UMass to rate its performance in simpler way

President Robert Caret has developed a list of goals that will be used to essentially grade the whole UMass system.

Senator John Kerry and Teresa Heinz Kerry after a 2004 speech he delivered in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Teresa Heinz Kerry is reported critically ill

The wife of Secretary of State John Kerry was flown to Massachusetts General Hospital after suffering an undisclosed ailment on Nantucket.

Electronic cigarettes sprout on Boston shelves

Shopkeepers are rushing to sell the cigarettes, apparently driven by sales pitches from the nation’s third-largest tobacco company.

Ex-Bruin Tyler Seguin scored just one goal in 22 postseason games.

Christopher L. Gasper

Bruins gave up on Tyler Seguin too soon

Patience has to be shown with a potential franchise player whose talent level far exceeds his maturity level.

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// Gunfire at Egyptian military building leaves 40 dead

Soldiers and police opened fire on supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi outside a military building in Cairo.

Casie Gillette locked her vehicle to a crowded rack as she arrived for work in Boston last week.


Like motorists, bike riders scramble for spaces

Local riders are starting to suffer from a condition made famous by their vehicular counterparts: parking monomania.

// Pilots in Calif. crash tried to abort in final seconds

A crew member called for an increase in speed seven seconds before the plane clipped an embankment at the edge of the runway in San Francisco.

Mel King in February at a Black History Month forum.

After decades of activism, Mel King looks only ahead

At 84, the former Boston mayoral contender is an activist who has stood the test of time in a city where that doesn’t always happen.

“Treasure of Bell Island,” from Blue Marble Gaming Co., is a video game designed to help people who have had a traumatic brain injury.

Developers creating apps to treat mental health issues

Game developers hope that one day they might supplement therapy by putting mental health care into patients’ homes or pockets.



// The Fannie and Freddie gravy train

Retooling the country’s two mortgage giants has been on Congress’ to-do list ever since it omitted the task from the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial overhaul.

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Album Review | INDIE ROCK

Daughn Gibson, ‘Me Moan’

On his debut for Sub Pop Records, Gibson comes off as a sound collage artist feverishly darting from one idea to the next.