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Menino says he still has energy, things he wants to accomplish

Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino suggested that he may seek another term.


The ART’s ‘Pippin’ heads to Broadway

Diane Paulus’s circus-themed “Pippin” revival, which opened Thursday at the American Repertory Theater, will transfer to Broadway this spring.

State files tax lien against Lantigua

Days after saying he will run for reelection, Lawrence mayor William Lantigua has been served with a $5,475 lien for failing to pay state income tax in 2011.

Biogen Idec Inc. is halting efforts to develop an experimental drug to treat ALS, the progressive neurodegenerative disorder, after the drug candidate proved ineffective in clinical trials.

Biogen gives up on experimental ALS drug

The company said Thursday it is halting efforts to develop an experimental drug to treat the disorder.

Dec. 29, 1976: As part of the countdown to First Night 1977, Mark Dannenhauer skied through the First Night doorway as Dancing Bear (Ellie Hayes) looked on. The pair from the Northeast Puppet Theater rehearsed in Waterfront Park for their First Night performance.

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From the Archives | Photo Gallery

1976: The first First Night

In 1976, Bostonians first enjoyed the arts festival that would one day spread nationwide and ring in the new year in over 70 cities, growing to showcase the work of over 1,000 artists.

113th Congress

// Warren, Kennedy usher in new era

Senator Elizabeth Warren said she felt “the weight of history” as she prepared to be sworn in, while Representative Joseph Kennedy III continued the family legacy.

Friday preview I Movie Review

// ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ a brilliantly crafted drama

Kathryn Bigelow’s ground-level procedural about the hunt for Osama bin Laden is not a personal film. Rather, it’s about one person’s critical place in the larger effort.


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Kevin Garnett and the Celtics fell to 14-17 with Wednesday night’s loss.

Celtics’ defensive failures are serious

Without improving the defense fast, the Celtics are mediocre at best and in danger of slipping out of the playoffs picture.

Nation & World

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Denis Côté’s documentary, “Bestiaire,” shows the lives of animals at a Canadian park and their interactions with caretakers and visitors.

‘Bestiaire’ captures behavior: beastly, otherwise

In this documentary, the fine Canadian filmmaker Denis Côté views animals at a Quebec safari attraction.