Poll finds deep economic worries

Despite improvements in the economy, Mass. residents hold deeply pessimistic views about the future, according to a new Suffolk University/Boston Globe poll.

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The cozy intersection of bench and bar

Socializing between some judges and lawyers who specialize in operating-under-the-influence cases is drawing scrutiny from judicial ethicists.

FOR SPORTS. Foxborough, MA 12/4/2011 The Patriots' Rob Gronkowski #87 avoids a tackle by the Colts' A.J. Edds #52 and leaves Ernie Sims #55 behind, scoring his 3rd touchdown of the game in the 3rd quarter. The New England Patriots play the Indianapolis Colts at Gillette Stadium, in week 13 of the NFL regular season, in Foxborough, MA on Sunday, December 4, 2011. (Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff) Section: SPORTS Slug: patriots Reporter: manza young LOID: 5.0.606618733

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Patriots 31, Colts 24

Patriots dominate the Colts, and then hold on

The Patriots took a 31-3 lead into the fourth quarter before the Colts mounted a comeback that fell short, leaving them still winless for the season.

The de Magistris family – here, Filippo and his daughter Giovanna, patriarch Leon, Damian, and Dante – spends lots of time in the well-equipped kitchen.

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A home for the holidays

The de Magistris family’s renovated-yet-rustic Vermont getaway is where everything — and at this time of year, everyone — comes together.

Occupy Boston case a test of free speech

Would sending the police to pull up the tent stakes on Occupy Boston be unconstitutional under the First Amendment? That is the question in the hands of the court.


Black history through the lens of a smartphone

The vanished history of black people in Boston is visible again to anybody with a smartphone, thanks to a free “augmented reality’’ Black History app.

“There has to be a fine line drawn between judges and lawyers socializing . . . so that justice is, if you will, blind and impartial.”

Robert A. Barton,  retired state Superior Court Judge

Diversity Boston

Diversity Boston

Boy Scouts seek to expand their membership in the inner city

Since the start of the year, the Boston Minuteman Council, a division of Boy Scouts of America, has been pressing to curb the race divide that marks its membership.


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Joslin makes a push to bring ideas to market

Joslin Diabetes Center is known for being many things, but it has never been known as a hotbed of entrepreneurship. Its latest chief executive wants to make it just that.

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On hockey

Bruins playing like a team for the ages

The next win that awaits the Bruins is tomorrow night in Pittsburgh. After that, it’s a return visit to Winnipeg for another 2 points to stick in the satchel.


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Eco-initiatives in the Caribbean

The majority of Caribbean resorts have spent the last few years playing a serious game of eco catch-up making significant efforts to “go green.”