Mass. urges taxpayers to file returns online

Paper tax returns for 2012 are piling up in the Data Integration Bureau of the Department of Revenue in Chelsea.


With only 6 percent of users filing with paper forms, officials are trying for hefty savings by prodding everyone to file electronically.

Kevin Cullen

// The soul of the church

Local priests like Jim Scahill, John Unni, Jack Ahern, and Doc Conway would never be considered papal candidates. But they walk in Jesus’s footsteps.

Democratic contenders to air first US Senate ads

US Representatives Edward Markey and Stephen Lynch will launch the first television ads of the Senate race Tuesday.

Scott Brown may have opened the way for Charles D. Baker to run for governor of Massachusetts.

2014 state race looks unlikely for Scott Brown

By joining a Boston law firm, the former senator may have opened the way for Charles Baker to run for governor.

Harvard defends e-mail searches, offers limited apology

The school officially confirmed Monday that it had secretly gained access to the ­e-mail accounts of 16 resident deans.

Chris Bois (top center), a student at the NewEngland Casino Dealer Academy, reacted during blackjack class.

Classes prep card dealers for casino economy

Students in the inaugural class of the New England Casino Dealer Academy are hoping to capitalize on the emerging Massachusetts casino industry.

In earlier case, DPU had executives’ pay divulged

State regulators recently forced National Grid to disclose its executives’ pay, but have balked at demanding Northeast Utilities reveal CEO Thomas May’s full 2012 earnings.

Recent Ben & Jerry’s visitors were given lab coats, hairnets, and safety vests during a tour of the Vermont firm’s manufacturing floor.

Ben & Jerry’s invites unsatisfied customers to factory

The ice cream maker bused devoted critics to Vermont to tour its facility and see whether their concerns had been addressed.