Partner’s role adds complications for Rosenberg

Stanley Rosenberg (center), with Governor-elect Charlie Baker and House Speaker Robert DeLeo.

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The incoming state Senate president’s partner had previously drawn criticism for meddling in political affairs.

“We cannot have a society in which a dictator in some place can start imposing censorship in the United States,” President Obama said.

President Obama says Sony was wrong to pull film

The president referenced Boston’s decision to hold its Marathon after the bombings with Sony’s response to terrorist threats.

Rich Murphy and his brother are certain people will return to gold.

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Gold is losing its shine for investors

A sharp decline in gold prices — from $1,900 an ounce in 2011 to $1,200 now — has left some companies struggling.

Some Boston College students said they fear the response by administrators runs the risk of chilling free speech on the campus.

Boston College protesters facing disciplinary action

Some face reprimand for a 60-person “die-in” because the demonstration was not properly permitted, officials said.

Study recommends state ‘carbon tax’ to fight climate change

A state report says hiking the price of petroleum products would force many to reduce the use of gas, oil, and fossil fuels.

President of basketball operations Danny Ainge still has a lot on his plate after trading star point guard Rajon Rondo to the Mavericks.

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Gary Washburn | On basketball

For now, it’s all about patience for Celtics

With Rajon Rondo gone and more assets accumulated, Danny Ainge is plotting the team’s next moves.

Brandon Bass throws down a dunk for 2 of his 9 points Friday night. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) Topic: 20celtics Reporter:

CELTICS 114, TIMBERWOLVES 98

Celtics pull away from Timberwolves

Friday night’s game was Boston’s first since trading Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks.

Heather Hersey and other workers were greeted by a huge crowd of supporters on the mill’s last day.

At Bucksport paper mill, there is no tomorrow

The 84-year-old plant is the latest in Maine to fall victim to higher energy costs, global competition, and a decline in demand.

With his granddaughter, Ally, having less time to help with his 19 lighted reindeer, Fred Smith of Groveland decided to cull his herd.

On Craigslist, ghosts of Christmases past

As holiday decorations lose their luster, many in Boston are turning to Craigslist to let it go, let it go.

Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks waits to bat before a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins in Minneapolis, Wednesday, May 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

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Red Sox trade Will Middlebrooks to Padres

The Sox filled a need by acquiring veteran catcher Ryan Hanigan, an Andover High product, from San Diego.

At a 1925 ice harvest in Maine, men separated the cut ice and guided it to an elevator at the ice house.

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How a Mass. man invented the global ice market

An entrepreneur’s 1806 scheme to sell chunks of frozen New England ponds still shapes how we live.

The Northern Avenue Bridge is now closed.

City closes Northern Avenue Bridge in South Boston

The century-old span has for years been a pedestrian link between downtown and the South Boston Innovation District.

Boston, MA., 12/17/14, How to make your own Kcup…..studio shot. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy

Hacked K-cups are latest in battle over Keurig coffeemakers

When Keurig released a line of “2.0” brewers that don’t work with unauthorized cups, the pod people struck back.

Opinion

Michael A. Cohen

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/20/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/04534223.jpg Media overreach in Sony hack

By feasting at the trough of misbegotten gains, major outlets increased the pressure on Sony to cave.

The Big Picture

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2014 Year in Pictures: Part III

Photos from the last four months of 2014 depicting news events and daily life around the world.