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Suffolk Downs officials unveil plans for $1b gambling resort

An architectural rendering of the proposed gambling resort at Suffolk Downs.

Elkus Manfredi Architects

The 163-acre site would include a hotel, restaurants, casino gambling space, entertainment venues, a spa -- and the racetrack.



Transit of Venus a once in a lifetime event

Today’s event will be an occasion to remember the exertions of those who braved uncharted seas and belligerent Frenchmen for the sake of science.

When describing the nature of the Celtics’ playoff games, the most appropriate word might be “adventure.’’

Bob Ryan

Celtics have made it a series with Heat

After Game 2, I was satisfied the Celtics had done themselves proud with their effort. But now, they’re just two games from the NBA Finals.

Charles Steinberg is the maestro of Red Sox magic

Wooed back to the team after a four-year hiatus, the Red Sox adviser has quickly put his stamp on the season and the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park.

Haverhill teen says he doesn’t remember texting before crash

Aaron Deveau is charged with motor vehicle homicide in the texting-while-driving trial related to a fatal 2011 crash.

Scott Brown agrees to TV debate

The Republican has accepted three debate invitations, while his challenger’s campaign indicates she’s willing to debate, but would like to negotiate the terms.

// After Bain, a tale of two mills

Mitt Romney and Bain Capital invested in the two steel companies two decades ago, yielding opposite outcomes. Each has been cited in campaign ads.

Looking ahead at options if health law falls

Supporters and opponents are girding for the possibility that President Obama’s health reform law could be overturned by the Supreme Court.

MBTA to give free rides from airport

Passengers taking Silver Line buses from Logan will ride for free starting Wednesday, a move that also means free transfers to the subway at South Station.


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On basketball

Mario Chalmers misses a 3-pointer late in Game 4  - perhaps with some help from the Celtics bench.

Back in South Beach, Heat feeling the pressure

As the series has progressed, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra has realized he can’t use the standard game plan and standard roster to beat the Celtics.


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Mayor Domenic Sarno of Springfield said the death of Officer Kevin Ambrose “shows the perils that our men and women in blue face each and every day . . . He wore his badge with integrity and honor.”

Springfield police officer killed

Kevin Ambrose, a 38-year veteran of the Springfield Police Department, was shot to death at an apartment while answering a call about a domestic dispute.


Political Notebook

Mitt Romney has chided President Obama for investing $535 million in a different solar company that failed, and has insisted governments should not pick winners and losers in the private sector.

Romney’s solar slam at Obama backfires

A Lowell-based solar technology company that received $1.5 million in state loans when Mitt Romney was governor has filed for bankruptcy.

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