Nanny in alleged $285,000 theft had history of larceny

The alleged victim is a Bain executive who learned too late that the woman had a long and public history of passing bad checks.

Ernie Boch Jr. (left) has sold five dealerships, but Herb Chambers (right) is looking to expand, not cash out.

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Amid auto boom, Boch cashes out while Chambers expands

Two of Boston’s famous auto dealers, Ernie Boch Jr. and Herb Chambers, are taking different paths in the flourishing market.

//[1]-4672.jpg Report lays out Boston’s transit wish list

A city report articulates transportation goals of thousands of Bostonians.

// McCarthy ends speaker bid, leaving a political void

Kevin McCarthy had been opposed by the GOP’s right flank in his bid to succeed John Boehner, who is resigning this month.

// 2015 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Tunisian democracy group

The Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet was awarded the prize for its contributions to the first and most successful Arab Spring movement.

Lee Ann Womack in concert at Johnny D’s in Somerville, which will close early next year.

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Sad and upbeat notes on the local music scene

As several prominent local music clubs have closed, fans are left to wonder: Is it getting harder for live music to survive in Boston?

1 killed, 3 injured in Northern Arizona University shooting

The shooting occurred in a parking lot outside Mountainview Hall dormitory at the northeast side of the Flagstaff campus.

// Senator Warren heading to Europe on congressional trip

The six-day mission will focus on economic issues and a Syrian refugee crisis that has sent migrants fleeing into Europe.

Wegmans prepared several hundred employees for the opening of the Westwood store this weekend.

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Shirley Leung

Wegmans’ success shows it has arrived

What distinguishes Wegmans is the size of the stores — typically 100,000 to 135,000 square feet — and the tremendous sales.

// 22 Mass. companies issued permits to fly drones

Companies are taking advantage of the technology during rescue missions, scientific research, or even real estate sales.


// Defensive breakdowns lead to Bruins being routed

Just about every layer disintegrated in the Bruins’ 6-2 season-opening tumble.

Patriots at Cowboys, Sunday at 4:25 p.m., (CBS)

// Patriots’ defensive tackles can make a big difference

Having a rotation at the position keeps players fresh and capitalizes on their strengths.

Brookline students filled the fifth floor room Thursday where the School Committee was having a meeting at City Hall in support of teacher Larry Chen.

Brookline students urge panel to rehire teacher

Students of a popular teacher who was allegedly fired for using profanity marched through a school board meeting Thursday.


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Let the bubbly flow on Boston Common

It’s time for the city’s central play space to catch up with the times.


// Can we please stop pretending marijuana is harmless?

The truth is it can be dangerous, especially for young people.

// Ham radio volunteers behind weather warning system

A dedicated corps of radio operators help the National Weather Service and emergency managers when big storms come to town.

Uber’s headquarters in San Francisco.

Lawsuit accuses Uber of neglecting passenger safety

Two women, including one in Boston, are suing Uber after they were allegedly assaulted by drivers in separate incidents.

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// Thirty million little words for a lifetime of difference

A Chicago-based initiative aims to use science to improve the early language environment on the developing brain.

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// N.H. millennials and politics: It’s complicated

There are two key concepts to understand when it comes to the millennial vote in New Hampshire.

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Historic flooding in South Carolina

Residents face uncertainty as they cope with major flooding after record-settings rains.


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// Data privacy? It’s mostly gone, but that can change

Just about everything we do these days is under some form of electronic surveillance.



// On day one of Synod 2015, conservatives strike first

The traditionalist camp isn’t going to just counter-punch this time around.