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 formidable 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.

New England economy continues to grow slowly

The region’s economy shows modest hiring, despite political battles in Congress over the federal deficit, according to a Federal Reserve survey of companies released today.

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.”

Peter Simon

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‘More Room in a Broken Heart’ by Stephen Davis

Despite protests to the book on Carly Simon’s website, the biography appears largely rendered out of love and respect for Simon and her legacy.

”I would have worked until 100 if I could have. But after six bouts of cancer,” says Trichon, “ was time.”

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Boston fashion icon Maggie Trichon steps down

After 30 years at the heart of the city’s modeling scene, the agency maven is bowing out.


Celtics fall short

The Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki scored 16 points, driving past Kevin Garnett for the go-ahead layup with 5.1 seconds left and leading Dallas to a 90-85 victory over Boston.

“It’s like a box of chocolates every week. You don’t know what you’re going to get.”

Rick Santorum,  campaigning in South Carolina


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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

A storm will bring a mix of freezing rain, sleet, and snow across Central and Western Massachusetts overnight, dropping up to 8 inches of snow in some areas.


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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.