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Best Comeback

2002 Best Comeback

Mission of Burma

Art-punk heroes and alterna-rock granddaddies Mission of Burma, whose original 1979-83 run influenced R.E.M. and the Pixies, roared back with a handful of high-decibel concerts […] read more»
2002 Best Comeback

Globe Spotlight Team

The Boston Globe Spotlight Team, whose Pulitzer Prize-worthy coverage of the archdiocesan sex scandal was earth-shattering journalism at its and a return to the kind […] read more»
2002 Best Comeback, Game

Celtics

The Celtics, for the biggest fourth-quarter comeback in NBA playoff history, making up a 21-point deficit to beat the New Jersey Nets in game three […] read more»
2002 Best Comeback, Venue

The FleetCenter

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2001 Best Comeback

Mike Barnicle

—especially if money is how you’re keeping score. The former Globe columnist now has a daily talk show on WTKK, a column in the New […] read more»
1999 Best Comeback, by a Local Band

The Gigolo Aunts

After five years without a release, the Gigolo Aunts burst back onto the music scene with Minor Chords and Major Themes, a disc so infused […] read more»
1995 Best Comeback

Digital Equipment

Sure, the company itself is half as big as it used to be. Sure, the sales of its once-popular VAX computers are still plummeting. But […] read more»
1989 Best Comeback

The Emerson Majestic Theater

Resurrected, refurbished, resplendent. read more»
1987 Best Comeback, Album

Third Stage

The new album by the synthetic-rock group Boston was six years in the making and worth the wait. read more»
1987 Best Comeback

<em>All My Sons</em>

Arthur Miller’s All My Sons at the Wilbur. The ball was back in Miller’s court, and he aced it. read more»
1986 Best Comeback

The San Fransisco Mime Troupe’s <em>Steel Town</em>

We wish they’d move to Boston. read more»
1985 Best Comeback, Location

The Ritz-Carlton

Boston
Refurbished and revived, the grand old lady is sparkling again. read more»
1984 Best Comeback

The Basketball Hall of Fame, in Springfield

A $10-million investment that will bear fruit in 1985. read more»
1983 Best Comeback

Institute of Contemporary Art

Boston
New director David Ross turned it around. read more»
1982 Best Comeback

The Metropolitan Opera Company’s decision to move from Hynes Auditorium to the Metropolitan Center. So that’s what opera is supposed to sound like! read more»