A warm year for Boston in 2012
These Boston-area markets, streets, and stores are chock-full of treasures.
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Antiquer’s tool kit: These items come in handy on shopping days.
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Where to buy, sell, and learn about antiques and old objects and to find local sales.
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As shrines to public tragedies proliferate, they force the difficult question of what’s important to preserve.
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Charles Tilton had cash. Lots of it. His Gold Rush fortune paid for bridges, a new Town Hall, and public statuary throughout the hamlet named in his family’s honor. So when the wealthy benefactor wanted a memento of his trip to Rome in 1881, a mere postcard or souvenir ashtray wasn’t going to cut it. Instead, Tilton built a colossal memorial arch atop a 150-foot-high peak in close eyeshot of his grand mansion. Inspired by the Arch of Titus, the Concord granite monument overlooking downtown Tilton soars more than five stories high. Tilton dedicated the structure to his ancestors and hoped that, in contrast to its Roman counterpart, his arch would commemorate peace, not war.
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Beautifully written and directed, HBO’s “Behind the Candelabra” doesn’t quite fit into the biopic genre — simply because it is so good.
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Lawyers for James “Whitey” Bulger sought to limit testimony by relatives of alleged victims, saying it could be prejudicial.
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Chris Kreider scored the sudden-death winner to force a Game 5 Saturday after the Bruins blew two third-period leads.
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A man seen with bloody hands after the killing of a British soldier in London allegedly took part in demonstrations with a banned radical group.
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In a landmark step its CEO called ‘‘compassionate, caring, and kind,’’ the Boy Scouts of America on Thursday ended its ban against openly gay youths.
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Think of the vast majority of professional boxers as essentially unpaid interns, taking their lumps to build their resumes in the hope of cashing in and joining the 1 percent who live large.
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The firm’s iconic chairman launched limousine service BostonCoach in 1985 after waiting too long for a taxi at the airport.
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Beneath the outlandish costumes, showy personality, and high-watt smile, Liberace was a real person.
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Take heart, rapscallions, rakes, and other denizens of the political netherworld, and look at New York’s Anthony Weiner and South Carolina’s Mark Sanford to see hope never truly dies.
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