Valentine picked as Sox manager

Bobby Valentine is the choice of the Red Sox, emerging from a long and convoluted search to become the 45th manager in franchise history.

Barney Frank said he will continue defending the Dodd-Frank financial regulation overhaul.

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Barney Frank says new voting map edged him out

US Rep. Barney Frank accused Beacon Hill lawmakers of drawing the congressional map in a way that shortchanged him in favor of Edward Markey and Stephen Lynch.

Brian McGrory

Mitt Romney’s biggest enemy: Mitt Romney

At a time when nothing good ever seems to get done in government, the GOP presidential candidate’s showing himself to be another face in the crowd.

A number of efforts are underway that could turn Kendall Square in Cambridge into a livelier neighborhood with more restaurants, shops, and places to live.

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

MIT injecting life into Kendall Square

The school is preparing to spend $700 million to redevelop eight of its properties in Kendall Square, adding to the pedestrian-friendly transformation of the area.

Lawrence schools have suffered chronically low standardized test scores and the worst graduation rates in the state.

Lawrence schools taken over by state

The education board’s decision addresses years of academic failure in the district and marks the first time the state has fully seized the reins of a local school system.

Few changes expected with airline bankruptcy

The bankruptcy announcement yesterday by AMR Corp., parent of American Airlines, the nation’s third-largest airline, followed years of soaring fuel prices and high labor costs.

Franchisees Victor and Octavio Carvalho went retro when remodeling the Dunkin’ Donuts on Southern Artery in Quincy — the chain’s original restaurant — giving it a look and feel reminiscent of what it had when it opened in 1950, including a script outdoor sign and counter with stools.

Dunkin’s original flavor is back

The original Dunkin’ Donuts on Southern Artery in Quincy got an unusual makeover - one that restored the look and feel of the restaurant to what it was when it opened in 1950.


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Gilberto Peralta, 82, also known as Panama for where he was born, said: “We can play all year in Panama. When it’s cold, it’s 72.’’

A November to remember on the fairways

Usually this time of the year, Boston’s golfers are stuck inside dreaming of spring, but the second-warmest November on record has them out on the links.


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Facebook settles FTC privacy complaints

Facebook has agreed to settle complaints by the Federal Trade Commission that it failed to protect users’ privacy and disclose how their data could be used.


Cain reconsidering campaign after affair allegation

Herman Cain told his staff that he was ‘‘reassessing’’ whether to remain in the GOP presidential race in the wake of an allegation that he had a 13-year affair with an Atlanta woman.

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On Baseball

Major piece put in place for Red Sox

Why was it important for the Red Sox to select Bobby Valentine as their manager? Because the rest of the team business depends on it, that’s why.

Food and dining

Dining Out

Licorice honey glazed chicken at Artisan Bistro.

The bar is set high for Artisan Bistro

In the Ritz-Carlton, Artisan Bistro doesn’t live up to Boston’s raised expectations for hotel restaurants.