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Lawmakers targeted in probation inquiry

Federal prosecutors investigating the Probation Department are focusing on Democratic legislators who may have benefited from the agency’s allegedly rigged hiring system.

The house at the left was built in 1867 and is listed at $2.35 million. It includes a three-family house on a separate parcel.

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

South Boston’s elegant, storied mansions up for sale

Longtime residents worry the only people who can afford the two estates in Southie are developers who will tear them down and build condominiums.

“The addictive lure is believing that if you just play long enough you will win,” said Deborah Greenslit.

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Jackpot fueled therapist’s gambling addiction

Deborah Greenslit had modest dreams after winning big at Mohegan Sun. Two years later, she has gambled them away.

Health cost bill may not attack key problem

As Mass. closes in on a major health cost-control bill, key efforts to attack the market power of caregivers that demand high prices appear to be in jeopardy.