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July 29, 1990
In Robert Burns' July 1 articles on Boston, he refers to the No-Name Restaurant as a "hole-in-the-wall." For your information, No-Name has a sitting capacity of 356 people as of 1985, and there was no bring-your-own-bottle policy even then. A. KOSTELIS Los Angeles
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NATIONAL
April 10, 2014 | By Richard A. Serrano
WASHINGTON - An inspectors general report released Thursday faulted the FBI for failing to conduct a "more thorough assessment" of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev, saying such an investigation might have turned up evidence about his growing embrace of Islamic militancy and his possible threat to the United States. But the report's unclassified summary stopped short of saying a closer examination of Tsarnaev would necessarily have prevented the April 15, 2013, attack, which killed three people and injured more than 260. Acting on a 2011 tip from Russian intelligence, the FBI investigated Tsarnaev before last year's bombing, but closed the inquiry after the bureau found no links to terrorism.
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SPORTS
April 16, 2010
4. BOSTON VS. 5. MIAMI Season series: Celtics, 3-0 Key stat: Miami finished 18-4, Boston 27-27. Personnel-wise, the bigger, deeper Celtics are a mismatch for the Heat on paper but that's meaningless as Kendrick Perkins noted recently, adding, "Look at us." In denial, Boston management and fans criticized their overachieving players' effort level. Coach Doc Rivers is now considering resigning, a sign he knows this is all they have left. Now everyone's anxious to see just how much that is, starting with them.
SPORTS
April 5, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
The NBA's regular season ends April 16, and for the bottom-dwellers the draft lottery May 20 looms large. Below are standings of the eight worst teams after Friday's games, their odds to land the No. 1 overall pick and mock draft picks from current position: TEAM/W-L/Pct./Odds/MOCK DRAFT SELECTION 1; Milwaukee/14-62/.184/25%/Jabari Parker, F, Duke 2; Philadelphia/17-59/.224/19.9%/Andrew Wiggins, F, Kansas 3; Orlando/21-55/.276/15.6%/Dante Exum,...
SPORTS
February 5, 2011 | By Mark Heisler
LAKERS AT BOSTON Thursday, 5 p.m. PST. TV: TNT. They should get John Madden to help do the color commentary on this one, as in: "OOF! BIFF! SOCK!" The Celtics, the roughest team around before going from fireplugs to thundering herd, barely got physical with the Lakers last Sunday while outrebounding them by 13. So if the Lakers aren't ready, this might not be pretty ? and if they are, it still might not be pretty. Of course, ferocious as they are, the Celtics are no longer embattled and the Lakers, casual as they are, are. The problem is, as it was in Thursday's loss to the Spurs when the Lakers played hard, that one team was coherent and one was not. However, it's true: You're never as good as you look when you win or as bad as you look when you lose.
SPORTS
February 9, 2012 | By Mike Bresnahan
When: 5 PDT. Where: TD Garden. On the air: TV: TNT; Radio: 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 14-11, Celtics 14-10. Record vs. Celtics (2010-11): 1-1. Update: After a dreadful start, the Celtics have won five consecutive games and nine of their last 10. They are averaging only 90.8 points, 25th in the NBA, but giving up 86.5 points a game, best in the league. The Celtics haven't been dominant at home, going a pedestrian 10-6, including losses to Phoenix and Cleveland.
OPINION
September 28, 2013
Re "Garcetti's goal: online yardsticks," Sept. 26 It's interesting that this article appeared in the same week that Boston held its primary election to replace longtime Mayor Tom Menino. Menino is my former student at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. His undergraduate degree in community planning was earned in 1988. Among other things, we used to talk about how to improve city services and how to measure progress in this regard. The fact that Los Angeles is looking to Boston for guidance in measuring departmental effectiveness is appropriate just as Menino is leaving office after 20 years with a 70% approval rating.
NATIONAL
March 13, 2012 | By Connie Stewart
Much of Boston lost power Tuesday night after a three-alarm fire in a transformer sent noxious smoke billowing into the streets, officials said. The blaze, around the corner from the posh Back Bay Hilton, was reported at 6:27 p.m. Fire Department spokesman Steve MacDonald told the Boston Globe that it was unclear how the fire had started, but that to fight it firefighters had to shut off electricity to thousands of people. Affected areas included "Back Bay, Chinatown, the Theater District, Kenmore Square and parts of the South End," NStar utility spokesman Mike Durand said.
NEWS
December 16, 2010 | By Tim Swanson, Special to the Los Angeles Times
It's a scene that gives the phrase "getting shelled at Fenway" a whole new meaning. In the crime thriller "The Town," a local heist crew attempts one of the riskiest jobs in recent memory: taking down the cash room at Fenway Park, home of Boston's beloved Red Sox baseball team. After FBI agents are tipped off to the caper, automatic weapons bark as violence spills from the stadium's bowels out onto the city's historic streets. The action sequence's well-known location certainly heightens the stakes of the heist (isn't it a cardinal sin to loot the Cathedral of Boston?
