Marriage issue is test for Romney campaign

Mitt Romney’s campaign is weighing how forcefully to use his opposition to gay marriage as a way to energize a social conservative GOP base that has long distrusted him.

N.H. wants hospitals near Mass. border

New Hampshire lawmakers are pushing incentives for so-called destination hospitals to open along the state’s southern border, hoping to build a specialty health care hub.

Parents question Newton schools amid porn case

Since his arrest on child pornography charges, a number of incidents involving David Ettlinger’s behavior have surfaced.

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Celtics oust Hawks, will face Sixers

The Celtics rode Kevin Garnett’s 28 points and 14 rebounds to victory Thursday night and advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals for the fifth straight year.

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Micky Ward helps Lowell fighting get off the ropes

The city is hoping for a boost from a professional boxing comeback with “Irish’’ Micky Ward and his older brother Dicky Eklund guiding a new crop of pugilists.

// Conn. home search may be tied to Gardner theft

Federal authorities searched the home of an alleged mobster who has been questioned repeatedly about the notorious Gardner Museum heist.

BioShock delay a smart move, analysts say

Fans may be frustrated, but Irrational Games made the right move this week when it delayed the debut of the newest BioShock video game until 2013, analysts said.

Movie Review

‘Nesting’ offers banal comic take on Gen X early midlife crisis

“Nesting’’ falls somewhere between “Wanderlust’’ and mumblecore, a no man’s land where the only bright spot is the potential it shows for debut writer/director John Chuldenko.

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Liberty Mutual: Your premiums, his premium office

Liberty Mutual spent $4.5 million to renovate a 1,335 square foot office suite that was, in all likelihood, working just fine a month before.


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State Street Corp. chief executive Jay Hooley

State Street CEO: Optimism in Asia on US economy

State Street Corp. chief executive Jay Hooley said he discovered budding optimism about the US recovery during his recent business travels in Asia.


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‘Dark Shadows’ a bloody good time

In this big-screen revamp of the late-’60s Gothic soap opera, Tim Burton and Johnny Depp recapture the show’s doomy vibe with blissful comic precision.