In Boston’s schools, a quilt of inequity

The uneven distribution of great facilities and programs underpins Boston’s elaborate school-lottery system, and is also the reason the process is so harrowing.

Sisters Lynne Gaffney (left) and Leah Van Ness, who likens Mohegan Sun to the Emerald City of Oz, say the giant casino has had little effect on their Montville, Conn., flower shop business.

Mohegan Sun casino a mixed blessing for town

The experience in Montville, Conn., over the past 15 years offers insight into potential pros and cons, and a cautionary tale, for those who see casinos as economic saviors.

Gingrich hastens to build a network

While chief rival Mitt Romney has spent months building campaign operations in the early primary states, Newt Gingrich has only recently acquired the support needed to compete on the ground.

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Why you may feel down at work

Anger and anxiety felt on the job might be more than just workplace blues. These feelings could be signs of depression.

Supporters of Occupy Boston, some of whom had been arrested Saturday, met on Boston Common yesterday afternoon to discuss the next steps for the movement and reflect on the Dewey Square encampment.

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Occupy protesters gear up for court, next steps

Dozens of Occupy Boston demonstrators will be arraigned on criminal charges this week, some possibly as early as today, following the shutdown of their Dewey Square encampment.

Hospitals improve ER stroke care

Mass. hospitals have increased their use of a potentially life-saving drug for stroke patients in emergency rooms, but some facilities still appeared to be lagging.

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By a neck, Rob Gronkowski the best

Patriot Rob Gronkowski’s two receptions yesterday gives him 15 for the season, which is two more than any tight end ever caught in an NFL season.

“The reality is there are not enough good schools.”

Kim Janey,  senior project director for the Boston School Reform Initiative


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Conroy drops out of Senate race

State Rep. Thomas P. Conroy is set to announce today he is dropping out of the US Senate race, citing the name recognition and fund-raising prowess of Elizabeth Warren.


Bold mice yield a clue about anxiety

MIT researchers studying the role of longevity proteins in protecting against neurodegenerative disease discovered that mice lacking those proteins were surprisingly anxiety-free.


Campaign 2012

Rivals focus on Romney’s wealth after off-the-cuff bet

Mitt Romney’s rivals in the presidential campaign sought to paint him as out of touch with average Americans after Saturday’s debate performance.

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Patriots 34, Redskins 27

Patriots hold off the Redskins

The Patriots are 10-3 after their 34-27 win, but for the second straight week it felt a little hollow, as they struggled against a team - and quarterback - that they shouldn’t.

Health and wellness

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He finds viruses captivating

Carl Zimmer, a science writer who is the author of ‘‘Planet of Viruses,’’ will introduce the Coolidge Corner Theatre’s showing of the science fiction film ‘‘12 Monkeys” tonight.


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Innovative beats take jazz combos to new heights

Pianist Vijay Iyer and alto saxophonist Miguel Zenón brought their groups to town Friday night for a 2 1/2-hour roof raiser of a show.

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