Khazei to pull out of Senate race

Alan Khazei, once favored to win the Democratic primary to challenge US Senator Scott Brown next year, said that Elizabeth Warren “has struck a chord.”

Representative John Olver will retire at the end of his term.

Representative John Olver to retire

US Representative John Olver, an Amherst Democrat, will retire at the end of his current term.

Family of slain delivery man sues Domino’s, Deutsche Bank

The family of Richel Nova filed a $15 million lawsuit against his former employer and the owner of a building where the murder occurred.

Romney leads polls in early primary states

Polls released today show Mitt Romney ahead in Iowa, New Hampshire, Florida and South Carolina.

AndrewOberstein as the Whether Man (left) and Jeffrey Sewell as Milo in Wheelock Family Theatre’s ‘‘The Phantom Tollbooth.’’



‘Tollbooth’ banishes the Doldrums

Wheelock Family Theatre’s “Phantom Tollbooth” production brings the Watch Dog, the Whether Man, and the Demon of Insincerity to life.


O’Reilly’s photomontages meet Hartley’s drawings

“John O’Reilly, Marsden Hartley: Two Kindred Spirits’’ is a moving and provocative exhibit at Howard Yezerski Gallery.

New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik explores the roots of restaurants and recipes in his far-ranging culinary history.


‘The Table Comes First’ by Adam Gopnik

Gopnik explores theory, history, his own passions, and the deep philosophy of food.


Campaign 2012

‘‘It is time to pass a tax that is flat and fair, that frees our employers and our people to invest, grow, and prosper,’’ Governor Rick Perry said yesterday as he unveiled his plan in South Carolina. Perry has seen his support crumble since he entered the race in August.

Perry includes flat-tax option in economic plan

GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry’s plan embraces a flat-tax option and proposals to slash federal spending and overhaul Medicare and Social Security.

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Current, ex-N.Y. police accused of gun trafficking

Eight current and former N.Y. officers were arrested and charged in federal court with accepting thousands of dollars in cash to drive a caravan of firearms into the state.


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On football

Tom Brady rushed for a touchdown and threw for 350 yards and three scores in the Patriots’ 39-26 win at Pittsburg last year.

Why does Tom Brady own the Steelers?

Brady is 6-1 in his career against the Steelers, including two AFC title-game wins. He usually makes the Steelers’ pass defense look like the Patriots’ this year.