Facebook is key to year’s IPO market

If the social network goes public as anticipated, how it fares could influence whether many other companies - including nine in Mass. - take the leap this year.

Adrian Walker

When Martin Luther King Jr. came to Boston

Dr. King’s trip to Boston in the spring of 1965 was an early glimpse into the strife over school desegregation that would define the city a decade later.

Former Celtic Kendrick Perkins got tangled up under the basket with Rajon Rondo.

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Thunder 97, Celtics 88

Thunder hold off Celtics in Perkins’ return

Kendrick Perkins had seven points and five rebounds in his first game back in Boston since the trade that sent him to Oklahoma City, as the Celtics dropped their fifth straight game.

Rivals attempt to halt Romney’s momentum in debate

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Romney came under fierce attacks in tonight’s crucial GOP presidential debate, with his opponents criticizing his business decisions and questioning his conservative credentials.

Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman announces the suspension of his 2012 presidential bid in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Jon Huntsman drops out, endorses Romney

The former Utah governor ended his bid for the presidency today. “I believe it is now time for our party to unite around the candidate best equipped to defeat Barack Obama,” said Huntsman.

Rick Santorum said John F. Kennedy created ‘‘the foundation for attacks on religious freedom.’’

James Carroll

Faith reduced to caricature

A once-marginal version of extremely conservative Catholicism has lately come into its own by linking up with far right-wing evangelical Protestantism, creating a powerful new political movement.

“This race has degenerated into an onslaught of negative and personal attacks not worthy of the American people and not worthy of this critical time in our nation’s history.”

Jon Huntsman 


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Bruins 3, Panthers 2

Bruins center David Krejci got some love from Bruins fans in Florida after scoring the game-winning goal during the shootout.

Bruins edge Panthers in shootout

Patrice Bergeron scored two goals and David Krejci scored the winner in the shootout as the Bruins beat the Panthers, 3-2.

Health and wellness

G force

“Air pollution is an example of something you’re not able to modulate easily on your own,” said Dr. Megan Sandel. “You are relying on the federal and state government to regulate it.”

The doctor prescribes clean air

Dr. Megan Sandel, an associate professor of pediatrics and public health at Boston Medical Center, is an expert on asthma and air pollution.


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Sarah Jones and Sam Neill star in the new Fox series, “Alcatraz,’’ from “Lost’’ creator J.J. Abrams.

‘Alcatraz’ a new island of mystery

The island of “Lost’’ and the famous prison exist in different worlds, but “Alcatraz’’ has a drop of story DNA from previous J.J. Abrams efforts.