Obama to nominate Hagel as defense chief

The selection of Chuck Hagel, a former GOP senator, to be the next defense secretary has already encountered opposition from both parties.


Fiscal cliff battle ends with a whimper

Legislators took the easy path by avoiding the immediate consequences of the fiscal cliff, and that’s precisely why we’re in trouble.

The news inspired fans Jen Parisi (left) and Laurel Ryan to visit Causeway Street after they shopped on Newbury Street.

Deal ends lockout in time to save NHL season

In less than a week, the NHL would have declared the 2012-13 season nonexistent. That deadline proved too dangerous to approach.

Waitress Becky Southworth delivered an order at the Harp.

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Businesses cheer news of NHL lockout’s end

Owners of restaurants, bars, and other enterprises near TD Garden are eagerly awaiting the return of Bruins fans.

Bonds endure between trainer and bear in N.H.

Maureen Clark has sworn to grant her favorite bear, 22-year-old Victoria, a last wish to perform again in the bear show at Clark’s Trading Post.

N.H. woman plays mama bear

Maureen Clark trains the black bears at Clark’s Trading Post in N.H., but one animal in particular has captured her heart.

The congregation listened as Jeremy Ben-Ami, founder and president of J Street, spoke at Temple Israel.

Synagogue devotes 3 years to reengage on Israel

With classes, lectures, congregation-wide discussions, and even a clergy-led trip to Israel, Temple Israel is hoping to improve the dialogue within its congregation.

Adrian Walker

More political shame in Lawrence

Jose Santiago’s mere presence in city government reeks of the cronyism and corruption that have made the William Lantigua administration such a failure.

Suffering flu-like symptoms, Jeannine Cook is examined by physician Heather Tarrant at Brigham and Women’s Urgent Care Center in Foxborough.

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Fighting the flu: the limits of modern medicine

Government health officials predicted a harsher and earlier flu season this year, and so far that seems to be the case.

Pret A Manger recently opened in the Financial District. The “brand’ of the area is changing, some observers say.

New businesses, stores alter Financial District

Technology, communications, and health care companies — as well as new bars and cafes — are changing the vibe of Boston’s Financial District.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/01/03/BostonGlobe.com/Special/Images/Firstnight005-884[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.