Patrick budget puts focus on education, transportation

Governor Deval Patrick’s $36.4 billion budget, unveiled today, increases spending by 4.9 percent.

Driver of car in fatal ambulance crash faces charges

Video shows a Mercedes-Benz running a stop sign and clipping the ambulance in the Milford crash that killed a patient.

Car rented by Angela Menino stolen

A vehicle rented by the wife of former Mayor Thomas Menino was stolen from a street near the couple’s Hyde Park home.

Syrian peace talks stuck over Assad’s future

A clash over President Bashar Assad’s future cast a pall over the talks, which aim to map out a transitional government.

State gambling panel hears casino pitches

Two firms competing for the eastern Massachusetts casino license are making their cases to the gambling commission.

Top: Buttermilk fried chicken, served with potato puree, spinach, barbecue syrup, and plump doughnut holes. Above: the house salad board with greens, tomatoes, green beans, goat cheese, and bacon.


dining out

Back Bay Harry’s is good — some of the time

With its convivial neighborhood spirit, the restaurant from Jason Santos is always a good time. It’s just not always a good restaurant.

Dante Scarnecchia is seen at a Patriots practice in August 2011 (Globe staff photo / Bill Greene)

Dante Scarnecchia retires as Patriots offensive line coach

Scarnecchia was a coach with the Patriots for 30 years. The team hired Dave DeGuglielmo to replace him.

Rajon Rondo bumped into old friend Ray Allen in Tuesday’s night game in Miami.J Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports


Rondo will be held out as a precaution vs. Wizards

With the Celtics playing on back-to-back nights on the road, Rajon Rondo will get a rest in Washington.

Richard Tisei.

Tisei to mount a second challenge to Rep. Tierney

Former state senator Richard Tisei narrowly lost a bid to unseat Representative John Tierney in 2012.


Charles Derber and June Sekera

// An invisible crisis

We are suffering from a mushrooming public goods deficit.


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Tom Brady has struggled in recent playoff performances, and once again he was less than sharp on Sunday.

Broncos were far better than the Patriots

After reviewing the game film, Ben Volin says the Patriots just didn’t belong on the field with the Broncos.


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Target will stop offering health care coverage to part-time workers April 1.

Target scales back health coverage

Target says it will no longer offer health care coverage for its part-time workers, citing options available under the Affordable Care Act.