Ex-Chelsea housing chief gets three years

Michael E. McLaughlin, who admitted to hiding his inflated $360,000 salary from regulators, was sentenced to three years in federal prison.

Researchers report key findings on Down syndrome

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School shut down the extra chromosome that causes developmental problem in people with Down syndrome.

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The CVS, Roche Bros., Tedeschi’s, Cumberland Farms, Walgreen’s, and Stop & Shop chains said they would not put the issue on their shelves.

A proposed 33-story tower at the site of the former John Hancock Hotel & Conference Center  would be simpler and more slender than its predecessor.

Rendering by The Architectural Team

Developers pitch new design for Back Bay tower

A Boston development team is pitching a revised design for a proposed 33-story tower at the site of the former John Hancock Hotel & Conference Center.

Mass. House prepares to vote on transportation funding

Governor Patrick said it appears that his proposed changes to the bill have little chance of being adopted.

An artist’s rendering of a collision between two neutron stars, which generates heavy elements such as gold.

Gold born in collisions between two stars, researchers say

A gamma ray burst in a faraway galaxy has provided strong evidence that all the gold in the universe is a byproduct of dense neutron stars colliding.


Derrick Z. Jackson

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Paranoia, irresponsible lawmakers, and gun owners’ entitled attitudes add up to more tragedy ahead.


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ESPN re-hires Keith Olbermann

Once the face of the network, Olbermann will return to the place he left in a nasty split 16 years ago to host a current affairs show on ESPN2.

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