State Senate approves casino gambling bill

Proponents called it the culmination of a decades-long debate, and said it offers an opportunity to recapture hundreds of millions of gambling dollars as well as the jobs that accompany them.

Quadruple amputee gets new hands

A 65-year-old man who lost his lower arms and legs to a bloodstream infection in 2002 received two new hands during a 12-hour transplant operation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

 Herman Cain, seen at a debate in NewHampshire, has created a buzz with his ‘‘9-9-9’’ tax plan, but critics have questioned whether the former business executive’s strategy is feasible.

Cain’s simple tax plan has complex outcomes

Analysts say Herman Cain’s “9-9-9” plan would shift a far greater tax burden on the lower and middle classes, creating complex changes in the economy.

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Financial District takes measure of the protest

This week in Boston’s Financial District, where Occupy Boston protesters have built their tent city, the reaction to the demonstration ran the gamut — from anger to admiration.

Climbing into the record book

In September, 17-year old Kristen Kelliher became the youngest female to “highpoint” — climb the highest peak — in all 48 states in the continental US.

N.H. ponders benefit, cost of Dec. vote

Putting the primary in December runs the risk of diluting the focus on the contest and incurring the wrath of the Republican Party old guard.


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SJC chief justice applauds emergency funds for courts

Chief Justice Roderick L. Ireland praised the Legislature for agreeing to give emergency funds to the state court system, and called on Governor Deval Patrick to sign off on the measure.


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Crews plan to begin work today on a 381-unit glass-and-stone apartment building on Washington Street.

Towering hopes for downtown

The Kensington will soon begin to rise out of a vacant lot along Washington Street, ending a construction slump that has haunted the area since the Filene’s redevelopment stalled more than three years ago.


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Mueller's glory in '04 was stolen

With all the turmoil surrounding the Red Sox, it is wise to remember there were some very good times recently.


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