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Patrick slams transportation bill, vows veto

Governor Patrick said the $500 million plan unveiled by legislators is “the same short-term fiscal shell game that got us the Big Dig.”

Movie critic Roger Ebert gave a thumbs-up after receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood in 2005.

Noted film critic Roger Ebert dies

Ebert, the first journalist to win a Pulitzer Prize for movie criticism, was known for his thumbs-up, thumbs-down reviews with the late Gene Siskel.

// Consalvo running for mayor; Jackson, Rooney out

Boston City Councilor Rob Consalvo will run, while City Councilor Tito Jackson and convention chief James E. Rooney will not run.


Friday preview | MOVIE REVIEW

Cop’s and robber’s legacy in ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’

Director Derek Cianfrance’s follow-up to 2010’s “Blue Valentine” is an ambitious triptych that gradually caves in to over-plotting and pretensions.

Sea Breeze.

As ‘Mad Men’ moves into late ’60s, the cocktails evolve

What to serve for a party set around the much-anticipated debut of season 6, which premieres on AMC this Sunday?

Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer and author of the new book

In Boston, Sheryl Sandberg pitches ‘Lean In’ message

Facebook’s chief operating officer, whose book spurred criticism in some quarters, was met by an enthusiastic audience at the Seaport Hotel.

Cleaning workers retrieved the carcasses of pigs from a branch of the Huangpu River in Shanghai on March 10.


Is it time to worry?

Dead pigs in a river, followed by a deadly new bird flu, may spell a pandemic.


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Kevin Garnett has been resting his inflamed left ankle the past 12 days

Celtics have to rely on depth without Garnett

If the Celtics are going to be a formidable playoff opponent, they’ll have to improve dramatically without key pieces such as Kevin Garnett.

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Stage Review

Erica Spyres (left) as student Sophie and Amelia Broome as Maria Callas in Terrence McNally’s “Master Class.”

Amelia Broome masters Maria Callas at New Rep

In Terrence McNally’s “Master Class” at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, Broome may not channel the opera singer, but she masters the role.