Boston Mayoral candidates Martin Walsh and John Connolly are meeting tonight, in a debate sponsored by WBZ and The Boston Globe.
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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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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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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PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea said Friday that it had executed Kim Jong Un’s uncle as a traitor for trying to seize supreme power, a stunning end for the leader’s former mentor, long considered the country’s number two official.
In a sharp reversal of the long-held popular image of Jang Song Thaek as a kindly uncle guiding Kim Jong Un as he consolidated power, the North’s official Korean Central News Agency indicated that Jang instead saw the death of Kim Jong Il in December 2011 as an opportunity to challenge his nephew and win power.
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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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The ensemble has created and epitomized a style of Renaissance singing that has now become the norm.
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Actors’ Shakespeare Project is hoping audiences will respond with enthusiasm to one of Shakespeare’s least-known works.
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Bruce Graham doesn’t push the boundaries far enough in his play to be memorable at Merrimack Repertory Theatre.
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Wheelock Family Theatre’s “It’s a Wonderful Life” adds another layer to the 1947 Frank Capra classic — a look behind the scenes of a period radio performance.
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Hart offers a compelling and impressively researched portrait of the history and economics of a metal that has disrupted world order.
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“Saving Mr. Banks” may be the most entertaining two hours of corporate branding you’ll ever see.
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