Elizabeth Warren faces caucus test

The likely challenger to Senator Scott Brown faces her first serious challenge: rallying enough state convention delegates to clear the primary field.

Opinion | Tom Keane

Mass. moderate?

By almost every important factual measure — economic, educational, and socioeconomic — Massachusetts is vastly better off than the nation’s most right-wing states.

UMass leaders among state’s top earners

The University of Massachusetts once again has the distinction of employing all but one of the state’s 50 highest-paid public workers, 2011 state records show.

Patrick’s budget would cut senior meals

The proposed $1.5 million cut would be a major blow to the Elderly Nutrition Program, lauded for providing nutritional and psychological benefits to seniors.

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Love Letters columnist Meredith Goldstein fields questions from hundreds of lovelorn Boston Globe readers throughout the year. Here are her top ten most popular letters for 2011.


Back Story: Love Letters columnist Meredith Goldstein

In this edition of The Back Story, we talk to Boston Globe Love Letters columnist Meredith Goldstein.

Rain, snow marks Truck Day at Fenway Park

It’s that annual sign that spring is right around the corner in Boston. Truck Day, the day when the Red Sox moving van loads up for a trip to Fort Myers, Fla., is today.

Christopher L. Gasper

With Tom Brady, there's no time to waste

We’ve reached the point where maximizing Tom Brady’s remaining prime years trumps any business model, value system, or organizational ethos.

“If these elders don’t get the proper nutrition, their health is going to suffer, and their medical care is going to cost much more than these meals.”

Deborah Banda,  AARP Massachusetts state director, on cuts to the Elderly Nutrition Program

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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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WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 10: President Barack Obama makes a statement in the briefing room at the White House on February 10, 2012 in Washington, DC. President Obama announced a reversal of his administration's health care rule requiring religious employers to provide women free access to contraception. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Obama bends on birth control mandate

President Obama said religious-affiliated institutions would not be forced to provide birth control coverage, but that insurers must offer free contraceptive coverage to the employees of such institutions.