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Fung Wah fleet ordered off roads

The US government ordered Fung Wah to remove its buses from service after inspection problems, leaving the troubled carrier to run reduced operations on chartered buses.

The Senate voted 71-27 to end the Republican filibuster of the nomination of Chuck Hagel for defense secretary.

Senate confirms Hagel as defense secretary

Four Republicans joined Democrats in voting to approve Republican Chuck Hagel in a vote of 58-41.

Two Boston teachers among top earners last year

Two of the three highest paid Boston employees boosted their pay by settling and winning court cases against the school department, records show.

Aquarium workers rescue stressed seal pup in Hull

Using nylon “crowder boards” and a dog kennel, New England Aquarium workers rescued a 25-pound female pup from a popular Hull beach.


Seal pup rescued on Nantasket Beach

New England Aquarium Marine Rescue Team members rescued a grey seal pup.

AvalonBay Communities hopes to start building a 503-apartment tower by fall 2013.


A blueprint for neighborhood-building

Streets near North Station were either dark and abandoned, or raucous and overrun. Now, the area is one of Boston’s hottest development markets.

Editorial | open up, boston

A 24-hour city is a vibrant, accommodating city

It’s time for Boston to rethink its broad resistance to late-night commerce in an effort to accommodate the many people who don’t work 9-to-5 hours.


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Tom Brady’s new contract has given Bill Belichick and the Patriots increased flexibility to address the roster.

Patriots’ offseason plans now wide open

Armed with flexibility from Tom Brady’s new contract, the Patriots may be able to load up with more weapons for next season.