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Tribe says it will open small casino on Vineyard

The Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah plans to convert an unfinished community center (right) into a gambling hall.

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

The Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah is citing a federal opinion on the legality of the casino, but the state insists the tribe gave up the right to build a facility.

“It’s never been about money for me. It’s about making a difference,” said Mayor Menino.

Menino to help start urban institute at BU

Mayor Menino has been hired to help launch a new Institute on Cities, where mayors and municipal managers from across the globe can share ideas.

Panel recommends wider use of cholesterol drugs

The number of Americans taking statin drugs to prevent cardiovascular disease could double under new treatment recommendations.

An aerial photo shows the location of the 130-acre University Station project along University Avenue in Westwood.


Vast project in Westwood set to get underway

After years of delays, contractors will begin on Wednesday to build a miniature city with hundreds of new homes, stores, and offices.

US nears new curbs on compounding pharmacies

The Senate cleared a key hurdle for a bill intended to reduce the chance of another public health tragedy like last year’s fungal meningitis outbreak.

The Nation

Pressure building on Obama for health care fix

“The president should honor the commitment the federal government made,” Bill Clinton said.

By Michael D. Shear and Robert Pear

The Obama administration is struggling to find a way to let people keep their coverage without upending the new health law.

It’s a stretch, but New York City building ‘tallest’

The New York contingent said the spire had always been part of the plan to achieve the symbolic height of 1,776 feet.

By Patrick McGeehan and Charles V. Bagli

One World Trade Center in lower Manhattan has officially been ruled to be taller than the Willis Tower in Chicago.

As prices rise, plains giving way to corn

A combine worked its way through one of Robert Malsom’s fields near Roscoe, S.D. last month. Now that prices are high, Malsom is turning more land over to corn.

By Chet Brokaw and Jack Gillum

Across the Dakotas and Nebraska, more than 1 million acres of the Great Plains are giving way to corn fields.

The World

Victims’ despair in Philippines grows as aid trickles in

Philippine military personnel helped as Typhoon Haiyan survivors in Tacloban waited for evacuation flights Tuesday.

By Keith Bradsher

A global aid effort gathered momentum in the Philippines, but officials could not say when basic needs would be met.

China vows to let market play bigger role in economy

By Simon Denyer

China’s Communist leaders are facing increasing doubts about the sustainability of their economic model.

590 works in Germany may be Nazi loot

German officials are trying to track the origins of 590 artworks by listing them on the website Among the first images posted there are a Delacroix drawing, ‘‘Moorish Conversation on a Terrace.”

By Catherine Hickley

The German government said some 590 artworks discovered in a Munich apartment may have been looted by the Nazis from Jewish collections.

Editorial & Opinion


The privacy line

By Tom Keane

Airline passengers can now bypass some security — but at what cost?


Making sense of the cruelty in the world

Children wearing signs that say “survivor” waited for a C-130 military plane at Tacloban airport in the Philippines Tuesday.

By Jeff Jacoby

When bad things happen to good people, our job isn’t to philosophize. It is to help.


Romney’s prescription for the GOP

By Scot Lehigh

Mitt Romney has a good idea for the Republican Party: Its nominating process should reward states that hold primaries rather than caucuses.


Deadline set for US to choose on penalty

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev faces 30 charges in the April 15 bombings at the Boston Marathon.

By Milton J. Valencia

The US government was given a Jan. 31 deadline to decide whether to seek the death penalty for Dzokhar Tsarnaev in the Marathon bombings case.

Martha’s Vineyard mixed on Aquinnah casino

Joe Keenan said he is concerned the island will be flooded with people who don’t have its “vibe.”

By Martine Powers

Some worry about the tourist influx, while others see a boost for businesses from a potential Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah casino in Gay Head.

‘Crowdfunding’ effort pays off for BU student

Alexis-Brianna Felix was overwhelmed when she surpassed her goal of raising $5,000 in the first 27 hours of using a “crowdfunding” site.

By Matt Rocheleau

Struggling but innovative, Alexis-Brianna Felix turned to to raise money for tuition and fees.

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Menino to help start urban institute at BU

By Andrew Ryan and Marcella Bombardieri


Hubway adds first bicycle helmet machine

By Nicholas Jacques


Girl, 2, is found unconscious in Roxbury

By Nicholas Jacques


Domestic workers push for rights at State House

Erin Manning rubbed the back of domestic worker Sonia Soares during her testimony at the State House Tuesday.

By Beth Healy

A proposed Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights would provide basic protections for 67,000 nannies, caregivers, and housekeepers in Mass.

Beleaguered biotech Ariad offers plan for rebuilding

By Robert Weisman

Ariad Pharmaceuticals, posting a deeper third-quarter loss, unveiled a plan to save cash and narrow its drug development focus.

