Patrick vows new funds for roads, rail

Governor Deval Patrick said he will unveil a proposal this month to raise money through taxes or fees to fix the state’s financially beleaguered transportation network.

Congress gives reprieve to Mass. military bases

Major installations in Chicopee and on Cape Cod that had been threatened with closure or cutbacks have been spared.

Barney Frank said his 32 years in the House makes him uniquely qualified to deal with the fiscal issues facing the Senate.

Barney Frank says he would like to be interim senator

The former representative said his 32 years in Congress make him especially qualified to help settle upcoming spending and entitlement fights.

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Strong quake hits Alaska, sparks tsunami warning

A tsunami warning is in effect for parts of southern Alaska and coastal Canada after a magnitude 7.5 earthquake.

Firefighters rescued a deer stranded on the ice at the Cambridge Reservoir in Waltham Friday afternoon.

Deer rescued from ice had to be euthanized

Firefighters rescued a deer stranded on the ice at the Cambridge Reservoir in Waltham Friday, but the deer’s condition was so poor she was euthanized.

Steve Forbes served as president of the Brooks School’s board of trustees at the time.

Brooks School head failed to report headmaster allegations

Steve Forbes, president of the school’s trustees at the time, did not tell authorities Lawrence W. Becker had ­engaged in an improper relationship with a student, the school said.

Newton police officers’ egging prank didn’t go over easy

Five officers are being disciplined for pelting their sergeant's house in Framingham.

Alabama’s Nick Saban has had 20 players drafted by the NFL since 2010. Four from the 2011 team went in Round 1.

Christopher L. Gasper

Nick Saban runs an NFL-like program

Alabama, which will play for back-to-back national titles Monday against Notre Dame, has become the NFL’s 33d team.

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//[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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Tania Raymonde and Trey Songz in “Texas Chainsaw 3D.’’

‘Texas Chainsaw 3D’ demonstrates how to massacre $16

For $16 you can watch a movie care only that it got your money. For about $3, you can rent the 1974 original that spawned it.