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Mount Ida College to close; UMass to take over campus

Under the agreement, undergraduate students in good standing at Mount Ida would be offered automatic admission to the Dartmouth campus of the University of Massachusetts so they can complete their degrees.

What we learned from Sports Illustrated's feature on Zdeno Chara's obsession with excellence

Zdeno Chara’s teammates were pleasantly surprised when their towering captain walked into the rink last spring carrying boxes of donuts to celebrate Boston’s Stanley Cup playoff berth. The move surprised them because the Bruins were used to their exceptionally committed captain working, and eating, like a well-oiled machine. Chara explained that he handed out the […]

How far do you think the Celtics will go?

Welcome to’s Sports Q, our daily conversation, initiated by you and moderated by Chad Finn, about a compelling topic in Boston sports. Here’s how it works: You submit questions to Chad through Twitter, Facebook, email, his Friday chat, and any other outlet you prefer. He’ll pick one each weekday to answer, then we’ll take the discussion to the comments. Chad […]

Gordon Hayward's dog to have ACL surgery

Even the Celtics’ pets aren’t safe from the team’s injury woes. Gordon Hayward’s wife, Robyn, announced their family dog, Bubbie, is scheduled to have a surgery Friday to repair a torn ACL. She posted a photo of Bubbie, a German Shepherd, and their two daughters, with the caption: “Bubbie’s in surgery for tearing his ACL so […]

Orion Krause indicted on 4 counts of murder

A 23-year-old man accused of fatally beating his mother, grandparents and their caretaker with a baseball bat at a home in Massachusetts has been indicted on four counts of murder

'This is her city, too'

David Ortiz was back in No. 34 for the Red Sox’ season opener Thursday, though the retired slugger didn’t keep the uniform on for long. Ortiz strutted out to the pitcher’s mound to the cheers of “Pa-pi, Pa-pi,” but before he could shout “play ball!” with Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman, the 42-year-old ripped open his […]