News Analysis

Brown in dilemma on tax position

As the fiscal cliff approaches, Senator Scott Brown may be compelled to reverse his opposition to tax hikes for the rich.

Court OK’s police searches of cellphone call lists

The state’s highest court ruled police do not need a search warrant to look at cellphone call lists following a person’s arrest.

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Bicyclist killed after collision with vehicle in Allston

A fatal crash between a bicyclist and a vehicle near Boston University’s Agganis Arena is being investigated.

Sen. Jim DeMint, Republican from South Carolina, is resigning the Senate to take over at the Heritage Foundation.

DeMint leaving Senate to head think tank

Jim DeMint, Republican US Senator from South Carolina, will take over at the Heritage Foundation beginning next year.


Tech Lab

Low-priced Google laptop is a great idea

The newest Chromebook’s performance is impressive, and the $249 price makes it one of the best bargains in the digital world.

A video capturing James Groccia’s exultation in opening a long desired, but rare, Lego set is a hit on YouTube.

Boylston boy’s joy delights web viewers

Any day with a set of Legos is a good day for 11-year-old James Groccia of Boylston, the star of a YouTube home video with more than 1 million views.

Pantry manager JoAnn Keegan got emotional when she saw the last two presents on the once-full shelves at St. Ann’s Church in Shrewsbury.

After gifts stolen, an outpouring of generosity

The theft of hundreds of gifts from a Shrewsbury church spurred a groundswell of donations from incensed residents and businesses.

// Complaint that judge shows bias dismissed

A commission voted to dismiss the complaint against Judge Raymond G. Dougan after a thorough investigation.


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Celtics 104, Timberwolves 94

Rajon Rondo and Minnesota’s Luke Ridnour hit the deck after Rondo forced a turnover with some tough defense in his first game back from suspension.

Celtics shake off slow start and win

With Rajon Rondo back in the lineup, the Celtics put away the Timberwolves. Rondo had 17 points and 11 assists.

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On Dec. 10, Scott Schuman will appear at Wellesley College to explain his street style in relation to the work of featured photographers at a Davis Museum exhibit.

The Sartorialist: Birth of an image maker

Scott Schuman, the street fashion photographer behind The Sartorialist blog, didn’t expect to settle into his career.