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Scott Brown still silent on Senate campaign

The race to fill John F. Kerry’s US Senate seat is on the verge of taking ­final shape, with growing anxiety among Republicans that Brown may sit out the contest.

Robert Parish, shown at his North Carolina home, said Kevin McHale and Larry Bird have not helped him in his quest to crack into the NBA coaching ranks.

Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff

Robert Parish yearns for NBA coaching job

The former Celtics great, who says he needs money and sold his NBA title rings, claims Larry Bird and Kevin McHale have not helped him get back in the league.

Ribs were sold at the SOWA open market.

Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe

Boston food truck industry expands

The food truck business in Boston is really starting to cook. Come April, the city will have 56 trucks dishing food across Boston neighborhoods, up from just 15 when the city first cautiously kicked the tires of the trend in July 2011. Food trucks are coming to new parts of the city, including East Boston, Roxbury, and Charlestown, and those locations that started with one truck now have three or more, bringing a diverse mix of cuisines and cultures to the streets of a city once famous for its parochial tastes.

Harvard cheating inquiry raises concerns

Last August, when Harvard administrators announced they were grappling with the largest Ivy League cheating scandal in recent memory, they said they would hear the cases of 125 students within a “few weeks.” But instead of learning their fates in September, many of the accused and their families say, they faced a series of delays and drifting deadlines as hearings continued through December. Students say the drawn-out process has brought nerve-wracking uncertainty and a financial toll for some.

The Nation

Obama appointments ruled unconstitutional

 Richard Cordray was made head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau with a recess appointment.

By Charlie Savageand Steve Greenhouse

A court ruled that President Obama violated the Constitution when he installed officials on the National Labor Relations Board a year ago.

2d suspect arrested in Texas college shooting

A man suspected in an argument that exploded into gunfire at a Houston-area college was arrested Friday some 250 miles away in a Dallas suburb, authorities said.

Former Detroit mayor ordered to jail

By Mike Householder

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who was convicted in 2008, will spend this weekend in prison for 14 parole violations.

The World

Protesters turn violent across Egypt

By David D. Kirkpatrick

Violence erupted across Egypt on Friday as tens of thousands of demonstrators filled Tahrir Square to mark the second anniversary of the country’s revolution.

China’s tone conciliatory over islands

By Jane Perlez

China’s new leader offered Japan a conciliatory tone in an effort to reduce escalating tensions over disputed islands.

Nine killed in Iraq demonstrations

A Sunni cleric tried to calm protesters on Friday during antigovernment clashes with Iraqi soldiers in Fallujah.


At least seven protesters and two soldiers were killed in clashes that started after army forces opened fire on demonstrators.

Editorial & Opinion


Is it safe to walk to church?

 Shirley Clarke’s son Gabriel was shot in the stomach Jan. 11.

By Lawrence Harmon

The shooting of an innocent child highlights the risks families in gang-plagued neighborhoods face.

Derrick Z. Jackson

Obama’s more perfect union

By Derrick Z. Jackson

The president’s evolution on gay marriage is similar to his game-changing predecessors.

Burns Stanfield and Stephen Kendrick

As Mass. debates taxes, a lesson from John Winthrop

By Burns Stanfield and Stephen Kendrick

Now is the time to engage in a rigorous debate about revenue reform in Massachusetts.

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Scott Brown still silent on Senate campaign

Republican Scott Brown has yet to declare his intentions for the special election to fill John Kerry’s US Senate seat.

By Frank Phillips and Michael Levenson

The race to fill John F. Kerry’s US Senate seat is on the verge of taking ­final shape, with growing anxiety among Republicans that Brown may sit out the contest.

Harvard cheating inquiry raises concerns

Harvard University

By Martine Powers

Harvard said it would announce the results of its investigations in coming days, but students say the drawn-out process has brought nerve-racking uncertainty.

Man faces charges after infant’s death

Ethen Harrison, 23, was arraigned Friday in New Bedford District Court on multiple charges in the 9-month-old’s death.

By Peter Schworm

A 9-month-old New Bedford girl died and her mother’s boyfriend has been charged with assault and battery in connection with the attack, police said.

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Judge freezes pharmacy owners’ assets

By Jay Lindsay


Most charges dropped against man in Zumba case

By David Sharp


Boston food truck industry expands

Ribs were sold at the SOWA open market.

By Casey Ross

By April, Boston will have 56 food trucks, up from just 15 when the city first cautiously kicked the tires of the trend in July 2011.

Giving away millions with good cause

Karen Cooper of Wayland and daughters Lily, 4, and Hannah, 5, read a PJ Library book.

By Leah Burrows

The Harold Grinspoon Foundation identifies assets in the Jewish community and revitalizes them through financial partnerships.

Unusual alliance backs job training

By Megan Woolhouse

A coalition of unlikely allies in business and labor are pushing the state to spend $5 million for a worker retraining program.


Edward Boudreau; engineer’s work was used by NASA

Edward Boudreau worked at consultants Arthur D. Little for nearly 40 years.

By Katherine Landergan

During his decades as an ­engineer and scientist, Mr. Boudreau, 90, helped improve colonoscopy equipment, fine-tune satellites, and measure the distance from Earth to the moon.

Burhan Dogancay; painter found subjects on city walls

Burhan Dogancay with his “Symphony in Blue” last year at the Istanbul Modern museum.

By Paul Vitello

Dr. Dogancay, 83, was a Turkish-born artist considered one of his country’s first internationally recognized abstract painters.

Corinne Jacker; playwright won Obies in the 1970s

Mrs. Jacker also wrote scripts for public television, including an episode of “The Adams Chronicles.”

By Dennis Hevesi

Mrs. Jacker, 79, was an Obie Award-winning playwright known for bringing wry humor to often wrenching domestic stories.


Bruins 4, Islanders 2

Chara, Bergeron spark rally

Patrice Bergeron provides some breathing room, beating goalie Rick DiPietro with a nifty move in the third period.

By Fluto Shinzawa

Zdeno Chara scored the go-ahead goal and Patrice Bergeron punched in an insurance goal to give the Bruins a 4-2 win over the Islanders.

Hawks 123, Celtics 111

Celtics blow 27-point lead, lose in double OT

Kevin Garnett had 24 points and 10 rebounds, but fouled out in the loss.

By Gary Washburn

The Celtics suffered a humiliating sixth straight defeat, losing a 9-point lead in the final 3:39 of regulation.

Once-endangered boxing gyms having a unisex renaissance

Norman Stone of the Somerville Boxing Club helped Kourtney Yurko wrap her hand before her workout.

By John Powers

A sport that fell far from its one-time perch alongside baseball is now growing more popular as both men and women come for competition and for fitness.

G: Family

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‘Wedsites’ are becoming must-haves for today’s engaged couples

By Beth Teitell

Once only for cutting-edge couples, wedding websites are now interactive, full of multimedia, and everywhere.


At Wheelock Family Theatre, a Fagin with a secret

Jane Staab, one of the founders of Wheelock Family Theatre in 1981, plays Fagin in its production of the musical “Oliver!”

By Joel Brown

Jane Staab is stepping into the role of Fagin, imagined as a woman passing as a man, in the Wheelock Family Theatre production of the musical “Oliver!”.

With ‘Squirrel Stole My Underpants,’ a performer reshapes her career

Bonnie Duncan’s all-ages solo show, “Squirrel Stole My Underpants,” combines puppetry, mime, dance, and original music.

By Karen Campbell

After years as a performer, Bonnie Duncan found herself home full-time with three kids and a rampant imagination when she struck on the idea of creating her first all-ages solo show.