A super bargain at any price

globe staff photos by Barry Chin

Fans willing to compromise can experience live and in person America’s largest sporting event on a dime.

Not feeling the Patriot spirit

Un-Patriotic New Englanders will cheer against what some call Bill Belichick’s Evil Empire and yearn for a performance befitting the team’s old nickname, The Patsies.

Patriots taking their own tweet time

During the two-week buildup to Super Bowl XLVI, Rich Ohrnberger did the most with the allotted 140 characters Twitter permits per comment.

For TVs, it’s a good time to go long

Football and nonfootball fans are heading to electronics stores to take advantage of what is one of the best times to upgrade a television, which to most people means getting a bigger set.

Vast new wind farm site proposed off Martha’s Vineyard

Federal officials will conduct an environmental assessment of about 1,300 square miles they said could produce up to 10 times the amount of electricity as Cape Wind.

A pricey, familiar perk for new UMass head

The University of Massachusetts has promised its new leader, Robert Caret, up to a year-long sabbatical at his presidential salary when he eventually steps down.

Jobless rate hits 8.3%, lowest in 3 years

US employers added more than 240,000 jobs in January, the biggest gains in nearly a year, providing evidence that the recovery could be gathering speed.

02/03/2012 HULL, MA Ferry supporter and rider Tim Joost (cq) (left) 59 of Hull, speaks to Jonathan R. Davis (cq) (right), Acting General Manager of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority aboard the 9am MBTA ferry from Hull to Boston. The service is in jeopardy of being cut due to budget constraints. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe

T official faces storm on ferry

On a morning trip yesterday, Jonathan R. Davis, the MBTA’s acting general manager, was met with keen passenger frustration over plans to eliminate ferry service.

“These numbers cannot hide the fact that President Obama’s policies have prevented a true economic recovery. We can do better.”

Mitt Romney,  on the unemployment rate

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To date, 116 dolphins have been stranded on Cape Cod beaches, and 84 of those dolphins have died.

Cape dolphin strandings unprecedented

An animal welfare official told a group of congressmen yesterday that the recent string of common dolphin strandings is the largest in Cape Cod’s history.

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6 die as protests over Egypt’s handling of soccer riot spread

Protesters filled the streets and clashed for a second day yesterday with police as concerns spread about lawlessness and collapsing security a year after Egypt’s uprising.


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Tower would rival Hub’s tallest buildings

The development firm taking control of the former Filene’s property in downtown Boston said it will create a new magnet for shoppers, diners, and residents.


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Celtics 91, Heat 89

Boston Ma 02/03/2012 Boston Celtics player Brandon Bass (cq) left reaches out to team mate Paul Pierce (cq) right late in the 4th period after what was believed a three point shot. Pierce, had the three point shot taken away after it was reviewed by officals. Boston Celtics Vs New York Knicks. Boston Globe Staff / Photographer: Jonathan Wiggs Reporter:Section: Sports: Reporter:Slug

Celtics make a stand

The Celtics were behind most of the game but rallied to defeat the New York Knicks for their seventh win in the last eight games.