Tussle over tax law marks start of health care case

Rapid-fire questioning from Supreme Court justices appeared to indicate they would allow the case to proceed despite a 1867 tax law that threatened a delay until 2015.

Globe debuts digital facsimile of print version

The Boston Globe’s new ePaper allows subscribers to read the newspaper electronically exactly as they would the print version, but on a laptop, tablet, or mobile phone.

UMass picks physicist to lead Amherst campus

The University of Massachusetts has tapped Kumble Subbaswamy, provost at the University of Kentucky, as chancellor of the state’s flagship campus.

Harvard hikes tuition, boosts financial aid

Harvard University announced Monday it will raise its annual price tag to almost $55,000 for undergraduates while boosting financial aid to record levels.

Vigil is held at Harvard to remember slain teenager

Nearly 100 people gathered at Harvard Monday night to remember Trayvon Martin, who was killed a month ago in Sanford, Fla.


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The art of self expression

The work of more than 25 artists, some with mental, emotional or intellectual limitations, adorns Mercantile Bank’s recently renovated Fenway branch office.

Natick, MA - 3-26-12 - John Burns (cq), Farm Manager at Belkin Family Lookout Farm, with early blooming peach blossoms. With cold weather following an unusual warm spell, there is a possibility of a frost endangering the fruit crop. (Globe staff photo / Bill Greene) section:met, topic:27farmpic

Farmers see early growing season, worry of coming cold

Massachusetts farmers are worried that tonight’s freezing temperatures could literally nip their crops in the bud.

Mother accused of slashing children is sent to hospital

A Salem mother accused of slashing the throats of her two children was found to be too dangerous to be set free and was taken to a hospital for evaluation.

Obama overheard talking of ‘flexibility’ after election

Speaking to outgoing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, President Obama was heard through a microphone saying, “This is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility.”

Celtics center Ryan Hollins went up for two points against the Bobcats’ center Byron Mullens in Boston’s win in Charlotte.

celtics 102, bobcats 95

Pierce scores season-high 36 in win

Paul Pierce led the Celtics as they moved into a first-place tie with the 76ers in the Atlantic Division.

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Watch the video of this Globe Talk event, featuring local comedians Dave Russo, Anthony Scibelli, Tony V, Jimmy Tingle, and Lenny Clarke sharing stories about the Boston comedy scene. Laughs guaranteed. (Editor’s note: This video contains strong language.)


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Backlog follows parole overhaul

Governor Patrick’s revamped Parole Board has voted to grant early release to 17 serious criminal offenders, but has not notified any of the inmates or the victims’ families.


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Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke during the 2012 Economic Policy Conference of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) Monday in Arlington, Va.

Stocks surge after Bernanke remarks

The Dow climbed 161 points as remarks by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke suggested the Fed will stick to its plan to keep short-term interest rates near zero.

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Dr. Ira Byock

Finding a better way to die

Dr. Ira Byock, director of the Palliative Care Service at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, has just written a new book called ‘‘The Best Care Possible.’’


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José Mateo Ballet Theatre’s Sybil Geddes and August Pozgay in “Pagano y No,’’ danced to the music of Aruán Ortiz.

José Mateo inspires ‘Of Worlds Apart’

Mateo’s choreography is vivid, inflecting his contemporary ballet aesthetic with folkloric influences, and Friday night’s performances were solid.