Boston broadcaster Dave Maynard dies at 82

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Dave Maynard once said that “when you do morning radio, you believe that everyone is listening to you,” and for years, it seemed that nearly everyone did tune in to his morning show on WBZ-AM.

New poll has Joseph P. Kennedy III far ahead in race for congressional seat

Joseph P. Kennedy III would defeat Republican Sean Bielat by a wide margin, according to a new poll, although Kennedy has not officially announced his candidacy. Mass. law on insured birth control similar to Obama’s

Mitt Romney accused President Obama of attacking religious freedom because of a federal mandate requiring insurers to cover contraception, but his Mass. health reform did not change a similar policy.

Boston, MA - 02/09/12 - (First half) Boston Celtics shooting guard Ray Allen (20) defends Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (24) during the first half. Boston Celtics NBA basketball, action and reaction. The Celtics took on the Los Angeles Lakers at TD Garden. - (Globe Staff Photo / Barry Chin), section: Sports, reporter: Washburn, slug: 10Lakers-Celtics, LOID: 5.0.833530330.

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Lakers outlast Celtics in OT

The Celtics fell to their archrivals in a hard-fought game, as the Lakers’ Kobe Bryant had 27 points and Pau Gasol added 25.

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Madonna’s latest drama leads nowhere

As a moviemaker, Madonna is best when she’s not trying so hard, and the movie “W.E.” tries awfully hard.

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‘Safe House’ plays it a little too ‘Safe’

This CIA thriller shows a cool and calm Denzel Washington, but the charisma is missing.

Greenbean Recycle, a Cambridge start-up that operates high tech recycling machines, brings its users together on a Facebook page.


Smaller social networks target shared personal interests

Scores of smaller websites are taking a slice of Facebook’s action, creating communities for people with specific interests, from shared medical conditions to avoiding the next highway speed trap.

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Globe Talks | Feb. 15, 6 p.m.[1].jpg Talk movies with Ty and Wesley

Join the Boston Globe’s movie critics, Ty Burr and Wesley Morris, for a conversation about this year’s Academy Awards.


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Scott Brown pushes Irish immigration bill

US Senator Scott Brown is working to break a logjam in the Senate over a bill that would allow an additional 10,500 skilled Irish workers to gain work visas every year.


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Greek Prime Minister Loukas Papademos enters the meeting room at Maximos mansion in Athens on Wednesday Feb.8, 2012. After three days of delays, Greek coalition leaders began crucial debt talks Wednesday with the prime minister to review a draft deal on steep cutbacks demanded by creditors in return for a euro 130 billion ($170 billion) bailout. (AP Photo/Orestis Panagiotou, pool)

Greece reaches austerity deal

The country has reached a tentative agreement on new austerity cuts demanded by creditors to release a $173 billion bailout, the prime minster’s office announced.

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Smoke rises from al Malaab near Homs in this handout picture received February 8, 2012. Syrian forces bombarded opposition-held neighbourhoods of the city of Homs with rocket and mortar fire on Thursday, activists said, as divided world powers struggled to find a way to end the violence. REUTERS/Handout (SYRIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Syrian city of Homs sees continued violence

A weeklong government offensive has created a deepening humanitarian crisis in Homs, the epicenter of an 11-month-old uprising that has brought the country closer to civil war.


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Tim Thomas, right, surrendered three goals after relieving Tuukka Rask in last night’s game.

Defiant Tim Thomas won’t defend views

Thomas said today he wouldn’t discuss his controversial Facebook post about “religious freedom” because it has nothing to do with his job as the Bruins goalie.



Sealed with a kiss: Valentine’s Day gift guide

For all its heartfelt sentiment, Valentine’s Day has acquired a cheesy sheen, becoming the holiday equivalent of a carnival midway.