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Citizen scientists find supposedly lost plants

A group of amateur botanists found plants in Middlesex Fells that scientists said were not there, providing a window on the practice of science and on environmental change.

// Connolly mulls run for Boston mayor

City Councilor John R. Connolly said he is seriously considering a run with a campaign focused on improving city schools.

US considers response to China cyberattacks

The White House will lay out steps the US may take in response to what officials say has been a campaign of cyberstealing linked to the Chinese government.

// Novelist Patricia Cornwell wins $50.9m in lawsuit

In Boston federal court, the award-winning writer sued her former financial management company for negligence.


Searching for your Boston hangout

Boston hangout bars might be more modern and upscale, but they still celebrate good food, drinks, and company.

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At Oak Long Bar + Restaurant, in the Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel, Bernadette Ridge of Braintree sipped wine.

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Cook Robert O’Brien prepared a dish at Oak Long.

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Phil Richardson manned the Oak Long bar.

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At Meadhall, in Cambridge’s Kendall Square, bartender Lacy Toback poured a beer.

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Patrons relaxed under Meadhall's drink menu, a large blackboard,

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Matt McTee of Boston, a Microsoft human resources director, enjoyed an IPA at Meadhall.

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At JM Curley, at Downtown Crossing, Lori Busch of Brookline drank with a friend.

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Stephen Caldwell of Allston (left) and Jean Paulynice of Boston relaxed after work at JM Curley.

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At JM Curley, Ethan Rush of Somerville conversed with Delia Langley.

Cheap Eats

// Newton’s neighborhood tavern is off the beaten path

Dublin-born Karl Roche co-owns West Street Tavern, just off Route 16, where most of the customers are regulars.

Brandon Bass worked the ball inside past Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler.

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Celtics falter in Denver

Boston began a five-game road trip with a loss in Denver after allowing the Nuggets to pull away in the game’s closing minutes.

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From the Archives | Photo gallery

//[1].jpg Potholes in Boston

New England traffic has long negotiated the effects of our repetitive freeze-thaw cycle that leaves roads an obstacle course of potholes.