News Analysis

With shift north, going gets tougher for Santorum

The upcoming Republican primary calendar holds a dwindling number of opportunities for Rick Santorum, making it difficult for him to rebound from the defeat he suffered in Illinois.

Mitt Romney wins Illinois primary

Romney’s resounding win stunted the momentum of rival Rick Santorum and gave the former Mass. governor ammunition to argue that it is time for the GOP to coalesce around him.

Nurses balk at bid to guide dealings with patients

Nurses unions say an increasing number of hospitals nationwide are asking nurses to adhere to standard scripts when talking to patients, down to how often they use a patient’s name.

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Parents fear ‘Hunger Games’ too violent for young fans

Epic fights are already raging between parents who fear the PG-13 film will be too rough for young children and the elementary schoolers who insist they can handle it.

Gambling commission light on casino experience

The newly formed state gambling commission, whose final two members were appointed yesterday, has little expertise in the casino industry it must license and regulate.

Restaurant wage suit gaining steam

More than 300 current and former employees of Back Bay Restaurant Group have joined a lawsuit that accuses the company of failing to pay minimum wages and overtime.

The Charles Street AME Church faced foreclosure by OneUnited Bank.

Roxbury church to file for bankruptcy

Members of the Charles Street AME Church voted to file for federal bankruptcy protection, heading off OneUnited Bank’s plan to auction the historic congregation’s property.


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Vendors will offer array of ethnic foods in downtown, Greenway

Boston’s supply of food trucks will increase significantly this spring, with officials authorizing several new vending locations from Copley Square to the Greenway.

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Iraq blasts leave 43 dead ahead of summit

As the country prepares for a gathering of Arab leaders, a string of suicide attacks and bombings Tuesday was a reminder that violence still shakes Iraq’s stability.


Political Notebook

Restore Our Future, the political action committee backing Mitt Romney, spent $10.1 million on television ads, $775,000 on Internet ads, and $523,000 on direct mail last month, according to documents filed Tuesday with the Federal Election Commission.

Super PAC spent $12m aiding Romney in Feb.

Restore Our Future, the political action committee backing Mitt Romney for president, spent $12.2 million last month as the former Mass. governor won the Michigan primary.