Much unsaid as Mitt Romney cites his tie to Mexico

Romney has put a new emphasis on his father’s Mexican birth as he courts Hispanics in the Florida primary, but he usually ends the story there.

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

As Fla. heads to polls, GOP candidates keep sparring

Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich kept up the aggressive criticisms of each other yesterday ahead of today’s pivotal primary in Florida.

Romney attacks of Gingrich similar to Bush-McCain 2000

George W. Bush viewed South Carolina as his political firewall, much as Mitt Romney has viewed Florida in his quest for the GOP presidential nomination.

Aram Boghosian for the Boston Globe

Road to Super Bowl

Patriots fans looking for best Super Bowl party

Technically the Giants and Patriots are the ones under pressure to win on Sunday, but some fans also feel the pressure of trying to find the perfect party for the big game.

Kevin Cullen

Super Bowl an ad for UMass

As UMass moves up to the highest level of college football, it has two of its products — Patriot James Ihedigbo and Giant Victor Cruz — suiting up Sunday.

Green electricity finds few customers in Mass.

Five years after NStar became the first state utility to allow customers to buy wind farm electricity, less than 1 percent of the company’s nearly 900,000 customers have enrolled.

Boston left with one all-girls Catholic high school

Mount Saint Joseph and Trinity Catholic, two Catholic high schools that date to the 19th century, will merge next fall, leaving just one Catholic girls’ high school in Boston.

“These are moments in your life you remember. I don’t want to screw it up.”

Mike Toomey, 37,  on finding the perfect Super Bowl party

Globe Insiders

Globe Insiders Video The Back Story: Covering the Patriots

Greg Bedard, the Boston Globe’s Patriots reporter, gives us a glimpse inside the minds of our favorite players.


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Barney Frank (left), chief of staff for Mayor Kevin White, in 1968.

The far-reaching influence of Kevin White

A major part of White’s legacy was that the former Boston mayor attracted a group of bright, young thinkers to City Hall who believed in the power of public service.

Nation & World

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Violence in Oakland divides Occupy movement

A flag-burning incident has raised questions about whether the act will tarnish a movement of largely peaceful protests and alienate people who agree with its message.


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Allure of scaling Half Dome forces Yosemite to limit access

There was a time not long ago when a climb to the top of Yosemite National Park’s Half Dome was a solitary trek attempted by only the most daring adventurers.