Brian McGrory

The loner and the city he loved and changed

Sixteen always fascinating, often tumultuous, and invariably controversial years later, Mayor Kevin White left behind a city that was profoundly and permanently changed.

Kevin White lauded for ushering in new era in Boston

The city that the four-term mayor led to new heights and guided through racial strife paid tribute to his legacy in an outpouring of heartfelt remembrances.

Keith Bedford for The Boston Globe

For 2 Mass. firms, opportunity is in the air in China

Pollution and soaring power needs have made the country a promising market for alternative-energy firms A123 Systems of Waltham and Boston-Power Inc. of Westborough.

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

After championship drought, a delirious deluge

The Patriots are in the Super Bowl again, a bookend to a decade for the ages, touching off waves of nostalgia and reminding of a time when duck boats carried only tourists.

Romney leads in Fla., but obstacles loom large

After Mitt Romney was sent reeling by Newt Gingrich’s victory in South Carolina, he has used a barrage of attacks in debates and TV ads to pull ahead in several recent Florida polls.

Joanna Weiss

The debate peanut gallery is part of the show

Viewers need to remember that debate-hall crowds don’t reflect the population. They’re a self-selected group of supporters and partisan die-hards, and their participation can cut both ways.

“It’s crazy to think about what Boston’s been through in the last 10 years. It’s awesome.”

Myles Lane,  on the city’s championship wins

Globe Insiders

Video Globe Insider video: The Back Story

The Back Story is a new video series where Globe journalists tell the stories behind their stories. Exclusively on, it is hosted by photographer and multimedia journalist Dina Rudick.


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Scott Brown released a more complete version of his military personnel file yesterday after the National Guard provided the Globe a heavily redacted record  Friday in response to a Freedom of Information Act request.

Brown issues fuller National Guard records

Senator Brown released a more complete version of his military personnel file yesterday after the National Guard provided the Globe a heavily redacted record Friday.

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In his radio and Internet address yesterday, Obama said many people he met during his five-state tour after his State of the Union address were optimistic but remained unsure “that the right thing will get done in Washington this year, or next year, or the year after that.’’

Obama calls for break in gridlock

President Obama is pressing his case for changes in how the Senate does business and he wants to bar lawmakers from profiting from their service.


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Travel | BERMUDA

Royal Naval Dockyard Photo credit Bermuda Department of Tourism 29bermuda

On a Bermuda cruise, experience life at sea with time to explore

There are cruises for all tastes. Some are about the ship, but others are about stopping at port cities. A hybrid cruise allows the charms of life at sea without keeping to a schedule.