Parents, consultant in $2m lawsuit over Harvard bid

Gerald and Lily Chow hoped consultant Mark Zimny would get their sons into Harvard, but instead, they allege he lied and used the $2.2 million they paid for himself.

13,000 may be at risk of meningitis

Patients in 23 states were given the potentially tainted steroid treatment from a Framingham pharmacy that has been linked to a national outbreak.

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Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was escorted into a Pennsylvania courthouse on Tuesday before being sentenced for his child sex abuse conviction.

Jerry Sandusky sentenced to at least 30 years in jail

The former Penn State assistant football coach, who maintains his innocence, was sentenced for his conviction on child molestation charges.

// Brown leads Warren in new poll

A poll of likely voters shows Scott Brown leading Elizabeth Warren 47 percent to 43 percent, within the 4.4 percent margin of error.

Sesame Street character Big Bird.

Big Bird stars in satirical Obama campaign ad

A new ad uses the Sesame Street character to mock Mitt Romney for saying he would end the federal subsidy to PBS.

Globe critic Ty Burr takes the risk to bicycle the city’s streets because the rewards are worth it.

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Through the eyes of a city cyclist

City streets are filled with dangerous drivers, clueless pedestrians, and potholes. But for the Globe’s Ty Burr, bicycling to work is an act of freedom — and connection.

// Upper Crust files for bankruptcy

The once fast-growing Upper Crust gourmet pizza chain filed for bankruptcy protection, saying it owes at least $3.4 million.

Tom Brady (12) calls out the play — with center Ryan Wendell all ready to roll — as the Patriots’ no-huddle offense lines up quickly while the Broncos’ defense attempts to adjust.

Patriots’ no-huddle an NFL marvel

Powered by a single word at the line of scrimmage, the Patriots’ impressive no-huddle offense, relying heavily on college football trends, is helping to change the pro game.

Kevin Cullen

Don’t ignore RCC students

If the troubles at Roxbury Community College teach us anything, it’s time to think outside the box, to bring in ideas from those who have had the most to lose and gain.


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Arquinia Rodriguez (left) and Karla Bonilla said a layoff by Progressive Gourmet in Wilmington was aimed at thwarting its employees’ efforts to form a union.

Food service workers sue Progressive Gourmet

A class-action lawsuit filed in US District Court in Boston claims the company illegally laid off about one-third of its workforce.