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 last night.

Remembering Mayor Kevin H. White

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

Giants fans remain true blue

As the Patriots and Giants prepare to reprise their epic clash of four years ago, the ranks of area Giants fans have dwindled. But those that remain still bleed blue.

Ads are longer, stakes higher, for Super Bowl commercials

Viewers will be seeing longer commercials such as 60-second spots as companies embrace long-form commercials and storytelling in the largest televised event of the year.

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Fla. homeowners want solutions, not bickering

Rather than offering solutions to the state’s housing crisis, Republican presidential candidates have mostly resorted to finger-pointing and bickering about ethics.

City Council head using casino plan as leverage

Council President Stephen J. Murphy said no casino proposal will move forward at Suffolk Downs so long as a stalled development remains a gaping hole in Downtown Crossing.

Brown’s records from Guard released

Newly released records of US Senator Scott Brown’s more than 30 years in uniform have been heavily excised by the National Guard and do not shed light on other periods.

“He was a giant amongst mayors.”

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

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Nancy Parker waited for her arraignment to begin today in Suffolk Superior Court.

Woman allegedly faked being shot on MBTA bus

A 53-year-old Burlington woman pleaded not guilty to charges that she falsely claimed to have been robbed and shot at while she was driving a bus for the MBTA in 2007.

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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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Treats are in store at big chains

Starting in May, Polka Dog Bakery, with retail locations in the South End and Jamaica Plain, will be selling an exclusive line of products at Target stores nationwide.


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Martinez there for Brady

Tom Brady’s quarterback guru Tom Martinez is waiting for a life-saving kidney transplant, but still finds time to visit Brady and correct his mechanical issues.


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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.