Energy pick’s ties to oil, gas examined

MIT professor Ernest Moniz’s history of straddling academia and the private sector is coming under fire after he was nominated to be secretary of energy.

So far, Senate special election race lacks pizazz

What the political world thought would be a barn-burning race has fizzled into a slumberous event.

Christian Webster dribbled the ball in the final seconds of the game as the Crimson bench erupted in Salt Lake City.

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Pride and joy at Harvard after hoop upset

In their low-key way, alumni, students, and faculty are rejoicing in the basketball team’s NCAA Tournament win.

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Senate gives pre-dawn OK to Democratic budget

The Senate approved a $3.7 trillion budget for next year that has nearly $1 trillion in tax increases over the coming decade but shelters domestic programs.

The mayor inspired Alicia Alves-Goodz of Dorchester, who has lost more than 10 pounds since January. She works out and carefully tracks what she eats.

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Boston far short of goal to shed 1 million pounds

Mayor Thomas Menino challenged Bostonians to lose a collective 1 million pounds by April 23. There’s only 904,303 to go.

Robin Hester said she visits her boyfriend monthly at MCI-Norfolk, a medium-security facility.

Prison visitors irate about plan for drug-sniffing dogs

Families, civil libertarians, and prisoner advocates say the searches will discourage relatives from visiting loved ones in prison.

Jonah Stone played with his father, Tig, Friday in front of Hopkinton’s Center School, which had suspended the boy for a half-day.

Suspension lifted for 5-year-old who brought toy gun to school

Hopkinton’s Jonah Stone had been given a half-day suspension, but toy guns are not covered by the current school handbook.

The Boston University hockey team came from two goals down to avoid an unacceptable  ending to coach Jack Parker’s 40-year career — a loss to archrival BC.

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BU’s Jack Parker to make Garden farewell

The Boston University hockey team came from two goals down to avoid an unacceptable ending to the coach’s 40-year career — a loss to archrival BC.

Gish Jen, author of the new book,

Gish Jen goes from novels to nonfiction

Since 1991, Jen has published four acclaimed novels and a prizewinning collection of short fiction, and now she has her first nonfiction work, “Tiger Writing.”


A Senate aide delivered a stack of documents in red tape being used as a prop during debate on the budget in the Senate.

Senate reaches first budget in four years

After hectoring Democrats to put their political and fiscal priorities to paper, Republicans got their wish Friday and answered the effort with hundreds of amendments.


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Margaret Fuller (1810-50) was a journalist, critic, and advocate for women’s rights.

‘Margaret Fuller’ by Megan Marshall

Margaret Fuller, so often misunderstood in life, richly deserves the nuanced, compassionate portrait Marshall paints.

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