A lottery gambit wins approval

Clarance W. Jones redeemed more than $18 million worth of lottery tickets and recently won a court case that wipes away any taxes owed on the winnings.


Utilities need to cut trees, not costs

Utilities failed to implement the maintenance and system upgrades that would have limited damage from the October snowstorm in the first place, writes John Sterman.

Chelsea housing director leaves ‘with a bag of cash’

Michael E. McLaughlin instructed the Chelsea Housing Authority’s accountant to write him checks for more than $200,000 right before he left the office for good.

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Ride the rails, see the lights, go extreme

This winter, experience the chills, thrills, snow, and ice from a different perspective.

Explore New England | Maine

Acadia’s sweet season

For hardy souls, late autumn on Maine’s Mount Desert Island provides stillness and solitude.

Chinese shoppers carried a flat screen television along a road in Beijing in September.

Ideas | Q&A

From ‘Made in China’ to ‘Bought in China’

Karl Gerth, an East Asian studies professor at Oxford, discusses what it will mean when Chinese consumers drive the global marketplace.


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Defense depicts Mehanna as a scholar

A defense lawyer for Tarek Mehanna sought yesterday to portray him as a budding scholar who was devoted to Islam and not the young radical that prosecutors have described.

Top Places to Work

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Top Places to Work - 2011

The Globe’s 2011 Top Places to Work survey ranks 100 of the best workplaces in Massachusetts.


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Accuser’s lawyer says Cain lied

The lawyer for one of the women who accused Herman Cain of sexual harassment declared that the Republican presidential candidate is not telling the truth about the episodes.

Nation & World

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Supercommittee members, Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., left, and Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., arrive for a closed-door meeting of the committee, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, on Capitol Hill in Washington. With the Nov. 23 deadline less than a month away, the bi-partisan supercommittee is under pressure to come up with a plan that will reduce the government's debt by $1.2 trillion over the coming decade. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Unions urge Kerry to drive hard bargain on deficit

Labor union leaders accused Senator John Kerry of turning his back on working people as he and members of the congressional supercommittee deliberate over trimming the country’s deficit.


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Women's college basketball preview

Kerri Shields right at home with BC

When BC starts its season on Nov. 11, the 5-foot-9-inch junior guard will be expected to take on a prominent role as one of three Eagle upperclassmen.


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Novel touches in ‘Romeo and Juliet’

With its passion, its poetry, its politics, and its profusion of richly drawn subsidiary characters, “Romeo and Juliet’’ is a natural for the dance stage.