Robust jobs report confirms recovery

Employers added 227,000 jobs in February, the third consecutive month of significant gains.

Democratic darling has also been critic

Elizabeth Warren’s campaign for US Senate galvanized the Democratic base on the national level, but she was not always cozy with party leaders.

 Mitt Romney, who spoke on Friday in Jackson, Miss., was playful about his Yankee qualities, saying, ‘‘Mornin’, y’all. I got started right this morning with a biscuit and some cheesy grits.’’

Romney’s faith adds an extra obstacle in South

Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith is exerting a drag on his candidacy in places like Mississippi and Alabama, which hold primary elections Tuesday.


Hole burned in soul of beachfront

A Thursday fire on Humarock beach destroyed four beach-front homes and caused an estimated $3 million in damages, Scituate town officials said.

Brian Feulner for the Boston Globe

Youth coaches go on offense against abuse

Welcome to coaching in 2012, when youth sports-related organizations are beefing up child-protection efforts in response to high-profile scandals.

Bulger’s girlfriend may opt to plead guilty

Catherine Greig’s plea could come without a plea bargain, according to relatives of Bulger’s alleged victims.

Richard J. Samuels

Japan’s roiling struggle forward

The consequences of last year’s terrifying quake, tsunami, and meltdown are at the center of a national debate on the direction of the country.

There’s a new baker in town

McDonald’s is expanding its breakfast line at its New England restaurants to include baked goods, taking aim at a market segment dominated by Dunkin’ Donuts.

Kayak offers gateway to vanishing culture

Alutiiq warriors’ kayaks were normally buried with their owners, but this one is now the focus of a preservation project at Harvard University.

“I’m not saying he’s not going to be in Heaven. I desire candidates who respect the teachings of the church.”

Roy MacMillan,  a Mississippi voter, on Mitt Romney

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Charles Salemi, the lab supervisor of a drug analysis lab, held an evidence bag while testifying Friday during the trial for a quadruple murder in Mattapan held at Suffolk Superior Court in Boston.

Jury sees horrific photos of massacre

In what was probably the last full day of testimony in the Mattapan trial, two medical examiners showed dozens of graphic autopsy photographs of the victims’ bodies.


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Papa Razzi was founded by Boston restaurateur Charlie Sarkis. The chain is operated by Back Bay Restaurant Group. There are seven Papa Razzi restaurants in Massachusetts, including on Newbury Street.

R.I. company wants to buy Papa Razzi

Newport Harbor Corp., an employee-owned hospitality company based in Rhode Island, is in discussions to buy the Papa Razzi restaurant chain.

Nation & World

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 Tens of thousands of demonstrators flooded the streets of Budaiya, Bahrain, on Friday in support of a Shi’ite-led rebellion against the country’s Sunni monarchy, stepping up pressure on the US-allied government with one of the largest protests in months.

Bahrain protesters boost pressure with huge rally

Tens of thousands of antigovernment protesters flooded a major highway in Bahrain on Friday in one of the largest opposition rallies in months against the Gulf nation’s rulers.


Political Notebook

Romney, aides used private e-mail while he was governor

The communications were legal, even though Mitt Romney’s administration warned state agencies against the practice due to cyber security concerns.


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Celtics 104, Blazers 86

Celtics make quick work of clearing out Trail Blazers

The Celtics set season highs for points in a quarter and a half in running up a 43-point advantage in the third quarter, while celebrating Paul Pierce’s 1,000th game.


“Patient, committed diplomacy is the only way to realize the long term and durable objectives of an Iran without nuclear weapons and a region without war.”

William H. Luers and Thomas R. Pickering 


“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