US says NECC execs ran a crime ring

Daniel Medwed, a law pro­fessor at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, said pros­e­cu­tors seemed to have ensnared everyone involved, even those to a lesser degree, and he ques­tioned whether all the defen­dants will […]

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Governor Deval Patrick’s hits and misses

Say what you will about Patrick’s lack of over­sight when it comes to state agen­cies and the cur­rent budget deficit, but on the Mass­a­chu­setts economy, he can leave Beacon Hill […]

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Welcome to Chelsea, the new ‘it’ zip

Now Chelsea is on the move, but, quite remark­ably, without leaving behind its poor people. Chelsea’s his­tory as a gateway city is worth noting and pre­serving. For decades, the city […]

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US pledges nearly $1b for Green Line extension

In a com­mit­ment letter released Tuesday, the FTA esti­mated the total Green Line exten­sion project would cost just under $2.3 bil­lion. After the fed­eral government’s con­tri­bu­tion of $996 mil­lion of […]

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Plowz & Mowz comes to the Boston area

Tucker Marion, an asso­ciate busi­ness pro­fessor at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, said it can be dif­fi­cult to pre­dict which ser­vices will work well on mobile plat­forms, and which will flop. Since Plowz […]

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Hearty doses of gratitude

While we’re on money: Because it makes us less grabby, grat­i­tude can pay. North­eastern Uni­ver­sity psy­chol­o­gist David DeSteno led a study that found that feeling grateful makes people more patient, […]

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