Sequester’s long-term effects still unclear

Therein lies the paradox of the sequester: For some, the sky is falling. But for many others, the budget cuts will hardly register.

Roberts’s comments about Mass. voting bias disputed

Academics and politicians called out Chief Justice John Roberts for saying the state has “the worst ratio of white voter turnout to African-American voter turnout.”

Blue Cross to reinstate board fees, though at reduced level

Two years after bowing to outside pressure and suspending its five-figure annual pay for directors, the health insurer is reinstating the payments.

Christopher L. Gasper

Celtics easy to root for, hard to believe in

Who would have thought the Celtics would be more compelling, intriguing, and riveting to watch after losing Rajon Rondo?

// For Smith College, an unlikely trip to NCAA Tournament

With a reputation based far more on its academics than its athletics, the birthplace of women’s basketball finally has a team to cheer.

“I was crying, crying, crying,” said Daphne Alce of her time spent in a Boston jail following her arrest.

Bill Greene/Globe Staff

Release of immigrants brings debate on freeing many more

Despite the release of hundreds of immigrants this week, groups say thousands who have no criminal record remain jailed.

David “Duffy” Dodge, 86, (left), Paul Rich, 84, and George MacNeil, 82, suited up for the Hochgebirge Challenge Cup at Cannon Mountain on Saturday.

Racing past the stereotypes about age

These five octogenarians have skied against one another for years, challenging assumptions about competitive sports and aging.

Kevin Cullen

‘Silver Linings Playbook’ a good take on a tough subject

That a film based on struggles of people with mental illness would ­receive such acclaim is what makes a Massachusetts author’s achievement a turning point.

The dancers of Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía are making their Boston debut.

Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía brings ‘Metáfora’ to Boston

Flamenco dancer and choreographer Rubén Olmo’s two-part work pays homage to a dance tradition steeped in the imagery of blood, sweat, and fire.


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Bruins 2, Senators 1

After further review by the officials, Patrice Bergeron’s tip crossed the goal line past Senators goaltender Robin Lehner in overtime.

Bruins win 5th straight on Bergeron tip

Patrice Bergeron tipped Dennis Seidenberg’s shot past Ottawa’s Robin Lehner at 3:38 of overtime, giving the Bruins a 2-1 win.

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The World’s Only Curious George Store is one of the first in Harvard Square to install tablets that allow donations to the homeless.

In Harvard Square, donations to homeless in a swipe

Fifteen Harvard Square businesses installed tablets that allow residents and visitors to make donations to charities that help to aid the homeless population.