Patrick Kennedy asks Brown to stop invoking Ted’s name

Patrick Kennedy said Scott Brown’s suggestion that he has the same position on religious exemptions for health care providers that Ted Kennedy had was untrue.

Romney again defends his wealth

Mitt Romney said in a television interview today that he had been “extraordinarily successful” and that he sees himself as an underdog in the Michigan primary Tuesday.

Beverly officer shot by Hamilton sergeant is recovering

The Beverly police officer who was shot and seriously injured by a Hamilton police sergeant Friday is recovering at a local hospital, his department said today.

MGH researchers discover stem cell that makes eggs

The researchers said they have discovered a stem cell in women’s ovaries that might be used to make eggs, a claim already generating debate among scientists.

SOUTH BOSTON, MA -- Feb 15, 2012 -- Lead teacher Jane Good (cq) helps Ari Anthony Almonte Vasquez (cq) with his motor control as he counts hamburgers using an iPad. Preschoolers with Autism use iPads to learn literacy skills -- a new innovative approach the school is using to deal with a growing population of students with Autism, at the Tynan School in South Boston, where one class was added this year, and they may add another one next year. (globe staff photo:Joanne Rathe section: metro reporter : Jamie Vaznis topic: 19preschool )

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Special needs preschoolers on rise in Boston

The number of preschoolers with disabilities in the Boston public schools has surged more than 50 percent over the last three years.

84th academy awards | 8:30 p.m. Oscar nominees show men struggling to measure up

The lives of modern male providers, as these movies see them, are a minefield of anxiety, where one wrong move can bring the house crashing down.

Video: Ty and Wesley’s Oscar picks

And the winners are ...

Globe movie critics Ty Burr and Wesley Morris discuss this year’s Oscar nominees and who they think will win the big awards.

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How to choose a summer camp

With thousands of summer camps to pick from, finding the one that’s right for your child can seem daunting. Before you commit, check out this advice from parents, experts, and camp folks.

“Unfortunately, too many people in this country, also in academe, feel that a place or a space to discourse and debate race and democracy is passé.”

James Jennings,  a Tufts professor of urban environmental policy

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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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Zdzilaw Marecki, inside the Polish American Citizen Club in South Boston, recently lamented the demise of the once bustling neighborhood and talked about the financial difficulties the club faces.

Polish Triangle losing its ethnic identity

Boston’s ‘‘Polish Triangle’’ — a narrow slice of city sandwiched between South Boston and South Bay — is struggling to survive, as older residents die and demographics shift.


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Paul Pierce’s focus on a title run

While management must decide on the Celtics’ transition to the next era, Paul Pierce is consumed with making the best of a difficult season.


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On local stages, female leads challenge male assumptions

Four productions have arrived in Boston-area theaters at a political moment when traditional male authority seems to be looking for opportunities to reassert itself.


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