Secure communities program to be activated

Federal officials will implement the controversial fingerprint-checking program statewide on May 15, despite opposition from Governor Patrick and immigration advocacy groups.

After election, Kraft, Wynn abandon casino bid

The Patriots owner and casino mogul suspended plans in Foxborough after the town elected two anti-casino members to its Board of Selectmen last night.

Back Bay substation blamed for second power outage

The outage this afternoon was the result of a problem in the same substation that caused a March 13 blackout that lasted for several days.


// Roman Totenberg, renowned violinist, dies at 101

The distinguished violinist was a pillar of Boston’s music community for decades.

Brown calls on Warren to release law school records

Senator Scott Brown said the ongoing controversy over Elizabeth Warren’s claim as a minority has “cast doubt on her credibility.”

Senate GOP blocks Democratic student loan plan

The proposal would have prevented student loan interest rates from doubling to 6.8 percent on July 1.

Rajon Rondo hit two 3-pointers and four other perimeter jumpers in Game 4, and the fact that he drained six of his eight field goals from distance was significant.

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Celtics vs. Hawks, 8 p.m.

With Rajon Rondo hot, Celtics in control

For the Celtics to make an extended run, Rondo may not have to turn into the best shooter in the universe, but he will have to continue placing his stamp on games.

John Marinatto resigned as Big East commissioner on Monday.


Big East split could happen soon

After the resignation of Big East commissioner John Marinatto, the conference may soon implode amidst an ever-changing conference landscape.

Book Review

‘I Am a Pole (And So Can You!)’ by Stephen Colbert

The book is so deliberately bad and Colbert’s fan base is so fervent that it’s guaranteed to be a success.

// Facebook pitches Boston investors on coming IPO

Ahead of Facebook’s initial public offering, company brass met with investors in Boston while CEO Mark Zuckerberg talked privately with a few major firms.

To Grammar’s House

Hopefully, we’ll see it rarely

While the Associated Press recently updated its style guidelines on the word “hopefully,” the Globe still prefers to keep its use at a minimum.


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Red Sox starting pitcher Josh Beckett, who has a 2-3 record with a 4.45 earned run average in five starts, last pitched April 29 in Chicago.

Josh Beckett ready to go Thursday for Red Sox

Beckett, who missed his start Saturday because of a sore lat muscle, is set to pitch Thursday when the Red Sox return home to face Cleveland.


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Jackson Horman, 5, at home in Beverly with parents Stacey Malay and Jason Horman, who count steps on their FitBit activity trackers.

Quantified self movement grows, but what do we learn?

Thanks to an array of gadgets and apps, we can track all sorts of personal information, but what does it really tell us about ourselves?