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If cut, fiscal deal will pale against expectations

Any potential deal on the fiscal cliff would put off some big decisions about tax and entitlement changes.

Storm leaves up to foot of snow in New England

Some power outages occurred but there were no reports of major injuries or property damage following yesterday’s storm.

Volunteers joked with Louisa Millen, who was visiting a food bank run by the Trussell Trust at a church in London.

Britain’s cutbacks a cautionary tale for US

England is implementing deep cuts in government spending as part of a multiyear plan to halt a widening budget gap, but two years of austerity have backfired.

Some of those who died from the outbreak.

A wish for relief, a tainted drug, a tragic outcome

The meningitis outbreak caused by a Framingham pharmacy’s steroids cut short 39 lives, leaving behind a web of anguish.

Jason Abul-Jubein, son of the owner, Sari, made a farewell toast at the Casablanca this summer. The iconic club closed on Dec. 21.

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Harvard Square’s Club Casablanca closes for good

The Brattle Street bistro, a beacon for the arty and the academic, has shut its doors, its time, apparently, gone by.

Longtime Patriot Kevin Faulk had some issues with fumbling, but he has helped Stevan Ridley (above) deal with his.

Dolphins at Patriots, 4:25 p.m. Sunday, CBS

Patriots’ Stevan Ridley focused on holding onto football

The second-year running back has been highly productive, but recent fumbles have him placing an increased emphasis on ball security.

The Super Bowl is exactly 11 years after the Pats won their first title.

Christopher L. Gasper

Patriots tough enough to make it back to Super Bowl

The Patriots have a team that can take them back to where it all began for Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, a Super Bowl in New Orleans.

In recent years, Boston has reveled in championships by the Bruins, Red Sox, Patriots, and Celtics — but it certainly appears that this widespread “golden era” is over.

Bob Ryan

Boston’s best sports days behind it?

The Patriots have a legitimate shot, the Bruins are a locked-out contender, the Celtics may do well simply to make the playoffs, and the Red Sox are reinventing.

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//[1]-028.jpg Bill Russell’s career

The Celtics legend defended personal dignity in the face of institutionalized racism in society as aggressively as he defended the basket on the court.


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Shoppers in Downtown Crossing frolicked in the snow that fell Saturday evening. The region may see up to a foot.

Snowfall sets scene for New Year’s party

This weekend’s wintry blast, which was expected to bring up to a foot of snow to some areas, came as the city prepared for its popular First Night celebration Monday.


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The commercial real estate market will get a lot livelier in 2013 with office rents and property values on the rise.

Brighter outlook for Mass. businesses in 2013

US and global economies are predicted to rebound if the fiscal crisis can be resolved swiftly, and the state is well positioned to build on its strengths.


Best nonfiction books of 2012

Everyone has been talking about what a great year it was for fiction, but nonfiction had its stars as well.