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Mass. moves to save water sources

Officials will unveil a long-awaited plan that aims to prevent waterways from running dry but could translate into higher rates and more bans on lawn watering.

Kay Olsen (left), 82, and Mary Holt, 88, shopped for groceries at Johnnie’s Foodmaster in Charlestown before it closed last week.

Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff

Whole Foods accents two halves of Charlestown

With the high-end symbol of yuppie America replacing Johnnie’s Foodmaster, has the neighborhood finally tipped to a point where the Townies are the minority?

Lawmakers worry about probation case fallout

As politicians and employees continue to be called to testify in the scandal, Mass. lawmakers are concerned the threat of indictments will hang over Beacon Hill next year.

Developer Steve Wynn appeared with Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr. in Everett on Wednesday and toured the 37-acre parcel once occupied by Monsanto Chemical Co. that Wynn is considering as a site for a casino.

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Wynn considers Everett casino bid

Developer Steve Wynn on Wednesday toured a 37-acre parcel once occupied by Monsanto Chemical Co. that he is considering as a site for a casino.

President Obama and Mitt Romney will meet for the first time sinde the election.

Romney meeting Obama at White House

The meeting marks an olive branch from Obama to a former rival, and a potentially pivotal moment for Romney, who is contemplating life after politics.

Senator Warren B. Rudman doubted President Reagan’s fiscal policies.

Late N.H. senator’s words bear on fiscal fight

Nearly two years before former US senator Warren Rudman died, the Republican gave an interview that could help resolve the fiscal cliff.

The Nation

Romney meeting Obama at White House

President Obama and Mitt Romney will meet for the first time sinde the election.

By Matt Viser

The meeting marks an olive branch from Obama to a former rival, and a potentially pivotal moment for Romney, who is contemplating life after politics.

Late N.H. senator’s words bear on fiscal fight

Senator Warren B. Rudman doubted President Reagan’s fiscal policies.

By Michael Kranish

Nearly two years before former US senator Warren Rudman died, the Republican gave an interview that could help resolve the fiscal cliff.

EPA suspends BP from new federal contracts

By Steven Mufson

The temporary contracting ban came on the day the Interior Department held a sale of leases on 20 million acres of offshore oil and gas prospects.

The World

Twin car bombs kill at least 34 in Syrian capital

The bombings targeted Jaramana, a Damascus neighborhood that is generally viewed as supportive of the Syrian regime.

The neighborhood, called Jaramana, is a mixed area of mostly Christian and Druze residents that is supportive of the Syrian government.

Surge in self-immolations in Tibet

By Christopher Bodeen

Two dozen Tibetans have set themselves on fire in western China this month.

Myanmar monks protest mine

By Yadana Htun

Hundreds of Buddhist monks and villagers occupying a copper mine in northwestern Myanmar defied a government order to leave by Wednesday.

Editorial & Opinion

juliette kayyem

Pentagon rules excluding women aren’t worth defending

US Army female soldiers with the 2-17 Field Artillery Regiment listened to a briefing as they prepared to leave on a mission in Ramadi, Iraq, in 2004.

By Juliette Kayyem

Women are at war, and that means that rules excluding them from combat are antiquated and condescending.

Joan Vennochi

A road to peace for East Boston, Massport

By Joan Vennochi

After 40 years, a road for commercial traffic leading to Logan airport is open, and the airport and its East Boston neighbors are no longer yelling at each other.

edward l. glaeser

Severance pay for the unemployed

By Edward L. Glaeser

Severance payments for people about to lose their unemployment benefits could limit the cost of that program.

Metro

Mass. moves to save water sources

By Beth Daley

Officials will unveil a long-awaited plan that aims to prevent waterways from running dry but could translate into higher rates and more bans on lawn watering.

Wynn considers Everett casino bid

Developer Steve Wynn appeared with Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr. in Everett on Wednesday and toured the 37-acre parcel once occupied by Monsanto Chemical Co. that Wynn is considering as a site for a casino.

By Mark Arsenault

Developer Steve Wynn on Wednesday toured a 37-acre parcel once occupied by Monsanto Chemical Co. that he is considering as a site for a casino.

Whole Foods accents two halves of Charlestown

Kay Olsen (left), 82, and Mary Holt, 88, shopped for groceries at Johnnie’s Foodmaster in Charlestown before it closed last week.

By Billy Baker

With the high-end symbol of yuppie America replacing Johnnie’s Foodmaster, has the neighborhood finally tipped to a point where the Townies are the minority?

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Yvonne Abraham

Stealing hope

By Yvonne Abraham

LOWELL

Man is killed in four-alarm fire

By Sarah Mattero

Globe Santa

Her husband lost, woman wants to restore cheer

By Christopher Tangney

Lines blurry for Cahill ad agent

By Michael Levenson

Convicted sex offender arraigned in Nov. 10 rape on Beacon Hill

By Katheleen Conti and John R. Ellement

Business

Big winners share lessons, risks of Powerball win

The National Endowment for Financial Education estimates as many as 70 percent of windfalls are lost within several years.

By Alan Scher Zagier

So you just won the $550 million Powerball jackpot, the second highest in lottery history. Now what? Perhaps it’s time for a tropical vacation or a new car. There are bills to pay, loans to settle, debts to square. Past winners of mega-lottery drawings and financial planners have some more sound advice: Stick to a budget, invest wisely, learn to say no and be prepared to lose friends while riding an emotional roller-coaster of joy, anxiety, guilt and distrust. ‘‘I had to adapt to this new life, ‘‘said Sandra Hayes.”

Boston Children’s Hospital names next CEO

Sandra Fenwick is currently COO.

