Foxborough casino proposal is dealt a setback

Selectmen declared that the town is unwilling to host the resort and that the board will not enter into negotiations with Steve Wynn over terms for having a casino in Foxborough.


Newt Gingrich hailed Mass. health law in ’06 paper

Now critical of the universal health care law, the GOP presidential candidate called it a potentially path-breaking way to extend coverage to the uninsured in an April 2006 newsletter.

South Hadley paid Prince family $225,000 in settlement

The family of the South Hadley teen who took her life allegedly in response to bullying received $225,000 and in exchange agreed not to sue the girl’s school district.

A somewhat obstructed view of the Music Hall stage in Cincinnati from the newly instituted ‘‘tweet seats.’’


Local theaters warming to tweeters who play by rules

Live-performance venues are starting to offer “tweet seats’’ for patrons who feel the need to tweet about what they are seeing, and these sections are gaining a fingerhold in Mass.

City supermarkets shrink to fit

The convergence of major food chains zeroing in on the urban landscape presents a host of challenges, including having to work with less real estate.

WBZ news gets new look as competitors pick up viewers

This month, WBZ-TV (Channel 4) officials unveiled a new $750,000 set, a redesigned logo, and other changes as part of an effort to make the station more distinctive.

62 Restaurant & Wine Bar’s confit pork belly with spicy red cabbage slaw.


11 favorite dishes of 2011: the year’s best in Boston and beyond

The year began with a wave of tequila and yuppie tacos as half a dozen new upscale Mexican restaurants appeared on the scene.

“Put simply, a casino would be a permanent stain on the fabric on our town. A casino will not leave Foxborough better off for generations to come.”

 Foxborough resident Greg MacKinnon


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Man gets 5 years in fatal hit-and-run

Colin Ratiu admitted guilt in a fatal hit-and-run crash in Boston following a three-month period in which he married, went on a honeymoon, and betrayed no sign of trouble.


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Harvard economist Jeremy Stein is one of the president’s picks for the Federal Reserve board.

Harvard economist to be nominated to Fed

President Obama will nominate Harvard economist Jeremy Stein and another former Treasury official, Jerome H. ‘‘Jay’’ Powell, to the Federal Reserve Board.

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HEat 115, Celtics 107

Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo defended against LeBron James in the first half of tonight’s game in Miami.

Celtics come up short against Heat

The Celtics were in a hole in the first half and regrouped in the second, but again couldn’t come out on top.


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The Roots reign supreme at House of Blues

Though ostensibly promoting the group’s acclaimed Dec. 6 release, “undun,’’ the Roots’ sold-out, one-off show spanned the decades.