Patrick vows new funds for roads, rail

Governor Deval Patrick said he will unveil a proposal this month to raise money through taxes or fees to fix the state’s financially beleaguered transportation network.

Congress gives reprieve to Mass. military bases

Major installations in Chicopee and on Cape Cod that had been threatened with closure or cutbacks have been spared.

Kennedy named to two House committees

Newly sworn-in Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III has snagged a seat on the Science and Technology, and Foreign Affairs committees.

Barney Frank is barely retired, but he’s already volunteered to serve as interim Senator if John Kerry is confimed as secretary of state.


Barney Frank should be interim Senator

Frank is egotistical. He’s irascible. He thinks he would be a great pick as interim U.S. senator. He’s right.

Newton police officers egg a superior’s home

A few months after the town’s police chief was fired for making inappropriate comments, the off-duty officers will face discipline.

“I guess my life’s philosophy has been that there’s room in our lives for everything we love, simple and complex,” says Ken Gidge of his multiple pursuits.

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N.H. legislator turns to 3-D painting

The Democratic New Hampshire state representative has a colorful history, including being “just a guy who paints.”

The Celtics managed that with a 94-75 win over the Pacers behind 18 points, 7 assists, and 5 rebounds from Rajon Rondo, fed-up point guard.

Celtics, 94, Pacers, 75

Celtics wipe out Pacers to end four-game skid

It was the Celtics’ largest margin of victory this season as they towered over the Pacers, 94-75, to end a 4-game losing streak.

Lance Armstrong this fall was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles for doping and barred for life from competing in all Olympic sports.

Lance Armstrong may admit to doping

Armstrong could admit to doping because he wants to persuade officials to restore his eligibility so he can resume his athletic career.

Sunday Preview | Ideas

Meet Future You. (Now be nice.)

Psychology offers a strange new tactic for keeping your resolutions.

Globe Insiders

From the Archives | Photo Gallery

//[1]-040.jpg 1976: The first First Night

In 1976, Bostonians first enjoyed the arts festival that would one day spread nationwide and ring in the new year in over 70 cities, growing to showcase the work of over 1,000 artists.


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With 97 percent of his touches going for positive yardage, Danny Woodhead keeps the Patriots pointing forward.

Danny Woodhead is Patriots’ go-to guy

If it seems Woodhead gains yards every single time he carries the ball or catches it, that’s not correct. But it’s not far off.


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Lawrence Mayor William Lantigua.

State removes lien against Lantigua

The state Department of Revenue said that it has removed the $5,475 tax lien against Lawrence Mayor William Lantigua, after issuing it due to unpaid 2011 taxes.

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Employees at Lenco, an armored car manufacturer, work on SWAT trucks, popular with police departments, at its plant in Pittsfield.

Armored truck maker in middle of debate on dollars and safety

Lenco Armored Vehicles of Pittsfield is the nation’s leading maker of SWAT trucks, including two that responded to the shootings in Newtown, Conn.


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Movie Review

“Zero Dark Thirty” stars Jessica Chastain as a CIA analyst obsessed with finding Osama bin Laden.

‘Zero Dark Thirty’ a brilliantly crafted drama

Kathryn Bigelow’s ground-level procedural about the hunt for Osama bin Laden is not a personal film. Rather, it’s about one person’s critical place in the larger effort.