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Tierney defends himself, wife from accusations

US Representative John Tierney

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US Representative John Tierney faced questions about his knowledge of a gambling ring run by his brothers-in-law, saying he didn’t know the operation was illegal.

// Celtics agree to 3-year deal with Jason Terry

The off-the-bench scoring guard would add offensive punch to the Celtics backcourt.

The sausage and Vidalia pizza and the crunchy green salad (below) from Otto in Brookline.

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Otto opens with a flourish in Brookline

Owners Anthony Allen and Mike Keon have expanded to Harvard Square and now to Brookline from their three locations in Portland, Maine.

Nick Checchio, behind the bar at Grafton Street in Harvard Square. complains that many tourists “won’t leave you anything.”

For waitstaff, 20 percent is the new 15

Many waiters now say they expect closer to a 20 percent tip for satisfactory service, at a time when diners are trying to cut down on check costs.


// Ani Takeout celebrates traditional Armenian food

In the Janessian family, they say that when you are in an Armenian house, you are in Armenia. And they want the same to hold true at their business, Ani Takeout.

Cheddar cornbread.

Cornbread the way you like it

Like any other dish made in several regions, the way you grew up eating it is the way you think it should be made.


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One-time SEAL now leads nonprofit benefiting elite Navy unit

The SEAL Foundation goes beyond what the Navy provides for members of the special forces unit, as well as their families and support staff.