No fruition for Romney on major higher ed plans

A review of Mitt Romney’s higher education record as governor of Mass. reveals several sweeping proposals that all ran into a buzz saw in the Democratic-controlled Legislature.

The 80-foot-high video mast outside the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center holds seven fullcolor LED screens onametal spine.

Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff

Plans develop for new video billboards in Boston

The emergence of striking outdoor video displays in Boston may represent a timid step toward a flashier future for a city with historically austere taste.

President’s severance from Roxbury college bars criticism

Outgoing Roxbury Community College president Terrence Gomes signed a resignation agreement that included confidentiality and nondisparagement clauses.

Patients driving direction of new drug research

Patients and their families are working with pharmaceutical companies, matching patients with clinical trials, paying for research, and lobbying to speed drug development.

Speaking up for patients

Cancer activists take their fight for drug approval to the BIO conference in Boston.

Winiker brothers mark 50 years of playing music

Over their career, brothers Bo and Bill Winiker have gone from playing for weddings to backing up Aretha Franklin at President Clinton’s inaugural ball.

Mass. Senate OK’s $49m MBTA bailout

The state Senate agreed to tap a little-known state surplus to help the T close its deficit, avoiding steeper fare increases and wider service cuts than those scheduled for July 1.

Brian McGrory

Mayor Menino’s war against cars

Signs around the city offer an almost infinite number of reasons why the average driver can’t park on Boston’s streets anymore.

The Mass. Eye and Ear project would reshape a twisting section of Storrow Drive into three acres of new parkland.

Mass. Eye and Ear wants to transform Storrow

The hospital will unveil a bold proposal that would reshape a twisting section of Storrow Drive and turn what are now parking lots into three acres of new parkland.


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Robert E. Rubin (left) and Henry M. Paulson Jr. were keynote speakers at the annual BIO convention in Boston.

Former US Treasury secretaries sound alarm

Henry M. Paulson Jr. and Robert E. Rubin warned in a Boston appearance that decisive political action is needed in the United States and Europe to avert an economic crisis.

Nation & World

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Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood supporters demonstrated Tuesday in Tahrir Square, Cairo.

Mubarak’s health crisis complicates political turmoil

Ousted Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak suffered a stroke, and conflicting reports about his health swirled as throngs protested the ruling generals’ declarations of power.