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A hearty welcome

Moe’s Southwest Grill plans to open more than 30 new restaurants in Mass. over the next three to four years.

Moe's Southwest Grill grows in the Bay State

The Tex-Mex restaurant chain has big plans to expand in Massachusetts.

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Boston Ballet’s ‘Simply Sublime’ inspires awe

The dances may leapfrog decades, moving from 1909 to 1972 to 2001, but they are contemporaries under the skin.

An architectural rendering of Boston City Hall, which was the subject of an unusual design competition in the early 1960s.

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How Boston City Hall was born

Fifty years after a groundbreaking competition, two architects look back at the project that polarized the city — and gave it a new lease on life.

After uproar, Obama shifts birth control policy

The head of the nation’s Roman Catholic bishops called the president’s decision to require insurance companies, not employers, to cover birth control a “step in the right direction.”

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At CPAC, Mitt Romney makes his pitch to conservatives

Mitt Romney made an explicit appeal at today’s conference for the support from the right that has largely eluded him.

raptors 86, celtics 74

Celtics fall to young Raptors team

Toronto avenged its huge Feb. 1 loss against Boston by handing the Celtics their second straight defeat tonight.

“People look at the park and think it’s beautiful, but if you spend more time there you realize the grass is patchy, and the soil is like concrete.”

Sylvia Salas,  executive director of The Esplanade Association

Globe Insiders

Globe Talks | Feb. 15, 6 p.m.

http://c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/02/01/BostonGlobe.com/Special/Images/greenhouse_movies2_business[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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Firefighters posted a sign on the building on Harrison Ave. yesterday indicating that it is vacant and should not be entered in case of fire.

Owners of evacuated building get violation notices

The city’s Inspectional Services Department handed eight violation notices to the owners of a Chinatown apartment building evacuated Wednesday because of structural problems.


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On college basketball

Boston College coach Steve Donahue, left, has a team with nine freshmen on its roster.

Steve Donahue has BC basketball looking up

At BC, no one expected miracles this season. But this is not about wins and losses. It is about the superb job of coaching that Donahue has done.