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Dec 21
Patriots edge Jets, clinch 1st-round playoff bye

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots are in a familiar position.

Dec 21
Hearing set for ex-Patriot facing murder trial

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - A pre-trial hearing is scheduled Monday for former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez, whose murder trial is slated to start next month.

Dec 21
Pats' Edelman, Blount out; Jets' Wilkerson active

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman and running back LeGarrette Blount will not play against the New York Jets on Sunday because of injuries.

Dec 21
Ups and downs of Gov. Deval Patrick's administration

A look at some of the highs and lows of Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick's two terms in office:

Dec 21
Gov. Patrick reflects on his tenure, legacy

BOSTON (AP) - "I am an optimist," Gov. Deval Patrick said in his first inauguration speech, "but not a foolish one."

Dec 21
Commissioner: Boston police on alert after officer killings

BOSTON (AP) - Police Commissioner William Evans says Boston police are on alert after police officers were murdered in New York City and Florida.

Dec 21
Presumptive senate president's partner moving to Florida

BOSTON (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Stanley Rosenberg's partner has been reassigned to his public relations company's Florida office after weeks of scrutiny about his relationship with the presumptive state senate president.

Dec 21
Winter solstice marked with UMass sunwheel

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - Observers of the winter solstice will gather around a sun wheel built by a University of Massachusetts-Amherst astronomer to mark the shortest day of the year.

Dec 20
Retired teacher dedicates self to feeding homeless

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - When Martha Tighe retired from teaching after 43 years, she wanted a job where she could continue to help others. Now in her sixth year as executive director of The Parish Cupboard in West Springfield, she can safely cross that line off her to-do list.

Dec 20
Acclaimed ex-Soviet artist has a colorful story

NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Internationally acclaimed artist Anatoly Dverin's story is as colorful as his paintings.

Dec 20
Pollard, Davis each score 19 to lead Dayton over BU 78-62

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Kendall Pollard and Darrell Davis each scored a career-high 19 points to help Dayton roll to a 78-62 victory over Boston University on Saturday night.

Dec 20
AP-BKC--Boston U.-Dayton Box

Papale 1-6 0-0 2, Mosely 1-2 0-0 3, Hankerson 8-13 5-7 25, Dieudonne 6-11 3-4 16, Alston 3-5 1-3 7, Johnson 1-1 0-0 3, Fanning 1-4 2-5 4, Mbargorba 0-0 2-2 2, Goff 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 21-42 13-21 62.