Steven Syre

Facebook’s business plan: Make friends, print money

Facebook is growing by leaps and bounds -- but it also earns a striking profit margin on its social media empire.

Super PACs fuel GOP attack ads

Super PACs, independent political groups closely allied with a candidate, can collect donations of any size and have financed many negative ads in the Republican race.

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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.

Bigger, bolder plan for former Boston Herald site

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

Plans for Boston Herald headquarters

Elkus Manfredi Architects

The Boston Herald's former South End headquarters is slated to be transformed into a six-acre complex of apartments, stores, and restaurants.

The current Boston Herald building

Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

The property's owner plans to replace the Herald's squat brick building (pictured) with four new structures.

Buildings of various heights and parking hidden from the street are two key features of the plan.

Elkus Manfredi Architects

Buildings of various heights and parking hidden from the street are two key features of the plan.

Rendering of the current Herald building.

Elkus Manfredi Architects

A rendering shows the current Herald building. Construction is expected to begin by the end of the year.

Plans for the new Boston Herald site.

Elkus Manfredi Architects

A rendering shows the plans for the new development, which will have 475 apartments, a grocery store, and a mix of smaller shops and restaurants.

Aerial view of Boston Herald site

National Development

An aerial view of the site (lower middle), which is next to the intersection of the Massachusetts Turnpike and Interstate 93.


Catholic Church’s unfair attack against Obama

Last Sunday, the Catholic Church declared war on President Obama. Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida quickly took up the cause, signaling the outlines of a serious religious rumble to come in 2012.

Giants’ Hakeem Nicks may be a handful for Patriots

His size 10-1/2 hands, which call for gloves sized 4X, give the receiver, who has emerged as one of the NFL’s biggest threats, quite an advantage.

“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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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 Memorial Medical Center in Worcester

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.


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Celtics 100, Raptors 64

Celtics rout Raptors

The Celtics needed nearly a third of this compacted season to start producing blowout victories. They’ve now won six of the last seven games.