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Celtics 105, Bobcats 88

Celtics pay back Bobcats with blowout win

After losing two of their last three games to the Bobcats, and with their last meeting being a 26-point Charlotte victory, the Celtics crushed the Bobcats.

Area residents have a better than 50 percent chance of seeing the northern lights this weekend due to a solar eruption.

Northern lights may put on New England show this weekend

Thanks to a massive eruption on the surface of the sun, scientists say area residents have a 50 percent chance of seeing the northern lights starting tonight.

VCU 71, UMass 62

UMass falls in Atlantic 10 semifinals

The Minutemen fed into the kind of chaos that the Rams have made their brand.

Rand Paul wins straw poll at CPAC

The Kentucky senator won 25 percent of the votes at the national conservative summit, a narrow lead over Senator Marco Rubio, who won 23 percent.

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Volkswagen dealer Brian Kelly is building a 53,000-square-foot showroom in Danvers.

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Beverly, Danvers, Peabody see scattershot business growth

Economic recovery has gone in fits and starts in the North Shore, where new development has not been enough to offset recession job losses.

In the wings at the 2010 championships in Glasgow.

World Irish Dancing Championships come to Boston

Boston’s long, storied connection to the Emerald Isle is about to get even stronger when the World Irish Dancing Championships come to the city for eight days, March 24-31.

Hanneke Cassel at the 2012 Boston Celtic Music Festival.

Ever Green: 10 ways to live like the Irish in Massachusetts

While everyone might be Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, the Bay State holds the 32 counties of the old sod dear throughout the year.

Makiya Kanan, expert on Iraq and professor at Brandeis University.


Makiya has no regret about pressing the war in Iraq

London-based Iraqi architect Kanan Makiya, a major moral and intellectual influence in the invasion, stands behind his words.

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FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, in her address Friday to Massachusetts Biotechnology Council executives, said “sequestration has added an unexpected burden” to her agency.

FDA chief wary of US budget cuts

The FDA commissioner told biotechnology executives cuts could make it more difficult for her agency to speed up reviews of new drugs.

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// St. Patrick’s Day parades

What began as an observation of the anniversary of Evacuation Day in 1901 morphed along the way into a celebration of Boston’s Irish traditions.