Boston officials see reasons for optimism, concern in Obama’s budget

City officials were heartened by proposed funds for schools and roads but were worried about possible cuts in heating assistance and public health programs.

Hundreds protest fare hikes, service cuts proposed by MBTA

More than 400 people gathered at a public hearing at the Boston Public Library’s main branch to protest against higher fares and service cuts to the transit system.

Bulger to go on trial Nov. 5

A judge today rejected claims that the 82-year-old gangster’s defense team needed another year to prepare for the trial.

Santorum leads Romney in new poll

Rick Santorum has surged to take a slight lead over Mitt Romney among Republican-leaning voters nationally, the Pew Research Center poll shows.

A T-shirt, flowers and notes were at a memorial today for Whitney Houston outside the Beverly Hills Hilton, where she died Saturday.

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If music industry is a family, then artists need better care

The recording industry needs to ask itself why so many of its superstars are dying these lonely deaths. And it must do what it can to prevent them.


Chris Brown: F.A.M.E. conquers all

Chris Brown's conspicuous inclusion at the Grammys, after his 2009 guilty plea to felony assault on his then-girlfriend Rihanna, raises questions about the judgment of the Grammy producers.

Boston, MA - 01/26/12 - Portraits and pics of Jack Gantos, Boston-based children's and young readers' author who just won a Newbery Medal for his latest book,

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A Newbery winner at last

The highest award in young people’s literature, the Newbery Medal, last month went to Boston’s Jack Gantos, whose novels — and one part of his life — are unusual.

Boston College's Pat Mullane (left) and Chris Kreider celebrated after Kreider's late second-period goal put the Eagles up 2-1 over Garrett Noonan (13) and the Boston University Terriers in the annual Beanpot college hockey tournament.

Boston College 3, Boston University 2

BC stuns BU with late overtime goal

The Eagles scored with 6.4 seconds left in overtime to win their third straight Beanpot title.

“You can’t assume that you’ll just jack up tuition every single year.’’

President Obama, on runaway college tuition increases 

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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Bay State wary of Air Force base cuts

State and congressional leaders are bracing for a battle over a Pentagon plan to strip aircraft from one Air Force base in Western Mass. and possibly cut personnel at another.


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Dustin Pedroia and the Red Sox will look to bounce back after a season in which they finished third in the AL East.

Most valuable Red Sox? Still Dustin Pedroia

The gritty second baseman and former AL MVP is atop the ranking of the Red Sox’ roster as the team starts to gather for spring training.


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Music Review

Die Antwoord delivers edgy show at Paradise

The South African trio Die Antwoord’s vulgar concoction of underground art and street culture resulted in a show that was unexpectedly uplifting.