Senate approves sweeping farm bill

The bill, which provides food for the needy and subsidies for farmers, now heads to President Obama, who is expected to sign it.

Health law to lead to millions of fewer workers, analysts say

People would opt to keep their income low to stay eligible for federal health care subsidies or Medicaid, budget experts said.

Storm with wet snow expected to begin in predawn hours

A winter storm is expected to bring 8 to 10 inches of snow to Boston, with deeper accumulations in western and northern areas of Mass.

Priest placed on leave after sex abuse in ’70s alleged

The allegations against a retired senior priest were only recently reported to the Boston Archdiocese, church officials said.

A man is silhouetted as he stepped outside of South Station to smoke a cigarette on Nov. 27, 2013.

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Opinion | TOM KEANE

Cigarette tax is a bad habit for Mass.

The war on tobacco is creating the incentives for a new kind of organized crime.

There’s plenty of bad blood between the Bruins and the Canucks.

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Bruins, Canucks ready to renew rivalry

While Bruins coach Claude Julien downplayed the rivalry, his players didn’t quite seem to feel the same way.

Workers cleaned the Bolshoy Ice Dome on Tuesday.

In Sochi, Olympic preparations still ongoing

With the opening ceremony Friday, organizers are hurrying to make final touches on the infrastructure for the Games.

Boston Fire Department welcomes 51 new firefighters

In the latest of a string of firsts for the city’s new mayor, Martin Walsh attended the graduation ceremony.



// There’s no middle ground above the Pike

The proposed Fenway Center development is at a precipice, and hinges on a city property tax break, the developer says.