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The business of never having to wait

Zack Dillahunty, here in a Newbury Street meeting spot, uses an iPhone app called Grindrto instantly find potential dates in his area.

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As demand for instant gratification seeps into every corner of our lives, both tangible and virtual, retailers are smelling profit in impatience.

Boston Celtics power forward Jeff Greendrove for a layup off transition late in the second quarter against the Orlando Magic at TD Garden Friday, Feb. 1.

Celtics 97, Magic 84

Even without key players, Celtics beat Magic

The Celtics won their third straight game and improved to .500, without Rajon Rondo or Jared Sullinger.

From left, Nataka Crayton-Walker, Greg Bodine, and Bobby Walker at a City Growers micro-farm in Dorchester.

Companies cultivating urban-farming initiatives

Though still in their infancy, urban farming firms hope their sustainable initiatives yield profits and public good.

Can juries tame prosecutors gone wild?

Some critics think ordinary citizens are the fix for a weak spot in the American justice system. Others think they’re being naive.

Secretary of State John Kerry, left, was sworn in by Associate Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan (right) in the company of his brother Cameron Kerry, wife Teresa Heinz Kerry,  and daughter Dr. Vanessa Kerry.

John Kerry takes State Department oath

Kerry was sworn in as secretary of state in a small, private ceremony this afternoon.

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Scott Brown said Friday he would not run for US Senate.

Scott Brown will not run for US Senate

Brown, who shocked the political world with his special election win in 2010, initially announced he would not run via text message.

 Bill Weld was governor of Massachusetts from 1991 to ’97.


The search for a big senator

Mass. typically has big, nationally respected senators. With Brown out, let’s look at the new possible field through the prism of stature.

Harvard students linked to cheating scandal to withdraw

More than half of the students investigated by a college board were ordered to withdraw from the university for a period of time.

Hackers may have accessed 250,000 Twitter accounts

In the latest online attack, Twitter says hackers may have gained access to information on 250,000 of its more than 200 million active users.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/01/30/BostonGlobe.com/Special/Images/bridge003a-930[2].jpg The (Mystic) Tobin Bridge

The Mystic Bridge opened for traffic on Feb. 26, 1950, and was renamed in honor of former Boston mayor and Massachusetts governor Maurice J. Tobin in 1967.


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Shawn Thornton left the game after this fight with Buffalo’s John Scott on Thursday.

Shawn Thornton out with concussion

Thornton left Thursday’s game after a first-period fight with John Scott, and will miss 7-10 days, the Bruins said.