Casino bill is on the brink of passage

A bill that would legalize casinos in Mass. was all but passed tonight, and Governor Patrick said he would sign it even though it directs more money to horse racing than he anticipated.

Tufts hospital may stop accepting Blue Cross insurance

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts began notifying about 55,000 employers and customers that Tufts Medical Center and its doctors group is ending its contract, effective Jan. 17.

Brown seeks insider-trading rules for Congress

Senator Scott Brown introduced legislation today that would bar congressional employees from using inside knowledge that could help fatten their portfolios.

DiMasi ordered to jail during appeal

Former House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi today lost his bid to stay out of prison while appealing his conviction on federal corruption charges.

Kevin Clash in his pre-“Sesame Street’’ days in 1975 working a puppet in the documentary “Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey.’’

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Kevin Clash, man behind Elmo

A new documentary reveals the puppeteer who made the Muppet a star. Occupy Boston files motion to block ouster from camp

Concerned about crackdowns on similar protests in New York and Oakland, Occupy Boston protesters are seeking a temporary restraining order to prevent their ouster.

Bill Belichick and Scott Pioli (now the general manager for the Kansas City Chiefs) at the Super Bowl parade in Boston in 2005.

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The Bruins’ Benoit Pouliot celebrated after scoring what would become the game-winning goal against the Devils.

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Bruins win sixth straight

Benoit Pouliot scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:01 left in the third period to get the Bruins the win over the Devils.


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Boston, Mass--090911--Sal DiMasi leaves the Moakley Federal Court after his sentencing. He was given 8 years to serve at Devens. His stepson Chrisitian puts his hand on his shoulder as he gets into a waiting car..Boston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki (metro)

DiMasi ordered to jail during appeal

Former House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi today lost his bid to stay out of prison while appealing his conviction on federal corruption charges.


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Deal reached on naval air base land

The developer building a mini-city on the former South Weymouth naval air base has reached a deal to buy the remaining 830 acres of the sprawling station from the Navy.

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The Obama administration has argued the mandate is necessary for the law to function since it spreads risk and controls insurance premiums, and that it is constitutional under the Commerce Clause.

High Court to hear health care law challenge

The move by the Supreme Court could salvage or doom Obama’s signature domestic initiative just months before voters go to the polls to consider his reelection.


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Bill Belichick helped up Rob Gronkowski after the tight end was knocked out of bounds on Sunday.

Beating Jets was a vintage win for Bill Belichick

The Patriots’ win over the Jets was the type of team win that used to be commonplace. Some of the old magic was back, and for that, Belichick deserves much of the credit.


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Much ado about nothing

The quest for the historically correct William Shakespeare, Homer and Jesus Christ is so much sound and fury, signifying nothing.

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