Casino foes prevail in Foxborough vote

Casino opponents swept the town selectmen’s race in a stark public rebuke to Wynn Resorts and the casino developer’s plans to build a billion-dollar gambling resort across from Gillette.

Mitchell Chester said he decided to accept proposals for new high-quality charter schools because of the high demand.

Charter school cap lifted by the state

Officials will lift a temporary moratorium on proposals to open charter schools in several cities across Mass., a move that could allow for the creation of more than 1,000 seats in Boston.

Former Mafia boss Luigi Manocchio.

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New England Mafia a shell of former self

No more than 30 made, or sworn-in, members make up an organization that in its heyday was more than 100 strong, law enforcement officials say.

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Street’s win is society’s loss

Mariano Malave finally resolved to straighten out and get a job and stop smoking weed. Then he opened a door in Jamaica Plain and the Miracle That Was Mariano was over.

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Pondering an art world awash in wealth

With unemployment still above 8 percent, the amount of money swilling around the bizarre system of exchange we call the art market is incongruous, to say the least.

Adrian Gonzalez says he can deal with the pressure in Boston.

Adrian Gonzalez vows to reach expectations

The Red Sox slugger has been anything but, hitting .264 with two home runs and 15 RBIs through 27 games, statistics far below his expectations and those of fans.

Utilities cutting rates for electricity

Massachusetts ratepayers could soon see their electricity bills shrink as the lowest natural gas prices in a decade make it cheaper to produce power.

Facebook cofounder Mark Zuckerberg was in NewYork on Monday, but a Facebook spokeswoman declined to say if he would be in Boston on Tuesday.

Facebook comes to Boston for IPO road show

Top executives from Facebook Inc. are expected to be in Boston on Tuesday to preview the company’s highly anticipated initial public offering.

Jackson Horman, 5, at home in Beverly with parents Stacey Malay and Jason Horman, who count steps on their FitBit activity trackers.

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Quantified self movement grows, but what do we learn?

Thanks to an array of gadgets and apps, we can track all sorts of personal information, but what does it really tell us about ourselves?


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Red Sox 11, Royals 5

David Ortiz opens up for rookie Will Middlebrooks, who belted a three-run homer in the first inning, then launched a two-run shot in the eighth.

Middlebrooks powers Red Sox

A day after their longest game in six years, the Red Sox needed some energy and Will Middlebrooks provided it, smashing two home runs in an 11-5 victory over the Royals.


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Grateful alumnus gives BC, BC High total $27m

Pat Cadigan, a Cambridge native and the son of Irish immigrants, credits his Jesuit education at Boston College and BC High School for helping him succeed.


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The late Adam Yauch (top) and his film company produced small, weird, and unheralded movies such as “Wendy and Lucy,” with Michelle Williams; “We Need to Talk About Kevin,” starring Tilda Swinton and Rocky Duer; the Banksy film “Exit Through the Gift Shop”; and “The Messenger,” with Woody Harrelson and Ben Foster.

Yauch’s small victories lost amid ‘Avengers’ weekend

“The Avengers” broke box office records, but it’s the passing of a rap musician-turned-art film distributor Adam Yauch that was the weekend’s more important news.


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New data on cystic fibrosis drug lifts Vertex stock

Shares of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. surged more than 55 percent after the company released interim data that showed positive results for an experimental drug.

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CIA stops new Al Qaeda underwear bomb plot

The CIA reportedly thwarted an Al Qaeda plot to destroy a US-bound airliner around the one-year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden.


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Setting sail for thrills

Mike Dreese, the cofounder and CEO of Newbury Comics, will pilot his 40-foot racing yacht, Toothface, in the 2012 Atlantic Cup race.