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Boston Phoenix to end publication

The Boston Phoenix in 2006 (left) and the redesigned The Phoenix in 2012.

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This week’s print edition of The Phoenix, which only six months ago reinvented itself, will be its last, and the last online issue will be on March 22.

Yvonne Abraham

Remembering the Phoenix

My years there were the best, most intensive education -- in journalism, in life, in friendship. And now that great academy is gone.

In major win for Bulger defense, judge removed

“Whitey” Bulger’s lawyers argued that US District Judge Richard Stearns should be removed because he was a federal prosecutor in Boston in the 1980s.

Friday Preview | MOVIE REVIEW

‘West of Memphis’ gets close to closure

Director Amy Berg’s film about the West Memphis Three takes the measure of the whole story, letting its entire awful shape come into focus.

The site of Mitt Romney’s campaign headquarters on 585 Commercial St. in the North End.

Menino seeks school at former Romney headquarters

Mayor Menino wants to use the North End building that formerly housed Mitt Romney’s campaign headquarters as the site for a new school.

A new pope

// O’Malley eager to head home

Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley sounded relieved that he had not been elected pope, saying the job entails being “prisoner in a museum.”

On Football

// Patriots were right to let Wes Welker go

Letting Welker walk was about allowing the offense to evolve - and becoming a more well-rounded team that can win in the playoffs.


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On basketball

Kevin Garnett, left, and Paul Pierce shared a laugh late in Wednesday’s win.

Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett still going strong

The two teenage buddies who took dramatically different paths to get here are now among the top 20 scorers in NBA history.


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Movie Review

A 10-year-old views family discord in “Thursday Till Sunday.”

A 10-year-old views family discord in ‘Thursday Till Sunday’

Chilean filmmaker Dominga Sotomayor’s feature debut is beautifully photographed by Bárbara Álvarez, but the dialogue is spare and the pace slow.