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Patrick targets public housing boards

Governor Deval Patrick will propose replacing 240 public housing authorities with six regional agencies in an effort to eliminate waste and corruption.

Court upholds Mass. abortion clinic buffer law

A federal appeals court upheld a protestor buffer zone law for abortion clinics, saying the regulation protects patients’ rights while still allowing free expression.

US Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, here at a news conference in October, said that she plans to resign.

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis resigns

Solis has won praise for enforcing wage and hour laws, but has been criticized by business groups for not being more cooperative.

Gabriella Diaz, 4, got a flu shot Wednesday at the Whittier Street Health Center in Roxbury.

Boston declares a flu emergency

Health care centers in the city will offer free vaccines. A surge in cases has clinic waiting rooms overflowing, and hospitals scrambling to find beds for patients.

The Celtics’ Avery Bradley (right) swooped in and stole the ball out of the hands of the Suns’ Marcin Gortat in the first quarter. The Boston Celtics hosted the Phoenix Suns in a regular season NBA game at the TD Garden.

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Celtics 87, Suns 79

Celtics beat Suns to pick up fourth straight win

Doc Rivers got 47 of the team’s 87 points off the bench to reach the Celtics’ longest winning streak of the season.

Exclusive Thursday preview | G Cover

Why many women delay revealing pregnancies

Many women delay revealing their pregnancy in the workplace as long as possible. Some fear miscarriage, and some worry that their status at work will be diminished.

The banners for the Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics hang together on a post outside of the TD Garden.

Bruins to open season at home against Rangers Jan. 19

The Bruins may begin the season, cut months short by the NFL lockout, with a multigame homestand.

Former New York Yankees starting pitcher Roger Clemens Aug. 18, 2007. No one was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday, with all-time home run leader Barry Bonds and seven-time Cy Young winner Roger Clemens snubbed over suspicion they used performance enhancing drugs.

Analysis | Nick Cafardo

Hall of Fame voters let candidates twist in the wind

There is definitely a change in the air in the way players like Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens are perceived and how voters approach the steroid era.