Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s ‘Iron Lady,’ dies

Lady Thatcher became prime minister in May 1979, 18 months before her friend Ronald Reagan was elected president.


Lady Thatcher, whose 11 ½ years as prime minister transformed British society as much as it did British politics, died of a stroke.

Patrick pressures lawmakers on taxes, transportation spending

The governor is pushing for enough votes to sustain his threatened veto of legislative leaders’ proposed transportation bill.

Police to charge man in 1988 murder

Some 24 years after Gayle Botelho vanished after leaving her Fall River home, authorities will announce today that a person has been charged with killing her.

Dan Shaughnessy | Red Sox vs. Orioles, 2:05 p.m.

Red Sox clicking as they open at Fenway today

The winning Red Sox have made good on their winter pledges and they come home with heads high and infinite promise.

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Explore the Red Sox clubhouse inside Fenway Park

It’s a relatively small space where players, coaches, reporters and clubhouse workers all collide.

Will Middlebrooks was the center of attention after his three-home run performance on Sunday.

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Will Middlebrooks puts on a show

After a hot start and a three-home run game Sunday, Middlebrooks is showing that he’s ready to fulfill the promise he started out with last year.

Will MLB commissioner Bud Selig push for the DH to be implemented across both leagues?

Christopher L. Gasper

MLB needs one set of rules for the DH

With 15 teams now in each league, which necessitates near-daily interleague play, the National League needs to adopt the designated hitter.

Stephen F. Lynch, atop his South Boston home in 1997. Today, he represents the Eighth Congressional district.


Lynch shifted views, but not local focus

Representative Stephen Lynch’s work on the ground, rather than in Congress, has become the hallmark of his career.

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//[1].jpg Opening Day at Fenway

No matter how the fans are feeling about the Red Sox, devotees fill Fenway excited to cheer on the home team for the first game of each year.