Foxborough casino foes get most financial backing

Candidates opposed to gambling hold a commanding fund-raising lead heading into Monday’s contest for posts on the Foxborough Board of Selectmen.

Gambling panel didn’t delve into abuse case

The chairman of the state’s gambling commission relied on news reports to vet interim executive director Carl Stanley McGee, who faced sexual assault charges in 2007.

President Obama’s reelection committee has also made significant investments in swing-state party committees as part of a strategy that will put a premium on the fall get-out-the-vote ground game.

Democrats doubling down on swing states

Democrats have already poured almost $25 million into key states where the get-out-the-vote ground game could tip the Electoral College in a potentially tight contest.

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Lombardo’s chandelier still a prom tradition

For generations of teens south of Boston, this time of year means striking a pose in front of the three-story twinkling light at the Randolph function hall.

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Yvonne Abraham

Big Dig left city with ugly network of tunnels

For ugly, it’s hard to beat the tunnels of Boston — those filthy, unfinished, aesthetically bereft, subterranean blights that are a visitor’s first experience of the post-Big-Dig city.

// A second act for a boy named Trinidad

Two paths diverged in his Cambridge neighborhood — the gang and the stage — and Trinidad Ramkissoon chose both. But now he is following the footlights toward safety.

Bob Ryan

Football tests limits of our conscience

Mounting evidence demonstrates that anyone choosing to play football enters into complete caveat emptor territory. You clearly do so at your own physical risk.

Growing demand for spiritual directors

In Massachusetts, as across the nation, spiritual directors have found more people are seeking counsel and solace outside of the church's walls.

Boston’s first liaison to gays died in obscurity

A few years after he was appointed by Mayor Kevin White in 1979, Robin MacCormack melted out of public view. On April 6, he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.


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Orioles 8, Red Sox 2

The frustration is palpable for David Ortiz, who snapped his bat in two after lining out in the eighth inning of Saturday’s loss.

Red Sox drop fourth in a row

At 11-15, the Red Sox are falling deeper into last place with a lineup left thin by injuries and a pitching staff with a collective earned run average of 5.44, the second worst in the game.


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Political Intelligence

Democrat Elizabeth Warren has been fielding questions about her income taxes and ancestry.

Senate candidates’ forthrightness put to test

The leading candidates in the Mass. US Senate race have faced a variety of situations in recent days that offered atypical testimony to their forthrightness.


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Ken Udas, chief executive of UMassOnline

Online schools shaking off second-class reputation

Ken Udas joined UMassOnline, the online education unit of the university, as chief executive in 2009, and sees the Internet as way to increase access to higher education.

Nation & World

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Jake Jermanok takes an unexpected dip in the Kananaskis River.

A family adventure in the Canadian Rockies

Rafting the rapids and climbing the heights, a family of four finds new paths to adventure in the splendor of Alperta’s alpine wonderland.