Bigger, bolder plan for Herald site

Elkus Manfredi Architects

National Development yesterday launched a new plan to replace the former South End headquarters of the Boston Herald with a mixed-use project.

New Yorkers see giant chance to twist knife

As Sunday’s Super Bowl rematch approaches, fans here are predicting more Mass. misery at the hands of the New York Giants.

After the Mass for former Boston mayor Kevin White was over, pallbearers escorted the casket down the church aisle. The White family followed.

Mourners celebrate former mayor’s life, energy

Boston bade farewell yesterday to Kevin Hagan White in a historic funeral that celebrated the “incandescent energy’’ of a singular man and marked the end of an era.

A happy homecoming in North Reading

The town’s residents poured out of buildings yesterday and lined Park Street to welcome Marine Ben Hodgkins back home.

Super PACs fuel GOP attack ads

The arrival of the super PACS has resulted in a profound change in the nominating process, as candidates disclaim responsibility for the super PACS’ negative advertising.

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff

Skilled hands of a lost husband hold out hope for artist

Four months after receiving a double forearm and hand transplant, Richard Mangino is playing piano already and looks forward to painting. Harvard.JPEG-06d65-679.jpg Facebook to go public, files for $5 billion IPO

The massive social network, founded eight years ago in a Harvard University dorm room, is poised to be the biggest technology company debut since Google went public in 2004.

“Giants fans are obnoxious. It would give me pleasure to see the Patriots hang 70 points on the Giants.’’

Joe Menendez,  47, a building manager in Midtown Manhattan

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Join the Boston Globe’s movie critics, Ty Burr and Wesley Morris, for a conversation about this year’s Academy Awards.

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Syrian troops open a new front against rebels

Heavy gunfire and shelling rattled towns in a mountain valley outside Damascus yesterday, as Syrian troops opened a new front in their campaign to crush rebels.


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UMass health system to cut jobs, sell units

UMass Memorial Health Care, the largest employer in Central Mass., told its employees yesterday that it will shed 700 to 900 jobs, about 6 percent of its workforce.