Keene State students help clean up after riot

The crew moved in hours after hordes of young people tore across campus in a wave of vandalism.

For-profit colleges get harsh grades

Many people who attend for-profit colleges and career schools end up with lofty debts, but no jobs and few prospects.

Waltham housing inspector accused of abusing tenants

Four tenants say housing inspector Angelo Ciano, 71, used his power and access to their apartments to assault and take advantage of them.

Report sees fewer educated workers

The new projections raise concerns about labor shortages in a state that thrives on knowledge-based industries.

Women from Everett, Revere killed in Jamaicaway crash

The head-on crash also injured three others just before 3 a.m. Sunday morning.

Ria Ladson, Joel Pires, and Jasmine Gomez, attended a rally in honor of Dawnn Jaffier in August.

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Dawnn Jaffier’s legacy of love

At the Allston community center that played such a huge role in Dawnn Jaffier’s life, it’s almost as if she is still alive and well.

In the Senate, Edward J. Markey has less seniority than all but two colleagues.

Edward Markey trying to climb ladder in the Senate

Though Markey is the most experienced US Representative to enter the Senate, he is now one of the lowest-ranking members.

Coakley, Baker rally supporters as election looms

With polls showing a neck-and-neck race, the gubernatorial candidates are marshaling their networks for Nov. 4.

Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey (left) campaigned this month in Johnston, R.I., for Republican gubernatorial candidate and mayor of Cranston, Allan Fung (right).

Betting on Fung’s chances in R.I., Chris Christie joins in gubernatorial bid

The New Jersey governor said he wouldn’t aim resources at what he calls landslides or lost causes.

Economy key in N.H. governor’s race

Both candidates for governor are using facts about the state’s economic health to woo voters who say it is one of their biggest issues.

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