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Boston’s deadliest hour

 Stephen Perez, Jr. was shot in the Theatre District.

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Extending club licenses until 3 or 4 a.m. won’t eliminate violence, writes Lawrence Harmon. But it would thin out the crowds and give police a better opportunity to arrest more troublemakers.

Ray Allen returned after missing almost a month and scored 13 points in 38 minutes.

Celtics 90, Hawks 84 OT | game 3

Rondo drives Celtics to win

Rajon Rondo had a triple-double Friday night to lead the Celtics to an overtime victory over the Atlanta Hawks in the third game of their first-round playoff series.

A view of Toronto’s waterfront, including the St. Lawrence Market building (foreground).

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Toronto’s history captivates visitors, tour by tour

Tours led by a former actor, comedian, and playwright show visitors why Toronto is the New York City of Canada.

Eliot Street in Jamaica Plain has been selected as one of the best streets to live on in the greater Boston area.

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20 best streets in Boston and beyond

The results of our realtor survey are in: These 20 streets — from Andover to Cohasset — win honors for their curb appeal, amenities, and other distinctions.

Mass. House unveils plan to cut health care costs

The long-awaited proposal would create a new agency to monitor health spending and order reductions in hospital and doctor fees it finds excessive.

Vt. on verge of historic ‘fracking’ ban

Vermont’s governor is expected to sign a proposal approved by the state House on Friday that would ban the controversial natural gas drilling technique.

Jobs report shows US hiring slowed in April

Employers added 115,000 jobs, fewer than forecast and the smallest gain in six months, adding to concern the economic expansion is cooling.

Tagg Romney announces birth of twin sons

It was reportedly the second time that Mitt Romney’s eldest son and his wife had used a surrogate, which could spark some social and religious debates.

Adam Yauch in 2009.

Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys dead at 47

Yauch’s representatives said the rapper died Friday morning in New York after a nearly three-year battle with cancer.


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Red Sox sellout streak proves to be a real numbers game

The Sox embrace a definition of “sellout” that permits them to declare a game sold out even if hundreds of tickets go unsold but others are distributed for free.


Marcie Kinzel, communications director for Senator Scott Brown, shot video of Ray Flynn endorsing candidate Brown.

Brown’s staff performs balancing act

Recent events within Senator Scott Brown’s campaign underscore the unique power of an incumbent to supplement campaign staff with workers who are on the government dime.

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Signs opposing the hydraulic fracturing process of drilling for gas, or

Government sets new drilling rules on public land

The Obama administration said Friday it will require companies drilling for oil and natural gas on public and Indian lands to publicly disclose chemicals used in “fracking” operations.