Bulger’s girlfriend considers guilty plea

Catherine Greig’s plea could come without a plea bargain, according to the brother of one of “Whitey” Bulger’s alleged victims.

Paul Pierce slammed one down in the second quarter.

Celtics 104, Trail Blazers 86

Pierce and Allen lead Celtics’ rout

Paul Pierce and Ray Allen each scored 22 points Friday as the Celtics rebounded from Wednesday’s lopsided loss to the Sixers.

http://c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/03/10/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Michelle Obama Let_s Move.JPEG-008aa--90x90.jpg Michelle Obama rallies support for reelection

Obama praised her husband’s record on job creation, his Supreme Court picks, and the federal health care overhaul at a fund-raiser in Boston tonight.

Obama: New jobs report a sign economy on rebound

President Obama applauded another burst of job growth Friday as proof the economy is recovering from the recession.

Patrick to miss vaunted St. Patrick’s Day breakfast

Governor Deval Patrick will not attend one of the most hallowed traditions of Beacon Hill politics next week.


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Royal Southern Brotherhood satisfies a hunger

The band is neither a brilliant turn nor a crazy risk for the five musicians involved — it’s both.

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Stoughton’s Lori McKenna is writing her heart out

Fifteen years after she broke into the Boston folk scene, Lori McKenna is becoming one of Nashville’s most in-demand country songwriters. But the Stoughton mother of five is still home for dinner.

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Would you wait in line 8 hours for a beer?

Why the beer known as Kate the Great creates such mania on the one day it’s available.

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http://c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/03/09/BostonGlobe.com/Ideas/Images/questforfun.jpg Inside the board game renaissance

Can a cardboard box take over your mind? What the new generation of board game designers is doing to an old-fashioned pastime.

“For anyone who thinks this isn’t life-changing, consider that more than 90 percent of the kids at East Somerville Community, where we’ll start our El Sistema, are recipients of the free instruments.”

Joanne Sadler,  teacher in Somerville

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Globe Talk | March 21, 6 p.m.

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


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Chaz Williams and UMass survived to play again in the Atlantic 10 tournament.

UMass stuns Temple, stays alive in Atlantic 10

The eighth-seeded Minutemen (22-10) ousted the top-seeded Owls, 77-71, on the strength of a 15-0 run to open the second half.


“Unless the GOP is suicidal, [Mitt] Romney will ultimately persevere, and with good reason: He’s the only remotely plausible president in this field.”

Scot Lehigh 


“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