By Robert Weisman

Children’s Hospital trustees appointed Sandra L. Fenwick, the current president and chief operating officer, as the institution’s next chief executive.

Tech Lab

Apple’s latest iPods offer entertaining new features

The iPod Touch and iPod Nano players are sleek, elegant reminders that a personal entertainment device doesn’t have to come with a monthly phone bill.

By Hiawatha Bray

The iPod Touch and iPod Nano players are sleek, elegant reminders that a personal entertainment device doesn’t have to come with a monthly phone bill.

Obituaries

Lawrence R. Alexander, 62; bottle bill sponsor

Lawrence Alexander.

By Michele Richinick

Mr. Alexander later served as a Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities commissioner and taught legislative ethics.

Martin Richards, 80, Broadway and film producer

Mr. Richards won an Oscar for the film “Chicago.”

By Mark Kennedy

Mr. Richards was the Tony Award-winning producer behind such Broadway hits as ‘‘On the Twentieth Century” and ‘’Sweeney Todd.’’

Jack Wishna, 54; dealmaker worked big names in Vegas

JACK WISHNA

Mr. Wishna helped bring Donald Trump to Sin City and courted Michael Jackson for a casino residency.

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Sports

Nets 95, Celtics 83

Rajon Rondo ejected as Nets defeat Celtics

After Kris Humphries fouled Kevin Garnett hard, Rajon Rondo gave Humphries a shove. The scrum continued, and spilled behind the basket.

By Gary Washburn

Rondo may face a suspension because of the fracas, and his 37-game assist streak ended in the Celtics’ loss.

Christopher L. Gasper

A yes vote on Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens

New York Yankees starting pitcher Roger Clemens in 2007. Clemens, Barry Bonds and Sammy Sosa showed up on the Hall of Fame ballot for the first time Wednesday.

By Christopher L. Gasper

It’s not an endorsement of cheating or cheaters. But the the reality of baseball’s unsavory steroids era is that both belong in the Hall of Fame.

Patriots’ offensive line excels even through change

Nate Solder, right, has started all 11 games at left tackle, but Logan Mankins, left, has started six games at guard.

By Michael Whitmer

The year began with major questions about the line. But the Patriots’ line has remained unbroken even with a revolving cast of starters.

G: Style

Old dogs, new ways to baby them

Dempsey, a 14-year-old blond Labrador retriever, owned by Kevan and Sheila Cunningham, rests on his special bed.

By Monica Collins

Our dogs are living longer thanks to veterinary advances, healthier food, and owners committed to their well-being.

Marc Hall opens store on Albany Street

Much of the merchandise in Marc Hall’s store comes from his travels. “I love to experience other cultures,” he says.

By Christopher Muther

Hall acknowledges that opening his outdoor-focused store just as winter begins may be an odd idea.

They see the bright side of getting ‘Dumped’

Maryjane Fahey (left) and Caryn Beth Rosenthal see their book as an empowerment bible.

By Jessica Teich

Maryjane Fahey and Caryn Beth Rosenthal put breakup breakthroughs in a self-help book.

Globe North

Tewsksbury

Motel owners fight federal government to save property 

Russell H. Caswell, outside his family’s motel on Main Street in Tewksbury, is awaiting a ruling on his legal battle with the US government.

By Brenda J. Buote

Though never accused of any criminal wrongdoing, Russell H. Caswell is defending his property because of a little-known law that allows the government to seize property linked to drug crimes.

United States v. 434 Main Street, Tewksbury, Mass. (Motel Caswell)

A timeline traces the US government’s civil lawsuit seeking to seize the Motel Caswell in Tewksbury under the federal civil asset forfeiture law.

Malden

Lease agreement opens way for baseball stadium

By Kathy McCabe

Developer Alex Bok has cleared a hurdle in his bid to build a minor league baseball stadium on the site of a former gas distribution facility on Malden’s Commercial Street.

Globe South

Tim Morelli’s photographs on display in Easton

Jerry and Marianne Morelli (left) with an exhibit of photos by their late son, Tim (top), including (clockwise from top): Notre Dame in Paris, blossoms at the New York Botanical Garden, shadows in Hoboken, N.J., and a tree at the New York Botanical Garden.

By Michele Morgan Bolton

Before succumbing at age 27 to a rare form of lymphoma, Tim Morelli of Holbrook asked his family to use his thousands of black-and-white photographs to help others.

Positivity Squadron carries on Tim Morelli’s spirit

Nick Rosselli (right) says Morelli (left) led him “to live more in the moment.”

By Michele Morgan Bolton

Tim Morelli created his “Positivity Squadron” to arm himself with support during his cancer fight. Although he lost that battle, his e-mail blasts still inspire the squadron’s members five years later.

Communities anticipate limits on pot dispensaries

By Emily Sweeney

Many officials south of Boston have been scrambling to figure out how they might regulate where the medical marijuana can be distributed in their communities.

Globe West

Dover woman places toy poodles in loving homes

Dogs available for adoption through Toy Poodle Rescue vie for treats during a recent “meet and greet” event at a pet store in Wayland.

By Ellen Ishkanian

As founder and head of the nonprofit Toy Poodle Rescue in Dover, Shemuga works to rescue, rehabilitate, and find homes for all small poodles, not just the young, healthy, adorable ones.

Towns look to restrict medical marijuana sales

By Lisa Kocian

Communities in the area are looking into ways they might restrict marijuana sales within their borders.

Needham

Crowdsourcing a menorah in Needham

A past design for the Chabad Jewish Center’s menorah featured balloons.

By Evan Allen

This year’s menorah, to be lit on Needham’s town common, was built from the winning entry in a contest using 3D modeling software from a Needham-based company.