Romney, Obama cross paths in N.H.

President Obama campaigned in Portsmouth, N.H., on Friday, and Mitt Romney held a rally in Nashua.


Dueling campaign events in New Hampshire and Iowa revealed how the small states have emerged as critical for both candidates.

Gloomy jobs report brings flood of new partisan sniping

US employers added just 96,000 jobs in August, significantly less than the 140,000 gained in July, the Labor Department reported.

With profits down, future of Mass. hospitals questioned

As they brace for an era of shrinking government funds and more pressure to lower prices on medical services, more than a third of Bay State hospitals lost money last year.

BU reels after allegations of hockey team misconduct

Until Friday’s report, the misbehavior on the hockey team was unknown to nearly everyone at the school, including most of its board of trustees.

Cardinal Spellman High students work with their iPads

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iPads in classroom change education

This school year, several Mass. high schools moved away from heavy, expensive and dated textbooks and into the multimedia world of interactive videos and graphics.

Suzanne Schalow (left) and Kate Baker, owners of Craft Beer Cellar, are among a number of women entrepreneurs in Belmont.

Upscale Belmont has become a hub for women business owners

Along one block of Leonard Street alone there are 14 businesses run by women. Several have opened within the last year and a half.

Lisa Daley of Weymouth and son Luke enjoyed an outing at Pleasure Bay in South Boston.

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Best and worst places in Boston for families with strollers

We quizzed a number of moms and nannies about the most and least stroller-friendly destinations in and around the city. Here’s what they had to say.

Jamie Sawler of the Muddas made an interception against the Cumberland Muckaneers during a game of mud football in North Conway, N.H. Ten teams participated in a tournament.

Fathers, sons, and friends play dirty in N.H. ‘Mud Bowl’

Ten teams from New England are in North Conway for the annual Mud Bowl, the championship of mud football, a three-day, double-elimination tournament.

Exclusive Sunday Preview | Bob Ryan

// Boston now officially belongs to the Patriots

For a long time, Boston remained a baseball town even as much of the country loved the NFL. But with the Red Sox’ recent capitulation, the Patriots are now the kings of Boston.

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// Sacco and Vanzetti

The controversial trial and execution of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti in Massachusetts in the 1920’s caused much tension in the US and around the world.


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Blue Jays 7, Red Sox 5

Though his bullpen kept the Sox in the game, it was nonetheless another familiar result for Bobby Valentine.

Red Sox can’t avoid another loss

The Red Sox continued their slide toward the league’s basement Friday night, as the team’s managerial situation threatened to overshadow its on-the-field woes.


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Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos displayed the two new Kindle Fire readers Thursday in Santa Monica, Calif.

Boston literary start-up lands Amazon deal

Three of the eight fiction titles that make up Amazon’s new line of “Kindle Serials” were from a Boston-based “stealth literary studio” named after Plympton street in Cambridge.

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Fall Travel: Weekend Getaways

The Mount, author Edith Wharton’s home in Lenox, looks spectacular as the trees change color. Ghost tours are held Friday nights.

Things to do in the Berkshires

Looking for a culture-packed autumn trip? Consider these sure-to-please historic homes, museums, and art collections.