Mashpee tribe reaches deal with governor on casino

A Mashpee Wampanoag tribal casino would pay 21.5 percent of its gambling revenue to the state, though legal obstacles remain.

Tensions flare at memorial for slain Roxbury teen

Emotions were raw as hundreds of family members, neighbors, and teenagers gathered at Dudley Square a day after 15-year-old Lance Hartgrove was stabbed and killed.

Scott Brown raised $5m in 2d quarter

Brown’s fund-raising during the April-through-June quarter was his best to date, but short of rival Elizabeth Warren’s $8.67 million over the same period.

Mass. House defies governor on welfare spending crackdown

House lawmakers voted to reinstate a measure that prevents welfare recipients from spending their benefits on alcohol, lottery tickets, tobacco, and other items.

Blue Cross plan reduces spending, study finds

The insurer’s “global payment” plan, which is the largest private-sector effort to tame medical costs in Massachusetts, reduced health care spending growth by 3.3 percent.

The gala will be held under a massive tent made to resemble a 1930s nightclub. The event will be lit by crystal chandeliers.

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Behind the scenes of Tanglewood’s 75th Anniversary Gala

The event harkens back to the 1930s, complete with crystal chandeliers in a tent made to look like a nightclub.

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// How to host the perfect summer garden party

Chef Tiffani Faison and Dominick Doyle team up to create a relaxed garden party. So can you.

First EEE-infected mosquitoes of year detected in Mass.

Mosquitoes infected with Eastern equine encephalitis were collected earlier this week in Easton, and state officials warned that people are at risk of being infected through bites.

Katherine Gonsalves held a press conference with her lawyer, Rick Brody, about her claims of assault by state Rep. Carlos Henriquez of Dorchester.

Woman speaks about alleged assault by state representative

A Somerville woman insisted she was telling the truth in her claims that she was beaten, choked, and held against her will by state Representative Carlos Henriquez.

Finding boosts prospects for Alzheimer’s drugs

Scientists have found a mutation that prevents the devastating brain disorder, raising hopes for companies developing drugs aimed at reversing the disease’s course.


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Ray Allen, with Miami Heat president Pat Riley, left, and head coach Erik Spoelstra, officially joined the Heat on Wednesday.

Ray Allen officially joins Miami Heat

The former Celtics guard downplayed his tense relationship with Rajon Rondo and said he intended to remain a part of the Celtics family.

Food & dining

Ziskin’s cicchetti can include fried sage leaves with anchovy.

Cicchetti have become popular little plates

Some of the trendiest new restaurants have menus favoring small plates. While everyone knows about Spanish tapas, cicchetti are less universal. They’re found in only one place: Venice, Italy.