With just five days before a primary that could effectively decide the GOP presidential nomination, a narrowed field tried desperately to alter the trajectory of Mitt Romney.
Mayor Menino wants broad authority to create a job training institution at Boston’s vocational high school that aims to help teenagers and adults climb out of poverty.
Not Rockefeller, he told FBI, but a ‘pathetic nothing’
As the man known as Clark Rockefeller prepares to defend himself against murder charges in California, an August 2008 police interview reveals a sad father, unsure of himself.
Survivor faces abuse to reclaim his life
It’s been 10 years since the story of the cover-up of sexual abuse by priests exploded in Boston. For most, it’s just a story. But for Joe Crowley, it’s his story.
Science-and-cinema series growing at Coolidge Corner
With the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the theater will announce a two-year, $463,426 grant to continue expanding its science series, which pairs talks by scientific experts with films.
Mass. escapee turned Liberian dictator had US spy agency ties
Charles Taylor, the first African leader tried for war crimes who had escaped from prison in Plymouth in 1985, worked with US spy agencies during his rise to power.
Lawyers expect a grand jury to bring indictments soon against a dozen employees and legislators on charges related to favoritism in the state Probation Department.
“What’s the difference? It’s not hurting anybody . . . . It is fun to shoot off your mouth, especially if everyone believes you.”Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, in an August 2008 police interview, on his Clark Rockefeller identity
Inside The Boston Globe
With Gardner museum’s new wing, landscaping makes a statement
With fresh plantings, the museum grounds are treated like an art form.
Those inspired hail King legacy
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s spiritual journey passed through Boston when he studied at BU, and his legacy was honored yesterday across the region.
Nation & World
King’s legacy cited in protests of voter ID laws
In South Carolina’s capitol, thousands rallied to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by demanding for protection of voting rights.
For Paul, travel to home state has been largely first class
GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul has been spending large amounts on airfare as a congressman, flying first class on dozens of taxpayer-funded flights to his home state.
Holiday sales up a 2d year in Mass.
Holiday sales increased 5.1 percent for Massachusetts merchants in 2011, another sign that the state’s economy is recovering at a faster pace than the nation’s.
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.
FRAME BY FRAME
Picabia’s mischievous postcard view of Nice
Francis Picabia’s “Midi (Promenade des Anglais)’’ leapt out at the Globe’s Sebastian Smee while on show at the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven.
“What if we had fewer presidential elections? What if we freed the president from the pressures of politics? What if we had a single six-year presidential term?”Farah Stockman