Romney seeks to connect with voters for Super Tuesday

As Super Tuesday looms with yet another make-or-break moment for his campaign, Mitt Romney is trying to rebuild his image but struggling to open up to voters.

4th Congressional District, meet Sean Bielat. Again.

Low-key and articulate, GOP contender Sean Bielat, who had a strong showing against Barney Frank in 2010, is preparing for a race against Joseph P. Kennedy III.

2011 storms trigger home insurance rate hikes

Consumers, already contending with the rising cost of gasoline, food, and other necessities, could now also face sharply higher home insurance premiums.

Boeing 787 Dreamliner will start its US run at Logan

The fuel-efficient Dreamliner is making it feasible for airlines to try new long-haul flights. For Boeing, there’s a lot riding on the plane’s inaugural US route, Boston-to-Tokyo.

In Canada, cod remain scarce despite ban

Twenty years after the Newfoundland cod fishery was shut down, the fish have not come back and a way of life is gone. New England scientists and fishermen fear it is an omen.

Newfoundlanders adjust to fishing without cod

The absence of cod resulted in an increase in the snow crab population in Petty Harbour, Newfoundland.

Editorial | From the archives: March 5, 1972

How The Globe began

The Boston Globe launched its first edition 140 years ago, on Monday, March 4, 1872. This article, published for the Globe’s centennial in 1972, tells the story of how the newspaper began.

The scoreboard is truly a blank slate, as Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester warms up before the first exhibition game ever at JetBlue Park, against Northeastern.

Dan Shaughnessy

A change, it seems, amid fastballs from Jon Lester

Jon Lester is not just another established starting pitcher with the Red Sox getting his work in. He is a man on a mission to make amends.

iPad gives boy a voice at his bar mitzvah

Twelve-year-old Matthew Emmi, who is severely autistic and cannot read, write, or speak sentences, was able to lead the service by touching icons on an iPad.

“It was devastating, like somebody just cut the legs right out from underneath me. It was the only thing I knew how to do.”

Bernard Chafe, 57,  on the cod fishing ban in Newfoundland

Globe Insiders

Globe Talk | March 21, 6 p.m. copy-018--90x90.jpg Boston, a Comedy Captial

Join Dave Russo, Anthony Scibelli, Tony V, Jimmy Tingle, and Lenny Clark for a talk about the city’s comedy scene. Laughs guaranteed.


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Casino vision divides Foxborough

As residents got their first look at the resort casino envisioned by developer Steve Wynn, opinion was mixed, with some impressed and others dismissive.


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Islanders 3, Bruins 2

A grimacing Tuukka Rask tumbles backward after injuring his left leg while making an awkward save.

Rask injured as Bruins lose

Before 17,565 at TD Garden yesterday, the Bruins dropped a 3-2 decision to the Islanders. But their bigger loss was that of goalie Tuukka Rask.


“Vicious rhetoric sells books, draws eyeballs to web pages, and gets you hired by cable TV. It’s just no way to run a country.”

Joanna Weiss 


“The story of St. John’s University reflects the power — and the threat — that such an education still represents to a proud nation that nevertheless hungers for new ideas.”

Patricia Wen  on the lost liberal arts university of China