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Grid operator warns of natural gas dependence

The head of New England’s power grid operator told Congress that the region could see frequent power outages and increased energy prices.

// At installation Mass, Pope Francis urges protection of the weak

Pope Francis officially began his ministry by speaking of the need to protect “the poorest, the weakest, the least important.”

Aaron Swartz

MIT plans to release documents in Aaron Swartz case

The school’s president said documents related to the prosecution of Swartz, who committed suicide, would be made public.

Longy School of Music has drawn protests for its decision to stop serving the public.

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Clash over music lessons, classes roils Longy’s campus

Teachers and parents are upset by the Longy School of Music’s decision to stop offering music lessons and classes to children and amateur adult players.

Edouard Manet’s “Chez Tortoni,” stolen from the Gardner in 1990, is a classic example of the French master’s work.


Loss of Gardner art has left bitter, lasting impression

The works taken in the theft — including those by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Manet, and Degas — were highlights of art history.

Kathleen Duffy, center, in white sweater, reacts with surprise after her longtime boyfriend Mark Flaherty Jr. proposes to her in the middle of the St. Patrick’s Day parade in South Boston on Sunday.

Kevin Cullen

Finding good news in South Boston

In search of anything remotely encouraging after a long winter, the Globe’s Kevin Cullen returned to his roots, where he found great news right on East Broadway.

// Patriots offer to Wes Welker beat Denver’s, Kraft says

The Patriots owner said “I don’t answer to Tom Brady” when asked if Brady sought assurances Welker would be resigned when the quarterback agreed to an extension.

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// St. Patrick’s Day parades

What began as an observation of the anniversary of Evacuation Day in 1901 morphed along the way into a celebration of Boston’s Irish traditions.