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Twitter taps area talent as it grows Boston footprint

Since buying a pair of Kendall Square start-ups earlier this year, Twitter has been steadily building its East Coast headquarters in Cambridge.

Forry, Livingstone win in special elections

State Representative Linda Dorcena Forry won in the state Senate race in the First Suffolk district, and Jay Livingstone won the Democratic primary in the state House race in the Eighth Suffolk district.

Harvard College dean to step down

Evelynn Hammonds, who faced criticism for authorizing searches of e-mail accounts, will return to teaching.

Home values rise in Boston area

Home values in the Boston area increased by 6.7 percent in March compared with the same time last year, according to data released.

Dead in Mass. got millions in welfare, report says

The audit is the latest study finding that the state did not do nearly enough to ensure that welfare benefits went only to qualified recipients.

‘Tough Mudder’ is a grueling test, a growing business

Who wants to jump into an icy mud bucket (called an “Arctic Enema”) or slither through a dirty field full of voltage? Lots of people, it turns out.

Tough Mudder obstacle course

Why do participants take on the Tough Mudder challenge? They provided answers during the event in Senaca, Ill.

Phillies starter Cliff Lee allowed one run by the Red Sox in eight innings.

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Red Sox can’t solve Phillies pitching

Phillies starter Cliff Lee allowed one run in eight innings and Jonathan Papelbon pitched a 1-2-3 ninth to shut down the Red Sox.

Menino set to undergo uncommon prostate procedure

Mayor Thomas Menino will have surgery on his prostate in a procedure that is less commonly used than other treatment options, doctors say.

Tacos with homemade tortillas at Beantown Taqueria.

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True Mex and Tex-Mex, day and night in Kendall

Beantown Taqueria’s managers, who grew up in Mexico City, thought the authentic flavors of their childhood would translate to a fast-casual concept.