Midwestern values carry Celtics coach Brad Stevens

“He’s so good at building relationships, being genuine, wanting to get to know you,” says Ronald Nored, a former star at Butler, where Ste vens coached.

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Despite his small town upbringing and boyish looks, Stevens doesn’t seem naive and appears ready for the NBA.

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The Walsh family lost members to cancer, and tested positive for a gene mutation -- so they decided to surgically remove their stomachs.

Joseph Dana watched from a traditional handmade birch canoe on the Penobscot as the Veazie Dam was breached.

Breaching of dam, restoring salmon’s passage unite many

The breach of the Veazie Dam, the culmination of a $62 million public-private partnership, is a critical step toward revitalizing Maine’s Penobscot River.

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Marriage is not just some timeless institution that needs to be preserved. It has evolved over time, differing radically across cultures.

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Home prices highest since 2007

The median sale price in Mass. was $350,000 last month, up nearly 9 percent compared to last June.

A sniper trains his bead on Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's head. State Police Sergeant Sean P. Murphy released this and other photos of Tsarnaev’s capture to Boston Magazine.

Hearing today for trooper who released Tsarnaev capture photos

The hearing will determine the employment status of State Police Sergeant Sean Murphy, who released photos without authorization.

Bulger took 16-year-old girl to Mexico, Flemmi claims

James “Whitey” Bulger had a relationship with a 16-year-old girl, former Bulger crony Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi testified.

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Bulger lawyers sharply question Flemmi

Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi is being cross-examined by the defense.



//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/07/22/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/0723oped_detroit.jpg Is Boston like Detroit?

The difference between a thriving city and one in collapse is public safety.