Casino pitch: tax revenue of $10m

Proponents of a Route 1 casino say the $1 billion project envisioned by Las Vegas mogul Steve Wynn would generate at least $10 million annually in municipal taxes for Foxborough.

Congress targets sex assaults in military

Language deep within the defense appropriations bill demands that the Pentagon aggressively address the violence and protect service members.

GOP’s new rules set up long slog to nomination

Under the rules, most states that vote before April 1 will award their delegates in proportion to the tally, rather than giving them all to the candidate who wins a simple majority.

Bruins 5, Senators 2

Bruins break free from the Senators

The Bruins gave up 49 shots, including 22 in the third period, to a scrappy Ottawa club missing its top goal scorer in Milan Michalek.

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Facebook’s age limits pose a puzzle for parents

Though its policies prohibit anyone under 13 to join, the 7.5 million preteens on Facebook are creating a hornets nest of problems from security issues to privacy concerns.

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Andover couple slain at home

A married couple was found slain in their million-dollar house yesterday, victims of an apparently targeted shooting.

A scene from the TLC series “All-American Muslim.”

Kayak won’t renew ads on Muslim TV show

The travel website will no longer advertise on “All-American Muslim,’’ a TLC cable TV reality series that chronicles the lives of Muslim families in Detroit.

“I wasn’t worried about breaking the Facebook rule because my daughter wasn’t old enough according to ‘Facebook law.’ I was worried about the appropriateness and the vulnerability.”

Kimberly Jackson  


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Sharp-eyed T conductor honored

Commuter rail conductor John Slyman was honored by the MBTA Transit Police for his help in unraveling a multimillion-dollar scheme to sell thousands of unauthorized MBTA passes.


Genzyme plans to grow in Mass.

Drawing on resources from its new parent company, Genzyme Corp. plans to grow over time in Massachusetts and increasingly apply its business model to drugs that serve larger patient populations.


Political Notebook

Mitt Romney sharpens attacks on Newt Gingrich

His attacks growing ever more personal, Mitt Romney questioned chief rival Newt Gingrich’s temperament, spending habits, and allegiance to the GOP and middle class.

Nation & World

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady stands on the sideline during the first half of their NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Maryland December 11, 2011. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)

Brady determined to beat Broncos

Tom Brady has faced — and beaten — every team in the NFL. But there is one team he always has had problems with: the Denver Broncos.


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Barlow Adamson (left) and Andrew Cekala in New Repertory Theatre’s production of “A Christmas Story.’’

‘A Christmas Story’ retold (too) faithfully

Any stage adaptation of a beloved film has to answer one basic question: Why? Unfortunately, this production does not provide a satisfying answer.

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.