Family long a bedrock for Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren and Bruce Mann enjoyed a break from walking Otis at Fresh Pond.

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As the Senate candidate pursued her increas­ingly ambitious career, she was steadied by the support of family and the grace of second chances.

Dennis Lehane latest novels have a historical sweep.

Dennis Lehane widens his world of words

Not content just to be a purveyor of hardboiled crime fiction, the Dorchester native is trying his hand at stories with a grander historical sweep.

A developer says units in the former Gate of Heaven school will lure professionals seeking to live close to downtown.

In South Boston, new apartments and more change

A plan to convert the former Gate of Heaven parochial school into airy apartments targeted for young professionals signals more change in the neighborhood.

Court allows Romney testimony to be unsealed

Mitt Romney’s sworn testimony in a post-divorce lawsuit against Staples founder Tom Stemberg was unsealed today.

Romney rejected new birth certificates for gay parents

When he was Mass. governor, Romney insisted that his top legal staff individually review the circumstances of every birth to same-sex parents.

President Obama, Mitt Romney wooing early voters

Trying to match vaunted Democratic field operations in tossup states, the GOP is mining troves of data to identify possible supporters and then help them vote early.

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Mass. single-family home prices fall

A Boston firm that tracks real estate activity said that the median price of a single-family home in Mass. has fallen 4.5 percent to below $300,000.

Patrick says Hurricane Sandy will test utilities’ response

Governor Patrick said that the approaching storm will test the response of utilities now operating under a new customer service law.