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BU’s Parker to step down Monday

Veteran coach Jack Parker will leave 40 seasons of success, but the men’s hockey program faced scrutiny last year after two players were accused of sexual assault.

Ortiz likely to start season on disabled list

The Red Sox said David Ortiz will be shut down for at least five days to allow inflammation in his heels to calm down.

Youths assault MBTA bus driver

Between 15 and 20 teenagers punched the driver and tried to pull him from a window while the bus was picking up passengers early Saturday morning.

General manager Brian Earley says Patriot Place mall near Gillette Stadium has led to fewer police calls than expected.

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Kraft group says casino plans are dead

“We have no desire, no intention, and no plans,’’ said Dan Murphy, vice president of business development and external affairs. “We have moved on.’’

Boston City Councilor John Connolly speaks at a vigil Tuesday for a man fatally shot at Dudley Station in Roxbury.


Connolly’s bland plan for Boston schools

The mayoral candidate focuses on tried-and-true inputs (additional spending, longer days, better training, and nicer buildings) that haven’t been shown to much affect results.

From left, George Wong, Yalonda Howze, Andrew Ference, Kara Hayward, Maggie DeSantis Ahearn and Dani McDonald.

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The 25 Most Stylish Bostonians of 2013

Artists, entrepreneurs, an activist, and an actress all made the Globe’s eighth annual list of tastemakers.

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“I am a songwriter first and foremost,’’ says Holly Williams, granddaughter of Hank.

Versatile songwriter Holly Williams does her pedigree proud

Holly Williams comes from a dynasty in American music, starting with her grandfather, Hank Williams, but it’s last thing you think of when you hear her latest album.


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An hour from midtown Manhattan there’s a royal, rural feel to the Delamar Southport, three connected buildings with restaurant and bar.

Delamar Southport in Southport, Conn.

The Delamar Southport, a 44-room boutique hotel, straddles the boundary between New York chic and country elegant, embodying both with aplomb.


Book review

Sandra Day O’Connor,

‘Out of Order’ by Sandra Day O’Connor

At 82, retired justice O’Connor has published a short volume with 12 chapters, each dealing with some aspect of the court’s history or practice.