As power is slowly restored, city seeks return to normalcy

Power returned to the Boston Copley Place Hotel at around 11 a.m., but a spokeswoman for Mayor Menino’s office noted the Back Bay outages remain “very frustrating.”

Bill Greene/Globe Staff

Little room for error in city’s grid

The events following Tuesday’s fire show how thin the margin of error in the city’s electrical system is when one of the six power substations fails.

Karzai urges troops to pull back; Taliban breaks off US talks

Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai demanded that international troops pull out of rural areas and pushed for an earlier transfer of security in the country.

Foxborough to revisit casino issue

Town selectmen believe a formal proposal for a gambling resort is coming from casino mogul Steve Wynn, and will discuss whether to study the potential effects of a casino.

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff

For mothers of the accused, a separate anguish

The pain carried by the mothers of the two men accused of the Mattapan murders has been concealed, and compounded by the tension of sitting in the courtroom.

Kevin Cullen

A crack in Cathy Greig’s hard facade

When asked whether she had ever seen a psychiatrist, Cathy Greig did something she had never done in public: she cried.

Vanderbilt's Jeff Taylor practiced with the team at the Pit in Albuquerque, N.M., on March 14.

Bob Ryan

Vanderbilt could pose a big problem for Harvard

Vanderbilt is big. Harvard is not. That could be an issue when the two clash today in their first NCAA Tournament game.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney waves during a Tuesday campaign stop in Liberty, Mo.

Mitt Romney still has the math in his favor

While Romney has failed to ignite the GOP base, he has methodically extended his lead among delegates.

“Economic activity has not been possible for two-thirds of Back Bay businesses, and when that happens, there’s a serious impact.”

Meg Mainzer-Cohen,  president of the Back Bay Association

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T might be able to ease cuts in service

Transportation secretary Richard A. Davey said his department may be able to alleviate a few of the proposed service cuts to the MBTA system.


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Celtics 105, Warriors 103

Kevin Garnett was congratulated as he returned to the bench after making the game winning score.

Celtics eke out win in final seconds

Kevin Garnett drilled the game-winning shot with five seconds left. The players now await Thursday’s 3 p.m. trade deadline


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Ashley Judd finds her comfort zone in ‘Missing’

Judd portrays Rebecca Winstone, a former CIA agent whose son has been kidnapped. “Missing’’ premieres Thursday night at 8 p.m. on Channel 5.

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“As long as Gingrich looks in the mirror and sees a serious presidential candidate, he will continue to divide primary voters to Romney’s advantage.”

Joan Vennochi 


“The best-selling board game today is the board game that was the best-selling board game in 1936. That is Monopoly.”

Game publisher Eric Hautemont