Kevin H. White remembered across Boston

Tributes poured in from across the city today for Mayor Kevin H. White, who died last night at his Beacon Hill home.


Kevin White blazed a path from one Boston to the next

White's work and legacy was based on his belief that Boston could, for all its woes, be big in the world again.

FROM MERLIN ARCHIVE, DON NOT RESEND TO LIBRARY 4/5/68 --- Thomas Atkins left and Kevin White Right, speak with entertainer James Brown at the Boston Garden April 5, 1968. It was one day after the assasination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Atkins, Brown and White are credited with keeping the city quiet in the aftermath. 09SULLIVAN Library Tag 11092008 Books

From the archives: April 6, 1968

The mayor talks cool to city

One day after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Mayor Kevin White worked with Councilor Thomas Atkins and singer James Brown to encourage peace in a time of upheaval.

Herman Cain, left, and Newt Gingrich shook hands after a Republican presidential debate last November.

Cain backs Gingrich

Former presidential hopeful Herman Cain endorsed Newt Gingrich for the Republican nomination.

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Actors Nick Nolte, left, and Dustin Hoffman pose for a portrait while promoting the new HBO television series

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HBO gambles on veterans with ‘Luck’

In this new drama, the network is placing its bets on proven winners.


Was the Costa Concordia’s Captain a coward?

Francesco Schettino may have acted cowardly when his ship crashed in Italian waters earlier this month. But that wasn’t his worst mistake, writes Patrick Smith.

 The box canyon of Champney Falls is an ice climbing classroom, a training area that also holds clinics.


Ice climbing in Mount Washington Valley

When the mercury drops the water locks up, forming a 50-foot high wall of dazzling ice pillars and daggers on one side of the canyon wall. And then it’s time to climb.

“He was a giant among mayors.”

Thomas M. Menino,  on former Mayor Kevin. H. White

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A Syrian soldier, who has defected to join the Free Syrian Army, holds up his rifle and waves a Syrian independence flag in Saqba, in Damascus suburbs, January 27, 2012. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah (SYRIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS MILITARY)

Arab League halts observer mission in Syria

The deputy chief of the Arab League says they have halted its observer mission in Syria because of increasing violence. At least 80 people have been killed in the past three days.


Fla. homeowners want solutions, not bickering

Rather than offering solutions to the state’s housing crisis, Republican presidential candidates have mostly resorted to finger-pointing and bickering about ethics.


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Treats are in store at big chains

Starting in May, Polka Dog Bakery, with retail locations in the South End and Jamaica Plain, will be selling an exclusive line of products at Target stores nationwide.


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Tim Bergling, best known as Avicii,  was recently nominated for a Grammy. “I would never have assumed it would get this far,’’ the 22-year-old says.

Restoring euphoria to the floor

Swedish DJ Avicii has leapfrogged to the upper stratosphere of the dance scene over the past year, performing for massive crowds, and scoring a recent Grammy nomination.