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Bruins goalie Tim Thomas traded to N.Y. Islanders 5:43 PM
Tim Thomas traded to Islanders
A source familiar with the talks confirmed that the Bruins will make the trade.
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Lakers at Celtics, 8 p.m. (TNT)
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Blizzard warnings are in effect for nearly the entire coast from central Maine to Connecticut. Tomorrow morning will provide the best travel conditions. (4:15 p.m.)
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Boston-area Mardi Gras celebrations
In the mood for Cajun food, jazz music, bead necklaces, and a New Orleans state-of-mind? We have a few options for Fat Tuesday around here.
Dan Winslow: 'I'm in' for Senate run
State lawmaker and former Mitt Romney aide declared his intention to run in the special election for the US Senate, becoming the first Republican to do so. (5:08 p.m.)
Crime novelist Cornwell testifies against her former accounting firm
Author Patricia Cornwell told jurors she was unaware her former financial management firm had invested her money in an "aggressive growth" fund. (3:51 p.m.)SPONSORED BLOG | INSIGHTS
Reasons for buying a home in Mass.
Boston.com Insights is a stage for conversations with local businesses. Avenue 3 Real Estate offers reasons to buy a local home now, and provides other valuable home buying info.
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BPD commissioner's son driven home by police after drinking
The son of Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis was stopped by a patrolman concerned he might be too drunk to drive, according to a report. (4:05 p.m.)
MIT network attacked after Swartz suicide
According to a statement on the MIT news office website, the school's network was hacked several times following Internet activist Aaron Swartz’s suicide. (12:47 p.m.)
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Second Boston school head under scrutiny
Queon Jackson of Madison Park High was placed on leave amid an investigation of a multi-state credit fraud ring.
Opinion | EDWARD L. GLAESER
Boston's plague of cheap parking
The real price of seemingly cheap on-street parking includes the minutes drivers spend cruising around looking for it -- and the congestion they create for everyone else.
Market rebounds, but many sit out
US stocks have doubled in value since March 2009, but for a market this bullish, there's a distinct lack of euphoria.
Opinion | Juliette Kayyem
'Frank, we lost the A feed'
The Super Bowl blackout is a chance to learn about how systems work (and don't work) and how people respond (and don't respond) when there is a Big Fail.
Bagger vies for bragging rights
Danny Johnson, who bags groceries at Roche Bros. in Bridgewater, will compete in the National Grocers Association’s Best Bagger Championship.
Opinion | Yvonne Abraham
Walz leaves a void on Beacon Hill
The average IQ of the Mass. Legislature is about to drop a few points. Marty Walz delivered her final address in the House Wednesday.
Opinion | JOAN VENNOCHI
The fallout for Carmen Ortiz
An important lesson from the death of Aaron Swartz is the need for prosecutors to understand the implications of their actions.
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Fitness expert John Basedow demonstrates the fat burning benefits of plyometric exercises.
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Former Illinois Congresswoman Cardiss Collins dead at 81
Collins, the first African-American woman to represent Illinois in Congress, died of complications from pneumonia at a Virginia hospital Sunday evening.
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Interim US Senator William 'Mo' Cowan sworn into office
Massachusetts' new interim US Senator — William ‘‘Mo’’ Cowan — was sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden today. Cowan will fill the seat vacated by former Sen. John Kerry who left to become secretary of state. (Photo: C-SPAN)
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5 bad money habits to kick
The new year has begun, and as we all start our resolutions of ridding one bad habit, try to stick with it for 40 days to see a real change. This year, consider putting a financial spin on your resolution to kick a bad money habit.
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Celebrity sightings
"Identity Thief" stars Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy walked the red carpet at the film's premiere in Los Angeles. See more stars out and about.
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How can I stop stressing about the weather?
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Cruise trends for 2013
From adult-only areas to poolside movies and live game shows, here are some of the new innovations the cruise industry is debuting this year,
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Maine's natural (and unnatural) oddities
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Following Aaron Swartz's suicide, MIT network attacked three times
In the weeks following Internet activist Aaron Swartz’s suicide, the MIT campus network has been hacked several times.
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Twitter acquiring Bluefin Labs
Twitter has made its second large Cambridge acquisition in just over a week, buying social television analytics company Bluefin Labs.
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What's the story behind your child's name?
Sisters Luna and Sol (left), of Boston, got their names from a promise their father made to their mother. Find out what that promise was.
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PlowMe.com hopes to be Uber for snowplows
The Weymouth-based snowplow-summoning website is hoping this weekend's blizzard will put their service on the map.
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The 105th annual Chicago Auto Show, the largest car show in North America, kicked off with a media day on Feb. 7.
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