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Archive for December, 2010

BOSTON — Trevor Ariza made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 1:34 to play and David West scored four of his 19 points in the final minute, helping the New Orleans Hornets pull out an 83-81 win over the injury-riddled Boston Celtics on Friday. Chris… Read more

By Andrew Housser It is a time-honored tradition to make a fresh start at the New Year. For many people, holiday bills are rolling in, providing new motivation to get out of debt and wipe the slate clean. If you are among them, take a look at this… Read more

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By Barbara Eisner BayerProvided by An outdoor survival kit might contain a Swiss army knife, a lantern, and a lighter. Unfortunately, these tools are powerless to help you survive a journey through the wild landscape of mortgage loan… Read more

ATLANTA — Atlanta Thrashers coach Craig Ramsay took a gamble and won. Tim Stapleton and Bryan Little scored in the first two rounds of a shootout and Tobias Enstrom had two power-play goals in the Thrashers’ 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on… Read more

Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said Thursday afternoon that an MRI confirmed that Kevin Garnett’s injury is a strained right calf muscle, as the team had thought, and not to his surgically repaired knee. Ainge,… Read more

by WGGB Staff SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Fire crews are still trying to put out a fire at a mill in the Indian Orchard section of Springfield. Fire officials say that the fire broke out at Building No. 5 of the Indian Orchard Mills complex around… Read more

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Kevin Garnett threw down an emphatic dunk, then grimaced before he even landed. With that, Boston’s smooth run through this NBA season came to an end. Garnett left in the first quarter with a leg injury, and the Celtics… Read more

INDIANAPOLIS — The Boston Celtics played like a championship-caliber team for the final 12 minutes on Tuesday, and that was enough against the up-and-coming Indiana Pacers. Indiana led for all but a few minutes in the first three quarters, but… Read more

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By Amanda GardnerHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 27 (HealthDay News) — The size of your amygdala, an almond-shaped portion of the brain involved in emotions, may be as strong a marker for having rich and varied social relationships as how many… Read more

BOSTON — Shawn Thornton scored twice and reached his career high with seven goals this season and the Boston Bruins beat the Atlanta Thrashers 4-1 Thursday night. The Bruins’ enforcer was in a fight two seconds after puck dropped in the first… Read more

by WGGB Staff REGION (WGGB) — While inner city schools struggle to beat the odds to provide quality education, charter schools seem to be thriving. Dissatisfied with the offerings at Springfield’s public and parochial schools, Lorna Lewis enrolled… Read more

REGION (WGGB) — Reforming school systems is something all administrators can agree on. The question is how?  Are charter schools the answer? We told you about a new documentary that portrays the country’s public school system as failing and… Read more

by WGGB Staff REGION (WGGB) — Dean Technical High School in Holyoke is just one of 12 under performing schools in our area and one of many in the country struggling to keep up.  In this first part of a four part series, we introduce you to five… Read more

By By Jack R. Nerad By Jack R. Nerad With its crazy traffic and horrible weather, Christmastime might not be the best season to go driving — but it is a great time to turn some of those driving fantasies into a reality. Instead of opting for a… Read more

BOSTON — There’s something about the Boston Celtics’ 14-game winning streak that doesn’t seem quite right to coach Doc Rivers. Point guard Rajon Rondo, after getting off to the best start of his career, has missed six of the 14 wins. Backup… Read more