North Station area projects move ahead

A Newton developer is moving forward with construction of a 14-story hotel and apartment complex across from the TD Garden. Ming Tsai serves mislabeled fish to China’s vice president

The noted chef and owner of the Blue Ginger restaurant in Wellesley served “Soy Marinated Alaskan Butterfish” at a State Department lunch, but it was actually sablefish.

Two women pause near a memorial display before funeral services for singer Whitney Houston at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, N.J., Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Family, friends mourn Whitney Houston

Family members and invited guests are remembering pop icon Whitney Houston at a private funeral at New Hope Baptist Church in New Jersey today. Romney 2012.JPEG-018a4-1293--90x90.jpg In Quinn bill debate, Mitt Romney stood by labor

As Mass. governor, Romney fiercely protected a controversial perk for police officers after seeking and receiving the endorsement of the politically influential police unions.

Opinion | Lawrence Harmon

Boston’s missing the boat

Let’s hope Mayor Menino gets fully onboard for the upcoming bicentennial commemoration of the War of 1812.

Photos by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

Central Boston a gas station desert

When a wrecking ball levels Grampy’s gas station — and that could happen as soon as next year — it will leave a large swath of the city without a gas station.

Carol Burnett, Amy Poehler share laughs with ‘Arrietty’

Burnett and Poehler sat down recently to tout the film, but comic chemistry soon prevailed over promotion.

Malcolm X house may get makeover

The now run-down Roxbury home where Malcolm X lived in the 1940s could be turned into housing for graduate students in African-American studies or related fields.

Boston, MA 8/7/11 Boston Red Sox Jason Varitek reacting after fouling out to New York Yankees catcher Russell Martin with the bases loaded and a 3-0 count during 6th inning action at Fenway Park on Sunday August 7, 2011. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) slug: yanksox Section: sports Reporter:

Red Sox notebook

Varitek gets invitation to spring training

With pitchers and catchers reporting tomorrow, there is no indication that Jason Varitek will accept the minor-league contract he was offered.

“After a major tornado, an earthquake, a hurricane, and an October storm, I’m grateful for any surplus we might have.”

LeeAnn Pasquini,  budget director of Springfield

Globe Insiders

Globe Insider Event | March 5, 5:30 p.m.[1]--90x90.jpg ‘The Real Romney’

Globe editorial page editor Peter S. Canellos moderates a discussion with Globe writers Scott Helman, Scot Lehigh, and Frank Phillips on the Republican presidential candidate.


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Inspectors sweep area near Allston fire

Boston city inspectors found a series of safety violations in the neighborhood where a three-alarm fire last month left a college student in serious condition.


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Bank said to cut CEO’s pay in 2011

Bank of America Corp. cut Brian T. Moynihan’s compensation for 2011, granting him no cash bonus and freezing his salary, a person briefed on the matter said.

Nation & World

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Syrian refugees and residents living in Jordan shouted slogans during a demonstration against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad.

Wounded Syrian refugees flee dramatic escalation

Syrian refugees fleeing to Jordan for their lives described a dramatic escalation in violence and a mounting toll of dead and wounded in the country’s battered central region.


Political Notebook

WIn a speech on the Senate floor, Senator Brown called on President Obama to fire Jane Lubchenco, the chief administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which has jurisdiction of the country’s fishing fleets.

Brown rips fishing agency over purchase of ‘party boat’

Senator Brown denounced the federal agency regulating fishermen, saying that one of its divisions used what he termed a $300,000 “fishermen-funded party boat for bureaucrats.”


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NBA roundup

Roundup: Knicks' Lin streak over

Jeremy Lin committed nine turnovers and New York’s seven-game winning streak was stopped 89-85 by New Orleans.