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Hart to leave State Senate, setting scramble for next president

State Senator John A. Hart Jr., a heavy favorite to succeed Therese Murray as Senate president, plans to announce he is resigning to take a job at a law firm.

Congress passes $50.5b Sandy aid bill

The Senate passed the bill, 62-36. Northeast lawmakers said the money is desperately needed to help recovery efforts from the one of the region’s worst storms.

Boy Scouts consider change in anti-gay policy

The proposed change would allow the different religious and civic groups that sponsor Scout units to decide whether to allow or exclude gays.

Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino spoke at a ceremonial groundbreaking for Portside at Pier One, a long-delayed residential construction project on the East Boston waterfront, Monday, Jan. 28.

At groundbreaking, speculation on Menino’s political future

In Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s first public appearance since his hospitalization, other officials speculated whether he would run again.

Dominic Gundrum, 6 months old, smiled at his mother in his room at Boston Children's Hospital. Dominic recently underwent craniofacial surgery. He was born with an encephalocele.

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Agonizing trail leads to infant’s rare surgery

A mother whose baby was born with part of his brain outside his head, along with a myriad of other issues, turned to a Children’s Hospital surgeon for a rare procedure.

Carolina Hurricanes' Jamie McBain defended against Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, Jan. 28, 2013.

Bruins 5, Hurricanes 3

Krejci busts 3-3 tie to beat Hurricanes

Turnovers by Shawn Thornton and Chris Kelly, two of the Bruins’ more responsible forwards, turned into a pair of Carolina goals within 50 seconds.

Above (from left): Devin, Matt, and Jonathan in A&E’s “Southie Rules.”

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Plenty of characters, little story in ‘Southie Rules’

The South Boston-based A&E reality show, which premieres Tuesday at 10 p.m., has a lot of characters but not much plot.

Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo waited for action to resume during an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, in Cleveland.

Rondo may return by training camp, Ainge says

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said he expects Rajon Rondo, out for the season with a torn ACL, to be ready for camp in October.


When to keep your child home from school

These days, with all the sickness going around, and with all the fright about the flu, it’s a question parents regularly face.


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Ray Allen got a hug after the game from Celtics coach Doc Rivers.

Ray Allen calls his return to Boston ‘interesting’

“We all have history together,” Allen said after making his first trip back to the Garden since leaving the Celtics last year to sign with the Heat.

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