Uncertainty boosts donations at the end of 2012

Donors raced to make gifts before Congress has a chance to limit tax deductions on such contributions this year.

3 departures curtail New England’s political muscle

A powerful trio of senators — John Kerry, Olympia Snowe, and Joe Lieberman — is gone, sapping the ­region’s political clout.

Mayor Thomas M. Menino gave few clues about whether he will seek reelection.


Adrian Walker

Mayor Menino back in action

The mayor didn’t talk about running for reelection in his State of the City address, but he didn’t sound like a man who is going anywhere.

Optimistic Menino makes return to public stage

Back from his long illness, Mayor Menino delivered words of gratitude and a buoyant vision of Boston in his State of the City address.

Work stalled on the Filene’s project in 2008 as the economy sputtered, leaving a crater at the construction site.

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Filene’s leasing deal, restart of project nearing

An emerging deal with a promising tenant will enable construction to resume on the $620 million project in downtown Boston as early as April.

At Northeast Trading Co. in North Attleborough, Ted Oven has seen a rush of customers.

Guns fly off the shelves in New England

The sharp increase in sales throughout the region is fueled by the looming prospect of greater controls on firearms.

There were plenty of questioners — and Ray Lewis had plenty of answers — at the annual extravaganza known as Super Bowl Media Day.

Dan Shaughnessy

Ravens’ Ray Lewis will tackle (almost) any subject

The middle linebacker is the menacing, costumed face of the Ravens, the face of football, and the face of Super Bowl XLVII.

American’s vanishing act is problematic for Boston fliers because it gives them fewer options and nonstop flights.

American Airlines pulls back at Logan

The struggling airline is further reducing its presence at Logan, planning to eliminate its only remaining international flight, to London, at the end of March.

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