Big Dig pavement crumbles early; repairs to cost $1m

Sections of the Central Artery that were supposed to last 30 years are failing in less than a decade, causing a rash of potholes and debris.

Taunton to vote on tribal casino plans Saturday

Talk in recent weeks has revolved around a single question: Is the struggling mill city ready to embrace Las Vegas-style casino gambling?

President Obama winning battle for small donors

As of the end of April, 43 percent of the donors who contributed to the Obama campaign gave $200 or less, generating a total of $88.5 million.

Bruce A. Percelay, chief executive of The Mount Vernon Co., on the roof of one his company’s buildings in the green district.

Green residential projects transforming Allston neighborhood

A landlord is looking to turn a two-block section into Boston’s first so-called Green District, a $125 million project where all 500 units will have environmental features.

Texting-while-driving sentence may not deter some

After a judge imposed the maximum sentence on a local teen convicted of causing a fatal crash while texting, it is still not clear the message is sinking in.

I'll Have Another has been working out at Belmont Park since May 20 in preparation for Saturday’s Belmont Stakes.

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Why is it so hard to win horse racing’s Triple Crown?

Nearly everything in horse racing revolves around the Triple Crown. Yet I’ll Have Another is out to become its first winner since 1978 in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes.

Tech Lab

Comcast doesn’t go far enough with Xfinity X1

The new service is an improvement over the on-screen channel guide we’ve been using for years, but the effort to empower viewers is a work in progress.

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Heat coach in a tough spot vs. Celtics

The beleaguered Erik Spoelstra can only dream that one day he will be coaching a true team like, well, like the one wearing green and white.

Carissa Rossi, Abigail Jansen-Lohnnquist, Mike Monestime, and Gio Chiu at the Future Boston Alliance launch party at Tico restaurant.

Can Boston get hip?

The Future Boston Alliance says yes — and it won’t shy away from controversy or a protracted campaign to make it happen.


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On basketball

Breakthrough left Celtics an opening

The Celtics are viewing Thursday’s showdown with the Heat as their version of a Game 7, an opportunity to win a series under the best conditions.


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Janet Yellen spoke to the Boston Economics Club on Wednesday.

Federal Reserve’s Janet Yellen says recovery still vulnerable

A top Federal Reserve official said the nation’s economy remains vulnerable to another downturn and the central bank should pursue policies to keep interest rates near historic lows.

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Red carpet hits and misses

The flurry of events in recent days — Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, CFDA Fashion Awards, and MTV Movie Awards — have put some of the hottest trends-of-the-moment in the spotlight.