Weekend storms sap local budgets

Recent snowstorms are proving costly for local communities, which must shell out overtime pay to plow the streets.

Another storm headed to Mass. this weekend

Up to 1 foot of snow may fall in Central Mass., but it’s not yet clear exactly how much Boston could receive.

More than half of immigrants in Mass. are citizens

Analysts say the increase has been building here and ­nationally for years, pushing the number to record highs in the country.

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Police change investigators in Oscar Pistorius case

South African officials announced the change after learning the initial investigator faces attempted murder charges.

After his team won just 69 games in 2012, GM Ben Cherington is happy to have another opportunity.

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Dan Shaughnessy

Sox GM Ben Cherington merits blame too

Cherington seems to have been the Telfon GM for the Red Sox thus far. That might change if they underachieve this year.


Scott Brown less than candid? Bqhatevwr

The former Senator’s convoluted explanation for his Twitter messages chips away at Scott Brown Inc., a brand he needs to keep fresh and honest if he is to have a political future in Mass.

Pope Benedict XVI elevated Archbishop Sean O’Malley to cardinal at the Vatican on March 24, 2006.

Xavier L. Suarez

Why Cardinal O’Malley should be pope

In his humbleness, humor, language fluency, and caring are the makings of a pope.


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Lakers center Dwight Howard went above Kevin Garnett with a shot.

Lakers get payback against the Celtics

The emotional Lakers, playing their first game since Jerry Buss’ death, pounded their rivals, who lost for the 2d straight night.

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Flames and smoke rose from burned cars after an explosion shook central Damascus on Feb. 21, as seen in this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA.

53 killed in Damascus car bomb

The attack near the headquarters of Syria’s ruling party also wounded more than 200, and an airstrike on a rebel field hospital left 18 dead.


House Speaker John Boehner responded to a question during a news conference on Capitol Hill on Feb. 14.

House GOP opposing tax increases

House Republicans are resolutely opposing tax increases to head off sequestration, all but ensuring the cuts will go into force March 1.

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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.