Dobelle withdraws lawsuit against Westfield State

The former university president claimed officials violated his rights by forcing him to retire after reports of his lavish spending.

// Superintendent finalist’s record unclear

Guadalupe Guerrero said he hadn’t “wrapped up” his Harvard dissertation, but a Globe review found he was terminated from the program.

A top official from Keolis, the company that operates the commuter rail, offered no clear reasons or solutions for the transit system’s recent failure.

Keolis chief apologizes for failings, but no solutions offered

The commuter rail operator said passengers are owed an explanation, but only after regular, reliable service is restored.

Former state public safety secretary Andrea Cabral.

Enhanced pensions for some public safety positions questioned

The state approved the retirement of a former state public safety secretary, despite the objections of several legislators.

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler spoke at a FCC hearing on net neutrality Thursday.

Divided FCC approves net neutrality rules

The vote banning Internet providers from ‘‘unjust or unreasonable’’ business practices is considered a victory for consumer advocates.

Video shows carefree Hernandez night before Lloyd murder

The surveillance video showed Aaron Hernandez walking jauntily, almost dancing, into a gas station to buy a cigar and bubblegum.

Potential storm looms next week

Forecasters said a potential storm next week could bring more snow or a wintry mix.

Bill O’Reilly has been a dominant force on Fox News.

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O’Reilly controversy spotlights partisan media’s growth

With wall-to-wall opinion shows, it sometimes seems that everything but the weather is processed through an ideological filter.

Yuta Tsuboi (above) in the Winter Swimming Champ-ionships in Lake Memphremagog (no wetsuits allowed).

Brave swimmers take icy dip at outdoor Winter Championships

A 25-meter, two-lane race course has been carved out of a frozen Vermont lake by chainsaws — and there are no wetsuits allowed.

//[1].jpg City approves 30-story Fenway tower

The Point, which will be the tallest Fenway development yet, has been cleared to break ground this spring or summer.


Aereo’s bankruptcy auction raises less than $2 million

The Boston streaming technology startup has crumbled swiftly since a court ruling rendered its business illegal.

Dunkin’ apologizes for promotion altering Liverpool crest

Dunkin’ Donuts posted a version of the team’s crest that replaced flames honoring fans killed in a disaster with iced coffee.

Generation Boston

Homebuying a goal for many Boston-area young adults

About 20 percent of Boston young adult households are owner-occupied, compared to 40 percent nationally, a survey found.

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Know the lingo and you can follow the budget process

Governor Charlie Baker is set to file his budget plan Wednesday, which will be the starting gun for a drawn-out, deeply political process.


// Christian Vazquez is in a good position to contribute

The catcher’s defense is unquestionably an asset, and he aims to help the Red Sox on offense, too.


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// Democrats should boycott Netanyahu’s speech

To attend would legitimize Boehner and Netanyahu’s actions and give a boost to the Israeli prime minister’s reelection effort.

The Big Picture

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Wintry woes for the MBTA

A look back at our recent public transit woes, due to an unusually harsh winter.