Brady true to his roots

Tom Brady during his days at Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo, Calif.

Junipero Serra high school

From 3,000 miles away Tom Brady has managed to remain very much a presence at Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo, Calif., where he first made a mark on the football field.

Small Worcester group plays large role in online protest

Fight for the Future helped orchestrate the Jan. 18 blackout of 115,000 websites to protest two congressional bills giving the government new powers to regulate the Internet.

N.E. lawmakers join to fight base closures

Several New England lawmakers vowed yesterday to join forces to protect Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford and other area installations.


The perfect spirit of an old museum

Not every museum needs a new wing, a new building, a new outlook. And not every old exhibit needs to be refreshed just because it’s old.

Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, and Ron Paul met last night for the final debate before Florida’s primary.

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GOP DEbate

Romney, Gingrich let attacks fly

In a testy final debate before the Florida primary vote, Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney went head-to-head on issues ranging from immigration to their personal incomes.

News Analysis

Romney turns more aggressive

No longer staying above the fray, Mitt Romney appeared to revel in throwing roundhouse verbal punches in last night’s debate.

With gift, Broad Institute to open ‘Cell Observatory’

A $32.5 million gift will allow the Cambridge biomedical research institute to open a center where researchers will investigate the molecular contents of different human cell types.

“Is he the best athlete [I’ve] ever coached? Absolutely not. I don’t think he’s in the top 10. But he is the best football player.”

Tom MacKenzie,  Tom Brady’s former football coach

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US unveils new rules for forests

The Obama administration finalized a rule yesterday governing the management of 193 million acres of national forests and grasslands, in the first meaningful overhaul of forest rules in 30 years.


Political Notebook

Romney financial disclosure missing data

Mitt and Ann Romney failed to list an unknown amount of investment income from various sources on financial disclosure forms filed last year, according to the Romney campaign.


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Friendly’s, Burger King test out combining shops

Friendly’s Ice Cream has teamed up with Burger King to offer the two brands under one roof at a new “Friendly’s Scoop” location in New Jersey.


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FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 22: BenJarvus Green-Ellis #42 of the New England Patriots looks on after losing his helmet while playing against Arthur Jones #97 and Jimmy Smith #22 of the Baltimore Ravens during their AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Super Bowl rosters littered with undrafted players

This year’s Super Bowl will include more than two dozen players who earned their spots in the NFL as undrafted free agents, including Wes Welker, Brian Waters, BenJarvus Green-Ellis, and Victor Cruz.


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2012 deCordova Biennial features true good works amid false steps

The second deCordova Biennial — the pre-eminent survey of contemporary art made by artists living and working in New England — is a major let down.