Report lays out Boston’s transit wish list

Boston residents hope the city will reduce the percentage of income that poorer households spend on transportation.

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A city report articulates transportation goals of thousands of Bostonians.

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Two different roads for Boston’s auto executives

As business booms, Ernie Boch Jr. has sold five dealerships. But Herb Chambers is looking to expand, not cash out.

// 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.


// Can we please stop pretending marijuana is harmless?

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

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?

Nanny had long history of larceny, check fraud

A nanny who allegedly stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from a Bain executive had a history of passing bad checks.

// 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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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.

Matt Irwin (52), Zach Trotman (62), and the Bruins’ defense had far too many breakdown to defeat the Jets.


Defensive breakdowns lead to Bruins being routed

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

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// 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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Selena Gomez takes the reins on ‘Revival’

With her new sophomore solo album, Selena Gomez makes it clear she is ready to be honest and even vulnerable in her music.

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.

Ham radio operator Rob Macedo inside the National Weather Service Headquarters in Taunton, where he occasionally volunteers.

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Meet the ham radio volunteers behind the weather warning system

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



For Hillary Clinton, funny is hard

It’s difficult to look naturally happy when you’re doing something that doesn’t come naturally.

// In GOP race, a campaign against political correctness

Donald Trump’s emphasis on not being politically correct has his competitors struggling to catch up.

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// A new approach on gun violence

Perhaps requiring gun buyers to carry a specific gun-liability insurance policy would reduce the public slaughter.

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Ground Game

// 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.