New report slams Mass. on correction reform

Despite steeply declining violent crime rates, the percentage of residents behind bars has tripled since the early 1980s, according to a bipartisan study.

Friends of Mayor Thomas M. Menino say he’s undecided.

Mayoral run by Thomas Menino still uncertain

The truth, according to staffers and friends, is that Menino is struggling with the decision about whether to run for a sixth term.

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Babson picks Kerry Healey as first female president

The former Massachusetts lieutenant governor was named the next president of Babson College on Sunday night.

A sense of urgency on Gardner Museum art recovery

Those dedicated to the recovery of the stolen art worry that if the priceless artworks aren’t found now they could be lost forever.

“After a while, you start to think, ‘Am I ever going to work again?’ ” said John McLaughlin, who lost his job as manager of a Fidelity Investments call center two years ago.

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Long-term joblessness hits older workers hard

The number of people 45 and older who have been jobless for more than a year has quadrupled since 2007.

People were lined up Sunday to attend the Supreme Court arguments.

Same-sex marriage debate goes to high court tomorrow

The legal battle, which began in Mass. more than a decade ago, arrives at the Supreme Court with two cases that could reshape the debate.

Fans of StarCraft II watched video of a battle between gamers.

Video gaming slowly becoming a pro sport

Backers believe competitive video gaming is about to go mainstream, alongside NASCAR and professional fishing.

A NASA image shows the SpaceX capsule Dragon being snagged by an arm of the International Space Station this month.

Space station to aid Bedford firm’s drug research

Emerald BioSystems is part of a team using the low-gravity atmosphere of the International Space Station to develop a better understanding of proteins.