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We've been a little busier than usual this fall bringing you up-to-the-minute coverage of Boston's favorite sports teams. Meanwhile, behind the scenes, we've been building a new

Over our 12-year history as a web site, we've always sought the best ideas for how should look, feel, and function. First and foremost, we listened to you. You told us what you liked and didn't like. You taught us important lessons about how you use the web.

The result is a new that is easier, fresher, and more useful than ever before. Among the changes you will notice:

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