12-hour lull in Gaza fighting begins

A warning by Israel’s defense minister that it might soon expand its ground operation signaled the lull is unlikely to change the course of hostilities.

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Republicans from William Weld to Mitt Romney have won the governor’s office by crusading against the excesses of Mass. Democrats.

Erin Andrews

Minihane suspended without pay for Erin Andrews comments

Kirk Minihane’s comments also led Fox Sports to pull its advertising from WEEI and its parent company.

“I treat the people in my office like this is a family,” Marian Ryan said.

Middlesex DA under fire for management style

Critics say Marian Ryan is putting politics before policies.

The idea of the Cape Cod canal dates back nearly 400 years.

Cape Cod Canal’s centennial celebrates historic waterway

Simple maritime logic and topographic reality dictated the need for a canal.

Employees and customers rallied Friday in Tewksbury for Arthur T. Demoulas.

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

Demoulas board mostly ignores petitions

A group of employees and customers confronted company directors with petitions to reinstate ousted president Arthur T. Demoulas.

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The company’s board said it would consider Arthur T. Demoulas’s offer along with several others but gave no time frame for any action.

Shirley Leung

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Market Basket’s board needs to negotiate a deal everyone can live with. It cannot afford to keep the status quo.

Michael and Thia Philbin, with their children Mikey and Kinley, got a jumbo loan to buy their home in Wayland.

Rising prices, falling rates give boost to jumbo loans

As home prices in the region have soared, so have the size of the mortgages.

Movies

movie review

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The adaption of John le Carré’s best-selling novel is Philip Seymour Hoffman’s last leading role before his death.