Cost-controlled health coverage gaining ground

In just three years, more than 1.2 million people in Massachusetts are now covered by plans that put providers on a budget in an effort to restrain health spending.

R. Bradford Malt on a $3 million UBS account Mitt Romney owned: ‘‘It’s actually kind of crazy. This is a fully legitimate, fully reported account that pays every penny of taxes.’’

Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe

Boston lawyer keeps steady hand on Romney’s holdings

R. Bradford Malt, chairman of Boston’s biggest law firm, burst into the national spotlight last week as the trustee responsible for Mitt Romney’s vast fortune. Romney flexing his strength in Florida

Mitt Romney has been bolstered by impressive poll numbers and a sense that he will withstand a backlash from conservatives and the Tea Party to win the Florida primary.

Super Bowl loyalties divided in Connecticut

An invisible line wends its way along the Connecticut River Valley, splitting allegiances to the Giants and the Patriots down the middle.

Fans in Connecticut choose sides for the Super Bowl

Globe reporter David Filipov travels to Connecticut — the "Mason-Dixon Line" or "Switzerland" of this Super Bowl to see how fans choose sides.

School bus drivers gave warning of route troubles

Before the school year began, drivers warned that Boston’s schools would repeat “systemwide chaos’’ if they proceeded with error-ridden routes. The routes were used anyway.

Adrian Walker

Where Kevin White fell short

The plain fact is that during school desegregation — the greatest challenge a Boston mayor has faced in modern times — White was paralyzed.

“This is like the Switzerland of sports. Last night, I talked to a Giants fan. I talked to a Mets fan. You never know who you’re sitting next to.”

Mike McCoy,  who moved to Connecticut from Maine

Globe Insiders

Globe Insiders Video hc c--90x90.jpg Globe Insider video: Behind ‘The Real Romney’

Boston Globe reporters Michael Kranish and Scott Helman talk about their new biography on GOP presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.


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‘Rockefeller’ trial hampered by lack of physical evidence

Calif. prosecutors will have to overcome evidentiary hurdles to win a murder conviction against the man once known as Clark Rockefeller, legal specialists say.


political notebook

Congress to vote on stock tips bill

A bill cosponsored by Senator Scott Brown would prohibit members of Congress from using nonpublic information for their personal benefit.


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Celtics let game slip away

The Celtics allowed 12 unanswered points down the stretch as the Cleveland Cavaliers ended Boston’s four-game win streak.

Health and wellness

G Force

“Every time someone comes to the hospital with a stab wound, a gunshot wound, an assault, it’s an excellent opportunity to educate them,” said Dr. Selwyn O. Rogers Jr.

Violence as health problem

Violence should be treated as a chronic health problem, according to Dr. Selwyn O. Rogers Jr., an associate professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School.


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Sophie Michaux in Helios Early Opera’s staging of “David et Jonathas’’ on Friday  at First Church Congregational.

Helios debut full of promise

A month after Opera Boston’s self-extinguishment, Helios Early Opera debuted its first full operatic staging, of Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s 1688 “David et Jonathas.’’