Art by Larry Buchanan, definitions by Alexa McMahon
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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Hallie Ephron offers reviews of “Once Upon a Lie’’ by Maggie Barbieri; “Shoot the Woman First’’ by Wallace Stroby; and “Drawn into Darkness’’ by Nancy Springer.
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Selectmen have conditionally appointed two police officers to fill vacancies on the force, according to Town Administrator Michael McCue. Both men — Brian T. Timulty of Braintree and Manuel J. Valenzuela of New Bedford — are veterans, McCue said. Timulty served in the Army and Valenzuela was in the National Guard. After medical screenings, the two will attend the next Police Academy in Plymouth and then be sworn in as full-time officers. “We welcome these two men to our department and hope they have a long successful career here,” Selectman Chairman Frank Hegarty said in a press release.
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Area residents are invited to participate Saturday in the annual Holiday House Tour sponsored by the Westborough Woman’s Club. The fund-raising tour will feature five beautifully decorated homes. Refreshments will be available from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Congregational Church, at Church and West Main streets, and the homes will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $20 , and can be purchased at the church on Saturday, or in advance by calling 508-654-3762 .
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Boston-based American Well has worked with insurance companies for several years to provide “telehealth” services to some of their members. But since October, it has begun offering its virtual visits directly to consumers over their computer, smartphone or tablet, typically charging $49 for the convenience of an online primary care visit 24 hours a day without an appointment. As part of its Massachusetts launch Thursday, an initial visit here will cost $20.
Doctors can write prescriptions for common medications such as antibiotics, but not for drugs such as painkillers.
Doctors, hospitals and regulators are scrambling to keep up with the evolving field of telemedicine, trying to balance patient convenience with quality-of-care considerations. American Well’s model is part of a new frontier in medical technology, but one that leaves some physicians squeamish.
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Nelson Mandela, one of the heroic figures of the 20th century, whose struggle against apartheid led to his imprisonment for 27 years, selection as co-recipient of the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize with South African President F. W. de Klerk, and subsequent election as de Klerk’s successor, died WHEN WHERE. He was XX. The cause of death was WHAT.
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“The world’s favorite fairy tale,” Mr. Mandela’s friend and biographer Anthony Sampson once called his story. “The prisoner released from the dark dungeon, the pauper who turns out to be a prince, the bogeyman who proves to be the wizard.”
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“Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?” consists of director Michel Gondry’s conversation with Noam Chomsky, the legendary linguist, political progressive, and public intellectual.
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The state’s largest hospital and physician organization will be consolidating administrative operations from 14 sites in eastern Mass.
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The 175-unit condominium building is slated to rise near TD Garden and North Station.
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Director Michel Gondry’s whimsical filmmaking style draws from MIT professor Noam Chomsky’s academic gravitas to create “Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?”
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NEW YORK — William J. Bratton was named police commissioner of New York City for the second time Thursday. But it is a different place than the crime-ravaged city he came to in 1994. And he said he was going to be a different kind of commissioner, overseeing a different kind of policing.
“In this city, I want every New Yorker to talk about ‘their police’, ‘my police’,” Bratton said after his appointment was announced by mayor-elect Bill de Blasio, before reading from a children’s book about police work he said he had cherished since he was 9.
In 1994, the message was different: “We will fight for every house in the city; we will fight for every street; we will fight for every borough,” he said at the time. “And we will win.”
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As it prepares to overhaul its Union Square neighborhood, Somerville is demonstrating what modern city-building looks like.
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The set director Larry Coen and set designer Shelley Barish have devised for the rollicking 2008 comedy from Steven Dietz isn’t exactly simple, but it’s a hoot.
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Ryan Landry’s latest, “It’s a Horrible Life,” the raunchy-yet-affectionate musical parody of Frank Capra’s 1947 Christmas classic, has a certain Capra-esque spirit behind it.
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