A data gap on doctors’ troubles

The state board that oversees physician discipline in Mass. has yet to deliver on its promise to post more information online about doctors.

Caitlin LoCascio-King, a lawyer, estimates that she will be the primary wage earner in her family this year.


More women now breadwinners for families

The last recession hit men disproportionately hard as male-dominated industries sustained massive job losses.

US tallies of colleges’ net costs bring surprises

The numbers defy common expectations because the “score card” takes into account scholarships and grants that do not have to be repaid.

Kevin Cullen

Grounded, but uplifted by a complete stranger

Stranded in the Dominican Republic, a pair of professors from Boston were rescued by a man who wanted nothing in return.

Summer is a client at Patricia Dowd’s Chez Mieux in Natick.

Bill Greene/Globe Staff

The Internet showcases a cat fascination

With its appetite for cat videos and Facebook posts and Instagram photos, the Web has become the dog park of the feline world.

Representative John Tierney met with constituents, including Lynnette Alameddine of Saugus (left), whose son was killed at Virginia Tech in 2007.

Rep. John Tierney finds D.C. a refuge after race

The Salem Democrat survived the most brutal campaign of his 16-year congressional career in one of the country’s highest-profile House races.

Teenagers at the Dorchester Youth Collaborative talked about their preference for sagging pants.

Alliance cracks down on teens’ sagging pants

A new cable TV ad campaign aims to get local teens to pull up their pants or face fines or prison time.

David Ortiz and Bobby Valentine talk last spring; this spring Ortiz ripped the now ex-Sox skipper.

Dan Shaughnessy

Red Sox put all the blame on Bobby Valentine

The bottom line for most of the Red Sox players in southwest Florida is that last season was Bobby’s fault.


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Michelle Martens was a third-generation firefighter on the Ashby force.

Second driver in fatal crash also a firefighter

A mother and her teenage son, both volunteers in the fire department in the small town of Ashby, died in a crash with another vehicle, also driven by a town firefighter.

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New England traffic has long negotiated the effects of our repetitive freeze-thaw cycle that leaves roads an obstacle course of potholes.