Former state official to head gambling board

Stephen Crosby, a former top official under governors Paul Cellucci and Jane Swift, will head the powerful new commission that will decide many crucial casino regulations.

House passes tax cut bill

The Republican-controlled House passed legislation sought by President Obama to extend Social Security payroll tax cuts through 2012.

Foxborough residents air concerns on casino

A majority of the Foxborough Board of Selectmen tonight turned back an attempt to kill a proposed Route 1 casino before residents have taken measure of the details.

Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (63) is congratulated by teammates after he scored against the Los Angeles Kings in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Boston Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011. Marchand scored two goals in the 3-0 Bruins' victory. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)


Marchand scores twice as Bruins shut out Kings

Brad Marchand scored twice and Tuukka Rask earned his first shutout of the season, leading the Boston Bruins to a 3-0 victory over Los Angeles.

Kathleen O'Donnell of Winchester feeds her son John while her friend Julie Jendich of Woburn (right) eats her soup.

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Supermarkets win fans with high-quality in-store restaurants

In-store dining is a new market segment, no longer something done on the sly, but a destination for families, couples in a hurry, tired shoppers — even the fussiest foodies.

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.

Most Occupy Boston protesters get one year of probation

Of the more than 20 protesters arraigned today, most agreed to plead guilty to trespassing and received probation.

“People may think he’s faking or he’s not telling the truth, but that man walks the walk and talks the talk.”

Broncos safety Rahim Moore,  on Tim Tebow’s spirituality


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Maureen Feeney is one of two candidates for the city clerk post.

Councilors quiz Feeney on clerk’s job

When the Boston City Council interviewed Maureen Feeney as a finalist to be the next city clerk, it may have done more than rile advocates calling for a transparent search.


President Obama in Kansas

Obama’s advisers say GOP moving too far right

Advisers outlining the president’s 2012 strategy said they believed the Republican primary process will push the party’s candidate too far out of the mainstream to win.


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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


The Watertown Raiders hold their trophy aloft as they react to their 3-1 victory over Oakmont in the Div. 2 field hockey state final at Worcester State University on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011.

Fall All-Scholastics: Honoring the area’s best

A Boston Globe tradition continues as we toast local athletes from Barnstable to Georgetown for their achievements this fall.