Judge opens door for Occupy Boston evictions

A motion by protesters that would protect them from eviction was denied today.

In reversal, US to keep morning-after pill restrictions

The nation’s health secretary overruled the FDA’s plan to lift restrictions on the sale of the Plan B pill to girls under 17 without a prescription.

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich spoke to reporters after he was sentenced to 14 years on corruption charges today. Standing to his left is his his wife, Patti.

Blagojevich gets 14 years in jail

Rod Blagojevich received by far the harshest sentence among the four Illinois governors sent to prison in the last four decades.

Jerry Sandusky

Jerry Sandusky arrested on new sex abuse charges

Sandusky, the ex-Penn State assistant coach, now faces more than 50 charges stemming from accusations he molested boys for years.

A print from Laurel Nakadate’s video “Exorcism in January’’ (2009) from her exhibit “Say You Love Me.’’



Nakadate videos enthrall and sadden

In her videos, Laurel Nakadate ventures where others may fear to tread: into the homes of strange, awkward, older men who try to pick her up in grocery stores and parking lots.


Eames’s philosophy advanced a modern aesthetic

This smart, lively (sometimes too lively) documentary looks at the Eameses on multiple levels: as husband and wife, artists, entrepreneurs, and icons.

Tufts Medical Center, Blue Cross reach agreement

If no deal had been reached by Jan. 17, tens of thousands of Blue Cross members would have been forced to change their doctors.

“We are outraged that this administration has let politics trump science.”

Kirsten Moore,  women’s health advocate


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An artist’s view of the Francis Street common near Huntington Avenue, which would be restored as “Brigham Green.’’

Brigham and Women’s aims to expand while cutting back

The hospital plans to expand its sprawling campus in Boston’s Longwood Medical Area even as it moves to cut expenses by $160 million over three years.


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On football

Colts perennial Pro Bowler Dwight Freeney called Patriots left tackle Matt Light (above) “the best player that I go against.’’

Matt Light still excels for Patriots

At one point this year, it was assumed Light would move aside for top draft pick Nate Solder. But Light’s standout performance has proven he has much left to give.


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 Vincent Carretta.

‘Phillis Wheatley: Biography of a Genius in Bondage’ by Vincent Carretta

During the years of rising black consciousness in America, Phillis Wheatley’s work was often derided as the product of “a white mind,’’ but it has recently enjoyed a revival.

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Black history through the lens of a smartphone

The vanished history of black people in Boston is visible again to anybody with a smartphone, thanks to a free “augmented reality’’ Black History app.