In debate, Romney defends business credentials

Mitt Romney’s rivals sought to paint him as out of touch with struggling blue-collar workers, but the Republican presidential front runner was spared any intense, sustained scrutiny.

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Rick Santorum known for outrunning expectations

Political friends and foes alike say Santorum’s success over the years in elections he had no business winning owes much to his turbo-charged style of campaigning.

Rivals hit Mitt Romney on business record

A number of Romney’s competitors — and an independent group that backs Newt Gingrich — are trying to turn his perceived business strength into a weakness.

Fans love Rob Gronkowski, and why wouldn’t they? He’s set NFL season records and figures to be a big plus in the playoff drive.

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Gronk the Great helps power the Patriots

Take a look inside the mad, mad world of Patriots star Rob “Gronk” Gronkowski, the touchdown machine and fan favorite.

Onyango Obama, once known as Omar, faced a drunken driving charge in Framingham.

The trials of Omar, Obama’s uncle

For almost 50 years, the president’s uncle has lived in relative obscurity. Now — facing possible deportation — he may wish for a less-famous name.

Kennedy name remains a political force

When it comes to name recognition, Joseph Kennedy III is a paradox: Many voters haven’t the faintest idea who he is, yet everyone knows his family.

Mass. relishes warm weather but braces for cold

As pleasing as it has been to play golf in December, or to rip open the heating bill and smile, something about chestnuts roasting in the warm January sun does not feel right.

“It’s surreal how everything is going. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I’m not taking anything for granted.’’

Rob Gronkowski,  Patriots tight end


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Youth agency puts new spin on a Latino tradition

Sociedad Latina, a Latino youth advocacy organization, held its annual Three Kings Day celebration, focusing on family, Latino solidarity, education, and healthy eating.


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Carmakers flock to Mass. for digital design help

The automotive industry is in the midst of a resurgence in Mass., where companies crank out software essential to the creation of the modern automobile.

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Canucks’ power play drops Bruins

In a chippy rematch of the Stanley Cup Finals, the Canucks capitalized on eleven man-advantage opportunities, scoring four power-play strikes to beat the Bruins.


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Winter Getaways

Skiing from Lake Louise Ski Area to Skoki Lodge

Alberta, Canada’s Skoki Lodge, one of North America’s oldest - many say its first - backcountry ski lodges, has all the fixings to warm the soul.