MGM Resorts to enter Mass. casino sweepstakes

The casino developer will become a partner in a resort proposed for the small town of Brimfield.

Warren campaign reports massive haul in last quarter

Democratic Senate contender Elizabeth Warren raised $5.7 million in the final three quarters of 2011 - nearly doubling Scott Brown’s fund-raising from the same period.

Prosecutors allege ‘Whitey’ Bulger is trying to avoid trial

Federal prosecutors today urged a judge to speed up the case, but the defense insists that the 82-year-old Bulger expects the case to go to trial.

Rick Santorum spoke at yesterday in Manchester, N.H., after the state’s primary.

Santorum makes his case in South Carolina

Republican candidate Rick Santorum met with voters today in South Carolina, saying that the state “is open for anyone.”

State may test fish DNA to prevent mislabeling

Following a Globe report in October that uncovered widespread seafood misrepresentation at area restaurants, the state is looking at ways to combat the practice.

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Lawmakers consider steps to prevent fish fraud

Globe Health and Science editor Gideon Gil talks about what actions the state may take to prevent the practice of fish mislabeling.

Scientists discover hormone that could help treat obesity

Boston scientists say they discovered a hormone that is secreted by muscles during exercise and boosts the amount of energy the body burns.

100 years later, Bread and Roses strike still resonates

The essence of the Lawrence strike resonates loudly in today’s Main Street vs. Wall Street fight, with income disparities brought to light by the 1912 walkout.

“I think the test is going to come in South Carolina and Florida.”

Joe Dugan,  Tea Party activist


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Larry Preston of Plainfield snow blows his driveway on Sunday, October 30, 2011. Plainfield received 31 inches of snow in last night's storm. (Matthew Cavanaugh for The Boston Globe)

Snow heads to Mass. tonight

Wintry precipitation will move in this evening and some areas could see up to six inches of snow beginning around midnight, forecasters said.


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Visitors to the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas get an early and up-close look at the gadgets that will be appearing in retail stores later this year.

Bigger (and smarter) is mantra at Consumer Electronics Show

This year’s show features sleek new computers, a bold bet on a risky new TV technology, and a last stand in smartphones from a company not used to losing.

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Is Brad Marchand a dirty player?

Marchand has developed a reputation around the NHL as a dirty player. Bob Ryan and Christopher L. Gasper debate whether that’s deserved.

Food and dining


8 hot restaurant trends for 2012 from Boston-area chefs

In Boston, 2011 was a year of upscale Mexican restaurants and food trucks, with a continued emphasis on local and seasonal ingredients. What will this year look like on the table?


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The Klezmatics’ entertaining story

In this entertaining documentary, the show-business cliches of the band’s story are transcended by its members’ feisty personalities and skilled, joyful Yiddish music.