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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Patricia Campatelli set a punitive tone, and often worked only 15 hours a week at her $122,500 a year job, a new report has found.
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At issue is how to set up the hearings for a dozen Mass. inmates sentenced as juveniles to life sentences for first-degree murder.
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An immune therapy approach that was on the fringes of cancer therapy is suddenly the hottest trend in cancer drug development.
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Spritz Technology, a Boston-area company, has created a radical new reading technology developed for this era of small screens.
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A hardy band of outliers has been greeting the winter days from inside cozy rooms that bob gently with the current in the harbor.
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Researchers are beginning to understand exactly why a teenager’s brain is so tempestuous.
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SEPANG, Malaysia — As military aircraft and ships from a half-dozen nations combed the waters south of Vietnam on Sunday for signs of a jet with 239 people on board that vanished a day earlier, the authorities here deflected troubling questions about two passengers who had used passports listed in an international database as lost or stolen.
The International Criminal Police Organization, or Interpol, said Sunday that no checks had been conducted by the authorities in Malaysia or any other country about the two passports before the plane, a Boeing 777-200, left on Flight MH370. The jet disappeared Saturday en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
Electronic records emerged linking the passengers with stolen passports to the same travel agency in Thailand, investigators said.
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Seafood dealer Red’s Best has developed software that ensures the catch is local, high-quality, and worth the extra price.
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AURORA, Colo. — If the apparent slow death of immigration legislation has any political repercussions this year, they probably will be felt in the subdivisions, shopping centers and ethnic eateries wrapped around Denver’s southern end.
US Rep. Mike Coffman represents this fast-changing district.
He’s among a few vulnerable Republican members in line to be targeted by immigrant rights advocates if the House doesn’t pass an immigration bill before the November election that would offer legal status to millions of people who entered the United States illegally or overstayed their visas.
Democrats need to gain 17 seats to win back the House majority. They are focusing on about two dozen GOP-held seats where immigration could be a factor, but they rank only nine in the top tier of possible pickups.
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The family of a man whose lethal heart ailment was misdiagnosed as a lung infection was awarded $4.8 million this week by a Suffolk County jury, which concluded a doctor was responsible for the man’s death.
Jeffrey Kace came in to the St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center emergency room complaining of a cough, fever, and chest pains on Aug. 14, 2006. During a five minute visit, Dr. Ivan E. Liang diagnosed the 23-year-old man with bronchitis. The physician prescribed antibiotics and painkillers, and sent him home to rest, said Robert Higgins, the medical malpractice lawyer who handled the case for Kace’s estate.
The next morning, Kace was found dead in his bed about 6 a.m., Higgins said.
In the weeks that followed, medical examiners identified Kace’s cause of death as myocarditis, a virus that infects and inflames the heart muscle.
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The state officials, legislators, and UMass Amherst alumni who have worked hard in recent years to make the state’s flagship public university a point of pride for Massachusetts should be outraged: The weekend melee that accompanied this year’s pre-Saint Patrick’s Day “Blarney Blowout” was an alcohol-fueled disaster for the university’s image. Already carrying a reputation for over-the-top partying, UMass Amherst now risks becoming the poster university for out-of-control student behavior.
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It looks like a giant Apple Store viewed through a fun-house mirror, and it is already turning heads on Sunset Boulevard. It is Emerson College’s new Hollywood campus, a 10-story, 107,000-square-foot cube with vast cut-outs that allow for plazas, walkways, and even trees high above street level and afford views of the horizon framed by metal and glass.
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With New York state about to take bids for its first non-Indian casinos, tribes looking to hold their ground have been upgrading their existing casinos and exploring new ones.
The Seneca Indian Nation, which operates three casinos in Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and Salamanca under a 2002 compact with the state, bought 32 acres outside Rochester last week for a potential fourth location.
A day later, the Oneida Nation unveiled a $15 million investment in new cash slot machines to replace prepay terminals and a revamped loyalty program at its 20-year-old Turning Stone casino in Verona.
The Seneca and Oneida sites could face competition from a $350 million non-Indian casino, hotel, and entertainment complex envisioned roughly midway between them.
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While Pandora remains the superior product, that could change with Spotify’s acquisition of The Echo Nest of Somerville.
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BANGKOK — Numbered 1 to 227, the passenger manifest for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is an outwardly unremarkable document.
But behind the columns of capitalized names, nationalities, and ages are 227 unique stories, part of a rich human tapestry that assembles every time a flight departs. There were middle-aged Australians with wanderlust, an acclaimed Chinese calligrapher, and a young Indonesian man heading to begin a new career.
The Boeing 777 disappeared from radar screens early Saturday morning, in the first hour of a six-hour flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing. From France to Australia and China, families and friends are enduring an agonizing wait for news about Flight MH370.
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Lawyers for a confessed spree killer hope to delay his resentencing trial for at least a year and a half, but US Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz wants Gary Lee Sampson back in court months sooner, according to a document filed jointly by the defense and the prosecution Friday.
Sampson’s attorneys asked US District Senior Judge Mark L. Wolf to wait until June to set a date for the retrial, allowing them time to review information and establish a realistic timeline.
Sampson confessed to three homicides in Massachusetts and New Hampshire in 2001. Two years later, a federal jury sentenced him to death, but Wolf vacated that decision in 2011 after finding that a juror withheld information about her past encounters with law enforcement.
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SAN FRANCISCO — Law and order may soon be coming to the Wild West of weed.
A California lawmaker has introduced legislation to regulate the state’s free-wheeling medical marijuana industry — the farmers that grow the drug, the hundreds of storefront shops that sell it and especially the doctors who write recommendations allowing people to use it.
The state in 1996 was the first to authorize marijuana use for health purposes — there are now 20. But to this day no one knows how many dispensaries and patients California has or what conditions marijuana is being used to treat because the loosely worded law did not give government agencies a role in tracking the information.
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Twenty-five years after a traumatic brain injury gave her amnesia, Su Meck is getting ready to graduate from Smith College.
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PARIS — Interpol knew about stolen passports that two passengers used to board an ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight bound for China, but no authorities checked the police agency’s vast database on stolen documents beforehand, it said Sunday.
The failure to use the Interpol information highlights a gaping loophole in global cooperation against one of the world’s biggest but most unrecognized security threats today.
It’s not known whether stolen passports had anything to do with Saturday’s disappearance of the Boeing 777 bound from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing with 239 people on board. But such oversights aren’t new — and the case points to a little-known threat to security and Interpol hopes national authorities will ‘‘learn from the tragedy.’’
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