Health care taking a bigger chunk of families’ paychecks

Mass. families spent 7.3 percent of incomes on health insurance last year, the Commonwealth Fund says.

// Expecting a ‘landslide’ on Nov. 8? Don’t bet on it

Even if heavily favored Hillary Clinton wins by a large margin, it won’t match the level of such historic routs as 1964.

“Obamacare is just blowing up,” said Donald Trump, who campaigned Tuesday in Tallahassee, Fla.

Trump, GOP pounce on news of hikes in insurance premiums

“Obamacare is just blowing up,” Donald Trump said while on the stump Tuesday.

// Bill Weld sharpens attacks against Donald Trump

The former Mass. governor and Libertarian VP candidate wouldn’t go as far as endorsing Hillary Clinton, though.


Answers to common questions on marijuana referendum

A yes vote on Question 4 means legalization would take place Dec. 15.


// Ayotte, Hassan both worked the same job — and they hated it

The US Senate candidates agree — they say it’s the worst job they ever had.

// In N.H., a Chinese school from scratch

A Chinese school bought an empty college campus 50 miles north of Boston and hopes to bring in as many as 300 Chinese students.

In McDowell County, W.Va., the local sheriff said prescription pill abuse is so rampant that the county plans to file a new lawsuit against painkiller makers.



How big pharma thwarted pushback against OxyContin in W.Va.

A STAT investigation found that the drug’s manufacturer paid a middleman to prevent insurers from limiting prescriptions.

Former Baker consultant Will Keyser’s firm, Keyser Public Strategies, was hired by Keolis Commuter Services to help orchestrate communication strategy with the administration on a controversial proposal.

Baker consultant wields influence on commuter rail, charter schools

A consulting firm working for Keolis helped orchestrate the Baker administration’s communication strategy on a controversial proposal.

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How one man is helping Cambridge see the (sun)light

Paul Lyons learned in Mexico that to protect a land is to protect its people. After moving to Cambridge, he put this philosophy into action. Now, his company powers some of the city’s biggest solar energy projects.

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Fans were at Gillette Stadium for the Rolling Stones show Tuesday, even if they couldn’t get in.

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As Rolling Stones play for VIPs, fans brave cold for wisps of a concert

No, the general public couldn’t get into Tuesday’s exclusive show at Gillette Stadium, but folks wanted to listen anyway.

// Family of driver in deadly wrong-way crash is ‘heartbroken’

Valantein Burson, 31, was a Stoughton native who once worked counseling teens, relatives said Tuesday.

World Series Game 1: Indians 6, Cubs 0

// Bats, pitching on point for Indians in series opener

Cleveland ace Corey Kluber went six innings, and catcher Roberto Perez homered twice.

Indians Lonnie Chisenhall (right) and Francisco Lindor celebrated after a 6-0 win in Game 1.

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Where’s the love for the Indians?

The lovable-loser Cubs understandably get the attention, but Cleveland’s underdog story is compelling, too.


// Hey priests, shy away from on-the-pulpit endorsements

Most Catholics are more concerned with a church that helps the poor, visits the sick, and works for social justice.

// Winthrop Square Garage site could host some of Boston’s tallest buildings

Millennium Partners, which hopes to break ground by next fall, would pay the city as much as $102 million for the right to build there.

Developing over the Massachusetts Turnpike by building a platform is a complex and expensive proposition, stalling several past projects.

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Reviving a long-forgotten corner of the Back Bay

Developers are eyeing lots near Mass. Ave. and along the Mass. Pike for a pair of residential towers.

// Harvard men’s soccer players gave female players sexually explicit ratings

A member of the 2012 team wrote and circulated a sexually explicit “scouting report” on incoming freshmen.

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// The broken covenant

Behind the fragmented state of mental health care lies a political system failure that spans decades — and continues.

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Traveling back in time on the Mattapan trolley

The trolleys that rolled out of Worcester’s Pullman-Standard factory in 1944 and 1945 are still rolling, seven decades later, along Boston’s most scenic commute.