Brown, Warren deadlocked, poll shows

GOP Senator Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren, his likely Democratic opponent, are in a dead heat, with a large bloc of voters still undecided, a Boston Globe poll has found.

// On the trail with Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren

Voters are getting reintroduced to Senator Brown and forming first impressions of Warren as the Mass. Senate contenders make their pitch on the campaign trail.

Trips to Yawkey Way and Fenway Park, and all the associated rituals, are a rite of passage for many New Englanders.

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Fenway Park is part of us all

In good moments, sad moments, and bad moments, the home of the Red Sox has special meaning to New Englanders.

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Seeking help but finding a scam in sober homes

Scandal afflicts some “sober homes” in Boston and nearby suburbs, where recovering addicts must agree to drug testing by labs closely tied to landlords.

Mortgage rates may have struck bottom at last

The average rate for 30-year mortgages briefly rose above 4 percent last month, and many economists predict rates will keep rising as the economy and housing market recover.

Frank DePasquale, owner of Mare Oyster Bar, got tips on how to attract Japanese tourists from Mamiko Maki.

Mass. rolls out welcome mat for Japan

With Japan Airlines’ upcoming nonstop flight from Tokyo making it easier for Japanese travelers to get to Boston, tourism operators around New England are gearing up to attract them.

New Year celebration shows different side of Iran

As the Boston area’s roughly 11,000 Iranians celebrate the fresh start of a new year, many say fellow Americans are also taking a fresh look at their country and its people.

Maine pageant celebrates the mustache

Several dozen contestants took part in a mustache competition, an annual event in Portland, Maine, dedicated to restoring the good name of the 1970s staple.


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Silver Lake students in critical condition

Two of the four students involved in a car crash on Friday were listed in critical condition Saturday night, while another was listed in serious condition.


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Money Makeover

Two homes, two children, one income. What to do?

Paul and Kim Doncaster applied for a Boston Globe Money Makeover to help figure out how to fund retirement, save for their girls’ college educations, and still pay the bills.


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Kansas 64, Ohio State 62

Kansas' Travis Releford (24) celebrated with teammates after the win.

Kansas rallies and stuns Ohio State

The Jayhawks came back from 13 points down to win their ticket to the NCAA title showdown against Kentucky.