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Casino panel may open bidding in Southeast Mass.

The state gambling commission is considering accepting applications from commercial developers while the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe pursues a casino.

Patrick announces spending cuts

Governor Patrick said he is planning a $225 million spending cut due to shrinking revenue in the wake of the economic slowdown.

Julian Edelman returned a fumble for a touchdown against the Jets Nov. 22.

Patriots place Julian Edelman on injured reserve

Edelman, who scored four touchdowns in a two-game stretch, will miss the rest of the season after suffering a foot injury against the Dolphins.

Jacoby Ellsbury could be on the trading block now that the Sox have acquired Shane Victorino.


Red Sox changing the face of their team

The acquisition of Shane Victorino gives the Red Sox flexibility in case they trade Jacoby Ellsbury. He is also a “gamer” — like Mike Napoli and Jonny Gomes.

Former state Treasurer Timothy P. Cahill took the stand in his own defense during his corruption trail on Friday.

Closing arguments made in Cahill trial

The attorney for Timothy P. Cahill told the jury that the former Treasurer had committed “absolutely no crime.”

Celeste Oliva and Barlow Adamson in Lyric Stage Company’s production of playwright David Henry Hwang’s “Chinglish.’’

Mark S. Howard.

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Clash of cultures, ambitions in Lyric Stage’s ‘Chinglish’

David Henry Hwang’s “Chinglish’’ is briskly entertaining as it heads in unexpected directions.

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The 10 best beer bars in Boston

Known for its traditional Irish pubs, Boston has recently become a haven for beer nerds.

Grilled fish tacos with pickled onions, avocado, and lime.

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Lincoln Tavern & Restaurant a star attraction in Southie

It fits in a neighborhood hungry for something besides another sports bar serving limp quesadillas.

Steve Addazio is seen coaching Temple in a game against Pittsburgh Oct. 27.

Boston College hires Steve Addazio of Temple as football coach

Addazio, who agreed to a six-year deal with BC, was head coach at Temple for two years and an assistant on two national championship teams at Florida.


Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren has been a staunch critic of big banks.

Elizabeth Warren in line for Senate bank role

The senator-elect, one of the fiercest critics of big banks, will probably be named to the Senate Banking Committee when she joins Congress next month.