Bill McKibben, the man who crushed the Keystone XL pipeline

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Bill McKibben is a mild-mannered Vermont journalist, but he engineered history’s largest green protest, derailed a $7 billion oil pipeline, and became the environmental movement’s most unlikely celebrity.

Tom Brady is playing for a berth in his fifth Super Bowl.

Tony Massarotti

Tom Brady within reach of NFL’s highest level

If Brady wins another Super Bowl, he could earn a reputation as the best quarterback ever.

Gingrich edges closer to Romney in South Carolina poll

The Republican presidential race is tightening in South Carolina, where Mitt Romney’s lead over Newt Gingrich is shrinking in the final days before Saturday’s primary.

Hundreds of Boston teachers expected to rally

The rally will begin moments before the School Committee is scheduled to meet tonight behind closed doors to discuss collective bargaining strategies related to the contract talks.

New Partners, Tufts pact aims to contain health care costs

Partners HealthCare System said its new four-year pact with Tufts Health Plan will lower reimbursements by more than $105 million.

Hard Rock looks beyond Holyoke for casino

Hard Rock International signaled today that it is looking to take its casino plans to another community due to political opposition from the city’s new mayor.

“We recognize the significant offerings Western Massachusetts has for our brand and continue to evaluate opportunities in the region.”

Jim Allen,  chairman Hard Rock International


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Jennifer Harnish of Natick spoke out last night at a forum in Newton against fare increases on the commuter rail line from Worcester to Framingham, as well as possible cuts in bus service.

Riders blast T fare, service plans

Nearly 300 MBTA riders wedged into Newton’s War Memorial Hall to express fear and frustration over the steep fare increases and dramatic service cuts proposed by the T.

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Red Sox notebook

David Ortiz and the Red Sox have a gap of almost $4 million in their arbitration offers.

Big gap remains with David Ortiz

The Red Sox and Ortiz had a difference of about $4 million in their arbitration offers. But the team reached a deal with Jacoby Ellsbury.

Food and dining

At MIT, dine like a 14th-century nobleman

MIT doesn’t seem like a place where you can dine on food from the Middle Ages. But this month, you could prepare, cook, and eat medieval.