DeLeo rejects Patrick’s tax proposals

House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo will not support Governor Deval Patrick’s proposal to raise $260 million with various taxes and fees, including a tax on candy and soda.


Despite Romney’s struggles, he’s still on track for GOP nod

Yesterday’s results were a blip, not a stumble. Despite Rick Santorum’s strong showing, there is still no clear alternative to Mitt Romney.

Ex-Newton teacher charged with assaulting girl he babysat

A former elementary teacher who is already facing child pornography charges is now being charged with sexually assaulting a child he was hired to babysit.

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Sealed with a kiss: Valentines Day gift guide

Go for something a bit more elegant this Valentine’s Day. A gift doesn’t have to break the bank, but it does require a thought or two.

A Tank Away: Jackson, N.H.

In the White Mountains, a small village big on romance

Looking for a romantic winter getaway? Cross the endearing red covered bridge into a world of charm and indulgence.

Jeff Jacoby

Ganging up on Ginsburg — way too quickly

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke about the US Constitution recently, and conservatives aren't giving those remarks a fair consideration.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie answers a question in Trenton, N.J., Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, about gay marriage issues being considered by the legislature. Christie says that he is personally opposed to same sex marriage and the issue should be decided by voters, not the legislature. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

To Grammar’s House

Globe Insiders column: In their own words

Newspapers, and their copy editors, usually draw a line against obscenities and crude language, but what to do when a public official calls a legislator “numbnuts?”

“What else will I do if that resume doesn’t work?’’

Barbara Bobea, laid off from a human resources job two years ago 

Globe Insiders

Globe Talks | Feb. 15, 6 p.m.[1].jpg Talk movies with Ty and Wesley

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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Residents turn to towns for help battling coyotes

In Brookline, Newton, and Belmont, where coyote sightings have become more frequent, residents are urging town officials to take steps to control the population.

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Mitt Romney spoke at a rally yesterday in Denver.

Romney’s returns revive scrutiny of complex tax shelters

On Capitol Hill, Mitt Romney’s returns have caught the eyes of both parties for what appears to be his use of a type of complex shelter that has been debated for years.


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Women's Beanpot

Huskies work OT for all the beans

Northeastern’s captain converted a feed from Kendall Coyne 5:27 into overtime to lift the Huskies past BU, 4-3, in the Beanpot championship game.


“For American enthusiasts of the Kagame regime, the Ingabire case points to a dilemma: Rwanda’s remarkable reconciliation and success have gone hand in hand with severely curtailed freedom of speech.”

Peter Canellos,  on free expression in Rwanda