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Obama unveils $3.8 trillion spending plan

The plan would raise taxes on the wealthy and trim popular benefit programs such as Social Security.

Senators have gun deal to expand background checks

The deal would expand the checks to cover all commercial sales, such as at gun shows and online.

MIT buildings in the Kendall Square area in 2006.

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Cambridge giving start-ups protection in Kendall Square

The city is poised to become the first community in the US to require developers to set aside lower-cost offices for start-ups.

Pappardelle in a sauce of wild boar, juniper berries, and trumpet mushrooms.

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dining out

New ideas are steeped in Italian tradition at Giulia

The Italian restaurant in Cambridge is warm, welcoming, sophisticated without being pretentious, and very, very good.

A Shake Shack cheeseburger with lettuce and tomato.


Burger boom

The new Shake Shack, local Tasty Burger, and Five Guys all offer good patties. But whose are the best?

Hall of Famer Wade Boggs, an assistant coach at Wharton High in Tampa, thinks there is a spot at Fenway Park for his No. 26.

Boggs wants Red Sox to retire his number

Wade Boggs is in the Baseball Hall of Fame, but remains left off the facade in Fenway Park’s right field. He believes he’s earned the right to be there.

Robert Edwards was awarded the Nobel prize in medicine in 2010 for the development of IVF.

In vitro fertilization pioneer Robert Edwards dies at 87

Edwards was awarded the Nobel prize in medicine in 2010 for the development of IVF.

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Editorial Event | April 17

// Editorial Event: Video tips with Dina Rudick

Attend a session on photography and videography with the host of’s “Back Story” series.