Owners drew $16m from pharmacy tied to deaths

The owners of the Framingham pharmacy blamed for a national fungal meningitis outbreak pulled millions of dollars out of the company in the last year.

President Obama and his wife, Michelle, greeted crowds on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington Monday.


President Obama urges unity for common good

The president used his second inaugural address to call for bipartisan cooperation on issues ranging from economic disparity to gay rights to climate change.

Supporters cheered, but some feared that without cooperation President Obama would fall short on some key goals.

In the throng, mix of hope, worry about divide

Without the cooperation of Congress, many of the president’s supporters said they fear that Obama’s goals for his second term will never come to pass.

“For if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well,” President Obama stated.

President Obama stuns with call for gay rights

In his second inaugural address, the president elevated the movement to iconic civil rights battles for racial and gender equality.

The MBTA would run late-night weekend service under the plan.

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Patrick transportation plan comes with a price

The MBTA would run until 2 a.m. on weekends if Governor Patrick wins approval for his proposal, which calls for $1 billion more in taxes and fees.

Governor Deval Patrick’s sweeping plan would raise the state income tax from 5.25 percent to 6.25 percent while cutting the sales tax from 6.25 percent to 4.5 percent.

Economists split on wisdom of Patrick’s tax plan

Will tax increases of the kind proposed by Governor Patrick help or hurt the local economy? Much like the federal tax debate, economists disagree.

Nanny charged after death of infant in Cambridge

A nanny who lives in Quincy was arrested on a charge of assaulting a 1-year-old girl in her care who later died, and more charges are expected.

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Antibullying idea clicks

Musician Amanda Palmer opened up her blog to allow others to vent about their stories of being bullied, and it has become something of a virtual therapy session.

Boston’s plans would let more attend school close to home

The three revised student-assignment proposals school officials will unveil Tuesday would scrap the city’s system of assigning students to schools.


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Roudna Joseph joined hands with colleagues during the final benediction at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. memorial breakfast at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center Monday.

Hundreds urged to honor King’s legacy

Preachers and public officials made calls to action at a Martin Luther King Day breakfast at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

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