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Boston taxi regulator faces misconduct review

Mark Cohen, whose department is under fire for its oversight of the city’s $1 ­billion cab industry, has been suspended for alleged misconduct with a police department employee.

Top five NStar executives made $15 million last year

The figures include three months of pay for each executive that NStar had not disclosed to the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

A loaded pistol, a tragedy, and a N.H. chief charged

Prosecutors took the unusual step of charging a New Hampshire police chief after a teenager used the chief’s unlocked service weapon to kill himself.

The mayor, shown in March, has endured a number of broken bones and other medical problems in recent years.

Menino, on upswing at last, breaks leg during fall

Mayor Thomas M. Menino, who has had un­relenting health woes, broke a bone in his right leg Friday and will undergo surgery.

Harriette Batson’s weekly unemployment check will be cut, leaving her with $300 less at the end of each month.

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45,000 Mass. residents to feel pinch of federal cutbacks

Massachusetts residents who have been unemployed for at least six months will see their unemployment benefits shrink by the end of the month.

Plans to repair this portion of the famed Cliff Walk in Newport, R.I., were fiercely opposed because of threats to the surf below.

Surf fans win fight to stop Newport wall

Hurricane Sandy battered the scenic Cliff Walk, but that was nothing compared to the fight over how to fix it.

A rendering of the Mystic River gambling resort to be called Wynn Harbor Park.

Wynn duplicates Everett, Philadelphia casino plans

Similarities between the proposals are intentional, billionaire Steve Wynn said. He modeled them after a hotel he built in China.

Judges watched every move made by Zaida Dedolph of Chicago during the Specialty Coffee Association’s barista competition Friday.

Coffee is king at Boston event

Roasters, tasters, and baristas battled for preeminence as the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s competitions percolated with tension.


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Taking the message to the public: Senator Marco Rubio will be on seven TV shows Sunday to seek support for the plan.

Negotiators agree on immigration cutoff date

Senate negotiators have agreed to a date that could bar hundreds of thousands of immigrants from the path to legalization provided in the proposed overhaul.


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Developers plan to build a tower at the Filene’s site in Downtown Crossing.

Work to resume on Filene’s project

Work on the Filene’s redevelopment project will resume in days after its developer signed an advertising firm to occupy a large part of the property.