Romney’s record as governor

Romney, Obama faced similar economies, got similar results

Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney unveiled his 2004 spending plan.

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff/File 2003

Mitt Romney inherited a Massachusetts economy in 2003 similar to the one President Obama found entering the White House in 2009. For both, progress was slow, and for many, disappointing.

“In Massachusetts, we know Mitt Romney,” Governor Deval Patrick said Tuesday night at the convention.

Patrick blasts Romney’s record

Governor Patrick faulted his predecessor and exhorted Democrats to “grow a backbone and stand up for what we believe.”

Michael Dukakis calls Romney a ‘fraud’

Dukakis, the former Massachusetts governor, labeled Mitt Romney a “fraud” as governor, and also expressed disappointment with Elizabeth Warren’s campaign ads.

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Marc Hauser

Former Harvard professor fabricated data, US says

Marc Hauser, a prolific scientist and popular psychology professor who last summer resigned from Harvard, fabricated data and manipulated results, a federal agency said.

Brian McGrory

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Tagg Romney’s opposition to a controversial plan for a Belmont Hill hospice is ironic considering his father, Mitt, once backed construction of a Mormon temple in the area.

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Madonna does it her way at high-energy Garden show

As we have all surely learned by now, Madonna does not do half-measures.

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Roster breakdown

Tom Brady is back to lead the Patriots in his 13th season, even as many of the faces around him change.

Meet the 2012 Patriots

Bill Belichick has assembled one of the youngest rosters of his 13-year Patriots career as he seeks to return to the Super Bowl. Meet the players who make up his 2012 roster.


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Red Sox 4, Mariners 3

Jon Lester (9-11) was the winner with help from four relievers.

Red Sox end skid, beat Mariners

Home runs by Cody Ross and Ryan Lavarnway helped lead the Red Sox past the Mariners to snap a seven-game losing streak.


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Liberty Mutual will spend $8 million over the next three years to sponsor the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular and $1 million this year on gifts to celebrate its 100th anniversary.

Liberty Mutual will up charitable giving

The company is increasing local contributions by 20 percent this year, while other financial services firms plan to keep their giving largely unchanged.

Food & dining

Barry Edelman.

After a fire, community rebuilt Marblehead restaurant

They say everything happens for a reason. It might not have seemed that way the day Barry Edelman watched his restaurant, 5 Corners Kitchen, go up in smoke.