SPORTS
October 12, 2009 | Mike DiGiovanna
The Boston Red Sox were in agreement: They do not like Bobby Abreu. It was the ultimate compliment for the veteran right fielder, whose fingerprints were all over the Angels' three-game American League division series sweep of the Red Sox. "I can do without Abreu," Boston third baseman Mike Lowell said. "I felt like he was on base the whole damn series. I mean, I like the guy, but I don't like him that much." Next to Lowell in the losing clubhouse was reliever Billy Wagner, who gave up a leadoff double to Abreu in the eighth inning, the hit that sparked the comeback that gave the Angels a 7-6, series-clinching win in Fenway Park.
NATIONAL
March 20, 2014 | By Michael Muskal
The world on Thursday celebrated the United Nations-sponsored International Day of Happiness by dancing to the ubiquitous, infectiously upbeat tune, "Happy," by Pharrell Williams, who is the face of the second annual celebration established by the General Assembly. The music, and the accompanying dancing by tens of thousands of people in a host of videos that have gone viral, makes it impossible to be sad. But in a somewhat more limited but perhaps more inspiring performance, a professional dancer who lost part of her leg in last year's Boston Marathon bombing gave new meaning to being happy when she returned to the stage doing what she loved most, dancing again.
SPORTS
March 19, 2014 | By Chris Dufresne
SPOKANE, Wash. -- Harvard Coach Tommy Amaker had to deal with the speculation in last year's NCAA tournament. It came up in the Salt Lake City sub-regional when the UCLA and USC jobs were open. Amaker was reportedly very interested in USC but the Trojans opted for Andy Enfield. If Amaker was distracted, it didn't show as No. 13 Harvard shocked No. 3 New Mexico, led by the coach UCLA hired (Steve Alford). This year the speculation has moved to Spokane, where Amaker's 12 th -seeded Ivy League champions face No. 4 Cincinnati on Thursday in an East Regional game.
NATIONAL
March 16, 2014 | By Matt Pearce
Former longtime Boston Mayor  Thomas M. Menino, 71, has been diagnosed with an advanced form of cancer, according to local media reports. Doctors don't know the origin of the cancer, which has invaded Menino's liver and lymph nodes, the Boston Globe reported . Menino was mayor of Boston for 20 years. He retired this year after a series of health woes hobbled him while still in office, none of which were reported as cancer-related. In one dramatic moment last year, a wheelchair-bound Menino improbably  rose to his feet to address thousands of mourners during an interfaith service after the Boston Marathon bombings.
NATIONAL
March 16, 2014 | By Matt Pearce
Things don't get much more Boston than the St. Patrick's Day parade that goes through south Boston every year. But citing an exclusion of gay participants, the city's mayor decided not to join one of the famously Irish city's most famously Irish events on Sunday. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, whose parents were Irish immigrants, was keeping a promise not to attend after he failed to convince organizers to allow a gay veterans group to participate in the march. "As mayor of the city of Boston, I have to do my best to ensure that all Bostonians are free to participate fully in the civic life of our city," Walsh said in a statement to local media . "Unfortunately, this year, the parties were not able to come to an understanding that would have made that possible.
NEWS
March 12, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Massachusetts travel outfitter Great Freedom Adventures has created a new summer tour that combines two pastimes: cycling and beer tasting, though not necessarily at the same time. The Maritime Bike and Beer Adventure Tour spends six days exploring Boston's North Shore and Cape Ann. The coastal journey begins and ends in Ipswich, about 30 miles from Boston. By day, cyclists tour sea captains' mansions, museums, galleries, marshlands and beaches in the fishing towns of Gloucester, Salem, Rockport , Newburyport and Essex.
SPORTS
March 11, 2014 | By David Wharton
After twin bombings at last year's Boston Marathon killed three people and injured 264, officials have established additional security measures for this spring's race. The changes include a law enforcement presence that will be doubled to more than 3,500 officers. "This year, runners and spectators will see more uniformed police officers on the course and as they approach the course," Kurt Schwartz, director of the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, told reporters. "And in some areas, the uniformed police officers will be accompanied by bomb-sniffing canines.
NEWS
April 28, 1986 | Associated Press
Full commuter rail service returned to southern Boston suburbs today and limited service was restored to lines north and west of the city after a court order halted an expanded railroad strike.
NATIONAL
March 10, 2014 | By Matt Pearce
At least 10 people were hospitalized Monday after a Boston subway car derailed underground and another car braked quickly to avoid a collision, officials said. Only one person had serious injuries, according to a statement from Boston Emergency Medical Services. A Green Line Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority train appeared to have come off its rails and crashed into a wall where a pair of tracks crossed underground, according to photos posted to emergency officials' Twitter accounts.
NATIONAL
March 10, 2014 | By Matt Pearce
Ask a runner what sets the Boston Marathon apart, and he or she will tell you it's a people's race. You run with a herd through a series of towns around Boston and finish downtown to the cheers of a jubilant mob. But now, a year after two bombs killed three people and wounded scores more near the finish line on Boylston Street, one of the world's most famous marathons has become a 26.2-mile public-safety puzzle for officials hoping to prevent...
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