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Tax plan adds fairness to system, Patrick argues

Although 60 percent of residents would see higher taxes in Governor Patrick’s plan, more of the tax burden would be put onto higher-income earners, he said.

Federal, state, and Boston police fanned out across several neighborhoods today in a series of simultaneous pre-dawn raids, including this one on n Langdon Street.

Gang arrests spur hopes for drop in violence

After 30 were charged in a gang crackdown in Dorchester, US Attorney Carmen Ortiz said there is hope it will “quiet the streets and improve the quality of life” for residents.

Standoff in Algeria

Some hostages killed after rescue attempt in Algeria

The Algerian government confirmed that some hostages were killed after the military launched an operation against armed Islamist extremists.


Friday Preview | Movie Review

‘Amour’ bears witness to an awful ­­— and intimate — truth

A simple yet devastatingly profound story of an elderly French couple during the long, squalid months of the wife’s decline.

Carmen Ortiz ‘terribly upset’ by suicide of Aaron Swartz

US Attorney Carmen Ortiz expressed her sympathy for the family of Aaron Swartz, but defended her office’s actions in pursuing hacking charges.

Some surviving members of the President John F. Kennedy’s White House staff came together Wednesday at the National Archives.

JFK’s White House staffers reunite

A handful of surviving members of President John F. Kennedy’s White House staff came together Wednesday to relive those heady times.

Manti Te'o pointed to the sky as he left the field after a 20-3 win against Michigan State in September.

Manti Te’o’s draft stock could plummet

NFL draft consultant Gil Brandt said some teams will not consider the Heisman finalist, involved in a bizarre hoax about his late ex-girlfriend, for their draft boards.


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Stage Review

Seana McKenna plays Anne Hathaway in Merrimack Repertory Theatre’s production of “Shakespeare’s Will.”

Envisioning Mrs. Shakespeare’s life at Merrimack Rep

In the one-woman show, “Shakespeare’s Will,” playwright Vern Thiessen combines familiar history with a wholly imagined story of life with William Shakespeare.


Bargain Bin

Dishes available at The Society of Arts and Crafts’ pre-inventory sale.

Society of Arts and Crafts marks down some well-curated items

A well-curated yet wide-ranging selection of pieces marked down 15 percent, can be found at the Society of Arts and Crafts pre-inventory sale.