Gingrich scales back campaign

Newt Gingrich is dramatically curtailing his campaign schedule and laying off about a third of his staff, and will focus on the nominating convention.

Teachers union, school department declare impasse

The Boston Teachers Union and the School Department said Tuesday night that they had reached an impasse and will ask for a mediator after 21 months of contract negotiations.

Conservative justices question insurance mandate

The second day of arguments at the Supreme Court centered on whether Congress has the constitutional authority to require Americans to purchase health insurance.

MGM drops plans for Brimfield casino

The company is abandoning its plans to build a $600 million casino in the small town, and will instead search for another location in Western Massachusetts.

A Cook & Brown seasonal salad with acorn squash, fennel, farro, apple, roasted cippolini, and walnuts.

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In Providence, two restaurants shine

Local food and craft cocktails are hits at Cook & Brown and the Dorrance, both winners of accolades and awards.

Frame by Frame

Spanning realms of awareness, the party goes on

Critic Sebastian Smee discusses “Barn Interior with Peasants playing Cards, Drinking, and Smoking,’’ by Hendrick Sorgh, on display at Mount Holyoke College Art Museum.

Joanna Weiss

The ‘Mad Men’ of the GOP race

To the well-compensated people running election efforts, campaigns are ironic, artful, and clever. To the rest of us, that stance is cause for concern.

The Bruins’ Shawn Thornton flipped the puck over the hip of Lightning goalie Dwayne Roloson for a first-period goal that tied the game at 1-1. Tampa Bay's Brandon Mikkelson is in the middle.

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Surging Bruins defeat Tampa Bay

The Bruins won their third straight on three assists by Zdeno Chara, who was honored before the game for playing in the 1,000th game in his career.

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Eric S. Rosengren, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

Boston Fed chief warns against complacency

In a speech, Eric S. Rosengren, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, cited positive economic signs but said the Fed must continue its stimulation efforts.