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Former hospital employee arrested as ‘serial infector’

David Matthew Kwiatkowski was charged in connection with the hepatitis C infection of at least 30 Exeter Hospital patients.

Ikea pulls plan for store in Somerville’s Assembly Square

The furniture giant’s canceled plans disrupt the city’s efforts to redevelop a huge swath of former industrial property near its border with Boston.

Celtics acquire Courtney Lee from Rockets

The Celtics have traded JaJuan Johnson to the Houston Rockets in exchange for the shooting guard, a source said.

Spain approves austerity plan, investors still wary

The conservative Popular Party pushed through austerity measures Thursday, but a bond auction went poorly and Spain’s borrowing costs edged higher.

In Roxbury, Romney hits Obama’s business policies

Mitt Romney, speaking this afternoon at a local company, accused President Obama of misunderstanding the nature of American entrepreneurship.


Mitt Romney speaks in Roxbury

Romney spoke after touring Middlesex Truck & Coach in Roxbury on Thursday.

Thursday night television

Critic’s corner: What’s on TV tonight

Matthew Gilbert’s picks include “Misfits on Logo and “Redneck Island” on CMT.

Friday Preview | Movie Review

// ‘The Day He Arrives’ is at loose ends in Seoul

The verb in the film’s title doesn’t refer so much to a traveler reaching a destination as to a man finding himself — or hoping to.

From the archives | photos

// The New England Aquarium

The aquarium opened in the summer of 1969 and was part of the waterfront urban renewal plan that transformed Central Wharf.


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Tiger Woods drew huge crowds during the first round of the British Open.

Tiger Woods looking for more after decent start

Woods carded a 67 in the first round at the British Open to place him among the leaders, but he was still thinking about shots left on the course.


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Workers will get $31k in back pay

The state attorney general found a Woburn firm’s subcontractor paid illegally low wages to men from a Philadelphia church who renovated Boston’s Copley Place Marriott hotel.


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Sara Faith Alterman (the author of this piece) and her husband, Sam Hawes, on their windy wedding day.

Wedding season shows promise

Attending nuptials as a newlywed provides great perspective about the recent past — and the future.