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Brewster man charged in church arson

A 29-year-old Cape Cod man was arrested for alledgedly setting the fire that destroyed the Cape Cod Bible Alliance Church Friday.

Ameristar drops Springfield casino effort

The company said it dropped the bid for a $910 million casino because it did not believe it could win a casino license for Springfield.

Paul Pierce and the Celtics drove past the Trailblazers, even without Rajon Rondo.

Celtics cruise without Rondo, top Blazers

Celtics came up big against Portland Trailblazers, 96-78.

Outfielder Ryan Sweeney, as well as pitchers Scott Achison and Rich Hill, are now free agents.

Red Sox don’t tender contracts to Atchison, Hill, and Sweeney

The Red Sox offered deals to 30 players before the midnight deadline to offer arbitration.

Susan Kushner Resnick had a gold bracelet made, engraved with Aaron Lieb’s camp numbers. They were friends for 15 years until his death last year.


He Saved Me, Too: the story of an unlikely friendship

A simple question launched a conversation between an elderly Holocaust survivor and a young mother that would last nearly 15 years and would, for both of them, become a lifeline.

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Could boredom be curable?

An elusive human annoyance may finally be yielding its secrets.

Ronald Beloin cut a Christmas tree for a customer at Beloin Tree Farm in Columbia, N.H.

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Globe photos of the week

A Christmas tree farm in New Hampshire, a blackout in Cambridge, a turtle gets extra special attention, and more of the week’s best images.

In 2007, Matt Ryan led Boston College to the first of two straight ACC championship game appearances.

Bob Ryan | Exclusive Sunday Preview

College sports do matter in Boston

While BC’s football and basketball teams may be down now, it’s wrong to say there’s no interest in colleges, even in this pro sports town.


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After going easy on his players earlier in the season, the gloves are off for Celtics coach Doc Rivers. “We’re getting mauled on the rebounds every night,” he said.

Doc Rivers sending message to Celtics

The coach’s decision to call his team “soft” was a deliberate tactic aimed at motivating players and establishing consistency.

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