Graphic: US economic indicators since 2007
The first mainstage concert of the Boston Early Music Festival was also the North American debut of Mozart’s own violin and viola.
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Hallie Ephron offers reviews of “Once Upon a Lie’’ by Maggie Barbieri; “Shoot the Woman First’’ by Wallace Stroby; and “Drawn into Darkness’’ by Nancy Springer.
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Selectmen have conditionally appointed two police officers to fill vacancies on the force, according to Town Administrator Michael McCue. Both men — Brian T. Timulty of Braintree and Manuel J. Valenzuela of New Bedford — are veterans, McCue said. Timulty served in the Army and Valenzuela was in the National Guard. After medical screenings, the two will attend the next Police Academy in Plymouth and then be sworn in as full-time officers. “We welcome these two men to our department and hope they have a long successful career here,” Selectman Chairman Frank Hegarty said in a press release.
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Area residents are invited to participate Saturday in the annual Holiday House Tour sponsored by the Westborough Woman’s Club. The fund-raising tour will feature five beautifully decorated homes. Refreshments will be available from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Congregational Church, at Church and West Main streets, and the homes will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $20 , and can be purchased at the church on Saturday, or in advance by calling 508-654-3762 .
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With recent cuts in benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, strapped families have even less money to buy groceries.
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Those who go the polls will have a stark choice: On the most potent political issues, Katherine Clark and Frank Addivinola stand in diametric opposition.
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With online sales continuing to rise, malls south of Boston are doing what they can to draw people in.
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Gambling commission chairman Crosby discloses business, personal ties to owner of Everett casino site
The head of the state gambling commission is withdrawing from next week’s crucial review of the land deal for a $1.3 billion casino proposed for Everett, after disclosing that he is a longtime friend and former business partner of one of the owners of the proposed casino site.
Stephen Crosby, who has led the five-member commission since it was created in 2012, said that he has known Paul Lohnes, co-owner of the 29-acre Everett site, since they were in the National Guard in the 1970s and that they were business partners from 1983 to 1990 at a company that made cable television guides.
If Wynn Resorts wins the right to develop the former Monsanto chemical site into a casino, the sale of the land would potentially be worth millions of dollars to Lohnes.
“Given how demanding we’ve been with everybody else, it was appropriate for me to say: Look, this is a funky situation,” said Crosby, in a Globe interview. “I could certainly be objective. I’ve complied with all the rules, but nevertheless I’m going to let the other commissioners figure out how the land gets handled.”
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Ellsbury never pretended that staying in Boston was a priority. For him, it was always about the money.
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Senator Elizabeth Warren, the center of speculation that she might run for president in 2016, said she would finish her term that ends in January 2019.
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Several Boston-area businesses offer do-it-yourself workshops sure to conjure creative and personal gifts.
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One hundred finalists, announced at the end of November, are vying for licenses to open up medical marijuana dispensaries across Massachusetts.
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Gigi Johnson, who co-owns the restaurant with sister Maria Samson, announced that the restaurant will close on Dec. 31 after almost 50 years of operation.
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The Department of Public Health, which announced the group of 100 finalists late last month, is slated to select the license holders in January.
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In her mostly taut adaptation of August Strindberg’s “Miss Julie,’’ Yael Farber has transposed the action from 19th-century Sweden to post-apartheid South Africa.
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