Bulger’s girlfriend pleads guilty, to be sentenced June 12

“Whitey” Bulger’s girlfriend, Catherine Greig, pleaded guilty in federal court today to helping him elude capture for 16 years.

http://c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/03/14/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/capital_grill.JPG Crews work to restore power, MBTA reopens stations

NStar’s work to restore power in the Back Bay will affect the evening commute due to traffic restrictions, but the MBTA has reopened two closed stations.

Feds to launch paid anti-smoking ad campaign

For the first time, the federal government will launch a paid, nationwide media campaign aimed at encouraging smokers to quit.

Mitt Romney

Romney keeps focus on delegates, despite losses

Although he finished in third place in two states last night, Mitt Romney’s campaign maintained that he is building an insurmountable delegate lead.

From left, Nick Penna Jr., Jillian Christiani, and Mandy Goldman pulling together the faux bob.

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How to create a 1920s faux bob

Credit the much-anticipated release of “The Great Gatsby,’’ but 1920s-inspired looks are roaring back. Here’s how to get the look of a bob without sacrificing long locks.

Growing income gap threatens region, report says

The disparity will continue to grow unless the educational system is improved and health care costs are reined in, according to a report.

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How to improve community colleges

Community colleges must continue to provide a range of services, and must also find a balance as they do so.

Jonathan Fanene

Patriots sign defensive lineman Jonathan Fanene

The former Bengals defender will be expected to help alleviate some of the pressure on Vince Wilfork.

“If you’re the front-runner and you keep coming in third, you’re not much of a front-runner.”

Newt Gingrich,  on Mitt Romney

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The Back Story is a new video series where Globe journalists tell the stories behind their stories. Exclusively on BostonGlobe.com, it is hosted by photographer and multimedia journalist Dina Rudick.


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Patti LuPone starred as Lucia in the musical

Broadway performers pay tribute to Patti LuPone

“Patti’s Turn,’’ a touching and funny tribute to the musical-theater legend, was performed on Monday night in New York, and Lupone enjoyed every minute of it.

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“The soldiers, and the Afghans they are helping, deserve a system that will, to the best of its ability, learn from such tragedies.”

Juliette Kayyem 


“The best-selling board game today is the board game that was the best-selling board game in 1936. That is Monopoly.”

Game publisher Eric Hautemont