Kevin H. White, Boston’s mayor during busing, dies at 82

Kevin Hagan White, a colossal political figure who helped transform Boston into a world-class city during 16 often turbulent years as mayor, died tonight.

Remembering Mayor Kevin H. White

Globe columnist Brian McGrory talks about the former mayor’s impact on Boston.

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The secret allure of the spoiler

Think you don’t want to know the ending to that movie? Think again.

BOSTON, MA. 10/ 27/ 2011: L-R Seth Woods (cq) and Jeffrey Gates (cq) at the old Rocca restaurant space, which has been taken over by the Aquitaine Group and will be turned into an Italian restaurant. The Aquitaine Group already owns several restaurants in the area, and we'll be talking to them about why they've grown in the South End. ( David L Ryan / Globe Staff Photo ) SECTION :BUSINESS TOPIC : 28restaurant REPORTER ailworth


Reversing a restaurant curse

Some dining addresses seem doomed to fail, but one restaurant group has set about reversing the particular curse of a troubled South End spot -- not that they believe in that nonsense.

Kevin Garnett, right, grabbed the ball away from Pacers center Roy Hibbert.

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Celtics win 4th straight

The Celtics ran off 11 consecutive points in the third quarter to pull away and defeat the young Indiana Pacers at the TD Garden.

Twitter’s new censorship plan rouses ire

Users around the world expressed outrage today after the company unveiled plans to allow country-specific deletion of tweets.

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Romney: ‘battle was won’ in last night’s debate

Mitt Romney’s seemingly renewed confidence was on display today as he addressed a rally in Florida’s Space Coast.

Rick Santorum

Tired and trailing, Santorum goes home

The former Pennsylvania senator is taking a pause from Florida campaigning just days before the Tuesday primary that even he expects to deal him a third consecutive loss.

Warren owns millions in mutual funds

Democratic US Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren said on MSNBC last night that she “does not have a lot of stock portfolios,” but she has a significant amount invested in mutual funds.

“He was a giant amongst mayors.”

Thomas M. Menino, on former Mayor Kevin H. White

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Delahunt to accept no money from contract

Former congressman William D. Delahunt will help the town of Hull with an offshore energy project for free, turning down $72,000 from earmarks he secured while still in the US House.

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President Barack Obama speaks at the University of Michigan's Al Glick Field House, Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

Obama proposes link between college aid and affordability

In a plan unveiled today by President Barack Obama, campus-based aid would increase to about $10 billion a year, up from $1 billion, for institutions that control costs.


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Report: Facebook may file for IPO next week

The largest social networking site may file for its initial public offering on Feb. 1 and is considering a valuation of $75 billion to $100 billion, the Wall Street Journal reports.


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Patriots offensive lineman Brian Waters was never drafted, but has earned six Pro Bowl invitations in his NFL career, including one this year. s

Unheralded, undrafted, and now in the Super Bowl

More than two dozen players, among them Wes Welker, Brian Waters, BenJarvus Green-Ellis, and Victor Cruz, used going undrafted as fuel to power their careers to Super Bowl XLVI.


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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.