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Old-line charities feel pinch of Marathon giving

Nonprofit groups report that the outpouring of financial support for bombing victims has crowded out other donations.

Slain bombing suspect knew Watertown terrain well

On at least a dozen occasions, Tamerlan Tsarnaev had visited friends at a home on Boylston Street, just a few blocks from the scene of his violent death.

Laura Miola has worked for three decades at General Dynamics in Taunton.

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Proposed budget cuts imperil defense jobs in Mass.

Defense contractor General Dynamics said the cuts would affect “hundreds’’ of employees at two plants in the state.

Lila Bucklin of Jamaica Plain carried a message as she took part in the 17th Annual Mother’s Day Walk for Peace in Dorchester on Sunday.

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Mother’s Day Walk carries message of peace

Thousands of Bostonians called for peace, following several recent shootings and stabbings and an attack on the city last month.

Jim Koch is lobbying for a change in the excise tax.

Big seller Boston Beer asks for small-brewer tax break

Jim Koch, the founder of Samuel Adams beer, is trying to persuade Congress to grant an excise tax break for his brewery, and others much smaller.

Casino firms face complications in Southeastern Mass.

The region remains a tricky bet for casino companies even after a ban on commercial development was lifted, specialists say.