NFL players union and Harvard team up on landmark study of football injuries and illness

The National Football League players union, alarmed that its members die nearly 20 years earlier on average than other American men, has selected Harvard University

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In speech, Menino to announce initiative with Harvard, MIT

Two world-renowned universities have been tethered to Boston for almost a century by trains on the Red Line. Soon, the city may be able to

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Starbucks supervisors want raise after court decision stops them from sharing in tips

Shift supervisors at local Starbucks cafes plan to deliver a petition to the coffee chain’s local headquarters demanding a pay raise following a recent court

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Hard Rock enters casino race with plans for Big E fairgrounds in West Springfield

In a glitzy ceremony replete with a rock concert and glass cases displaying music memorabilia, Hard Rock International today unveiled a proposal for a casino

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Facebook tests $100 charge to message Zuckerberg

Would you pay $100 to message Mark Zuckerberg? Facebook says it’s testing some ‘‘extreme price points’’ to let users pay to have their messages seen

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Taft High School Shooting: Suspect In Custody In Taft, California [UPDATE] Video

A shooting has been reported at Taft Union High School in Taft, California, KERO reports. The shooting suspect is in custody,according to ABC 7. The suspect is

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Taft High School Shooting

  Gunfire erupted on Thursday at a California high school in inland Kern County, and there was no immediate word on casualties, a sheriff’s department dispatcher

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Smoke filled the cabin of Dreamliner in Logan fire — minutes after passengers had disembarked

A fire that began in a battery in the underbelly of a Japan Airlines Boeing 787 jetliner at Logan International Airport this morning filled the

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Drop the puck: NHL, players settle labor dispute

They walked into a Manhattan hotel, knowing they were running out of time to save their season. After 16 hours of tense talks, the NHL and

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Springfield man accused of killing mom, stealing cab

Springfield police say a man arrested after allegedly stabbing a taxi driver and stealing his cab is also a suspect in the death of his

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Mass. to study state’s underground economy

Governor Deval Patrick’s administration is launching a first-of-its-kind study to define the scope and financial cost of Massachusetts’ underground economy, as investigators continue to find... Full story 0 comments

Partners Going Personal With Medicine

With personalized medicine becoming a key focus for medical research and diagnosing conditions, Partners HealthCare System, the region’s largest hospital and physicians network, is positioning... Full story 0 comments

Firefighters Battle Barn Blaze In Fairhaven Video

Crews battled a fire Wednesday morning at a barn in Fairhaven. SKYFOX was over the scene behind G. Bourne Knowles, a tree and landscaping business on... Full story 0 comments

$5,000 reward now offered in Mass. arson investigation

A firefighters' organization is offering a $5,000 reward to help solve a series of arson fires in communities south of Boston. The Professional Fire Fighters of... Full story 0 comments

Puppy left with apology note at Metrowest Cat Shelter

The Animal Rescue League of Boston says a seven-month-old Maltese puppy is recovering after being left with a broken foot outside of the Metrowest Cat... Full story 0 comments


Could computers have true artificial intelligence?

Professor Owen Holland explains how the world's first anthropomimetic robot worksIs it possible to create true artificial intelligence and, if so, how close are we ... Full story


Freedom Trail

The Freedom Trail Foundation continues to work to preserve this perfect introduction to Colonial Revolutionary Boston. The Trail takes the visitor to 16 historical sites ... Full story


Lenox Community 'hub' growing, with or without budget

The Community Center, a hub of activities for area residents, is seeking to expand its programming despite only a modest funding increase request to the ... Full story

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The Patriots enter the postseason as the second-seed in the AFC, and with their potent offense and young, improving defense, it doesn’t take much daydreaming ... Full story

Maine Zumba prostitution suspect faces trial

A judge in Maine has refused to dismiss charges against the business partner of a Zumba instructor charged with running a prostitution ring from her ... Full story

Warren and Kennedy sworn in as 113th Congress convenes

Elizabeth Warren arrived at the US Capitol on Thursday morning carrying an L.L. Bean backpack in the manner of a student in one of her ... Full story

Upper Crust workers’ lawyer raising funds to buy four more stores

The lawyer representing former Upper Crust employees is spearheading a fundraising effort to turn four more Upper Crust restaurants into worker-owned stores. Upper Crust filed for ... Full story

Safelite declines to comment on talks to buy Giant Glass

Safelite Group, the country’s largest provider of vehicle glass repair services, declined to comment Monday on possible negotiations to buy a prominent competitor in Massachusetts, ... Full story

Underground electrical problem cuts power to nearly 1,000 in South End

An unknown malfunction in an underground piece of electrical equipment knocked out power to 940 customers in Boston’s South End, NSTAR said. The outage occured at ... Full story

Massachusetts Proposes Loosening Moratorium On Incinerators

A state plan to loosen a nearly quarter-century moratorium on new waste incinerators is reigniting a long-simmering trash war in Massachusetts over how to deal ... Full story

Father, son charged with embezzling $50,000 from West Medford Little League

A father and son who ran the West Medford Little League for years have been charged with embezzling more than $50,000 from league accounts and ... Full story

Lawyer files objection to Upper Crust bidder that allegedly has ties to founder of bankrupt pizza chain

A lawyer representing former Upper Crust pizza workers on Wednesday filed an objection in US Bankruptcy Court to the sale of any of the pizza ... Full story

Fall River woman arrested on heroin dealing charges

A Fall River woman is facing heroin trafficking charges after being arrested Wednesday by Quincy police in a pancake house parking lot, where she was ... Full story