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Judge halts Pa. voter ID law

The law requiring each voter to show a valid photo ID could be appealed to the state Supreme Court.

Foreclosures in Mass. reach lowest level of year

Lenders completed 40 percent fewer foreclosures in August than the same month last year for the lowest monthly total since February 2011.

Roxbury Community College releases crime data

The lengthy document details all serious allegations of crime reported to the school in 2011, as well as many from 2010 and 2009 the college failed to submit.

Boston Capital

As Red Sox sank, so did ticket resale market

The resale market for Sox tickets went into a nose-dive as the team headed toward its worst finish in 46 years.

// Alleged diversion of Chelsea housing funds deprived tenants

Former housing chief Michael McLaughlin appears to have diverted millions in federal money, freeing up an enormous slush fund that benefited himself and his friends.



Senate candidates make some illuminating stumbles

The second debate between Senator Brown and Elizabeth Warren featured plenty of friction, but neither candidate delivered a knockout punch.

// Brown, Warren get combative

In their second debate, policy took a back seat to sniping over some political flash points that have animated the nation’s most expensive Senate race.

Scot Lehigh

Brown was too focused on ancestry issue

Scott Brown’s obsession with painting Elizabeth Warren as a dishonest fraud is not just tiresome but off-putting.

Mitt Romney sharpened his attacks on Shannon O’Brien.

In ’02, Mitt Romney capitalized on debates

Romney used debates against Democratic challenger Shannon O’Brien to adopt a more criticizing tone and was able to turn the tide in the 2002 race for governor.


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Clubhouse manager Donald Fitzpatrick, who died in 2005, pleaded guilty in Florida.

Another accuser in Red Sox abuse scandal

There are 20 men demanding a combined $100 million from the Sox for misconduct they claim late clubhouse manager Donald Fitzpatrick committed.