Top lawyer helped win many college chiefs’ perks

Raymond Cotton is the common link between two recent Massachusetts controversies over large salaries and corporate-style perks for university presidents.

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New Framingham plant lifts Genzyme’s prospects

Cambridge-based Genzyme has recaptured control of the US market for Fabry disease drugs and opened a new plant, a shift of fortunes following production troubles in Allston.

// Court’s conservatives question health law’s mandate

The Supreme Court justices’ probing questions during the second day of hearings over the constitutionality of Obama’s health care overhaul served to jolt the law’s supporters.

In a speech Tuesday at the Boston Municipal Research Bureau, Mayor Thomas M. Menino said the stalled talks hurts schools.

Teacher contract talks with city at impasse

Boston teachers and the School Department will request a state mediator to help resolve pay and other issues after 21 months of negotiations ended in an impasse.

Scroll through ‘pages’ of a cookbook with your fingertip

For all those who favor electronic devices over frayed cookbooks and clippings, download the Globe's new ‘Sunday Supper & More’ e-book.

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A feast of options for online reservations

Several start-ups are challenging the reign of OpenTable Inc., the go-to destination for Web reservations that has become vulnerable to competition because of its fees.

Brown transfers to Guard in Maryland

Senator Brown has transferred out of the Mass. Army National Guard to a unit in Maryland, allowing him to work in a major position at the National Guard’s Pentagon office.

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Go first class for a change

While there is crime, serious crime, happening all over this great metropolis, Boston police are making sure the liquor license situation at Logan’s airline clubs is under control.

James Cobery, (standing, left), a vice president at The Kraft Group, addressed Foxborough town officials Tuesday night.

Kraft firm can publicly speak to Foxborough board in dispute

After winning the right in federal court, a representative for The Kraft Group criticized officials at town hall for blocking company representatives from speaking two weeks ago.

MGM pulls $600m Brimfield casino plan

The company is abandoning its plans to build a $600 million casino in the small town, and will instead search for another location in Western Massachusetts.

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Watch the video of this Globe Talk event, featuring local comedians Dave Russo, Anthony Scibelli, Tony V, Jimmy Tingle, and Lenny Clarke sharing stories about the Boston comedy scene. Laughs guaranteed. (Editor’s note: This video contains strong language.)


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Beloved teacher’s slaying saddens Vermont town

As authorities investigated the slaying of Melissa Jenkins, a 33-year-old teacher at St. Johnsbury Academy, residents were awash in grief, anger, and a bitter sense of betrayal.

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bruins 5, lightning 2

The Bruins’ Shawn Thornton flipped the puck over the hip of Lightning goalie Dwayne Roloson for a first-period goal that tied the game at 1-1. Tampa Bay's Brandon Mikkelson is in the middle.

Surging Bruins defeat Tampa Bay

The Bruins won their third straight on three assists by Zdeno Chara, who was honored before the game for playing in the 1,000th game in his career.