State of the Commonwealth

Patrick pushes for income tax hike

Governor Patrick proposed a 1 percentage point increase in the state income tax, from 5.25 percent to 6.25 percent, and a decrease in the sales tax, from 6.25 percent to 4.5 percent.

The demolition of the Boston Garden in 1998 and the elevated Green Line tracks.

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TD Garden owners propose towers with retail, apartments

The owners of TD Garden are resurrecting plans for a development near the arena with a pair of 400-foot towers containing offices, hundreds of residences, a hotel, and stores.

FAA grounds Dreamliners amid worries about batteries

The federal government grounded Boeing’s newest jetliner after the latest in a string of technical issues.

// Obama unveils gun control plan

In an impassioned plea, the president made the first move in what is expected to be a stiff political battle to curb gun violence.

New Orleans Hornets shooting guard Austin Rivers drove between Paul Pierce and Jason Collins during the second quarter.

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Hornets 90, Celtics 78

Celtics win streak ends after six straight

The Hornets brought a tight defense to TD Garden, sending the Celtics to their first loss since Jan. 2.

2b design uses items from homes damaged in Lebanon’s conflicts and employs people from diverse religious groups to turn them into home furnishings.

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Finding beauty in Lebanon’s broken buildings

A Cambridge couple who sells products handmade in Lebanon by marginalized, disadvantaged people want to replicate the idea in Boston.

Joseph Aaron Segal, an adjunct professor at Rhode Island School of Design, creates fashion under the labels JAS  and Pretty Snake.

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Framingham native needles his way into ‘Project Runway’

Joseph Aaron Segal, a knitwear designer and adjunct professor at the Rhode Island School of Design, creates fashion under the monikers JAS and Pretty Snake.

Evidence shows that fecal transplants can treat infections

The topic may be distasteful, but doctors are finding that fecal transplants, and the helpful germs they contain, are an effective way to fight an increasingly common infection.


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Patriots’ next opponent

Ray Lewis and the Ravens defense have played 188 snaps defensively the past two games.

Patriots, Ravens have changed a lot

The AFC title game shouldn’t be considered a rematch of the Ravens’ September win, let alone last year’s title tilt at Gillette.


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