Catholic liturgy has new translation

In Boston and across the country, a revised text will be said at Mass, starting today. Some are minor tweaks, others not — and not everyone’s happy.

Deceptive campaign ads hint at year of mudslinging

With nearly a year until the election, evidence is mounting that the presidential race is going to feature a rough, negative, and confusing advertising onslaught.

Not all NBA fans are feeling forgiving

Yesterday’s news of a break in the NBA lockout did not engender feelings of forgiveness from fans and workers in businesses dependent on the Celtics.

Back in action, Celtics must act quickly

With the tentative agreement reached by NBA players and owners, the questions for a Celtics team coming off a second-round playoff exit are plenty.

A nod to those up long before dawn

They make your coffee and bake your bread. They make you sweat and calm your nerves. Here is a look at the people up long before dawn, setting Boston in motion.

People who wake up Boston

These are the people that set Boston in motion and get working long before the sun rises each day.

Schools’ costs top estimates of state

The state’s funding formula for public schools underestimates the rising cost of special education and teachers’ health care by more than $2 billion a year, according to a new report.

Finding the pulse of the poor

The Poverty Action Lab at MIT aims to translate research into action as it applies scientific methods to measuring anti-poverty projects worldwide.


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Y looks for path through lean times

As president and chief executive of the YMCA of Greater Boston, Kevin Washington is looking to expand the organization’s outreach amid a tight fundraising environment.

Nation & World

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Pakistan says NATO airstrikes killed 25 soldiers

Pakistani officials said yesterday that NATO aircraft had killed at least 25 soldiers in strikes against two military posts at the northwestern border with Afghanistan.


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Bruins 4, Jets 2

Chris Kelly (23) had Adam McQuaid on one wing, but he was looking for Benoit Pouliot, who set up Kelly for his winning goal.

Bruins turn on the jets

The Bruins proved they have no shortage of top-shelf wheels in their win over Winnipeg, with Rich Peverley’s speed leading to two Chris Kelly goals.


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Chloë’s excellent adventures

Chloe Grace Moretz, the young star of Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo,” approached the role like everything else — with disarming confidence.


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A foie gras appetizer at Beaver Hall.

Finding foie gras in Montreal

During three days in Montreal, where French cuisine is king and the fatty liver of a duck or goose is a staple of special occasions, I was determined to understand its allure.

Special reports

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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.