News Analysis

Romney labors back, but at a cost

Mitt Romney spoke to supporters at the Westin Copley Place in Boston Tuesday night.

Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff

Mitt Romney has fought to regain his front-runner status in the Republican race, but the price has been considerable, both to himself and his party.


Romney fails to change dynamic of race despite wins

Mitt Romney won the most states, but a tight race for Ohio emboldened Rick Santorum.

Mitt Romney, who spoke at Westin Copley Place, won Massachusetts by a wide margin.

Romney wins big on Super Tuesday, but rivals hang in

Mitt Romney narrowly defeated Rick Santorum in the Ohio primary, but failed to deliver a knockout punch to his opponents in the 10 Super Tuesday contests.

SJC: Boston not on hook for full Quinn bill payments

The ruling that the city doesn’t have to pay the state’s share of education funding for police officers could save municipalities millions of dollars.

Marcus Hurd

Mattapan massacre survivor testifies

Marcus Hurd, who is paralyzed from the neck down after being shot in the head, was only able to provide a vague description of his attackers.

Defense Department releases plan for Air Force job cuts

The state stands to lose 150 jobs at Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford and 170 jobs at Otis Air National Guard Base on Cape Cod under cuts announced Wednesday.

Lantigua’s fund-raising brings inquiry by AG

Attorney General Martha Coakley launched the investigation after state regulators found that Lawrence Mayor William Lantigua and his aides routinely violated campaign finance laws.

Bob Ryan Harvard gets its NCAA Tournament bid

Thanks to a Penn loss to Princeton, Harvard won its first clear-cut Ivy League title and a chance to play in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 66 years.

“The Democrats are savoring every day it doesn’t come to a conclusion. You’re in a circle shoot, and everybody keeps taking potshots at everybody else.”

Dennis Hastert,  on the GOP race

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2 plead not guilty in school threat case

Natick Sands, 18, and Ryan Ringuette, 20, pleaded not guilty yesterday in Attleboro District Court to threatened use of a dangerous weapon at a school.


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Celtics 97, Rockets 92

Ray Allen helped point the way to victory with a 3-pointer for an 84-82 lead with 35.4 seconds left in regulation.

Celtics survive in overtime

Paul Pierce (30 points) and Ray Allen (21) compensated for several Celtic miscues by converting when it counted.


“As if this misogynistic dredge through the gutter wasn’t reprehensible enough, Limbaugh compounded his offense with an apology that rang false.”

Jeff Jacoby 


“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