What was, and what could have been
The first mainstage concert of the Boston Early Music Festival was also the North American debut of Mozart’s own violin and viola.
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Hallie Ephron offers reviews of “Once Upon a Lie’’ by Maggie Barbieri; “Shoot the Woman First’’ by Wallace Stroby; and “Drawn into Darkness’’ by Nancy Springer.
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Selectmen have conditionally appointed two police officers to fill vacancies on the force, according to Town Administrator Michael McCue. Both men — Brian T. Timulty of Braintree and Manuel J. Valenzuela of New Bedford — are veterans, McCue said. Timulty served in the Army and Valenzuela was in the National Guard. After medical screenings, the two will attend the next Police Academy in Plymouth and then be sworn in as full-time officers. “We welcome these two men to our department and hope they have a long successful career here,” Selectman Chairman Frank Hegarty said in a press release.
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Area residents are invited to participate Saturday in the annual Holiday House Tour sponsored by the Westborough Woman’s Club. The fund-raising tour will feature five beautifully decorated homes. Refreshments will be available from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Congregational Church, at Church and West Main streets, and the homes will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $20 , and can be purchased at the church on Saturday, or in advance by calling 508-654-3762 .
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“Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?” consists of director Michel Gondry’s conversation with Noam Chomsky, the legendary linguist, political progressive, and public intellectual.
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The state’s largest hospital and physician organization will be consolidating administrative operations from 14 sites in eastern Mass.
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The 175-unit condominium building is slated to rise near TD Garden and North Station.
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Director Michel Gondry’s whimsical filmmaking style draws from MIT professor Noam Chomsky’s academic gravitas to create “Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?”
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NEW YORK — William J. Bratton was named police commissioner of New York City for the second time Thursday. But it is a different place than the crime-ravaged city he came to in 1994. And he said he was going to be a different kind of commissioner, overseeing a different kind of policing.
“In this city, I want every New Yorker to talk about ‘their police’, ‘my police’,” Bratton said after his appointment was announced by mayor-elect Bill de Blasio, before reading from a children’s book about police work he said he had cherished since he was 9.
In 1994, the message was different: “We will fight for every house in the city; we will fight for every street; we will fight for every borough,” he said at the time. “And we will win.”
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As Somerville prepares for the first phase of the long-awaited Green Line extension, it’s looking to turn that old urban renewal model on its head. The city is embracing the legal powers of urban renewal to overhaul its Union Square neighborhood, but in a way that’s deeply grounded in the existing community. In the process, Somerville is demonstrating what modern citybuilding looks like: locally focused, reliant on public transit, and grounded in entrepreneurial culture.
The Green Line has been heading to Somerville for forever. The rail project is mitigation for the Big Dig, and it’s been on the state’s books ever since the highway tunnel broke ground. Now, after decades of delay, the train is actually on its way. The extension’s first leg, from Lechmere to Union Square, should open in 2017. The Green Line will be a game-changer for the square.
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The set director Larry Coen and set designer Shelley Barish have devised for the rollicking 2008 comedy from Steven Dietz isn’t exactly simple, but it’s a hoot.
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Ryan Landry’s latest, “It’s a Horrible Life,” the raunchy-yet-affectionate musical parody of Frank Capra’s 1947 Christmas classic, has a certain Capra-esque spirit behind it.
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Boston Children’s Theatre’s fifth annual holiday production at the Boston Center for the Arts is a puppet-centric version of the classic children’s book.
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