Shirley Leung

Olympic-size ambitions, hurdles for Boston

By Shirley Leung

Those leading the charge to bring the Olympics to Boston also stand to benefit the most, and none more than John Fish, chairman of Suffolk Construction.


Ed Pincus, 75; documentary filmmaker explored the personal

Filmmaker Ed Pincus posed at his flower farm in Roxbury, Vt., in 2007.

By Mark Feeney

Mr. Pincus was a key figure in fostering the Cambridge nonfiction film community in the 1970s.

Jennifer Neuman-Roper, 44; sued to marry partner

Angelique Neuman (left) and Jen Roper of Pojoaque, N.M., celebrated after receiving their wedding license in August.

Ms. Newman-Roper won an emergency court order in New Mexico allowing her to marry her longtime partner this summer.

Dan Lurie, 90, star bodybuilder called most muscular

By Bruce Weber

Mr. Lurie’s chiseled physique and feats of strength earned him the title of America’s most muscular man.


Terry Francona tips John Farrell as top manager

Terry Francona made Cleveland happy by reaching the playoffs, but you could argue for John Farrell, whose Red Sox tied for the best record in baseball.

By Peter Abraham

Farrell finished a surprising second in the AL Manager of the Year voting to Terry Francona of the Indians.

Dan Shaughnessy

Terry Francona a very deserving winner

Terry Francona won the AL Manager of the Year award after his first season in Cleveland.

By Dan Shaughnessy

Both John Farrell and Francona were worthy of the AL Manager of the Year award. Farrell will just have to settle for his World Series ring.

On Baseball

John Farrell robbed in Manager of the Year voting

John Farrell led the Red Sox to 97 wins a season after they had the paltry total of 69.

By Nick Cafardo

The Red Sox skipper couldn’t have managed a more perfect season, and it should have been rewarded — if not for an imperfect vote.

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Red Sox Notebook

Red Sox sign righthander Dalier Hinojosa

By Peter Abraham

Patriots notebook

Unlikely Patriots will get a chance to bring in Ed Reed

By Shalise Manza Young

Field hockey: Walpole 2, Acton-Boxboro 1

Walpole downs Acton-Boxboro with controversial goal

By Colleen Casey

Watertown 4, Dover-Sherborn 0

Watertown extends streak

By Nick French

Somerville 2, Silver Lake 1

Somerville captures Div. 1 EMass championship

By Nick Ironside

Newton North 2, Franklin 1

Newton North girls’ soccer slips by Franklin

By Cat Calsolaro

Medway 1, Watertown 0

Medway edges Watertown for Div. 3 EMass title

By Craig Forde

Cohasset 2, Georgetown 0

Cohasset sails into Div. 4 state title game

By Eric Shulman

Newburyport 3, Card. Spellman 0

Newburyport girls’ soccer blanks Cardinal Spellman

By Taylor Snow

Austin Prep 2, Ursuline 0

Austin Prep girls’ soccer shuts down Ursuline

By Greg Joyce

UMASS 92, LSU 90

UMass amps up intensity in win over LSU

By Jeff Wagenheim

On Basketball

Scrappy Celtics uniting behind unselfish attitude

By Gary Washburn

Celtics Notebook

Brandon Bass settles into starting role with Celtics

By Gary Washburn

G: Food

Longtime Boston servers connect with customers, each other

Gerry Mazzone (left) and Weston Roach at Parker’s at the Omni Parker House.

By Kara Baskin

The restaurant business is kinetically unpredictable, and Boston’s top servers wouldn’t have it any other way.


Newtonville’s Cook is a nice neighbor to have

The lamb kofte pita is nicely spiced at Cook.

By Devra First

The project from Tryst chef Paul Turano is the local place one is always glad to have nearby, offering quality, creativity, and comfort.

Dede Wilson has big plans for

Surrounded by cookbooks, Dede Wilson tests and develops recipes in Shutesbury, while her website has offices in the South End’s Food Loft.

By T. Susan Chang

The veteran cookbook author and Shutesbury resident has just started the free hub for original recipes, baking tips, photographs, and information.

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Cookbook Review

Author Katie Chin is sweet on Thai food

By T. Susan Chang

Sunday Supper

Vegetarian cauliflower ‘steaks’ become pasta with florets

By Karoline Boehm Goodnick

Book REview

‘Double Down’ by Mark Halperin, John Heilemann

By Michael Patrick Brady

A tank away

New Bedford is still inspired by the sea

By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright


Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Music Review

Elton John pounds out the hits at TD Garden

By James Reed


Rob Gronkowski jokes about Asian fan

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein