Graphic: Jay Sidhu’s career
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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The Democrat won in a lightly contested special election that drew the lowest voter turnout of any recent US House race in Mass.
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Sortun’s new venture shines in Winter Hill under chef Cassie Piuma’s imaginative direction.
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New York’s airports are now taking a cue from Logan and catching and releasing the birds, rather than shooting them.
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The effort to stay afloat for Michele and Bob Gay nearly a year after the tragedy, to resist being dragged down by grief or anger, takes many forms.
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Hundreds of attendees at two large conventions this fall have reported that their credit card information was stolen and used to purchase goods.
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Bernard Madoff ’s $65 billion investment swindle destroyed paper fortunes and leveled charities, but many have risen from the ashes.
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In “The French Market Cookbook,” the recipes achieve a simple elegance that underscores, without overwhelming, the natural perfection of seasonal ingredients.
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Members of the local startup community are trying to derail a paid conference on venture funding by hosting a free event of their own.
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In recent years, the City of Boston has taken laudable steps to curb exposure to secondhand smoke, banning smoking in outdoor workplaces and public housing projects. But it’s harder to defend a broad new effort to ban smoking in all city parks. Smokers need to be aware of the dangers of secondhand smoke, and sensitive to people downwind of them. Many already are. Public health campaigns and the old-fashioned evil eye could be useful weapons in the cause. Indeed, in the years since the Stanford study was released — in part, because of successful cessation programs from the city and state — smoking rates in Boston have declined. It’s great to encourage safe behavior. It’s less effective to legislate it.
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The federal budget would raise spending over two years, shift program cuts over a decade, and avert a government shutdown in January.
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The secretary of state defended the diplomacy as having halted and rolled back central elements of Iran’s nuclear program for the first time.
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The recipe is adapted from “The French Market Cookbook.”
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The state’s largest nurses union is pressing forward with a bid to require greater financial disclosure by Mass. hospitals and limit the pay of top executives.
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After President Obama shook hands with Cuban leader Raul Castro on Tuesday, the predictable hysteria erupted from conservative critics. But the offending handshake, which came during a memorial service for South African president Nelson Mandela, was merely a gesture of civility. Obama was right to shake Castro’s hand; it’s time to drop the odd expectation that American presidents must be rude to certain foreign leaders in person just to show them who’s who.
Shaking hands doesn’t mean Obama thinks Castro is a good leader, or a nice person. The United States can, and should, continue to criticize the Cuban regime for its human-rights record.
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