State to study impact of new casinos

The studies will test if new casinos affect problem gambling in the population, as well as if they lead to societal woes.

Charges against Hosni Mubarak dismissed

The former Egyptian president faced charges related to the killing of anti-government protesters in 2011.

15 arrested in latest Ferguson protests

Demonstrators also temporarily shut down three large St. Louis-area malls on one of the busiest shopping days of the year.

Two shot, one fatally, in Chicago Nordstrom

A man is dead and a woman is critically injured after an alleged domestic-related shooting inside the store.

Ray Rice and his wife, Janay, attended a two-day appeal hearing of his indefinite suspension from the NFL in New York.

Ray Rice didn’t mislead NFL, ruling states

The independent arbitrator said Rice didn’t lie to league officials during a June 16 meeting about his assault case.

Health licensing boards voted without quorums

A state audit found four boards met without enough members present, casting a legal cloud over numerous votes.

Unless the issue is resolved over the next day or so, local FiOS subscribers also will miss Sunday’s New Orleans Saints vs. Pittsburgh Steelers game on Fox 25.

Verizon-Cox standoff over Fox 25 continues

A blackout of Fox 25 continued for 400,000 Mass. FiOS customers as the companies fight over carrying fees.

Boston University president Robert Brown.

BU fights City Council’s summons for president

The university argues that the summons is “an undue burden, is oppressive, and was intended to harass” school president Robert Brown.

Simmons College seeks charges against former employee

The employee, who was fired over the summer, is accused of misappropriating student funds for her own use.

Fred Donahue was born at Quincy Hospital, as were his mother, his wife, and his wife’s mother.

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Quincy says goodbye to hospital ‘up the hill’

By Feb. 4, the Quincy Medical Center will close, a victim of changes in demographics, health care, and a tight-knit insularity.

Joshua Andrews, 25, waited outside Walmart for Black Friday deals. “I’ve done this every year for the past six years,” he said.

On the front lines with Black Friday shoppers

Shoppers hit the stores and shopping malls looking for bargains on Black Friday.

Apps stirring holiday bargain insanity

Shopping apps add fuel to the already white-hot hunt for holiday bargains.


Grandmother hopes for happy Christmas

It’s been a weighty task for this woman, who is living on a fixed income, to pay the rent and keep the kitchen stocked with groceries.

Thomas Farragher

Barbara Rouse: A steady hand on the bench

Rouse, the Superior Court’s chief justice, dealt with the Annie Dookhan scandal in a manner that didn’t cripple the court system.


The Bidens spend Thanksgiving on Nantucket

Vice President Joe Biden made an appearance at the Nantucket Atheneum’s annual Cold Turkey Plunge.

Rockin’ & Roastin’ Café’s North Attleborough store is the first of what the company hopes will become a national franchise.

Aerosmith drummer to open coffee shop in N. Attleborough

The first location of Joey Kramer’s Rockin’ & Roastin’ Café is slated to open in early spring, the rocker said.

Zoe Miller, 10, of Arlington, explained her device to Jennifer Manthei and her son Christopher, 7.

‘Chain reaction’ brings families together at MIT

More than 20 all-ages teams united homemade machines to create a giant post-Thanksgiving chain reaction.



// Workers: What’s your online rating?

Even if a Boston startup doesn’t succeed in bringing this level of workplace transparency into the mainstream, someone else will.

The Big Picture

Nia Richardson, 16, of Roxbury, wets the reed of her saxophone as she prepares for practice in Jamaica Plain Nov. 19.

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English High’s marching band

The marching band at English High brings back a tradition that has been dormant at Boston public schools for about 40 years.