Past staffs recall no computer buybacks

Top aides to the three Massachusetts governors who preceded Mitt Romney said yesterday they know of no instance when state employees purchased their computer hard drive as they left the administration.

Murray tied to ex-Chelsea official

Lieutenant Governor Timothy P. Murray and ousted Chelsea housing director Michael McLaughlin spoke on the phone more than 80 times over the last seven months.

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Report urges stronger community college systems

A Boston Foundation report suggests forming a strong governing board to oversee the state’s community college system, and merging Bunker Hill and Roxbury community colleges.

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Keeping shoppers in line on Black Friday

Merchants here and across the country are rolling out a variety of strategies aimed at keeping stores safe when throngs of sale seekers show up before sunrise on the year’s busiest retail day.

Developers start to jockey for casino sites

Governor Deval Patrick has yet to sign legislation authorizing casino gambling in Massachusetts, but casino developers are already putting down their markers.

Bruins 2, Blue Jackets 1

Bruins defeat Blue Jackets in shootout

After last night’s 2-1 shootout win over Columbus, the important statistic for the Bruins wasn’t the goal next to Adam McQuaid’s name on the scoresheet.

The emphasis is on craft beers at Five Horses Tavern, but the menu has eclectic options including calamari with yuzu-ginger vinaigrette and Kentucky fried Cornish game hen.


Five Horses Tavern brings craft beer, eclectic fare to Davis

The emphasis is on craft brews, with 36 rotating draft selections and about 80 kinds by the bottle. But Five Horses Tavern doesn’t forget about the food.


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(Dedham, MA- Saturday, November 12, 2011)-- Erin Flack, 7, of Needham is excited about an Angry Birds iPad cover in Toys R Us's newly expanded electronics section. She was shopping with sister, Maeve, on left, age 5 and dad, Paul. Earlier she had been texting her mother with her father's Blackberry. for Michael Farrell story/Business Section Photo by Rose Lincoln for the Boston Globe

Toy seller expands high-tech offerings

In an era when toddlers play with tablets and tweens text on iPhones, the Toys “R” Us chain has taken a big step into the digital age.

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Broncos 17, Jets 13

Tebow rides to Broncos’ rescue

Tim Tebow’s 20-yard touchdown run with 58 seconds left capped a 95-yard drive and sent the Denver Broncos to a 17-13 victory over the stunned New York Jets last night.

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