A cleaner Mystic River, thanks to new Wynn casino

Development of the Wynn resort in Everett, shown rising in the background, includes a multibillion-dollar cleanup of the Mystic River.

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Workers aim to dredge 27,000 cubic yards of soil from the river, near where chemical manufacturing plants were once located.

Dave Epstein

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A few raindrops might mix in with the snow along the coast near Boston.

Woman suffers life-threatening injuries inside Dracut home

A man was seriously injured when he crashed his car a short distance away from the home, the DA’s office also said.

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The youth’s name and specific charges weren’t available, and officials said police are seeking additional suspects.

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The children, ages 2 to 29, ‘‘appeared to be malnourished and very dirty,’’ officials said.

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Negotiators still disagree on how long existing noncompetes will remain in force.

Plane collides with parked truck on Logan Airport taxiway

Massport officials said no one was injured in the accident.

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As the labor shortage stretches on, a $15-per-hour kitchen position in Concord, with benefits, has gone unfilled for two years.

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Cindy Morais left her wheelchair near her seat at Gillette Stadium during Saturday’s Patriots game, but it was not there afterward.

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The institute, linked to the Chinese government, is accused of promoting censorship abroad and undermining human rights.

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Japan’s public broadcaster retracted the warning minutes after issuing it, just days after a similar error in Hawaii.

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Inventor Peter Madsen was charged Tuesday with killing Swedish journalist Kim Wall during a trip on his private submarine.

“We might see tipping going away or being adapted,” Irene Li, chef-owner of Mei Mei.

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What to expect from restaurants in 2018

Less salt? More tips? Here is what industry experts predict trends for the coming year.


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No team quarterbacked by Blake Bortles will come into Foxborough and beat Bill Belichick and Tom Brady.


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Josh McDaniels’s play-calling was tremendous, and Matt Patricia was not to be outdone on the defensive side.

Patriots notebook

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The Patriots coach didn’t have much to say about Sunday’s opponent.

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The 34-year-old ended up in the hospital on a feeding tube.

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O’Riordan wrote lyrics and often music for the band’s 1990s hits, including “Linger.”

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/01/16/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/AP18011823960860.jpg Here’s what went down at that tense, vulgar meeting with Trump

The president’s ping-ponging on immigration has come to define the contentious talks between the White House and Congress.

Opinion | Richard North Patterson

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Trump appointees are committed are a conservative network intent on reshaping the law.

Fred Mathieu.

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An American success story that Trump should see

If President Trump had his way, Fred Mathieu might not be here. “He doesn’t see me,” Mathieu said.

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The 910-carat stone weighs more than a baseball and is worth tens of millions of dollars.

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Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien had overcome so much, and she thought she had found her “happy hubby.” Now, he’s charged with killing her.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/13/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/kreiter_barbaralynch1_met.jpg Is Barbara Lynch’s crown jewel in peril?

Investors are grousing about Menton’s inability to make a profit. Lynch, the renowned chef, says they know what they signed up for.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/12/13/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/wiggs_Herald_02.jpg At the Herald, they’re holding their breath

The country’s largest newspaper chain wants to buy the tabloid, but GateHouse has a long history of buying papers, many near Boston, then slashing jobs.

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Hyperpartisan, anonymous conservative websites have raised tensions — and some posts may have influenced one election.


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Dushku wrote that she was sexually abused at age 12 while working on “True Lies.”

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Chris Gasper and Ben Volin look ahead to the AFC and NFC Championship games, and what we might see in Super Bowl LII.

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The UK needs a do-over debate on leaving the European Union.


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This flu season is offering us an important warning: We’re not ready for a flu pandemic.

Real Estate

Luxury home of the week: $8.4 million Falmouth house on harbor

When you are shoveling snow in the freezing cold this week, the warm, gentle breezes of a Cape Cod summer may cross your mind. A five-bedroom, 4.5-bath, 4,395-square-foot home on the West Falmouth waterfront could help you realize that dream. Located on Chapoquoit Point, this home at 26 Associates Road boasts a patio overlooking the water.