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H-1B visas predicted to go fast

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services office in New York.

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The annual derby to secure special visas may be over after just one week, as a growing economy is prompting more companies to rush to hire tech-savvy foreigners.


Ebert democratized movie criticism

Roger Ebert matters for popularizing not just reviewing movies, but also thinking and talking about them, taking what they have to offer further into our minds and hearts.

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// The Women of ‘Mad Men’

As we eagerly await the sixth season, kicking off Sunday at 9, we got to thinking about the women of the top-shelf AMC drama.

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Catcher Francisco Cervelli got to his feet after he tagged out Shane Victorino at home plate as he tried to score on a wild pitch.


Yankees 4, Red Sox 2

Pettitte, Yankees turn back clock

Two old and graying favorites for the Yankees, Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera, handled the Red Sox on Thursday night.

Jaromir Jagr (left) celebrated his first goal as a Bruin, at 1:20 of the second period, with linemates Brad Marchand (center) and Tyler Seguin.

Bruins 1, Devils 0

Jagr scores in debut with Bruins

The new Bruin scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night.

Kerry to also donate part of salary

John F. Kerry and two other Cabinet secretaries join the president and secretary of defense in giving back some of their pay.

// Consalvo running to succeed Menino

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


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on basketball

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.