Cuts would hit key Mass. industries

The more than $1 trillion in federal cuts that could come in January 2013 would slash research funding, Medicare payments to hospitals, and contracts for defense companies.

The Patriots didn’t truly take off until Rob Gronkowski’s 19-yard scoring catch in the third quarter gave them a 17-3 lead. The tight end had two TDs.

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Patriots 34, Chiefs 3

Patriots roll over the Chiefs

Keyed by tight end Rob Gronkowski’s two-touchdowns and two interceptions by Kyle Arrington, New England is now tied for the best record in the AFC.

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Holding his place

Lieutenant Kevin Plunkett is in the Middle East, 6,500 miles away from Freeport Street, where he was supposed to have his police badge pinned on today.


The dishwasher can become a holiday war zone

With Thanksgiving looming, the topic of loading the dishwasher, in some households, is an even more loaded subject than politics.

SJC justice approves takeover in Chelsea

A single justice of the SJC approved the state’s request to take over the Chelsea Housing Authority, which is in disarray amid a scandal over its former executive director.

Giving drivers a new way to feed the meter

Mayor Thomas Menino will introduce a parking debit card today to give drivers another option at 7,200 Boston meters that until now were coin-only.

Murphy says he’ll resist ouster from House position

House majority whip Charles Murphy denied that he has been disloyal to House Speaker DeLeo, and said he will not go quietly if DeLeo decides to remove him from his post.


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Cardinal Bernard Law retires from post in Rome

The former Boston archbishop has retired from his post in Rome, ending a 50-year career indelibly stained by the perception he covered up the crimes of pedophile priests.


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Knight Foundation merging media, minds, and money

The foundation has fostered more than 200 media and tech projects, and the Boston area has reaped a considerable amount of that funding - $18.4 million in grants to 19 projects.

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Bruins 1, Canadiens 0

Bruins make it nine in a row

Bruins goalie Tim Thomas made 33 saves in last night’s win, his second shutout of the year and Boston’s ninth straight win.


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Egyptian masterpiece at MFA

The sculpture of the Egyptian Old Kingdom ruler Menkaura and his wife is one of the greatest Egyptian sculptures anywhere in the world.

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Director Caitlin Lowans (center, in black) directs a theatrical adaptation of “The Nutcracker” at the Stoneham Theater.

Holiday Arts Preview

Our critics give their top picks for what to see and experience this holiday season in the worlds of theater, dance, movies, DVDs, classical music, and pop music. This is your guide to holiday season entertainment.