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Boston food truck industry expands

Food trucks bring a diverse mix of cuisines and cultures to the streets of Boston, a city once famous for its parochial tastes.

Kayana Szymczak for the Boston Globe

By April, Boston will have 56 food trucks, up from just 15 when the city first cautiously kicked the tires of the trend in July 2011.

Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton and the Rangers’ Mike Rupp went at it in the NHL season opener at TD Garden.

Photo gallery

Globe photos of the week

Fisticuffs between the Bruins and Rangers, ice-cold temperatures in Boston, and more of the week’s best images.

Diane O’ Meara (left), whose image was used for the fictional Lennay Kekua, and alleged hoax victim Manti Te’o (right).

The Word

Catfish: How Manti Te’o’s imaginary romance got its name

Why we turn to stories to label strange human deceptions.

G Cover

‘Wedsites’ are becoming must-haves for today’s engaged couples

Once only for cutting-edge couples, wedding websites are now interactive, full of multimedia, and everywhere.

Latest news


Local sleep clinics close abruptly

Sleep HealthCenters, a chain mostly in New England, closed this week and left some patients facing locked doors.

Josh Smith of the Hawks drove into Paul Pierce.

Hawks 123, Celtics 111

Celtics blow 27-point lead, lose in double overtime

The misery continued as the Celtics blew a 10-point lead in the final four minutes of regulation and fell apart in overtime.

Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara looked upward as he celebrated his goal.

Bruins 4, Islanders 2

Bruins beat Islanders

The Bruins won their third game at home thanks to third-period goals from Zdeno Chara and Patrice Bergeron.

Protesters opposing Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi took cover from tear gas fired by riot police during clashes near Tahrir Square.

Clashes, rallies on anniversary of Egyptian uprising

Seven were killed and 250 injured as protesters clashed with security forces, showing distrust between the Muslim Brotherhood and opponents.


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Stephen Lynch

Lynch uncertain about Senate run

Rep. Stephen Lynch says he hasn’t made up his mind about running in the special Senate election, just a day after his camp signaled he would announce his candidacy next week.

Nation & World

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Movie Review

From left: Billy Connolly, Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, and Pauline Collins star in “Quartet.”

A noteworthy cast lifts Hoffman’s ‘Quartet’

Directed by a first-timer named Dustin Hoffman, the movie gives its actors and story line space to breathe, make mistakes, and forge connections.