Can Boston get hip?

Carissa Rossi, Abigail Jansen-Lohnnquist, Mike Monestime, and Gio Chiu at the Future Boston Alliance launch party at Tico restaurant.

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The Future Boston Alliance says yes — and it won’t shy away from controversy or a protracted campaign to make it happen.

// Taunton to vote on tribal casino plans Saturday

Talk in recent weeks has revolved around a single question: Is the struggling mill city ready to embrace Las Vegas-style casino gambling?


// Olivia Culpo’s Miss USA win a tribute to sensitivity

Boston University student Culpo’s victory in Sunday’s pageant may prompt some New Englanders to give beauty contests another look.

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// Heat’s Erik Spoelstra in no-win situation

The Miami head coach likely wouldn’t get credit if the Heat were to win, but will get lots of blame if the Celtics win the series.

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Mitt Romney spoke at a campaign stop in San Antonio on Wednesday.

Romney outraised Obama in May

Mitt Romney’s campaign raised $76.8 million in May, nearly double his April total and almost 30 percent more than President Obama’s $60 million haul.

Judge delays murder trial after two witnesses stabbed

The trial of two Dorchester men who are accused in a fatal shooting was put on hold after two potential witnesses were stabbed Wednesday.

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testified before a congressional panel Thursday.

Fed chief signals no immediate steps to aid economy

While Ben Bernanke said the Federal Reserve is prepared to take further steps if the US economy weakens, he gave no hints that action was imminent.

Big Dig pavement crumbles early; repairs to cost $1m

Sections of the Central Artery that were supposed to last 30 years are failing in less than a decade.

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Red carpet hits and misses

The flurry of events in recent days — Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, CFDA Fashion Awards, and MTV Movie Awards — have put some of the hottest trends-of-the-moment in the spotlight.