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JetBlue flights are coming to Worcester

The airline is launching the first regularly scheduled passenger service at the beleaguered airport since Direct Air shut down a year ago.

Rutgers coach Mike Rice

Rutgers coach Mike Rice fired after explosive video

Rice was fired after video footage showed him assaulting players and yelling gay slurs at them.

At least 53 killed in Taliban attack on Afghan courthouse

Suicide bombers disguised as Afghan soldiers stormed a courthouse in a failed bid to free more than a dozen Taliban.

Adrian Walker

Michelle Wu shows promise for city’s future

While the Boston mayoral field so far has inspired yawns, people are excited about Wu, who just launched her bid for an at-large City Council seat.

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Boston goes blue for autism awareness

Landmarks in the city were awash in blue lights Tuesday evening as part of Autism Speaks’s “Light It Up Blue” campaign for autism awareness.


A new actor appears on schools stage

A group called Democrats for Education Reform has set up shop in Mass. and plans on playing a substantial role in the mayoral campaign.

Mona Aboukhalil and her husband, Mohamed, a taxi driver, were among those pushing for a hackney unit overhaul

Cab drivers want hackney unit replaced

In the wake of a Globe Spotlight report on Boston’s cab industry, an association of taxi drivers urged Mayor Menino to replace the unit with a civilian commission.

Boston College sophomores Erika Bjerklie, left, and Jessika Parry are on the board of BC Students for Sexual Health.


The BC condom clash

In Chestnut Hill, students are stepping up to fill a gap in real-life education.