South Hadley paid Prince family $225,000

Phoebe Prince took her own life in January 2010 after alleged repeated bullying by other teens, prompting her family to file a complaint against the school district.

Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo defended against LeBron James in the first half of tonight’s game in Miami.

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HEat 115, Celtics 107

Celtics come up short against Heat

The Celtics were in a hole in the first half and regrouped in the second, but again couldn’t come out on top.

Eight Patriots are named to Pro Bowl

Seven players, including Tom Brady, Wes Welker and Rob Gronkowski, were named as starters.


Looking for the king of Buffalo wings — in Boston

A herd of New York natives takes a crawl to find the Boston area’s best attempt at Buffalo’s killer app.

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Buffalo wings from The Pub in Somerville.

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Buffalo wings at Smoken Joe's BBQ in Brighton.

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Buffalo wings from Somerville's Eat at Jumbo's.

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Buffalo wings from The Fat Cat in Quincy.

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The Bleacher Bar's bucket of wings.

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A bucket of Labatt Blue beer to go with wings from the Bleacher Bar.

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The Bills Backers of Fenway club hang out every Sunday at the Bleacher Bar to eat wings, drink Labatt Blue beer, and watch their team play.

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Danielle Miano, Alex Fernandes, Jehanne Junguenet, and Becky Nelson eat wings and drink Labatt Blue beer.

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Dan Britton and Danielle Miano at the Bleacher Bar.

Harvard economist Jeremy Stein is one of the president’s picks for the Federal Reserve board.

Harvard professor to be nominated to Fed board

Jeremy Stein was a strong advocate of government intervention to help banks survive the recent financial crisis.

Artist Helen Frankenthaler in her Connecticut studio in 2003.


Renowned artist Helen Frankenthaler dies at 83

The lyrical artist, who was a key figure in the second generation of post-War American abstract painters, has died at her home in Darien, Conn.

“I don’t think we do justice by sentencing someone 16 and under to life without parole, no matter what the circumstances.”

Isaac Borenstein,  a retired Superior Court judge


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Leak shuts down Pilgrim nuclear plant

The shutdown was triggered by a small leak that was detected yesterday in a safety relief valve system. There was no threat to the public or to plant workers, officials said.


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Globe readers pick top business stories of 2011

With the year almost over, we asked Boston Globe readers to vote on the most important local business stories of 2011. Here are their top choices.

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Patriots Notebook

One of the Patriots’ three losses this season came at the hands of the Bills, a 34-31 setback in Week 3 after New England had built a 21-0 second-quarter lead.

Patriots have bad memories of losing to Bills

The Patriots have the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs, and the memories of a 34-31 setback in Week 3 to Buffalo, to keep them motivated for Sunday’s game against the Bills.


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Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords with husband Mark Kelly and Vice President Joe Biden (left) in Washington, D.C., in October.

‘A Safeway in Arizona’ by Tom Zoellner

Zoellner’s genre-defying project, which was completed in less than a year, expands the blame in the Arizona shooting spree where Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot.


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Somerville Police Sergeant Joe McCain Jr. called his wife after the shootout, asking her to “Go downstairs and tell my mother it wasn’t me” who got shot.

Two cops, two shootouts, one family

When Police Sergeant Joe McCain Jr. had a wild gunfight on the job, it was eerily reminiscent of one his father survived in 1988.