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Saving Fenway


On Fenway Park's 100th anniversary, writes Lawrence Harmon, we should recall that it wasn’t long ago that many with clout in Boston wanted to pulverize the place.

Trinity Rep resident company members Anne Scurria (Sarah) and Timothy Crowe (Joe) in “The Mourner’s Bench.”

Stage Review

At Trinity Rep, three new dramas get world premieres

In an audacious roll of the dice, the venerable Trinity Repertory Company is staging simultaneous world premieres of three dark, wrenching dramas.

An etching of Berthe Morisot by Édouard Manet made in 1872.

Art Review

MFA show ‘Manet in Black’ spotlights artist’s leading role in etching revival

This fascinating exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts showcases Édouard Manet’s work in a lesser-known genre, writes Sebastian Smee.

Joan Wickersham

The bunny who stayed with us

Some books get under your skin in childhood and stay there. One, for me, was “The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes,’’ by DuBose Heyward.


Jobs report poses challenges for campaigns

Friday’s neither-hot-nor-cold report left the campaigns of President Obama and Mitt Romney unsure of how to shift their narratives.

Mitt Romney shifts focus to his family

In a new campaign video, called “Family,” Ann Romney talks about the difficulties of watching over multiple children at one time.

Federal loan deal is OK’d

A federal judge approved on Friday a multistate settlement that is expected to provide millions of dollars in mortgage relief to Mass. homeowners.

St. Elizabeth’s tells of data breach

The hospital is contacting more than 6,800 patients after billing documents were found blowing through a field in Charlestown.

Murder case dropped after key witness dies

Charges against two men were dropped in Norfolk Superior Court after the victim’s brother, a key witness, died of natural causes.


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Job seekers stood in line at a job fair last month in Portland, Ore.

US economy adds jobs, but at modest rate

The US added 120,000 jobs in March, a slow rate of expansion that has economists and business officials worried about the strength of the recovery.

Nation & World

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The Masters


Couples shares top spot

Twenty years after his win at Augusta, Fred Couples had a seven-birdie second round Friday that put him in a tie for the lead with Jason Dufner.


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Movie Review

Eugene Levy and Jason Biggs in “American Reunion,” the third sequel to “American Pie.”

‘American Reunion’ gets ‘Pie’-eyed

For anyone wondering where these actors have been, this third sequel is like lifting a rock and discovering they’ve just been pretty much waiting for this movie.