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.

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

Brooks School head failed to report headmaster allegations

While head of the school’s board of trustees, Steve Forbes did not notify authorities of an alleged improper relationship between Lawrence W. Becker and a student.

Patrick vows new funds for roads, rail

Governor Deval Patrick said he will unveil a proposal this month to raise money to fix the state’s financially beleaguered transit system.

The Mirra 530 calculates the size of the pool

iRobot Corp.

iRobot upgrades devices for pools, gutters

The Bedford-based firm has surfaced with a new machine that automatically cleans swimming pools.

Ocean-view rooms at Beach House Inn in Kennebunk, Maine.


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High-end seaside hotels feature deep discounts in winter

Treat yourself to seaside summertime luxuries at cooler wintry rates.

Horatio J. Homer began his 40-year police career in 1878.

Tributes grow for Boston’s first African-American officer

The Boston Police Department will honor Horatio J. Homer, who in 1878 became the first African-American officer on the force.

Martha’s Vineyard radio station fights for new life online

Now that its FM signal has been sold to WBUR, WMVY is rallying its listeners in a bid to stay alive.

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.