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State public health chief resigns amid drug lab scandal

Governor Deval Patrick has accepted the resignation of John Auerbach, but Auerbach will continue in the position for “a few weeks” until a successor is named.

Romney reveals unguarded views in secret video

In the video at a private fund-raiser, Mitt Romney talks in blunter terms than he does publicly about how he feels about the election, his wealth, and people he believes are on entitlements.

Atlanta transit executives named finalists to run MBTA

The two top officials of the mass transit system in Atlanta are the finalists to become the next general manager of the MBTA, state transportation officials confirmed.

In MCAS English, 10th-graders score at record high

Nearly 90 percent of high school sophomores scored proficient in English, while scores among African-American and Latino students rose sharply.

Maureen Berry commutes from Roslindale to work in South Boston with Nicholas, her 13-year-old Yorkshire terrier, in his stroller.

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Strollers for dogs: The latest in pet pampering

Strollers offer one way for people to get around with pets that are infirm, elderly — or just a little lazy.

Tim Wakefield in “Knuckleball!” The Red Sox pitcher retired with 200 major league victories.

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‘Knuckleball!’ documentary is pitch-perfect

This documentary on the curious baseball pitch and the curious men who throw it, including former Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield, hits the sweet spot.

Patriots’ Edelman talks about Ravens, getting more playing time

The Patriots receiver said the Ravens are “a tough team,” and he knows that he’s gotten more “clock” this season.

Donna LoVerme honored her grandfather, Patrolman William L. Abbott, by placing a rose on the seat of an antique Boston police motorcycle Sunday. Abbott died in 1931 pursuing an alleged criminal.

A century of valor for Boston’s motorcycle unit

At a ceremony honoring the Mobile Operations Patrol unit’s centennial anniversary, the police department paid tribute to the six officers who were killed while riding their motorcycles.

Jacoby Ellsbury is welcomed by Jose Iglesias after Ellsbury’s homer in the sixth inning.

Red Sox 5, Rays 2

Red Sox deal blow to Rays’ playoff hopes

The Red Sox exacted revenge on the Rays Monday night, claiming a victory that further damaged sinking Tampa Bay’s playoff hopes.

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America’s first lighthouse guided vessels entering Boston Harbor from Sept. 14, 1716, and the lighthouse on Little Brewster Island was the last to be automated, in 1998.


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The Patriots tried to phase Wes Welker out, but now they likely need him.

Wes Welker’s role even more in doubt

After the Patriots’ absolutely stunning — and, really, inexcusable — loss to the Cardinals, there can be no doubt: Welker was set to be phased out of the Patriots’ offense.


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Pediatrician facing child porn charges had role at camps

Dr. Richard Keller was involved for nearly three decades with Camp Joslin in Charlton, a beloved camp for boys with diabetes, and served at a summer camp in the Berkshires.


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