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O’Malley accepts major church reorganization

Cardinal Sean. P. O’Malley’s plan pools and shares Boston archdiocese church staffers in order to conserve scarce resources without closing churches.

Bob Hewitt held a plaque from his induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I. in 1992.

Tennis Hall suspends Bob Hewitt for sex abuse allegations

Tennis great Bob Hewitt was stripped of his Hall of Fame status a year after a Globe report detailed alleged sexual abuse of girls he coached.

// Rising GOP star Jindal blasts Romney

Republican Bobby Jindal assailed Mitt Romney for saying President Obama was reelected because of “gifts” to minorities, young people, and women.

// Israel moves forces toward Gaza

Attacks have killed three Israelis and 15 Palestinians. Palestinians have fired about 130 rockets into Israeli territory, while Israel has hit 230 targets with air strikes in recent days.

Pharmacy group fights new oversight

A lobbyist for compounding pharmacies characterized the Framingham firm at the center of a meningitis outbreak as a rogue operator in a Senate hearing today.

October 3, 1976: Fullback Sam “Bam” Cunningham and wide receiver Daryl Stingley laugh with running back Andy Johnson as they celebrate a Patriot thrashing of the Oakland Raiders 48-17. “No one has ever done this to one of my teams,” said Raider coach John Madden after Oakland was pushed all over the field to the delight of a sellout crowd of 61,068. Cunningham rushed for 101 yards and caught passes for 94 more. Stingley caught two touchdown passes and rushed for 48 yards on two reverses.

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The Patriots in the 1970s

In 1971, the team officially became the New England Patriots (formerly the Boston Patriots) and found a new home in Foxborough.

 Jude Law and Keira Knightley in “Anna Karenina.”

Patriots safety Aqib Talib ‘excited to help’

In his first meeting with local media, Talib expressed hope of putting his checkered past behind him.

Friday Preview | Movie Review

// An adaptation of a Tolstoy classic

Joe Wright’s “Anna Karenina” staggers under the weight of a dazzling visual style that fails to connect with viewers’ emotions.

Don’t flame Guy Fieri, local restaurateurs say

A few Boston-area eatery owners who were visited by the celebrity chef expressed surprise at a scathing review of Fieri’s new Times Square restaurant.


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Red Sox will have large payroll, Ben Cherington says

The general manager told WEEI he expects the Red Sox to be “amongst the larger payrolls in the game” as they restock the roster this winter.

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Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart reunite for the final installment.

Sun mercifully sets on ‘Twilight’

This fifth and final installment features so much idle anticipation that it’s unclear whether we’re watching a movie or an Apple product launch, writes Globe critic Wesley Morris.