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Tierney faces questions about inlaws’ gambling ring

US Representative John Tierney said he didn’t know the gambling operation run by his brothers-in-law 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.

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Romney at rest

After campaigning hard for more than a year, Mitt Romney is spending time with his family in Wolfeboro, N.H., for a Fourth of July vacation.

Beef brisket sandwich from the M&M Ribs food truck.

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The local BBQ scene heats up

Take a tour of nine restaurants and food trucks that have opened recently, each hoping to out-smoke the area’s best.

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Celebrating, royal-free

Americans are apt to quarrel about everything. But one thing we never, ever debate is whether we’d be better off with a king.

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.


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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.