New developer plans tower on former Filene’s site

Millennium Partners plans to build a tower on the Downtown Crossing site with retail stores, office space and hundreds of residences, city officials said tonight.

UMass Memorial pays $520,000 over donor recruitment

UMass Memorial Health Care, which hired models to lure potential bone marrow donors, is settling claims that it engaged in improper marketing.

Senate approves insider trading ban

Legislation to prohibit members of Congress from profiting from insider information awaits House action after today’s Senate passage.

Gingrich asks Florida GOP to change delegate allocation

The Newt Gingrich campaign is appealing to Florida Republican officials to award delegates on a proportional basis, rather than winner-take-all.

The Back Story: Covering the Super Bowl

Globe sports editor Joe Sullivan spoke with Dina Rudick about what it's like to cover the country’s biggest sporting event.


Patriots brush off Giants’ trash talk

Patriots players addressed the recent spate of words coming from some members of the New York Giants on the way to Sunday’s matchup.

Larry Bird said has tickets to Sunday’s Super Bowl, but isn’t sure if he will attend.

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Larry Bird is rooting for the Patriots

The Super Bowl is in the Indiana backyard of the Celtics legend this week. Said Bird, “I could never root for a New York team, come on!’’

Carolina players celebrated a first period goal as the Bruins’ Milan Lucic skates away.

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Last-place Carolina blanks the Bruins

The Carolina Hurricanes completed their first-ever season sweep of the Bruins with tonight’s victory at TD Garden.

“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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Globe Talks | Feb. 15, 6 p.m.[1].jpg Oscar Talk

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


Brown urges Pentagon to avoid Hanscom cuts

Senator Scott Brown today told Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta that Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford and other area installations serve critical national security functions.


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Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke testified today during a House Budget Committee hearing on Capitol Hill.

Fed chief sees improvement, but economy still vulnerable

Speaking to the House Budget Committee, Ben Bernanke rejected criticism that the Fed was willing to tolerate higher inflation in order to bring down unemployment.


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Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski met with reporters for the third straight day today.

Rob Gronkowski vows to make ‘final call’

The Patriots tight ends said he would decide if he can play on Sunday, and will consider pain-killing shots plus special devices that could aid his balky ankle.



Internet flash sales spawn a new breed of addicted shopper

Addiction to quick-sale websites has become a problem for some consumers, who can rack up credit card debt quickly with just a few clicks.