Graphic: What happens at a pit stop?
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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There is no getting around it, applying to college is stressful.
And right about now, when seniors who applied for early decisions are hearing from admissions offices, and others are finishing up applications due Jan. 1, the stress level hits a peak, according to those who work with students.
According to guidance counselors, tutors and college coaches, it is important to recognize that the application process is hard, and not brush aside the stress involved in writing essays, keeping up grades, making choices about where to apply, dealing with rejection, and perhaps having to wait until spring before making a final decision.
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Katharine Whittemore offers capsule reviews of Big Pharma: Exposing the Global Healthcare Agenda by Jacky Law; “Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients’’ by Ben Goldacre; “Overdosed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine” by John Abrahamson; “Selling Sickness: How the World’s Biggest Pharmaceutical Companies Are Turning Us All Into Patients” by Ray Moynihan and Alan Cassels; “Pharmageddon” by David Healy; “Protecting America’s Health: The FDA, Business, and One Hundred Years of Regulation’’ by Philip J. Hilts; “The Truth About the Drug Companies: How They Deceive Us and What to Do About It” by Marcia Angell
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Debate over Town Administrator Martin McNamara’s contract is continuing, after McNamara decided to dispute the selectmen’s decision to pay him a $1,700 bonus instead of a merit increase. McNamara said his contract requires the town to pay him the merit increase, not the bonus; he also said the issue could be resolved when he meets with the board on Dec. 23 for his job review. The merit increase could be an outcome of discussions about his raises, which have been an ongoing debate since June, he said. “I think it’s resolved,” said McNamara.
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Caesars Entertainment is accusing Stephen Crosby of manipulating a state investigation that ended its bid for the prized Eastern Massachusetts license.
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Despite millions spent on improvements, the fog remains the same, keeping a lot of planes on the ground.
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The federal study also suggests death from the deer tick-borne bacteria is more common than previously thought.
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With “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” the heroes of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy saga find their footing, and so does Peter Jackson’s epic telling of their tale.
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Mayor-elect Martin Walsh is backpedaling from a prominent campaign promise, saying that he is in no hurry to restructure the powerful city agency.
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For decades before closing its doors to the public 70 years ago, the subterranean theater was a crown jewel in Boston’s performing-arts firmament.
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When so many people are baffled by America’s gun culture, maybe we can learn something by looking at gun periodicals.
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The state’s Open Checkbook system offers incomplete information on public contracts and doesn’t work at all if used with the wrong Internet browser.
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The man accused of faking sign interpretation while standing alongside world leaders at a memorial service said he saw angels entering the stadium.
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The House sent a bipartisan budget deal to the Senate in a 332-to-94 vote but left unfinished a major piece of domestic policy — the farm bill.
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Nicola Hicks’s work, at the Yale Center for British Art, looks at the overlapping lives of animals and humans.
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