Graphic: NBA rookie season performances before and after age limits
It was freezing and we wanted to get away. But we had committed to our regular summer weeks in the cabin and didn’t want to sell off the kids’ college funds to hit a beach. The solution: a tagalong trip.
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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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People come to Orlando’s theme parks looking for a range of experiences from space travel to safaris to superheroic adventures. The one thing they probably don’t come for, especially during school vacation week, is sustained peace and quiet. But that’s a key part of what Discovery Cove delivers with its SeaVenture experience.
Discovery Cove is a SeaWorld sister resort (another sibling is Aquatica) where the illusion they’re selling is natural tropical paradise and marine wildlife sanctuary meets back-to-basics water park. The grounds are lush and manicured to rival the grand hotels of Hawaii. There’s a lazy river that winds around a good portion of the park’s 30 acres, including through an aviary where birds will eat out of your hand if you like.
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Chris Kreider, formerly of Boston College, scored the sudden-death winner to force a Game 5 Saturday. Boston leads the series, 3-1.
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President Obama on Thursday said it was time to narrow the scope of the battle against terrorists, and vowed to restrict drone use.
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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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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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The Bruins were on their way to a Game 4 clinching win against the Rangers. And then Tuukka Rask fell. Butt over tea kettle.
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Beneath the outlandish costumes, showy personality, and high-watt smile, Liberace was a real person.
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US Senate hopeful Edward J. Markey, who has faced scrutiny for his light schedule of public campaign appearances, has not cast a vote in Congress since May 9, missing the last 40 votes before the chamber, according to records from the Clerk of the House.
This week, Markey missed voting on 23 matters, including legislation approving the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, a project he has said he strongly opposes.
Markey also did not vote at all last week, when he had few public campaign events from Tuesday through Friday, the days the House voted. Despite being in Washington, on Tuesday and Wednesday last week, he missed all 17 votes before the chamber that week.
Markey has called his vote in favor of President Obama’s health care legislation, “the proudest vote of my career.” But among the votes he missed last week were ones relating to GOP legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
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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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Cleveland tagged the Sox for 16 hits and won 12-3 in Terry Francona’s first game managing against his old club in Boston.
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He hasn’t changed much since he left the Red Sox, but now he’s being seen in a whole new uniform and a whole new light.
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At 66, David Stromeyer came to the Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts in Concord with his work gloves. And he wasn’t just pitching in. He led the crew.
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