Romney leads, Paul rises in N.H. poll

Newt Gingrich’s surge has slowed and Ron Paul has gained momentum, but Mitt Romney remains the clear front-runner in the New Hampshire primary, according to a new Globe poll.

Getting In

Popularity matters in school lottery

The lottery system for Boston public schools has created a group of prized schools and a group perpetually relegated to second-rung status.

Moynihan has not met bank’s goals

Brian Moynihan’s two-year tenure as CEO of Bank of America has been marked by slow progress as the bank untangles itself from its past.


Yvonne Abraham

‘Today mommy becomes our real mommy’

After an unspeakable loss, four children are now tethered by dozens of bonds, held safe by family determined to make up for all they lost.

Hope, and lives, rebuilt after Irene

Tropical Storm Irene took homes and shattered Christmas traditions in Vermont, but residents have rallied around one another.

FOR METRO. Boston, MA 12/31/2010 Fireworks are seen from the Public Garden Pond, with the bridge in the foreground, on New Year's Eve for the First Night celebration in Boston, MA on Friday, December 31, 2010. (Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff) Section: METRO Slug: n/a Reporter: n/a Library Tag 01012011 National/Foreign 25newyears

Explore New England

10 places to spend New Year’s Eve

2011 is on the verge of becoming yesterday’s news. If your plans are still as up in the air as the Times Square ball, here are some ideas for next Saturday night.

“If they’re ever going to have a real future, it’s through education. If we cry over these issues, we can’t help them.’’

Teresa Harvey-Jackson,  princiapl of Marshall Elementary


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On the Hot Seat

Moynihan: ‘Our job is to be fair to customers’

Brian Moynihan, who joined Bank of America Corp. after it acquired FleetBoston, spoke with Globe reporter Todd Wallack and business editor Shirley Leung.


COLUMBIA, SC - DECEMBER 23: Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich speaks to supporters on December 23, 2011 in Columbia, South Carolina. Gingrich has been leading in the polls in South Carolina, although South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley recently endorsed rival former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. (Photo by Richard Ellis/Getty Images)

Gingrich attacks Virginia for keeping him off ballot

The state party said that presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich had failed to submit the required 10,000 signatures to appear on the ballot.


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Patriots eventually handled pressure of Dolphins

Thanks to a few tweaks, the Patriots figured out the Dolphins defense — to the tune of 27 straight points in the second half of the 27-24 victory at Gillette.


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Beauty out of hiding

Myanmar, the former Burma, is the largest country in mainland Southeast Asia and has been accused of being among the most corrupt. But for travelers it is reminiscent of what Vietnam was 50 years ago.


Book review

'The Third Reich' by Roberto Bolano

Roberto Bolano’s latest posthumously published novel, “The Third Reich,” is a good book with a great premise.


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2011: the year in movies

A time for anxiety and comfort

Ty Burr’s annual Top 10 movies list is a Top 20 this year and making the cut was harder than usual with 2011 being the most unsettled, questioning and disturbing time for movies.