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Steamship Authority suffers from ‘penny-pinching’ mentality, report says

The quasi-public agency is excessively cheap, lacks accountability, and is rife with internal factions working at odds with each other, according to a scathing new report.

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Our exclamation problem is getting worse!!!

Exclamation points are supposed to be about good cheer, but they’re really a call for help.

Ben Volin | on football

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/12/17/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davispatslose16Aspts.jpg What’s wrong with the Patriots this year?

Why are they limping to the finish line? Here are five areas that help explain their struggles.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/12/14/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/AE4T6715.jpg Before announcing shutdown, Newbury College recruited students from defunct Mount Ida

With Newbury set to close, students are surprised and saddened, especially those who transferred from recently closed Mount Ida College.

“This isn’t good for us,” Dr. Donald M. Berwick of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement said of a Texas judge’s ruling.

Mass. ‘not immune’ to ripple effect of health care law ruling

A federal judge’s ruling imperils billions of dollars in funding that help provide coverage for lower-income residents, experts say.