Friendly’s emerges from bankruptcy, closes more stores

The Wilbraham ice cream chain shuttered another 37 stores yesterday, including 10 in Massachusetts, before emerging from bankruptcy protection today.

Lew is named White House chief of staff

Jacob Lew, who has held a number of government positions, including White House budget chief and aide to Tip O’Neill, replaces William Daley, who lasted just one year.

Scott Brown raises $3.2m in quarter

Brown’s campaign said the Republican senator raised a total of $8.2 million in 2011, and has a total of $12.8m on hand.

Tom Brady, Wes Welker and the Patriots will host the Broncos in a playoff game on Saturday night.

Tony Massarotti

Patriots’ path through AFC pretty clear

Tim Tebow fever may be gripping the NFL, but the explosive Patriots are well-positioned to cool off the Broncos QB and advance to the conference title game.

Gingrich rips Romney’s Bain record

Newt Gingrich attacked Mitt Romney’s years as chief executive of a Boston investment firm today, saying Romney ruined lives in the pursuit of profits.


The Big Story: The race to the finish

In the day before voting begins in the New Hampshire primary, candidates are racing for the final votes.

Scot Lehigh

Rivals can’t prove they’re ‘better than Mitt’

The front-running Mitt Romney remains in good shape for tomorrow's Republican presidential primary in New Hampshire.

“I like being able to fire people who provide services to me. If someone doesn’t give me the good service I need, I want to say, you know, I’m going to go get someone else to provide that service to me.”

Mitt Romney 


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The scene of Lieutenant Governor Timothy P. Murray’s car crash last November.

In letter, Murray addresses ‘false rumors’ related to crash

Lieutenant Governor Timothy P. Murray has written to political supporters telling them that he has been subjected to “wild speculation’’ since his November car crash.


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Representative Gabrielle Giffords led a Tucson crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance last night at a vigil marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting that left her injured and six people dead.

Giffords joins Tucson for day of remembrance

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords led a Tucson crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance as the city marked the one-year anniversary of the shooting spree that killed six and wounded Giffords and 12 others.

Health and wellness

G Force

“You don’t have to eat organic to eat healthily,” said Michael Pollan. “Eating real food, whether it’s organic or not, is going to do a lot for your health.”

Doing right by your diet

Michael Pollan, a science journalist and author of ‘‘The Omnivore’s Dilemma’’ and ‘‘Food Rules,’’ will be speaking later this month at the Boston Speakers Series.


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Album Reviews

The Weeknd’s soundtrack for the broken spirit

“Echoes of Silence’’ completes a trilogy of albums released in less than a year by Abel Tesfaye, whose cloudy and distant sound is as compellingly hazy as the singer himself.