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GOP candidates spar in fiery debate

Michael J. Sullivan and Daniel B. Winslow were intense in their criticism of each other, while Gabriel E. Gomez also tangled with his competitors.

Mass. House proposes $33.8b budget

The plan boosts funding for higher education and local aid but rejects Governor Patrick’s request for higher spending on early education.

Warren joins lawmakers to slam Obama budget

Senator Elizabeth Warren and other Congressional Democrats oppose the cuts to Social Security and Medicare included in the president’s budget.

State Representative Martin J. Walsh said he will be a candidate for Boston mayor.

Walsh enters race for Boston mayor

State Representative Martin J. Walsh vowed to run a campaign anchored around his record as a legislator.

Nick Markakis hit a solo home run in the fourth inning.

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Orioles 8, Red Sox 5

Red Sox let one slip away

The Orioles scored five runs in the top of the ninth to rally for the win at Fenway.

Paul Pierce, Jason Terry, and Kevin Garnett took a seat with about three minutes left in the game and the Nets up 99-82.

Nets 101, Celtics 93

Celtics can’t keep up with the Nets

Paul Pierce scored 23 points, but the Celtics couldn’t handle a balanced Nets attack as Brooklyn won at TD Garden.

Jaromir Jagr celebrated a goal by Zdeno Chara in the second period.

Bruins 5, Devils 4

Bruins hold on against the Devils

The Bruins skated to a four-goal lead in the second and then held on as the Devils mounted a comeback.

// Diners remain popular north of Boston

Northeastern Massachusetts still has a high concentration of diners due to the number of mill cities and working ports.