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Frank says he would like to be interim senator

Former Representative Barney Frank said that he has asked the governor to appoint him to the Senate seat that will open if John Kerry is confirmed as secretary of state.

Secretary of Public Safety Mary Elizabeth Heffernan, with Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis (left),  and Governor Deval Patrick.

Patrick nominates outgoing public safety secretary as judge

Governor Patrick praised Mary Elizabeth Heffernan’s “strong commitment to public service.”

House approves $9.7 billion in Sandy flood aid

The vote came more than two months after the storm hit and days after House Speaker John Boehner’s decision to delay an earlier vote.

US jobless rate holds at 7.8 percent

US employers added 155,000 jobs in December, a steady gain that shows hiring held up during tense fiscal cliff negotiations.

Boston schools search for more space

The public school system is projecting that preschool through second grade enrollment will rise sharply for the next school year.

The American Repertory Theater 40th-year revival of the Tony Award-winning “Pippin,” helmed by ART artistic director Diane Paulus, is circus-inspired.

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Stage Review

Diane Paulus directs magical ‘Pippin’ at ART

It’s not easy being the son of the most powerful man in Europe.

Kathleen Rivera of Dorchester, shown on the MGH Station platform, said trains were running slow Thursday morning.

Transit systems falter in the cold

Single-digit temperatures early Thursday sparked a slew of delays around the region.

Danny Spond wears No. 13 to honor the victims at Columbine, which he attended years after the killings.

Christopher L. Gasper

Notre Dame’s Spond the embodiment of ‘comeback’

Danny Spond went from being mysteriously partially paralyzed to a starting linebacker on a team playing for the national title.

Employees at Lenco, an armored car manufacturer, work on SWAT trucks, popular with police departments, at its plant in Pittsfield.

Armored truck maker in middle of debate on dollars and safety

Lenco Armored Vehicles of Pittsfield is the nation’s leading maker of SWAT trucks, including two that responded to the shootings in Newtown, Conn.

Your 2023 self could really surprise you

People, young and old, routinely underestimate the amount they will change over the next 10 years, according to a study.

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From the Archives | Photo Gallery

//[1]-040.jpg 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.


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With 97 percent of his touches going for positive yardage, Danny Woodhead keeps the Patriots pointing forward.

Danny Woodhead is Patriots’ go-to guy

If it seems Woodhead gains yards every single time he carries the ball or catches it, that’s not correct. But it’s not far off.

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Movie Review

“Zero Dark Thirty” stars Jessica Chastain as a CIA analyst obsessed with finding Osama bin Laden.

‘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.