Mitt Romney’s tax returns show income of $20.9m last year

Mitt Romney will pay an estimated 15.4 percent in taxes.

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The GOP presidential candidate has revealed that he and his wife earned $20.9 million last year and will pay an estimated 15.4 percent of that in taxes.

Taking a more aggressive posture than in past debates, Mitt Romney sought to remind Republicans of Newt Gingrich’s lowest moments in Congress, and link him to the foreclosure crisis that has rocked Florida.

Romney swings hard at Gingrich

Mitt Romney painted Newt Gingrich as a disgraced former House speaker who had peddled influence in Washington, charges that Gingrich testily dismissed in the GOP debate.

Obama to signal campaign themes tonight

Tonight’s State of the Union address gives President Obama a chance to steal the spotlight from the fractious GOP and turn it toward his rallying call for economic and tax fairness.

Patrick seeks broad changes for community colleges

Governor Patrick, speaking in his annual State of the Commonwealth address, proposed centralizing authority for the state’s 15 campuses and emphasizing job training.

The Institute of Contemporary Art on the South Boston waterfront.

ICA effort raises $25m as museum looks to future

The Institute of Contemporary Art has raised $25 million toward a $50 million campaign, the bulk of which will dramatically boost its endowment.

Carrie Twomey at a Boston hotel Monday. She left her home in Ireland to attend a court hearing about Boston College oral history project about the conflict in Northern Ireland for which her husband Anthony McIntyre was a researcher. She says her family will be in danger if the tapes are given to British authorities.

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Caught in a tug of war

The oral history project at Boston College about Northern Ireland’s Troubles has created a legal drama, but it also very much about Carrie Twomey and her family.

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One woman’s quest for a civil casino debate

With research (and some Vegas) in her blood, Foxborough resident Traci Bridge Longa wants every voice to be heard on the Kraft-Wynn proposal.


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Accidents stir warnings over dangers of thin ice

Following a pair of weekend accidents on area ponds, one of them fatal, public safety officials stepped up warnings about the dangers of venturing onto thin ice.

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Patriots fans looking at expensive Super Bowl trip

New England fans should prepare to shell out for tickets starting at $2,500, round trip airfare averaging more than $1,000, and hotel rooms running at $500 a night.


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Celtics 87, Magic 56

With starting guards Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo both out of the lineup with injuries, the starting Boston backcourt consisted of Avery Bradley (left) and Sasha Pavlovic (right), who are pictured doubling up on Magic guard Jameer Nelson in the first quarter.

Celtics shut down the Magic

Avery Bradley did his best Rajon Rondo imitation, and the Celtics put forth their best defensive effort of the year to pick up their first big win, 87-56, over Orlando.


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Claremont Trio reboots Gardner series in new hall

The Gardner Museum’s popular chamber music series returned from its hiatus on Sunday and took up residence in its gleaming new home featuring a youthful ensemble, the Claremont Trio.


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A doctor to watch over you

In the new system of “global payments,” patients will have more contact with their primary providers — whether they like it or not.