Dan Shaughnessy

Ravens bring an abrupt end to Patriots’ season

The Ravens celebrated after stopping Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on a critical fourth-down play late in Sunday’s contest.


Pitted against a mean team of men who were not afraid, the Patriots were beaten and beaten soundly in the AFC title game.

AFC CHAMPIONSHIP | Ravens 28, Patriots 13

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Ray Lewis’s ride will continue, while the Patriots’ season ended Sunday night when Baltimore won the AFC Championship game, 28-13.

Christopher L. Gasper

Patriots paid price for not running ball

There will be a rush to put this latest failure at the feet of Tom Brady, but the lack of a balanced attack is the reason the Patriots fell to the Ravens.

With Aqib Talib injured, Anquan Boldin beat Devin McCourty for this touchdown catch.

On Football

Patriots failed to make big plays on defense

Giving the Patriots offense a few extra chances was one of the team’s greatest strengths, but the defense didn’t force a single turnover against the Ravens.

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President Obama took the oath of office Sunday for a second term in a brief, intimate White House ceremony.

Kierra Thompson, 8, was one of a group of students from Orchard Gardens K-8 Pilot School in Roxbury who visited the White House and met President Obama last year.

A ‘dream’ trip and visit with President Obama

Students from Orchard Gardens K-8 Pilot School visited the White House last year and delivered Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream Speech.”


Action on guns and immigration needed

The success of President Obama’s domestic agenda in his second term depends on playing to both red states and the blue ones.

Episcopal Bishop M. Thomas Shaw has pushed for peace in the Middle East and worked on strategies to help end gun violence in Massachusetts.

Episcopal bishop sought to end conflicts, build bridges

Bishop M. Thomas Shaw, who announced his retirement last week, leaves a singular legacy as he prepares to depart Boston’s religious scene.

Health and wellness

Daily Dose

Breaking down why we reveal secrets

Here are five common reasons therapist Karen Ruskin hears from her clients about why they decided to reveal a hurtful truth.