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Mass. casino law filled with tight deadlines

The gambling commission’s leader says several unrealistic deadlines could force regulators to solicit bids for casinos before they have the expertise to judge the projects or get public input.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has vowed to commit at least 4 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product to defense spending.

Mitt Romney’s defense budget target is lofty

Romney has vowed to commit at least 4 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product to defense spending, but analysts say his goals will be hard to attain.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/03/19/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/tierney-1442.jpg GOP sees Tierney as wounded, beatable

Dogged by his wife’s legal troubles, Representative John Tierney is facing perhaps the most competitive House election this year, observers say.

Tens of thousands of revelers descended on the streets of South Boston on Sunday for the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade.

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Saint Patrick’s Day parade brings peaceful party

Green was on every street corner Sunday as tens of thousands of revelers thronged South Boston for the annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade.

Debo Band branches out from Boston roots

At the South by Southwest Music Festival, Debo Band laid the foundation for what could be a banner year that primes the group for a national stage.