Gridlock deepens on Mass. transportation bill

Legislative leaders signaled they won’t budge from their $500 million tax package, far shy of Governor Deval Patrick’s $1.9 billion proposal.

// Does Boston need a CEO as mayor?

Boston’s first open race for mayor in a generation has yet to attract a candidate from the business community.

Longtime Roxbury clinic is placed into receivership

Roxbury Comprehensive Community Health Center was shut down for unsafe patient care and poor management.

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6 Americans, doctor killed in Afghan attacks

Officials said that six American troops and civilians and an Afghan doctor were killed in southern and eastern Afghanistan.

Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino

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Lawrence Harmon

No salvation for anyone on the wrong side of Menino

There is plenty of company in the Boston mayor’s boneyard: former political opponents, out-of-favor cops, recalcitrant developers, and Globe columnist Lawrence Harmon.

Paul Bernon and Sam Slater’s indie comedy “Drinking Buddies” was just picked up for distribution.

Young Massachusetts film producers finding early success

Paul Bernon and Sam Slater’s indie comedy “Drinking Buddies,” starring Olivia Wilde and Anna Kendrick, was just picked up for distribution.

Keer Deng, 19, was blinded by a slave master, who rubbed chili peppers in his eyes and hung him upside down from a tree.

From torment in Sudan to a life of hope, promise

Keer Deng, who lives at the Perkins School for the Blind, was enslaved, brutalized, and blinded as a boy, but has found kindness and hope.

// Company fires some in Attleboro school lunch incident

Several employees who refused to provide lunch to students at a middle school were fired after an investigation.


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On Baseball

Red Sox manager John Farrell faced heavy scrutiny in his return to Toronto. Starting in batting practice, the former Blue Jays skipper heard it from disgruntled fans, and the derision carried on throughout Friday night’s series opener at Rogers Centre.

Blue Jays fans heckle John Farrell

Farrell left Toronto to take his “dream job” with the Red Sox. Fans shouldn’t feel betrayed because he sought to improve his life, Nick Cafardo writes.

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Plan B, the “morning after pill,” will be available to anyone.

Morning-after drug must be sold over counter to all, judge orders

Consumers may soon find Plan B emergency contraception on supermarket and drugstore shelves after a federal judge’s 59-page decision against the federal government.


Political Notebook

The president had called Kamala Harris “the best-looking attorney general in the country.”

Obama apologizes to California AG

The president called Kamala Harris to apologize for calling her the “best-looking attorney general in the country.”


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