Santorum a threat to Romney in Mich.

Rick Santorum is trying to broaden his coalition in Michigan by attracting blue collar fiscal conservatives — and do it all in Mitt Romney’s boyhood backyard.

Deal reached on treatment of state’s mentally ill inmates

The state Department of Correction’s agreement to provide better care for prisoners with severe mental illnesses comes years after an alarming series of suicides by inmates.

State to back NStar, Northeast Utilities merger

Massachusetts officials will back the merger, which still needs approval by Connecticut officials, in exchange for the company buying power from Cape Wind.

Juliette Kayyem

Bridge to the future

President Obama's budget includes more money for infrastructure, creating an opportunity to build resilient highways, bridges, and mass transit projects that will last for years.

Curt Ingram has become a mini-celebrity in Brighton for doing iPhone repairs not covered by the warranty.

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iPhone Curt’s accidental career

Curt Ingram is part of the expanding mini-industry of repairmen working outside the realm of Apple, whose warranty does not cover “damage caused by accident.”

Track’s perceived clout may deter rivals

The perception that the Suffolk Downs casino proposal has a lock on development rights may be discouraging some companies from competing in the gambling market.

Last year’s PAX East drewabout 68,000 gamers to the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. This year’s event is expected to bring 75,000.

PAX East locks in Hub site

The giant annual gaming convention PAX East will be held in Boston at least through 2023.


Holt’s vision aligned with sun, earth

“Nancy Holt: Sightlines” at the Tufts University Art Gallery provides the experience of peering through a lens, and noting how that changes perception.

“You’re seeing that Anybody But Romney vote unite around Santorum here in Michigan.”

Steve Mitchell,  an East Lansing-based pollster

Globe Insiders

Globe Insiders Event | Feb. 27, 7 p.m. Movie screening, Q&A with Emily Blunt

Join the Boston Globe’s movie editor Janice Page for a sneak screening of the movie and Q&A session with Emily Blunt, star of the new romantic comedy “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.”


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Data analysis credited with Cambridge crime decrease

Cambridge Police Department Commissioner Robert C. Haas said crime data analysis has helped police pinpoint trends in crime and predict future incidents.


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On football

Patriots season by the numbers

Where will Belichick look to improve heading into next season? That’s part of our trip through some of the significant numbers from the 2011 season.


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In ‘Photograph 51,’ a picture of complexity

It’s said that history is written by the winners. But sometimes history is rewritten — or recaptured — by the dramatists.