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The Boston Common

April 29, 1910: The Boston Common is known for its gorgeous plantings and views of the stately buildings on Beacon Hill. Hyacinths, tulips, and other plants that were grown in the city’s greenhouses, then located on East Cottage St. in Dorchester, got their first showing for spring. The architecture and beautiful landscaping is much the same today.

Boston Globe Archive

“From the Archives” is a new series that highlights images from the Globe’s 140-year history. The Boston Common, in the heart of the city, is a good place to start.

Jon Lester is 0-2 vs. the Tigers in his career.

Opening Day | Red Sox at Tigers, 1:05 p.m.

Jon Lester happy to start with clean slate

Lester is putting the 2011 season in the rear view as he embarks on an Opening Day start against the Tigers.

Red Sox fans hope for a team they can love

After last season’s historic collapse, many Red Sox fans have tempered expectations for the new season, a big change from last year.

Dan Shaughnessy

Don’t expect a playoff run from 2012 Red Sox

No one is picking the Red Sox to win this year, and they have earned this disrespect with perhaps the worst offseason in MLB.

Big Dig needs $54m light fix

The state’s top highway official says that all 25,000 light fixtures in the Big Dig tunnels must be replaced because of a faulty design or manufacturing defect.

Rick Santorum taking break from campaign trail

After suffering three defeats this week, Santorum is taking an extended break before the critical Pennsylvania primary.

Obama, Romney energy views are similar

An examination of the two men’s records reveals that President Obama and Mitt Romney are hardly at opposite ends of the energy policy spectrum.

Boundless Learning offers texts for free and aims to make money by selling supplemental materials to students. But it’s accused of stealing copyrighted content from a variety of sources.

Three publishers sue free-textbook company

Boston start-up Boundless Learning Inc. is being accused of copyright infringement by three of the largest educational publishers in the world.

Dartmouth medical school gets a new doctor: Seuss

Dr. Seuss, a.k.a. Theodor Geisel, was rewarded Wednesday for his donations to Dartmouth College, which renamed its medical school after his family.

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