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The Sounds and Sights of Christmas

Copley Singers Director Brian Jones addressed the audience on Sunday evening, Dec. 7, at the annual concert in St. Mary-St. Catherine of Siena Parish. The concert brought in a packed house as the singers performed alongside the church’s historic Woodberry and Harris organ.
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It Is the Season for Breaches, Account Takeovers and Card Thieves — so Beware

When it comes to identity theft, there is no time like the holidays. Christmas and New Year’s are prime times these days for thieves to gain access to credit cards, debit cards, bank accounts and a host of other personal information through security breaches or simple scams. No matter how they get one’s information, they can really hijack a holiday. So, what does one national expert, who lives locally, say to do? Don’t worry about it. “As far as all these big data breaches go, one of the first things I tell everyone is don’t worry about it,” said Robert Siciliano, a McAfee Online security expert who lives locally in the Boston area. “That advice sounds counterintuitive really, but worrying ...
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The 12 Scams of Christmas 2014

1.You’ve Got Mail! Think twice before clicking links in shipping notification emails, and always verify the shipping company before giving out your personal information. Deceptive Advertising Beware of deals that are too good to be true as they could steal our personal information and ruin your holiday cheer. Chilling Charities ‘Tis the season to donate, but be wary of fake charities. Do your research and double check the site URL. Buyer Beware Check your credit card statements to make sure you don’t have any unwanted charges as a result of a point-of-sale breach. iScams Today, smartphones not only act as a phone, but also a credit card, house key, camera and more. Malware can access your device via apps, so ...

Rain, rain, go away ...

Just add some chlorine and welcome to Haymarket wading pool. Photo by Dave Fox. Even as the rain supposedly nears the end of its increasingly annoying reign, the waters just keep piling up. From T stations to Rutherford Avenue in Charlestown and Circuit Drive in Franklin Park, which police shut due to flooding to Roslindale Square, which lost power, Bostonians have had enough, enough to slap anybody who might chirpily say "at least it's not snow!" Yeah, that guy.

Zakim reflections

See it larger. JB Parrett photographed the Zakim Bridge the other night.
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