Plainville slots parlor is first under gambling law

Four years after the state legalized Las Vegas-style casino gambling, the first slots parlor is set to open on June 24.

In state Senate, all in GOP get perks

There are just six Republicans in the state Senate, each with a leadership title ? and a stipend to go with it.

?We?re only in this if we have a majority with us,? said Richard Davey, chief executive of Boston 2024.

Games group says it needs public?s backing

Boston 2024 says it will try to bring the Olympics to Boston only if a majority of the public shows support.

Legislators want say over legal marijuana

Beacon Hill legislators are working on a legalization proposal, in part as an effort to short-circuit an expected 2016 ballot push.

At his Cambridge lab, Ralph Mitchell and research fellow Alice DeAraujo worked to find ways to combat microbes causing decay.

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Harvard microbiologist on the case to save artifacts

When things begin to fall apart, people call Ralph Mitchell to figure out whether fungi or bacteria are involved and what to do.

People were attended to after the ski lift accident Saturday at Sugarloaf Mountain Resort in Maine.

Sugarloaf blames ski lift accident on mechanical failure

A ?major mechanical failure? caused a chair lift to roll backwards Saturday, injuring seven and stranding 200.

Liberty Mutual ends funding for Fourth of July celebration

After a decade of sponsoring the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, the company chose not to renew funding this year.

From left to right: Dr. Eric Rosengren, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio at UMass Boston on Sunday.

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Walsh, de Blasio address income inequality at Boston forum

At UMass Boston Sunday, several mayors spoke about ways their cities can address the wage gap, affordable housing, and other issues.

Ivette Amparo of Worcester greeted Reyman Ortiz, a waiter at Cafe Reyes, a Cuban restaurant that opened on Jan. 19 in Worcester that employs former addicts in order to help them gain vocational skills.


Recovering addicts find skills, support at Cafe Reyes

At the Worcester cafe, the employees, who are former addicts, learn about food preparation and life skills to help them start over.

Betty  Carrington sees hope in the plan to add market-rate units to the Bunker Hill public housing complex. She leads a tenant  task force.

Adrian Walker

At Bunker Hill, public housing gets a private twist

A plan would effectively transform the Bunker Hill housing development to upscale housing, with 1,100 units set aside for poor people.

Commuters fill most of the spots in Alewife?s parking garage, and about 35 have been taken during construction.

Lack of parking frustrates, deters MBTA commuters

The T owns about 49,600 parking spots across the state, compared to the 1.3 million rides it provides on a typical weekday.

The Ravens? John Harbaugh (right) thought a tactic the Patriots? Bill Belichick used in their playoff game was bush league.

Ben Volin | On football

Patriots are center of attention at annual league meetings

The latest ruckus caused by the Patriots was the eligible-ineligible tactic used to help beat Baltimore in the playoffs.

Mookie Betts is in safely on an inside-the-park home run to lead off the third inning in Sunday?s game.

Mookie Betts winning the race for center field job

The Red Sox saw Betts as a table-setter coming into the season, but he?s developing into a hitter with power.

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Checking in to check out five Boston hotels

Travel writer Christopher Muther evaluated city hotels, each in a different price range and category, based on comfort and amenities.

Munch Madness 2015

Vote now: Round 3 is live

Sixteen restaurants have made it to the next round. Where do you love to eat?

Paul English (center) is founder of three companies, including His latest venture is


?Suits and geeks:? A local matchup for startups

Paul English, an MIT professor and founder of, is adding another title to his resume: matchmaker.


The Cat Tracker Project could follow your pet

The project has enrolled more than 500 cats in a program that will outfit them with Global Positioning System devices.

Marathon trial podcast

// Episode 9: Inside Tsarnaev?s digital trail

This interactive timeline highlights trial coverage and a podcast featuring Globe columnist Kevin Cullen and WBUR reporter David Boeri.



// Democrats need Warren?s voice in 2016

While Elizabeth Warren has repeatedly vowed that she won?t run for president herself, she ought to reconsider.

The Big Picture

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Spring arrives in Northern Hemisphere

In some areas of the world, the signs of spring are more apparent.