Pop Warner official defends team’s conduct

The official in Southbridge said Tantasqua coaches bore the responsibility for protecting their players, after a game in which five Tantasqua players suffered concussions.

Eight new cases, one more death in outbreak

The meningitis cases caused by tainted steroids from a Framingham pharmacy rose to 312 and the death total to 24, the Centers for Disease Control said.

US sues Bank of America for $1b

The civil suit alleges that fraudulent mortgage loans were sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Study: Cancer patients put too much faith in chemotherapy

The study highlights a breakdown in the difficult and important conversations physicians have with patients about their prognosis, researchers say.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stands with U.S. Sen. Scott Brown at a campaign stop for Brown in Watertown, Mass., Wednesday.

Brown, Warren call on star power

N.J. Governor Chris Christie and singer James Taylor are hitting the trail for Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren, respectively.

Joe Ferraro (right) helps Andrew Hanson-Dvoracek pick out a sports coat at Ferraro’s flea market in Somerville.

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Joe Ferraro and his secondhand showcase

Joe Ferraro thinks there’s an intersection between Somerville’s lingering working-class sensibility and its recent cultural renewal.

Brooke Loughrin (at the Taj Mahal in India in 2008) has been interested in helping people in other countries since she was in grade school.

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The first-ever US Youth Observer at United Nations

Boston College student Brooke Loughrin is leading the way with the world as her classroom.

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The students enrolled in “Water Cooler Football” were mainly unemployed senior executives, and in a rocky economy, job seekers need every advantage.

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The World Series may not sound exciting in Boston this year, but here are some reasons why the Giants-Tigers matchup is attractive.


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The New York Times, citing a high-ranking company official it did not name, reported that hackers had made unauthorized purchases on some customer credit cards.

Barnes & Noble warns customers after data breach

Devices used by customers to swipe credit and debit cards were tampered with in nine states, including the Chestnut Hill, Hingham, and East Walpole stores in Mass.