Mitt Romney will not run for president in 2016

Mitt Romney jumped back into the presidential discussion on Jan. 10.

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The former Mass. governor suddenly dropped a three-week flirtation that seemed to be gaining momentum.

SCOT LEHIGH

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And so it all ends with one final flip-flop.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/30/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/mbta150-8181.jpg Baker disappointed in MBTA response to Red Line incident

Following the chaotic scene at Quincy Center Station, the MBTA seemed to suggest the passengers overreacted.

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Mayor Walsh signed an agreement that prevents city workers from criticizing the bid to host the 2024 Games.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/30/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/aaron150-8173.jpg Jurors in Aaron Hernandez trial can watch Super Bowl

The judge urged jurors to be “vigilant” and remove themselves from any discussions about the case.

Floor Governor Rudy Mass gave a price for Shack Shake during the company's IPO on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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Shake Shack shares more than double in stock market debut

The New York-based burger chain raised $105 million, selling 5 million shares at $21 per share.

Super Bowl XLIX

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell participates in a news conference for NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Roger Goodell gives annual ‘State of the NFL’ address

The commissioner was peppered with questions about Deflategate and the league’s investigation into it.

Alex Speier

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The two teams have been almost inarguably the league’s best to this point this season.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/30/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/stanpats31-6947--90x90.jpg The 2014 Patriots: An Oral History

Columnist Christopher L. Gasper, Tom Brady, and other voices provide the story of this Super season for the Patriots.

Four-time Super Bowl winner Joe Montana blames kickers for the strict rules regarding the pregame handling of footballs.

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

Montana blames, praises Brady over Deflategate

Joe Montana said he thinks Tom Brady is behind the Patriots playing with underinflated footballs vs. the Colts.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/29/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/ernie846-6976.jpg The Patriots’ man behind the curtain

Is Ernie Adams, a little-known Bill Belichick confidant, the secret to the Patriots’ success?

Katy Perry performed at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on November 27, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.

Super Bowl halftimes through the years

A look back at America’s biggest musical extravaganza.

Magazine

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/20/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/Cover_Photo.jpg Did the MBTA’s late-night experiment really work?

The one-year pilot program, meant to usher Boston into a new cultural era and pump up the economy, is about to wrap up.

Stanley Rosenberg and Brian A. Joyce (standing at left in first row) visited Randolph Engineering in Randolph to learn about their manufacturing process.

State senator’s lavish gift raises concerns on ethics

Designer sunglasses given by Brian Joyce to his colleagues may violate ethics rules for the cut-rate price that he paid for them.

Perspective

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/30/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/wind150-1676.jpg What really toppled Cape Wind’s plans for Nantucket Sound

With the ambitious wind project seemingly dead, take a look back at what went wrong.

Opinion

JOANNA WEISS

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/30/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Joanna_Weiss_150px-1140.png Add a helmet to sledding gear

Organize hordes of helmeted kids to take over the slopes in order to encourage a safe habit.

The Big Picture

Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff

Massive snowstorm hits the Northeast

The storm blasted the region with wind-whipped snow that piled nearly three-feet high in some places.

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