Casino builder courts Foxborough

Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn is offering jobs and dangling the promise of free employee day care if residents will accept construction of a casino resort in their town.

Ex-UMass president given deal totaling $568,429

Jack Wilson’s compensation could add UMass to the list of universities embroiled in controversy over sabbaticals and other perks provided to departing presidents despite tight budgets.

Romney, Gingrich spar over earnings

Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich clashed bitterly yesterday over how they made money, a sharp exchange that reflects the tightening presidential primary race in N.H.

Mayor pushes micro-units to lure young to Waterfront

Mayor Menino is promoting the idea of building units as small as 375 square feet — barely enough to squeeze in a bed, bathroom, and galley kitchen — on the South Boston Waterfront.

Brian Feulner for the Boston Globe

Working mothers are major multitaskers

A study of 368 US mothers and 241 fathers found that women spend nearly 10 hours more per week multitasking while at home than working fathers.

Kevin Cullen

Time to shift to high speed

Springfield College student Jake Miskin is facing the real prospect of having to leave school because of a $128 cable bill. If that sounds crazy, that’s because it is.

Boston counts, counsels homeless

Mayor Menino led more than 300 volunteers in the city’s 32d annual homeless census, gauging the scope of the problem on the streets of Boston. After Occupy Boston, repairs to Greenway

Repairing the stretch of the Greenway damaged by Occupy Boston’s two-month encampment will cost as much as $60,000, officials estimated yesterday.

“What we found is that they were willing to give up many of the comforts that housing developers thought were standard.”

Kairos Shen,  chief planner of the Boston Redevelopment Authority, on young renters


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Slain ex-officer is recalled as a trailblazer

They came, they mourned, they wept yesterday in a small Roxbury chapel for Gail Arlene Miles, daughter, friend, and police trailblazer who was found slain in her home.


Carmax opened its first dealership in Massachusetts last month in North Attleborough.

CarMax opens first Mass. dealership

With its fixed pricing, CarMax, which opened its first dealership in Massachusetts last month, could be a real competitor to the state’s current dealers, analysts said.


Study hits Newt Gingrich’s tax plan

The economic plan proposed by Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich would add $1.3 trillion to the budget deficit in 2015 alone, according to new analysis.

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Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow is a polarizing figure, whether he’s praying on the sideline before the game or leading a fourth-quarter comeback.

Tebow provides spiritual debate

Tim Tebow’s outward display of his Christian faith, along with his unorthodox playing style, have made the Broncos QB one the most polarizing players in the NFL.


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‘Eddie Coyle’ steps off the page

Bill Doncaster and Stickball Productions have turned George V. Higgins’s crime novel, “The Friends of Eddie Coyle,’’ into an atmospheric, enjoyable theater piece at Oberon.


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Wreck the halls

The National Retail Federation predicts Americans to spend $46.73 per person on holiday decorations. But the NRF doesn’t keep stats on couples who disagree on how much — if any — should be spent on decking the halls.

Fall All-Scholastics