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Bay State wary of Air Force base cuts

State and congressional leaders are bracing for a battle over a Pentagon plan to strip aircraft from one Air Force base in Western Mass. and possibly cut personnel at another.

Obama takes aim at soaring college costs

President Obama is pushing his multipronged college affordability plan in the midst of his campaign for reelection.

Gay marriage a state-by-state tussle

New England is viewed as the nation’s bulwark of gay marriage, but same-sex marriage faces challenges in New England and across nation as states overturn their laws.

Fifty police officers were injured and at least 55 protesters were hospitalized during rioting in Athens yesterday.


Greece accepts austerity plan amid protests

As protesters looted shops and battled police in Athens yesterday, lawmakers approved an austerity package meant to keep the country from a debt default.

Jackie Fraser-Swan  in her Newbury Street atelier. Her designs (sample, right) will be on a Lincoln Center runway.

A fast track to Fashion Week runways for local designer

Tomorrow night in New York, East Bridgewater’s Jackie Fraser-Swan will show her collection at one of Fashion Week’s most prestigious venues, Lincoln Center.