Patrick expected to seek increased income tax

Governor Patrick is set to propose an increase in the state income tax as part of a plan to raise new revenue for transportation and education.

// Kerry faces scrutiny over extensive investments

Senator John Kerry and his wife hold an array of international investments that could pose conflicts of interest for him as secretary of state.

Adrian Walker

Questioning the price of solitary confinement

A bill to be filed in the Mass. Legislature would curb the practice, which former prisoner Bobby Dellelo has first-hand experience with.

At deadline, Boston area gets 3d casino suitor

The last-minute application brings the tally of contestants to 11 in the multimillion-dollar competition for gambling rights across Mass.

The Charles Hotel is ready for Chinese guests, general manager Alex Attia says — including with a new website based in China.

Mass. puts out welcome mat for Chinese tourists

Tour operators, hotels, and local attractions are rolling out the red carpet for this lucrative tourist group.

Terry Francona with Theo Epstein in their last title year.


Image drove Red Sox owners, Terry Francona laments

In his new book, the former manager claims Sox owners wanted “sexy” players to boost the team’s waning TV ratings after its third-place finish in 2010.

Dan Shaughnessy

John Harbaugh, Ravens not afraid of the Patriots

As the Patriots prepare for their opponent in the AFC Championship game, Dan Shaughnessy offers some random thoughts on the sports world.

At Northeastern University’s dining hall, there’s a wide array of gluten-free offerings for students.

Colleges must now serve up gluten-free fare

Schools have to cater to students’ sophisticated palate while ensuring that those with dietary restrictions have healthy and appetizing options, too.

// US attorney’s husband stirs Twitter storm on Swartz case

A post by the husband of US Attorney Carmen Ortiz about the death of Aaron Swartz prompted an outpouring of protest and vitriol on Twitter.


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