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Kerry’s Iran diplomacy in cross hairs of partisan battle
Secretary of State John Kerry will have much on the line when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to Congress Tuesday.
Keolis tries to avoid fines by invoking provision that blames ‘severe weather’ for poor service
The commuter rail operator is trying to invoke a clause in its contract that would allow it to avoid paying fines because of “severe weather.”
Supreme Court’s chance to do the right thing on Obamacare
All of the justices have committed themselves to the view that snippets of statutes cannot be taken out of context of the legislation.
O’Reilly’s Argentina war stories, challenged by critics, led to stint on Boston TV
Bill O’Reilly’s reporting from Argentina has drawn questions, but executives at Channel 7 were impressed enough to hire him in 1982.
Obama task force calls for outside inquiries on police use of deadly force
President Obama said Monday the deaths of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York show that law enforcement needs to change practices to build trust in minority communities, as a White House task force called for independent investigations when police use deadly force.
Boston business community needs to reflect new economy
New buildings are changing the look of Boston’s skyline; but what about the people inside?
Mayor Walsh pushes steep hike in fine for failing to shovel snow
Walsh wants to increase the maximum fine for Boston snow scofflaws to $1,500, a significant jump from the current maximum of $300.
Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor adopt Supreme Court’s videophobia
The two have backed away from positions that favored cameras in the nation’s highest court.
The potency of a muted style on display in Hundred Waters’ show at the Sinclair
The Florida four-piece Hundred Waters' approach to making music is reminiscent of lacework: The skeletal piano lines of lead singer Nicole Miglis thread through the drones and pulses provided by the guitars and electronics of Trayer Tryon and Paul Giese, while drummer Zach Tetreault anchors the grace. Miglis's vocals float within this landscape, murmuring introspective lyrics. The end result has a staggering amount of beauty, which the band's live presentation on Saturday at The Sinclair only intensified.
Broadway in Boston announces 2015-16 season
The season is full of Tony Award-winning shows, and opens with the return of the musical comedy “The Book of Mormon”
What will Somerville do with all its parking space savers?
The city is seeking creative ways to dispose of the growing mound of debris collected over the past two months.
High school Poetry Out Loud semifinals scheduled
High school poetry readers from across New Hampshire will compete at four Poetry Out Loud semi-final competitions in March for a chance to represent their school at the state championship.
Curt Schilling responds to offensive tweets about his daughter
After the former Red Sox posted a tweet congratulating his daughter, a slew of his followers replied with comments that ranged from stupid to deeply offensive.
Rusney Castillo is showing gradual progress in Red Sox camp
A thumb injury limited Castillo to 72 at-bats in the fall and winter leagues; the Red Sox were hoping for around 200.
Worcester native Bryan LaHair happy for another shot at majors
LaHair was an All-Star with the Cubs in 2012 before his career detoured to Japan and the minor leagues.
Cole Hamels, Cliff Lee still on Red Sox’ radar
The Phillies continue to scout Boston’s talent, and while neither team is desperate, a deal could still happen.
Patriots place franchise tag on kicker Stephen Gostkowski
The Patriots said they used the option to give both sides time to work on a longer deal.
Patriots still have time to do deals with Darrelle Revis, Devin McCourty
The Patriots put the franchise tag on kicker Stephen Gostkowski but have an opportunity to secure the other two players.
Warriors impressed by new-look Celtics
Said Golden State coach Steve Kerr of the Celtics: “They’re one of the fastest, quickest teams in the NBA.”
Henry Schwab, 92, of Chestnut Hill; told stories of the Holocaust through pieces of mail that survived
Henry Schwab, 92, of Chestnut Hill, who fled Germany during the rise of Nazism, turned his stamp collecting hobby into a historical narrative by collecting letters, envelopes, and postcards that people saved during the Holocaust, and publishing a book of his research.