New dynamic for GOP as scene shifts to N.H.

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A shrunken field of Republican candidates yesterday launched a hectic one-week dash to win over New Hampshire’s famously fickle voters.

Santorum getting fresh consideration

Rick Santorum’s virtual tie with Mitt Romney in the Iowa caucus has raised Santorum’s profile in a state where until recently his views on social issues had won little support.

Celtics 89, Nets 70

In an ugly win, Celtics rally to top New Jersey

Using a 30-7 run, the Celtics turned the game into an abbreviated night for Paul Pierce, and a confidence-boosting outing for Avery Bradley in an 89-70 win.

Verizon raised furor with $2 fee, but charge wasn’t unique

Similar fees are routinely imposed by telecommunications providers, utilities, banks, and schools on consumers who pay bills with plastic or get help from an employee.

Subway, rail delays vex shivering commuters

Thousands of commuters were delayed yesterday as frigid weather knocked out service one day after the MBTA announced a potentially steep fare increases and service cuts.

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Church’s response to abuse not good enough for some

Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley issued a report outlining the church’s response to the scandal that broke 10 years ago this month, but critics said they were unimpressed.

“The church has failed miserably, miserably, miserably.”

Bernie McDaid,  victim of clergy sexual abuse


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Former SJC chief to resume private practice, teach

Former chief justice of the Supreme Judicial Court Margaret H. Marshall, who wrote the 2003 decision legalizing gay marriage in the state, joins Choate, Hall & Stewart this week.


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Yahoo’s new CEO salutes Stonehill days

Yahoo Inc. named Scott Thompson, an accounting major from Stonehill, raising the profile of a little-known school overshadowed by its Ivy League neighbors in the tech world.


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Gingrich goes after Romney’s N.H. lead

Newt Gingrich lashed out yesterday at Mitt Romney as a conservative weakling — a move he hopes will erode Romney’s solid lead and resurrect him as Romney’s chief competitor.

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Bruins 6, Devils 1

Bruins too hot for Devils

The Bruins returned to strong fundamentals, including 30-for-42 proficiency at the faceoff dot, and balanced scoring en route to posting their 25th win this season.