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Mark Shanahan & Meredith Goldstein

Mark and Meredith write the Names column for The Boston Globe.

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Ted Williams bio headed to the small screen

Ted Williams (right) in 1976, with Don Zimmer.

Frank O'Brien/Globe Staff/File

“The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams,” written by a former Globe editor, has been optioned for a TV miniseries.

Bobby Brown performed onstage with New Edition in June.

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Bobby Brown quits New Edition tour

Whitney Houston’s ex-husband has left the tour after undergoing an “intrusive medical procedure.”

From left: Dan Emerson, Sukey Forbes, and Alec Forbes Emerson with Barbara Erickson, president of the Trustees of Reservations.

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Emerson kin gather for Trustees of Reservations benefit

No less than three of the great-great-great-grandchildren of the celebrated poet/ transcendentalist attended.

NASCAR driver Ryan Reed signed a Joslin Diabetes Center pediatric patient’s pump while her doctor and fellow patients looked on.

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Racer Reed stops at Joslin Diabetes Center

NASCAR driver Ryan Reed spent some time talking with young patients at Joslin before heading up to New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

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‘Valiant Hearts’ brings a comic-book sensibility to the trenches

“Valiant Hearts: The Great War” is a new sidescrolling game described by its publisher as an “animated comic book adventure.”