In region, an added threat on gas prices

Prices could increase even faster in New England because of the shutdown of three refineries that serve the Northeast and the likelihood that another could close in the summer.

Red Sox clubhouse abuse scandal grows

Eight more men have made sexual abuse allegations against former clubhouse manager Donald Fitzpatrick, in what has become the worst sexual abuse scandal in MLB history.

Mitt Romney campaigned Sunday in Tennessee, where a poll showed him in a statistical toss-up with Rick Santorum in Tuesday’s contest.


Rivals attack Mitt Romney ahead of Super Tuesday

Romney came under fierce assault from his Republican primary opponents on Sunday as the campaign headed to the crucial 10-state slate of Super Tuesday contests.

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When a life needs saving — again

People ask friends, colleagues — even strangers — if they’ll donate to a good cause. For the third time in 25 years, Alicia Martin is asking for a donation: She needs another kidney.

Students collaborate on bullying issues

Saturdays for Success, a new Boston public schools initiative, creates a safe space for students to discuss issues tied to bullying, and includes bullies, those who have been bullied, and bystanders.

Boston’s future jobs may be in cloud

The rise of cloud computing services — running software and storing files online — is expected to create 20,000 jobs in the Boston area by 2015, according to a report.

Instructor Garry Sanon leads a chair exercise class at Kit Clark Senior Services in Dorchester.

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Stopping age-related muscle loss

Think you have to get weak as you age? Researchers are finding ways to fight back with strategic exercise and protein intake.

“I don’t want anybody else to feel the way I felt. It scares me how young people start bullying others.”

Daniella Toussaint,  a Brighton High School senior

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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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Rev. Gracie Redfearn and Rev. Dr. Gloria Cater of the Charles Street AME Church took part in a rally protesting a threatened foreclosure of the church. Church officials say they want to refinance their loans.

Church members rally against foreclosure bid

More than 300 people gathered at the Charles Street African Methodist Episcopal Church to oppose efforts by OneUnited Bank to foreclose on the church and auction off its property.


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Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum distanced themselves from Rush Limbaugh (above), who boasts a huge conservative following and recently apologized for calling a Georgetown University law student a prostitute on his nationally syndicated radio program.

Candidates push aside Rush Limbaugh

Intensifying debate over conservative social values — and the GOP commentator — overshadowed the nation’s economic issues in the Republican presidential campaign Sunday.


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Celtics 115, Knicks 111

Paul Pierce may be striking an angry pose, but the Celtics’ captain is really happy after hitting a 3-pointer to force overtime. He scored a game-high 34 points.

Celtics stop the Knicks in OT

While Paul Pierce scored a game-high 34 points, Rajon Rondo had 18 points, 17 rebounds, and 20 assists to catapult the Celtics on a third-quarter run and lift them in overtime.

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Liane Young is an associate professor of psychology at Boston College.

Morality in making decisions

Liane Young, an associate professor of psychology at BC, recently won a national award for early-career scientists for her work studying moral decision-making.


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‘Weathervane’ a meld of sound, movement

At Tishman Commons in Wellesley College, the group behind “Weathervane’’ made the most of the space, visibly and aurally, with their windswept world premiere.


“When [gas] prices spiked in the ’70s, the ’90s, or the ’00s, politicians of all stripes were enchanted by gilded promises of synfuels, ethanol, and hydrogen. Today, it’s pond scum.”

John E. Sununu 


“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