Hundreds of Boston teachers rally over contract

Teachers rang bells and chanted “talk to teachers” at a rally tonight at Boston School Department headquarters, in hopes of speeding up protracted negotiations over a new contract.

Boston Teachers Union, upset over contract negotiations, rallies outside of the School Committee budget meeting.


Daniel Handler, a.k.a. Lemony Snicket, gives young adult fiction a try

The author is not as well known as his creation, Lemony Snicket, the writer of the wildly successful children’s books, “A Series of Unfortunate Events.’’

EXCLUSIVE SUNDAY PREVIEW | GLOBE MAGAZINE mckibben A24.jpg Bill McKibben, the man who crushed the Keystone XL pipeline

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.

Suffolk University names new president

The private school’s Board of Trustees tapped James McCarthy as its new president tonight, succeeding David Sargent, who resigned amid an outcry over his $1.5 million salary.

Gingrich edges closer to Romney in South Carolina poll

A new poll shows the race in South Carolina has tightened, with Newt Gingrich climbing to within 10 percentage points of front-runner Mitt Romney.

Report: Romney invested millions in Cayman Islands accounts

Mitt Romney has a portion of his fortune stored in offshore accounts, according to an ABC News report tonight that is stoking calls for him to release his income tax returns.

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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Brown, Warren propose penalties for receiving outside group help

Senator Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren again exchanged letters today challenging each other to curb the influence of third-party political groups on the race.

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Celtics 96, Raptors 73

Celtics guard Rajon Rondo is fouled on a shot attempt by Raptors forward Gary Forbes in the first quarter.

Celtics snap 5-game losing skid

Rajon Rondo scored 13 of his 21 points in the first quarter and the Celtics ended a five-game losing streak with a 96-73 win over the reeling Raptors.

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.