Wynn casino officially approved

The state gambling commission has formally designated Wynn Resorts as the Greater Boston casino licensee.

A view through kitchen window of the vermin-infested home from which four children, ages 5 months to 13 years, were removed and the remains of three infants were found. Crews spent four days cleaning the house before boarding it up.

Blackstone father in ‘complete shock’

Ramon Rivera III was apparently unaware of the conditions in the home and that he was the father of two small children living there.

Boulud and assistant chef Randi Martin plated a scallop and sausage dish.

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Chef Daniel Boulud takes on Boston palate

Boulud’s arrival this week with the opening of Bar Boulud at the Mandarin Oriental could send Boston into a different gastro-sphere.

Firefighters saluted the procession at the funeral for Specialist Brian Arsenault, which was held in St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church in Northborough on Tuesday. Hundreds of people arrived to express gratitude for his service, and people lined the route to the cemetery.

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For broken-hearted, healing words of hope

The values of small-town America were on heartbreaking display as Northborough bade farewell to its fallen son, Brian Arsenault.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/17/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/brady150-8388.jpg Tom Brady says Patriots trying to figure out their strengths

The Patriots quarterback said part of the problem is he needs to distribute the ball better to his receivers.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/17/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/welker150-8385.jpg NFL finalizes new drug policy, adds HGH testing

The deal finally institutes HGH testing, sends appeals to a third-party arbitrator and reinstates several players, including Wes Welker.

Ellis Verdi (left) and Sal Devito are able to relax in a Japanese garden they created on a terrace at their offices on 5th Avenue in New York.

Two New York ad men capture Boston’s attention

The head-turning irreverence of the campaigns by Sal DeVito and Ellis Verdi seems to appeal to Boston sensibilities.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/17/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/robot150-4822.jpg CyPhy Works, iRobot win US Army contracts

The Boston-area companies have received contracts to build emergency robots that can find and diffuse explosives in pipes.