Mass. home sales jump sharply in May 
The number of single-family homes sold in Massachusetts last month was the largest monthly total in nearly two years, the Warren Group said Tuesday.
(STEVEN SENNE/ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Mass. home sales jump sharply in May

The number of single-family homes sold in Massachusetts last month was the largest monthly total in nearly two years, the Warren Group said Tuesday.

(STEVEN SENNE/ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Defense cuts due to hit Mass. economy hard 
The defense sector could lose 30,000 jobs because of massive military budget cuts that are set for next year, the author of a new study warned.

Defense cuts due to hit Mass. economy hard

The defense sector could lose 30,000 jobs because of massive military budget cuts that are set for next year, the author of a new study warned.

Start of summer brings temps in the 90s 
Massachusetts residents flocked to beaches as extremely high humidity threatened to keep pushing temperatures higher.
(JOHN TLUMACKI/GLOBE STAFF)

Start of summer brings temps in the 90s

Massachusetts residents flocked to beaches as extremely high humidity threatened to keep pushing temperatures higher.

(JOHN TLUMACKI/GLOBE STAFF)

Mass. life sciences push brings fewer jobs than expected 
The $1 billion program has brought new companies and jobs - but not as many as Governor Deval Patrick anticipated.

Mass. life sciences push brings fewer jobs than expected

The $1 billion program has brought new companies and jobs - but not as many as Governor Deval Patrick anticipated.

Mitt Romney, President Obama spend big in Mass. 
The campaigns of Mitt Romney and Barack Obama have paid a combined $45 million to businesses and consultants from Massachusetts, making the Bay State the nation’s number one recipient of presidential campaign spending by a long shot.

Mitt Romney, President Obama spend big in Mass.

The campaigns of Mitt Romney and Barack Obama have paid a combined $45 million to businesses and consultants from Massachusetts, making the Bay State the nation’s number one recipient of presidential campaign spending by a long shot.

Quincy woman charged with posing as boy, sexually assaulting girl 
A 24-year-old Quincy woman is being held in a West Virginia jail on a criminal complaint that accuses her of posing as a teenage boy and then sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl from that state, the US Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of West Virginia said today.

Quincy woman charged with posing as boy, sexually assaulting girl

A 24-year-old Quincy woman is being held in a West Virginia jail on a criminal complaint that accuses her of posing as a teenage boy and then sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl from that state, the US Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of West Virginia said today.

Mass. stalled antibullying guide under Romney 
Former governor Mitt Romney’s administration blocked publication of a guide for public schools because officials objected to use of the terms “bisexual” and “transgender.”
(AP/FILE)

Mass. stalled antibullying guide under Romney

Former governor Mitt Romney’s administration blocked publication of a guide for public schools because officials objected to use of the terms “bisexual” and “transgender.”

(AP/FILE)

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The real cost of higher education in Mass. 
The Globe’s Steven Syre examined the real average cost for new undergraduate students and discovered a surprising price leader.

BOSTON CAPITAL

The real cost of higher education in Mass.

The Globe’s Steven Syre examined the real average cost for new undergraduate students and discovered a surprising price leader.

Mass. hospitals receive top marks 
A prominent health quality group is grading US hospitals on safety, giving ­Massachusetts medical centers the highest overall scores in the nation.

Mass. hospitals receive top marks

A prominent health quality group is grading US hospitals on safety, giving ­Massachusetts medical centers the highest overall scores in the nation.