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Investors make a bet to lift Boston-area neighborhood out of poverty

Dec 4, 2017
Local nonprofits created a private equity fund and found a way to minimize the investment risk.
A homeless man sleeps while a subway rider waits for the train at a subway stop in Boston.
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Why rideshare companies might want to embrace in-depth driver background check

Apr 6, 2017
Uber and Lyft are in the news because more than 8,000 potential drivers were banned in Massachusetts after background checks turned up convictions for violent felonies and sex-crimes, uncontested court charges, driver’s license suspensions and traffic violations. Uber and Lyft usually run their own background, and those typically go back seven years. But to get […]

Massachusetts could move one time zone east

Aug 29, 2016
The state is studying a move to the Atlantic Time Zone.
Historic Faneuil Hall is awash in Christmas lights November 29, 2000 in Boston. 
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Recipe for success in family-owned fluff business

Jan 1, 2016
Marshmallow Fluff's creme product remains a holiday classic.

It's pi day ... with a twist

Mar 13, 2015
MIT's admissions notifications are going out at a thoroughly appropriate hour.

Fishermen: Patiently waiting for something to bite

Oct 31, 2014
As cod fish disappear, we look at how the fishing industry might adapt

What can the Fed do to solve social problems?

Mar 4, 2014
The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston is rolling up its sleeves to get closer to the community.

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Headed for your fish and chips: The lowly dogfish

Jun 26, 2013
Cod fishermen off Massachusetts catch few cod these days. Their allowed limits have been slashed because cod are fished out. What does take their hooks is dogfish -- lots of dogfish.

Flow of political money may continue in Massachusetts

Dec 17, 2012
With U.S. Sen. John Kerry on the short list to become Secretary of State, Massachusetts could be in line for its third U.S. Senate election in just more than two years. It's meant big bucks spent in advertising.

Climate change comes to the cranberry bog

Nov 19, 2012
Cranberry growers in Massachusetts are starting to look elsewhere to farm as a warming climate makes managing bogs more expensive and interferes with the maturing of berries.

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