US consumer spending brightens outlook

Consumers boosted their spending in February by the most in seven months, raising expectations for stronger growth.

Mega Millions ticket sales a windfall for Mass.

More than $39 million in tickets were sold since the jackpot began on Jan. 24 and grew to a record-breaking $640 million prize.

Cardinal O’Malley calls Cuba trip a ‘success’

Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley was expected to return tonight from Cuba, where he had accompanied Pope Benedict XVI.

New York Islanders' Nini Niederreiter (right) checked David Krecji during the second period.

Bruins 6, Islanders 3

Bruins snap 3d period tie to beat Islanders

The playoff-bound Bruins are closing in on the Northeast Division title with four games left in the regular season.

Obama calls on Congress to increase taxes on millionaires

President Barack Obama is reviving a proposal he first pitched last September that aims to draw sharp election year lines with Republicans.


// A geopolitical enemies list

Mitt Romney seems intent on screaming “fire’’ in a crowded theater, even if his audience doesn’t seem to be responding.

Exclusive Sunday Preview

A sampling of stories from this Sunday's Globe.


In this 2005 game, Carmen Roberts sat in a right-field seat that faces the bleachers.

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fenway at 100

Flaws are part of Fenway Park’s charm

The seats are too small and some sightlines are poor, but the intimacy in the park can overcome those drawbacks, writes Bob Ryan in this preview of Sunday’s special magazine on the ballpark’s centennial.

// SOX vs TAMPA BAY.jpg Fenway Park a big part of pop culture

The “lyric little bandbox” has been a movie and television star, as well as an inspiration for many in the literary and musical worlds.

// The Fenway Park of 1912

The Red Sox christened Fenway Park just days after the Titanic sank, and at the time the ballpark was state of the art.

Please Discuss

4 books about Fenway Park

Katharine Whittemore looks at books on Fenway Park as the iconic stadium turns 100.


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Victoria Kennedy, widow of Senator Edward M. Kennedy, attended the Boston University commencement ceremony last year.

Bowing to bishop, college cancels Kennedy speech

A small Catholic college that had invited Victoria Reggie Kennedy to speak at its spring commencement rescinded the offer under pressure from the Worcester bishop.


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Chanel shop designed with Paris in mind

The 10,000-square-foot House of Chanel will be located on the first block of Newbury Street as part of a new luxury residence building called No. 6 Newbury.


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Celtics 100, T'wolves 79

Kevin Garnett slammed one down in the third quarter.

Celtics win in Minnesota

Kevin Garnett and Greg Stiemsma held Kevin Love in check as the Celtics claimed first place in the Atlantic Division.