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Tim Murray outraises other state officials

Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray raised more in campaign donations in the past year than any other statewide officeholder, more evidence he’s preparing for a gubernatorial run next year.

Michael D. O'Neill smiled after he was elected the new chairman of the Boston School Committee. At right is Superintendent Carol Johnson and at left is committee member John Barros.

O’Neill tapped as new chairman of Boston School Committee

Michael O’Neill, who served as vice chairman for the past year, was selected unanimously by the committee’s seven members and is beginning his second four-year term on the panel.

Banks to pay $18.8 billion in cases related to housing crisis

Ten major banks will pay $8.5 billion for wrongful foreclosures, and separately, Bank of America will pay $10.3 billion related to bad mortgages.

Ex-state rep pleads not guilty to violating restraining order

Jose Santiago is accused of telling a former girlfriend that if she broke off their relationship, “you’re not going to be with anyone.”

James Andreassi plays Beethoven and Paula Plum is a musicologist struggling against Lou Gehrig’s disease in Lyric Stage’s “33 Variations.’’

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Stage Review

Paula Plum’s artistry gives needed lift to ‘33 Variations’

Paula Plum’s performance at Lyric Stage Company manages to transcend the limitations of an ambitious but deeply flawed and erratic play.

Low-altitude stratus clouds.

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Looking at the sky may change your entire POV

Former Boston TV reporter Jack Borden is on a mission to educate people about sky awareness.

Kevin Garnett blocked a shot by Carmelo Anthony of the Knicks. The two players got into an altercation in the fourth quarter, with both drawing technical fouls.

celtics 102, knicks 96

Celtics send a message in New York

The Celtics played without Rajon Rondo but turned in perhaps their biggest win of the season in defeating the Knicks.

With Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, the Patriots have played in six AFC title games. They’ve won five.

Patriots’ bye no guarantee of Super berth

Chances are quite good, history has shown, that at least one of the home teams coming off a bye will lose next weekend.

Shawn Thornton, left, and Rich Peverley faced off in an informal workout where several Bruins players participated at BU on Monday.

Bruins return to the ice

With the lockout over, eight Bruins participated in an informal workout Monday.

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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.