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In ad war over ballot question, both sides give nurses leading roles

The hospital industry and nurses union are squaring off over an initiative to mandate staffing ratios at hospitals.

Suzi Parks has a complaint about Avis' extra charge for use of toll roads.

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How Avis can charge customers a fee for tolls, even if the driver doesn’t take a toll road

Suzi Parks has no problem paying tolls like everyone else. But she hates that she is charged an extra $3.95 “service fee” each day just because she went through a toll once.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/11/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Tlumacki_genderneutralbathrooms_lifestyle393.jpg Study finds no link between transgender rights law and bathroom crimes

UCLA researchers examined restroom crime reports in Mass. cities of similar size and comparable demographics in the study.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/11/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/rei1.jpg Obscure policy lets Mass. state workers keep names and pay a secret

A broad 2007 edict allows workers to request their information be withheld if they or a family member have been victims of any crime prosecuted in court.

UMass Boston bought the former Bayside Expo Center property out of foreclosure in 2010 for $18.7 million.

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Could a smaller Kendall Square blossom in Dorchester?

UMass Boston sees the former Bayside Expo Center site as a bustling business district that will bring the school much-needed cash.