Barney Frank won’t seek reelection

The state’s highest-profile congressman faced the prospect of a bruising reelection campaign next year after a recent redistricting.


Frank talks about his reasons for not running again

US Representative Barney Frank spoke today at Newton City Hall, where he officially announced he won’t run for reelection in 2012.

Dan Shaughnessy

A power struggle on Yawkey Way?

It seems that Ben Cherington likes Gene Lamont as the next manager for the Red Sox and Larry Lucchino prefers Bobby Valentine.

Judge rejects $285m SEC-Citigroup agreement

A federal judge in New York cited a need for truth about the financial markets in rejecting the settlement.

Adrian Walker

An edited life well lived

Longtime PR executive Monique Doyle Spencer responded to her breast cancer diagnosis by forging a second career as an author and frequent Globe contributor.

Egyptians vote for first time since uprising

Egyptians turned out in long lines at voting stations today in their nation’s first parliamentary elections since Hosni Mubarak’s ouster.

Woman alleges long affair with Cain

A Georgia woman said today she and Herman Cain had a 13-year extramarital affair, an allegation the Republican candidate denied.


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Tiered health plans cutting costs, restricting options

The popularity of health insurance plans that limit where patients can receive care is on the rise, but some hospitals say patients on tiered plans are sometimes denied specialized care.


Family ties prove thorny for Tierney

The legal saga of the Boxford-bred Eremian brothers might have attracted little notice if not for the fact that their sister is Patrice Tierney, wife of US Representative John F. Tierney.

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Brotherly love and support

The Schusters have donated more than $5 million to Brigham and Women’s, much of which will go to the hospital’s new Schuster Transplant Center and Transplant Research Center.