A lesson for Bob Dole: old rules no longer apply

A disability treaty with broad support seemed like a sure thing to the former Senate stalwart. But his own party had other ideas.

Immigrants in Mass. now likely to be more educated

Researchers say the latest waves of immigrants are far more educated than their forebears.

“Dragon and Clouds” and other works are drawing crowds.

Museum of Fine Arts

MFA exhibit tours Japan, will not be seen in Boston

The museum will return the majority of the Japanese masterpieces to storage rather than trumpet their homecoming.

Crime declines in Boston in beginning of 2013

Major crimes in Boston dropped 15 percent in the first three months of 2013 compared with the same period last year.

Courtney Kane says her daughter, Julia, has brought great rewards. Kane and her husband have no regrets.


As Down detection gets easier, choices harder

A shift to blood tests could mean fewer affected babies with Down syndrome — and more questions about what is “normal.”

Governor Deval Patrick has been trying to win support on Beacon Hill for his plan for $1.9 billion in tax increases to help pay for education, transportation, and other programs.

Proposed tax increases a concern for Mass. businesses

Big issues with big stakes for Massachusetts businesses are being debated in the Legislature.

Dan Shaughnessy

Red Sox-Yankees rivalry as we knew it is over

It’s no longer an issue of which team will finish first. The question now is, who might finish last?

Gray seals hauled up on the south end of North Beach Island on Saturday.

Debate grows over what to do about seal resurgence

The various stakeholders in the seal story gathered for the Outer Cape Seal Symposium to discuss the animals’ exploding population.


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UMass-Lowell 1, BU 0

Buried amid a mass of happy River Hawks is freshman goalie Connor Hellebuyck, who made 36 saves Saturday and was named tournament MVP.

UMass-Lowell wins 1st Hockey East title

In addition to winning the regular-season crown, the No. 1 seed eked out a 1-0 Hockey East championship victory over No. 3 BU.

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