GOP is finding few takers for Mass. Senate race

Republicans will have to field a relative unknown in what the party had hoped would be a pitched battle for John F. ­Kerry’s former seat.

US Representative Stephen F. Lynch, vying for a Senate nomination, said he believes abortion should be legal but rare.

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Rep. Stephen Lynch changes tone on abortion rights

Lynch, who has consistently described himself as an antiabortion legislator, said he believes abortion should be legal but rare.

Kevin Cullen

Ed Markey, Steve Lynch are real-deal candidates

The two Democrats who want to replace John Kerry in the US Senate come from very similar places and backgrounds.

Devin Mahoney and Jon Niedzwiecki star in the A&E television show “Southie Rules.”

How real is Southie’s new reality show?

In the A&E TV show “Southie Rules,” the feel of the neighborhood is absent and the portrayal of the Niedzwiecki family is clearly staged.

Three moose, spotted from a helicopter, are among the 76,000 counted thus far in Maine’s first aerial census.

In Maine, all eyes on the moose census

Using a helicopter and its noisy rotors, biologists from the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife are getting a grasp of the moose population.

Bridge lacked height warning

On Saturday, a bus ferrying high school students slammed into the Western Avenue bridge, at a spot once slated to get a rubber warning sign but never did.

Brenda Wernikoff was arrested for refusing to leave a woman’s bathroom at a homeless shelter in Boston.

Boston, transgender woman settle lawsuit

The case of Brenda Wernikoff highlights the police department’s absence of written policies for dealing with transgender people.

Thomas Neel, owner of Candia Road Brewing Co., said demand for his craft product has been unexpectedly high.

N.H. law gives nanobreweries a larger standing

As the first state to license nanobrewery operations, New Hampshire has given the small industry a lot of room to grow.

A home in San Antonio in 2009.


The hazards of optimism

Was the financial crisis caused by the unrealistic thought that bad things won’t happen?

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//[2].jpg The (Mystic) Tobin Bridge

The Mystic Bridge opened for traffic on Feb. 26, 1950, and was renamed in honor of former Boston mayor and Massachusetts governor Maurice J. Tobin in 1967.


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Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer, George Osborne, says banks are not meeting the needs of small businesses.

British plan bank-breakup rules

Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer, George Osborne, said that regulators for the first time will get the power to break up banks.