Scott Brown still silent on Senate campaign

The race to fill John F. Kerry’s US Senate seat is on the verge of taking ­final shape, with growing anxiety among Republicans that Brown may sit out the contest.

Harvard cheating inquiry raises concerns

Harvard said it would announce the results of its investigations in coming days, but students say the drawn-out process has brought nerve-racking uncertainty.

Norman Stone of the Somerville Boxing Club helped Kourtney Yurko wrap her hand before her workout.

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Once-endangered boxing gyms having a unisex renaissance

A sport that fell far from its one-time perch alongside baseball is now growing more popular as both and men and women come, both for competition and for fitness.

 Shirley Clarke’s son Gabriel was shot in the stomach Jan. 11.


Is it safe to walk to church?

The shooting of an innocent child like Gabriel Clarke highlights the physical and emotional surcharges paid by families living in the city’s gang-plagued neighborhoods.

Robert Parish, shown at his North Carolina home, said Kevin McHale and Larry Bird have not helped him in his quest to crack into the NBA coaching ranks.

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Robert Parish yearns for NBA coaching job

The former Celtics great, who says he needs money and sold his NBA title rings, says Larry Bird and Kevin McHale have not helped him get back in the league.

The Momogoose, Bon Me, and Clover food trucks operated in the South Station area of Boston.

Boston food truck industry expands

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.

Karen Cooper of Wayland and daughters Lily, 4, and Hannah, 5, read a PJ Library book.

Giving away millions with good cause

The Harold Grinspoon Foundation identifies assets in the Jewish community and revitalizes them through financial partnerships.

Bonnie Duncan’s all-ages solo show, “Squirrel Stole My Underpants,” combines puppetry, mime, dance, and original music.

With ‘Squirrel Stole My Underpants,’ a performer reshapes her career

After years as a performer, Bonnie Duncan found herself home full-time with three kids and a rampant imagination when she struck on the idea of creating her first all-ages solo show.

Gemma Arterton plays Gretel and Jeremy Renner is Hansel.

Movie Review

Beyond the gingerbread house

“Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” is preposterous, clearly, but fun.


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Thousands of demonstrators protested in Tahrir Square on Friday on the second anniversary of Egypt’s revolution.

Protesters turn violent across Egypt

On the second anniversary of Egypt’s revolution, seven people were killed and 250 injured, showing the distrust between the Muslim Brotherhood and opponents.


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