A new toolbox for urban analysis

The field of urban design has long been more of a craft than a science, but new data and tools are beginning to be used.

Rick Perry and Mitt Romney have gone after each other repeatedly in the Republican presidential debates.

Campaign 2012

Tone turns hostile early for Republican rivals

On a near-daily basis, GOP front-runners Rick Perry and Mitt Romney are charging each other with a variety of wrongs — from devious motives to telling untruths.

Protestors from  Occupy Boston marched through downtown Boston today.

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff

‘Occupy Boston’ protests continue today in Boston

About 100 people were marching this morning, some holding signs that included “capitalism is organized crime” and “where’s my golden parachute?”

Vaccine registry finds wide support

With the resurgence of measles and whooping cough, as well as changes in the political climate, Mass. public health officials may soon have a way to track immunizations statewide.

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

Boston’s oldest firehouse gets a makeover

A ribbon-cutting celebration will be held Wednesday for the renovated Eustis Street station, Boston’s oldest firehouse and once a target for demolition.

Drs. Pamela Hartzband and Jerome Groopman (at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center), coauthors of ‘‘Your Medical Mind: How to Decide What Is Right for You.’’

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Mind-set over matter

Your attitude has a lot to do with the kind of medical choices you make.

Getting In | Inside Boston’s school lottery

Waiting lists frustrate parents

School opened in Boston with almost 10,000 students — nearly 18 percent of the student body — still on waiting lists, trying to get into different schools than they were assigned.

A couple of key stops, such as the interception by Patrick Chung, right, helped the Patriots win despite allowing 504 total yards by the Raiders.

Christopher L. Gasper

Same old Patriots yet to prove they’ve improved

Despite yesterday’s win, there is still no reasonable evidence that the Patriots are a better team than last year or have fixed any of the fatal flaws that led to their playoff ouster.


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Scientists cast doubt on story of buffalo killing

State wildlife biologists are poking holes in Haverhill farmer Tyler Kimball’s claim that a pack of wild coyotes attacked and killed his 16-month-old bison.


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Never ask why of They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants played everything from kids music to eclectic tunes to their hits at Berklee Performance Center on Saturday.


“To become a citizen of a nation is a choice that involves more sacrifice and pain than tearing down the sculpture of a dictator.”

Gal Beckerman