Wynn may bid for casino in Everett

The Las Vegas casino developer who failed to persuade Foxborough to accept a $1 billion gambling resort is investigating land on the Mystic River in Everett.

Dr. Joseph E. Murray’s work opened medicine to a new frontier.


Organ transplant pioneer Joseph Murray dies at 93

Dr. Murray, the Nobel laureate who conducted the world’s first successful organ transplant, died at the Boston hospital where the pioneering surgery was performed.

Jake Bartlett stepped into his snowboard at Sugarbush Mountain. Ski area operators have high hopes for the season.

Climate change threat looms over ski industry

Following a slow season and some dire predictions, ski resort operators are offering early discounts and more attractions in a bid to keep busy.

From victim to impassioned voice for children

Asia Graves, 24, a victim of savage exploitation by a child prostitution ring, is a crusader against the commercial exploitation of children.

A survivor steps up

Former victim Asia Graves has become a leader in the fight against sex trafficking.

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Legislative leaders handed out pay raises to their staff, despite a looming budget crunch that has prompted Governor Patrick to weigh a new round of spending cuts.

Kevin Cullen

The long reach of injustice

Suffolk District Attorney Dan Conley long ago demonstrated he would not let reputations get in the way of justice.

Mayor Menino is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes

After more than five weeks in a hospital, Mayor Menino has been transferred from an acute-care facility to a rehabilitation hospital.

At NewBridge on the Charles in Dedham, a retirement community and assisted living facility, residents participate in an art therapy class for Alzheimer’s patients.

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Is art therapy the answer for dementia?

Making music, painting, or dancing — and seeing or hearing it — may be the most effective treatment for dementia to date.


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David and Susan Axelrod and their daughter, Lauren, who was afflicted with epilepsy from infancy into adolescence before a medication was found to treat the seizures.

Axelrods focus on strategizing against epilepsy

David Axelrod and his wife, Susan, will be in Boston to cochair a fund-raiser for CURE, Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy.