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.

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Tornado watch issued for Hampden, Hampshire counties

The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for the Western Mass. counties as storms move through the Northeast. A possible tornado was also reported in New York City.

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

Candidates cross paths in N.H.

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.

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.

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.

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Playing dirty in the ‘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.

Cardinal Spellman High students work with their iPads

iPads in classroom change education

Several Mass. high schools have moved away from heavy, expensive and dated textbooks and into the multimedia world of interactive videos and graphics.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/09/08/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/05belmont%2003--90x90.jpg Belmont 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.

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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.

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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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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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Calls for Mo. bishop to quit grow louder

Calls for Bishop Robert Finn’s resignation intensified after he became the highest-ranking US church official convicted of a crime related to the child sex abuse scandal.


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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.