Harvard shows changes at primate lab

Low-tech fixes are intended to increase accountability of workers and add backup systems to prevent mistakes in animal care, which had contributed to the deaths of four monkeys.

Power restored for most customers, Prudential tower

Those customers still without power late Thursday night were expected to have electricity restored some time Friday morning, an NStar spokeswoman said.

A Tuesday power outage caused Boylston St. to go dark, with exception of the Prudential Center and Hynes Convention Center, as well as a few other larger buildings with generators.

Blackout means red ink for many

As the blackout at the Prudential Center continued, businesses began inventorying the losses from the power outage.

DiMasi says he testified to grand jury

Former House Speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi insisted that he didn’t provide significant information that prosecutors could use against current or former legislators.

Joseph Kennedy III speaks with the press while visiting Morin's Hometown Bar and Grille in Attleboro on Feb. 16.

Dan Payne

4th District race: All politics is vocal

Advice for Joseph Kennedy III from someone who has worked in the Fourth Congressional District since 1970.

Jay Connor for the Boston Globe

Final Four run gives MIT team a crash course

The NCAA is fond of talking about its student-athletes, but MIT’s basketball team, which is playing Friday in the Division III Final Four for the first time, truly lives that dual role.

Beverly police Officer Jason Lantych and Hamilton police Sergeant Kenneth Nagy talked inside of a Starbucks minutes before Nagy allegedly shot Lantych in the parking lot.

A 3-way tangle preceded shooting

The Beverly police officer who was shot by a Hamilton police sergeant told superiors that he had never been intimate with the sergeant’s wife.

For app makers, an appetizing iPad

Software developers say the iPad’s new video screen will let them present images with richness and clarity that will rival the look of ink on paper.

Boston’s public schools shelve ‘pink slime’

All products made with ground beef have been temporarily stricken from lunch menus as the district awaits word from the federal government about the presence of “pink slime.”

“You always hear, does MIT have a basketball team? People don’t really think we’re going to be that good, just a bunch of nerds playing basketball.”

Jamie Karraker,  guard for MIT’s basketball team

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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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Caren Carew gave information sheets to passersby as union leaders pressed their case for higher pay for teachers.

Teachers go public in bid for pay raise

The Boston Teachers Union launched a media blitz in hopes of convincing the public to side with them in tense contract negotiations over pay.


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Group asks Google to extend, not halve, rooftop park

A community planning group will ask the Cambridge City Council to call for changes in Google Inc.’s plans for an urban campus in Kendall Square.

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Karzai calls for US troop curtailment by 2013

President Hamid Karzai insisted Thursday that the US confine its troops to major bases in Afghanistan by next year, as the Taliban declared they were suspending peace talks.


Political Notebook

Paul says GOP rivals itching for another war in Mideast

Ron Paul shied away from naming his Republican rivals but suggested they all want to plunge the US deeper into military conflicts.


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Vanderbilt 79, Harvard 70

Oliver McNally and his Crimson teammates put up a fight, but came up short in Harvard’s first NCAA Tournament game in 66 years.

Harvard falls to Vanderbilt in NCAA Tournament

The Commodores fought off the final surge by the Crimson, who cut the deficit to 5 late, before holding on for a 79-70 victory at The Pit.


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Stage Review

One nation, divided, in ‘Ameriville’

The play delivers a fierce and scorching reminder of the lives that were shattered by Hurricane Katrina, and the governmental incompetence or indifference that allowed it to happen.

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Spring Style

The season’s freshest fashion feels airy and easy — think fluttery shapes, pretty prints, and nothing too structured or serious.


“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