Some decide against getting a flu shot

Even with a public health emergency and a threat of infection so severe that hospitals are restricting visitors, many Bostonians think they know better.

State’s gaming table is just about set

As the state’s fledgling gambling ­industry approaches its first major milestone Tuesday, it is possible that each casino license will have at least two bidders.

// Scott Brown faces battle over party chair

For the past month, Brown has been trying to install his campaign’s deputy finance ­director as leader of the state Republican Party.

An old photo album found at a Maine yard sale yielded what is believed to be the first baseball card ever printed, and it is expected to fetch six figures at auction.

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First baseball card ever to be auctioned

A photo of the 1865 Brooklyn Atlantics amateur club, found at a yard sale in Maine, could net upwards of $100,000 at an auction.

Jackie Bradley in 2012 was named the Red Sox’ minor league defensive player of the year.

Sox prospect Bradley could play big role

Minor league standout Jackie Bradley could be the team’s next center fielder if Jacoby Ellsbury hits the free agent market.

// For 47 years, Patriots fan has been in play

Charles Underhill, 73, has been a season ticket holder since 1966 and says he has only missed one regular-season home game.


Cultural institutions need to pay up

Boston’s leading arts and cultural institutions elevate spirits, but they lack appreciation for the high cost of providing police, fire, and road services to their patrons and employees


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Celtics 103, Rockets 91

Jeremy Lin of the Rockets can’t turn the corner on the Celtics’ Jared Sullinger.

Celtics stifle Rockets for fifth straight win

Jared Sullinger had 14 points and 11 rebounds off the bench, and the Celtics’ starters had enough energy to withstand a furious fourth-quarter run.


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Paul Mason teaching some youngsters at Wachusett Mountain, which takes pride in being classified as a “feeder hill,” a ski area where “first-timers” can hone their skills.

Ten great places to learn to ski

January is “Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month.” These 10 New England spots each have their own philosophy and teaching method.