Court upholds Cape Wind power plan

The state’s highest court upheld a Department of Public Utilities review in favor of a deal for National Grid to buy 50 percent of the electricity generated by the Nantucket Sound wind farm.

Helen Gutowski Merigan spoke out against a casino during last night’s meeting in Foxborough. Some casino backers sought to turn the discussion away from gambling and toward the right of residents to hear the proposal.

Foxborough votes against casino proposal

The 3-to-2 vote does not formally kill the proposal but signals 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 law, the GOP presidential candidate expressed support for universal health care in an April 2006 newsletter.


Union doors are slowly pried open in Boston

A new crop of union leaders are pushing to change the way unions do business by expanding the pool of new recruits, writes Farah Stockman.

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



11 favorite dishes of 2011

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

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.

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

Local theaters ready to bow to tweeters in the audience

“Tweet seats’’ for live-performance patrons to tweet about what they are seeing are gaining a fingerhold in Massachusetts.

“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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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

Miami’s LeBron James (26 points, 2 in the fourth) was a driving force in the first half as he powered by Rajon Rondo (9) and Kevin Garnett.

Celtics fall short against Heat

As they did in New York two days before, the Celtics valiantly rallied from a large deficit, but again they were bested by big shots down the stretch.


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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.