Gambling panel chair to recuse self from Everett site review

Stephen Crosby says that he has known former business partner Paul Lohnes, co-owner of the 29-acre Everett site, since the 1970s.

Harvard, other schools still fighting grade inflation

Harvard College is earning a new round of disapproval, and even ridicule — more than a decade after professors pledged to combat grade inflation.

Ben Cherington (above) said he’d feel good if Jackie Bradley Jr. ends up in center field.

Ben Cherington likes Red Sox’ in-house options post-Ellsbury

On Wednesday, there was little fretting. In Jackie Bradley Jr., the Red Sox have a former first-round draft pick ready to step into center field.

Senator Elizabeth Warren spoke in Boston on Wednesday.

Elizabeth Warren says she’s not seeking presidency

The US senator, the center of speculation that she might run for president in 2016, said she would finish her term that ends in January 2019.

Mayor-elect Martin Walsh narrated “Twas The Night Before Christmas” for conductor Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops on Wednesday night.

The Boston Globe

Mayor-elect Walsh’s rhetoric warms officials in arts sector

Cultural leaders are eager to get started on a vision Martin Walsh has outlined, one in which “artists will have a true partner and advocate in City Hall.”

You can control the Xbox One experience with voice commands, sort of.

Tech Lab

Xbox One: More than a game, less than ideal

While the Xbox One is nowhere near perfect, Microsoft is well on its way to building a true home entertainment hub.

Ramon Mansour and his brothers run the Syrian Grocery on Shawmut Avenue in the South End.

Yvonne Abraham

A credit crisis for specialty grocer

Here’s what you get when you combine three old-fashioned guys, one modern bank, and a war on the other side of the planet.

Globe Santa greeted youngsters outside the Rattlesnake Bar, where a Globe Santa event was held Wednesday.

Globe Santa

Improv Asylum to host 9th annual benefit performance

Bostonians can provide a merrier Christmas to needy families by donating money, goods, or time. Or they can stay up all night laughing.


joan vennochi

// Deval Patrick’s casino confusion

The governor wants to block a casino on Martha’s Vineyard by the Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah, although he supports a casino by the Mashpee Wampanoag in Taunton.

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Special delivery to NASA

The heat shield that will protect NASA’s Orion spacecraft during its first test mission next year departed on Wednesday.