State insurance website may not be fully fixed by June

The consultant brought in to help fix the troubled insurance marketplace said an option under consideration is scrapping the site and starting over.

// Plainville slots proposal gets conditional OK

The state gambling commission’s conditional approval is subject to Penn National agreeing to a number of administrative conditions.

// Cause of fatal Methuen blaze still unknown

Authorities said the cause of Wednesday’s blaze that killed an elderly couple cannot be determined because of extensive damage.

Standard & Poor’s 500 index closes at record high

The all-time high today came after news of solid results from a number of US companies.

Movie Review

Liam Neeson braces for ‘Non-Stop’ suspense

A cross between a drawing room mystery and an airplane-of-fools drama, the movie is a fair amount of fun until it tries to make sense.

Foster child Alisia Laboa (left) has been missing since running away from a New Bedford home in December. Jeremiah Oliver (center), 5,  disappeared last year while on the state’s watch. Marlon Devine Santos (right) was 5 months old when he disappeared from his foster home in 1998 and has never been found.

Hundreds may be missing in child welfare system

Despite assurances from the head of the state family agency, hundreds of children in Massachusetts’ welfare system may be missing on any given day.

Charlie Baker is attending a fund-raiser for the Republican Governors Association.


Baker walks bridge with Christie

Chris Christie and Charlie Baker will both attend a fund-raiser Thursday, but for Baker, associating too closely with Christie is a bridge too far.

Glenn Ordway.

Glenn Ordway to launch online sports-talk show

Ordway, the former leader of WEEI’s “The Big Show,” will launch his own online radio venture on March 17.



// Where is our shame?

North Korea has waged a merciless campaign against human life and dignity, recently documented in a UN report, yet the community of nations remains passive.


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Rajon Rondo applauds his teammates Wednesday night as coach Brad Stevens, with whom Rondo has bonded this season, looks on.

Rajon Rondo flap damage is real, but not major

The Celtics guard, whose absence Saturday caused an uproar, needs to better understand how his actions as the captain affect the ballclub.



Claire Underwood means business

The “House of Cards” character’s intentions play out in classic silhouettes, a neutral, dark palette, and minimal accessories.