Harvard professor to be nominated to Fed board

Jeremy Stein was a strong advocate of government intervention to help banks survive the recent financial crisis.

Foxborough to debate casino tonight

Selectmen say they are prepared for a “robust’’ meeting when they discuss whether the town should entertain a proposal to build a casino across from Gillette Stadium.

Celtics at Heat, 8 p.m.

James refocused after humbling year

LeBron James and the Heat returned this season with a determined push to win a championship, but this time they’re shunning the spotlight.

Artist Helen Frankenthaler in her Connecticut studio in 2003.

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Renowned artist Helen Frankenthaler dies at 83

The lyrical artist, who was a key figure in the second generation of post-War American abstract painters, has died at her home in Darien, Conn.

The Todd Webb photos on display include “Mr. Perkins Pierce Arrow, Harlem, N.Y.”


Eager exploration of New York, Paris

Experience is never wasted on artists. Todd Webb is a case in point. “After Atget: Todd Webb Photographs New York and Paris’’ makes that plain.

Among the works in ‘‘The Expressive Voice’’ exhibit is ‘‘Seascape II,’’ by Hyman Bloom.


Boston Expressionists get their due

“The Expressive Voice,’’ a big and invigorating show now up at the Danforth Museum of Art, celebrates the strain of artists known as the Boston Expressionists.

“I don’t think we do justice by sentencing someone 16 and under to life without parole, no matter what the circumstances.”

Isaac Borenstein,  a retired Superior Court judge


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Leak shuts down Pilgrim nuclear plant

The shutdown was triggered by a small leak that was detected yesterday in a safety relief valve system. There was no threat to the public or to plant workers, officials said.


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Globe readers pick top business stories of 2011

With the year almost over, we asked Boston Globe readers to vote on the most important local business stories of 2011. Here are their top choices.

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Patriots Notebook

One of the Patriots’ three losses this season came at the hands of the Bills, a 34-31 setback in Week 3 after New England had built a 21-0 second-quarter lead.

Patriots have bad memories of losing to Bills

The Patriots have the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs, and the memories of a 34-31 setback in Week 3 to Buffalo, to keep them motivated for Sunday’s game against the Bills.


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Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords with husband Mark Kelly and Vice President Joe Biden (left) in Washington, D.C., in October.

‘A Safeway in Arizona’ by Tom Zoellner

Zoellner’s genre-defying project, which was completed in less than a year, expands the blame in the Arizona shooting spree where Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot.


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Somerville Police Sergeant Joe McCain Jr. called his wife after the shootout, asking her to “Go downstairs and tell my mother it wasn’t me” who got shot.

Two cops, two shootouts, one family

When Police Sergeant Joe McCain Jr. had a wild gunfight on the job, it was eerily reminiscent of one his father survived in 1988.