Mass. and MIT launching big data initiatives

The initiatives could help make the state a global center for the emerging field of “big data” — the ability to quickly dissect and understand floods of digital information.

Mass. sets plan to fix schools in Lawrence

The first-of-its-kind overhaul centers on more instructional time and a bold partnership between charter schools and the school district.

Freetown voters say no to Aquinnah tribal casino

In response to the nonbinding referendum, the tribe may challenge the state’s contention that the Aquinnah signed away their federal rights to build a casino.

Mitt Romney spoke  Tuesday in Las Vegas, where he also huddled with Sheldon Adelson, a big GOP donor.

GOP nomination clinched, Mitt Romney pushes anew

On the day he clinched the nomination, comments by Donald Trump on President Obama’s birth certificate stole the spotlight.

Brian McGrory

A miserable start to Mass. Senate race

Integrity and authenticity are important, which is why the controversy around Elizabeth Warren’s ancestry is a big deal.

All Star Pizza Bar owners Kosta (left) and Johnny Diamantopoulos with a pair of their specialty pizzas.

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Cheap Eats

All-Star Pizza Bar opens in Inman Square

Across the street from the well-established All-Star Sandwich Bar, the pizza spot serves up brick-oven pies with inventive toppings.

Opinion | Scot Lehigh

A standard for driving fun

After decades of driving a standard, Globe columnist Scot Lehigh is saying goodbye to standard transmission — and a uniquely enjoyable way of driving.

“The world of wine has not stood still,’’ says writer Stephen Meuse.

By the glass

Globe wine writer bids farewell after 15 years

The world of wine has not stood still and Stephen Meuse devotes his last column to reflect on some of the changes he has observed.

// 38 Studios’ Copernicus could be a losing battle

The ambitious project could conceivably be revived even if Curt Schilling’s company dies. But time and technology are working against it.

Dan Shaughnessy

Doc Rivers second only to Red Auerbach

Rivers only has one title, and he is not going to win another one this year. But he’s probably the second-greatest coach in Celtics history.


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Red Sox 6, Tigers 3

Adrian Gonzalez celebrated after making the final putout that gave the Red Sox a winning record.

Red Sox finally above .500 mark

Boston rocked Tigers ace Justin Verlander as the Red Sox posted a winning record for the first time this season.


Political Notebook

According to the Associated Press count, Mitt Romney surpassed the 1,144 delegates needed to win the nomination by winning at least 88 delegates in the Texas primary.

Romney clinches GOP berth, sharpens focus on economy

Mitt Romney clinched the Republican presidential nomination with a win in the Texas primary, a triumph of endurance for a candidate who came up short four years ago.


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Molly Hatch’s “Lost Arcadia,’’ part of “Covet: Art + Objects’’ at Ferrin Gallery in Pittsfield.

Modern riffs on old ideas

No art is simply, blithely contemporary. That would be like saying our parents had no influence on us. Today's art responds to and reacts against yesterday's art.