Gambling panel says Boston not a ‘host community’

The preliminary decision on Boston’s status on proposed Everett and Revere casinos is a blow for Mayor Walsh, who wanted more say.

// Rockwell painting kept in storage heads to auction

After a Norman Rockwell painting sold for $46 million, Gardner officials decided to tell their secret.

// Second firm faces pyramid scheme probe in Mass.

The state is investigating Wings Network because its sales strategy appears to be similar to TelexFree’s.

NFL mock draft: Who will be selected tonight?

Landing spots for Jadeveon Clowney? Johnny Manziel? Here is an educated guess at how the first round will go.

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Sorting through the Patriots’ drafts

Find the hidden gems and the many misses of the Patriots history in our NFL Draft database.

Ryan Mallett has thrown four passes in three years.  REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

Patriots, Texans discuss trade for Ryan Mallett

Based on Mallett’s lack of playing time, the best the Patriots could hope to get back is probably a third- to fifth-round pick.


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Television Review

Marc Maron (left) with Chris Hardwick on “Maron,” which begins its second season on IFC Thursday night.

‘Maron’ isn’t quite as engaging as Maron

Based on a preview, the second season of Marc Maron’s playing-a-version-of-himself comedy series will be as laid-back and lighthearted as the first.