Taunton casino vote is not binding

Taunton residents will vote in early June on development plans for a Mashpee Wampanoag tribal casino, but even if a majority were to vote against the casino, it could still be built.

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Martha Coakley publicity stirs speculation

The Democrat who lost the seat held by the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy to a little-known Republican wasn’t expected to have a political future, much less a rising one.

High-tech Fenway Park keeps its charm

The Red Sox have the high-tech gear out of view at Fenway Park, supplying fans with mobile access and video displays without spoiling the stadium’s timeless appeal.

The Red Sox wasted 12 runs and 18 hits. They wasted four spectacular innings of relief by Vicente Padilla. They wasted the emotional rescue of Bobby V’s counterculture lineup.

Dan Shaughnessy

Smackdowns getting worse for Red Sox

The Red Sox bookended their Lost Weekend in Detroit with a defeat as hideous as any of those we lived through in 2011.


Ray Allen shares his love of books

The Celtics guard uses the pleasures of a good book to ease the boredom of long road trips or soothe a particularly bad loss.

 Employees assemble medical scanning devices at a Thermo Fisher plant in Shanghai. Last year, the company’s revenues in China grewby 20 percent.

Mass. firms chasing China’s boom

China’s appetite for technology, advanced industrial machinery, medical devices, and other products in which the state specializes is expected to grow.

New demands from Syria appear to doom peace plan

The Syrian government demanded a written guarantee that opposition rebels would lay down their arms before the government would withdraw troops from cities and towns.

Dr. Austen performed surgery on Debra Haining at Massachusetts General Hospital. The dots on her face mark the trigger points where she had told the doctor the migraine pain strikes.

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Migraines sufferers turn to surgery

A relatively new surgical procedure related to cosmetic plastic surgery is offering relief to some of the severest cases.

Group will seek online sales tax collections

A new coalition of more than 80 retailers, organizations, and individuals has been formed to advocate for the state — and the nation — to collect taxes from online sales.

Mike Wallace showed softer side during visits to native Brookline

The journalist’s half-century-long career took him around the world and into the minds of the 20th century’s most newsworthy figures. But it all began in Brookline.


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Multimedia gadget shines on price

Not long ago, you couldn’t hope to pay less than $100 for a device that plays MP3 music files and FM radio, takes still pictures, and shoots video. Now you can buy one for $20.

Nation & World

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Tigers 13, Red Sox 12

Tigers’ walkoff homer in 11th stuns Red Sox

Protecting a two-run lead, Mark Melancon allowed Detroit to score three runs, the final two on a walkoff home run by Alex Avila.

Health and wellness

G Force

Catharine Utzschneider’s making positive strides

Utzschneider is the head coach of Liberty Athletic Club, the oldest women’s running club in the country, and a BC professor who teaches a class on goal setting and performance.


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Book Review

‘Prague Fatale’ by Philip Kerr

Kerr excels at navigating the dark corners of crime thrillers without providing much guiding light to his hero, Berlin detective Bernie Gunther.