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Proposed changes in Salem

Changes at Salem Harbor Power Station

Footprint Power hopes to replace the 63-year-old, coal-and-oil-fired plant with a state-of-the-art natural gas facility.

Explore Boston: with kids, grown-ups — or solo

Whether you’re in town for the Marathon, here are a few entertaining itineraries to make the most of your visit.

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Fitness Expo draws Marathon runners and more

What began as a seminar for sports medicine in 1977 has evolved into a showcase of marathon related presentations, products, and service.

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Marathon gear built for speed

Bright colors and sleek styles make these pieces winners.

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11 great places to watch the Boston Marathon

There’s hearty cheering in all eight cities and towns that comprise the route. Here are great viewing spots along the route.

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Fire TV’s not quite hot enough

Competing products offer better value for the money, and the market for external Internet boxes is bound to fade out in a few years.

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Test your Marathon IQ

See how much Boston Marathon knowledge you hold.

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Need carbs? Here’s where to fuel up for the Marathon

From pasta-topped pizza to crispy pig’s ears, the days leading up to Marathon Monday bring a medley of dining delights.

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BU Dance Team wins its first national title

The Boston University Dance Team took Boston Strong to heart to win its first-ever national title at the National Dance Alliance Collegiate Championships.

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Spa Week returns — let the pampering begin

Ami Albernaz rounds up ways to live stylishly on a budget.

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Party Lines: Bridge Over Troubled Waters Gala

More than 300 guests recently attended the Bridge Over Troubled Waters Annual Gala and Auction held at the Four Seasons Hotel.

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Marathon to be ‘safest place on the planet,’ race director says

About 3,500 uniformed and plain-clothes police officers and National Guard soldiers are set to be dispatched along the course.

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Davenport fills the stage, but ‘Unbleached American’ falters

The heavy lifting Johnny Lee Davenport does in the Stoneham Theatre production is not enough to surmount the flaws of Michael Aman’s overwritten drama.

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‘A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip’ by Kevin Brockmeier

In a characteristic gesture of generosity, Brockmeier dedicates his new memoir to 75 individuals, acknowledging each one in alphabetical order.

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Boston-area to do list

Things to do in the Boston area.

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The week ahead: Music

Critics’ picks for upcoming concerts around the region, including Boy George at Royale.

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The week ahead: Theater

A guide to area performances and exhibits, including “Stupid [Expletive] Bird” at Chelsea Theatre Works.

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The week ahead: Nightlife

Nightlife in and around Boston.

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The week ahead: Kids events

Family-friendly events in the Boston area.

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Mark your calendar

Upcoming, noteworthy events.

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Critic’s corner: What’s on TV this Thursday

Sarah Rodman on what to watch, including “Nurse Jackie” on Showtime.

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