Assembly Square development gets 1st major tenant

AMC Theatres will open a 12-screen movie complex at Assembly Square in Somerville, becoming the first major tenant to commit to opening in a $1.5 billion development.

Huge retirement shortfall in Mass. cities reported

Steep cuts to public services are inevitable to fund retiree health care in 10 cash-strapped cities unless the benefit structure is changed, a watchdog group reported.

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Conductor exits after hiring sex offender

The New England Conservatory fired Benjamin Zander following the discovery that he knowingly hired a sex offender to videotape the school’s Youth Philharmonic Orchestra.

Latino vote crucial for Republican rivals in Fla.

Mitt Romney has established a network of surrogates within Florida’s surging Latino population, an acknowledgment of the pivotal role the community is expected to play in the state's GOP primary.

The Patriots and Broncos squared off in Denver on December 18, 2011.

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NFL playoffs deliver huge TV audiences

Tomorrow’s playoff game between the New England Patriots and Tim Tebow’s Denver Broncos will knock the Nielsen ratings counter for a loop.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, left, is looking for his first playoff win since 2008, while Tim Tebow is looking to start 2-0 in his postseason career.

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Breaking down the Broncos-Patriots matchups

NFL writer Greg A. Bedard examines which players will be most important in Saturday’s playoff game.

Denver Broncos running back Lance Ball (35) runs for a touchdown against the New England Patriots in the first quarter of an of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, in Denver. (AP Photo/Barry Gutierrez)

Broncos’ running game is a threat to Patriots

Unless the Patriots prove they can stop the run, the Broncos will likely use ball control and rushing yardage can to help them keep pace.

“It’s a tragedy, an absolute tragedy that I’ve been fired for an absolute nothing. He’s done nothing for 20 years.”

New England Conservatory conductor Benjamin Zander,  on his termination for knowingly hiring a sex offender


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Woburn officer watches as 4 suspects arraigned

Officer Robert DeNapoli watched in silence yesterday as the four suspects accused of executing an armed robbery that nearly led to his death all pleaded not guilty.


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State gives film subsidies rave reviews

A state official said tax credits have proven an effective way to attract film productions to the state, which is not considering any significant changes to the program.

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Bruins 2, Canadiens 1

Bruins outlast Canadiens

In a watered-down effort featuring too many mistakes for their coach’s liking, the Bruins hung on for a win over a reeling Montreal squad.