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Suffolk Downs casino bid likely to proceed in Revere

A majority of the state gambling commission signaled that they would accept a Mohegan Sun proposal on the track’s Revere property.

President Obama giving his State of the Union address last February. Lawmakers this year have approved just 55 laws.

This Congress going down as least productive

A look at the most significant legislative accomplishments of the year shows just how dire the situation in Washington has become.

Charlie Baker and Karyn Polito greeted attendees at the Worcester Chamber of Commerce Tuesday.

Charlie Baker picks Karyn Polito as running mate

The decision by the leading Republican candidate for governor presents voters with a unified ticket 11 months before the election.

A recent visit to the Howard Johnson Inn on Boylston Street for owner Bob Sage included a chat with manager Paul Dunleavy, who is preparing the Fenway landmark for closing at the end of the month.

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Fenway’s changing profile to claim landmark HoJo’s

The Howard Johnson Inn, a Boylston Street landmark built in 1959, is slated to close by year’s end to make way for new developments.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/12/04/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/mbta150-7127.jpg T’s late-night service plan could be arriving right on time

MBTA riders and some local businesses hailed news that the T plans to try late-night service next spring until 3 a.m. on weekends.

The Nation

This Congress going down as least productive

President Obama giving his State of the Union address last February. Lawmakers this year have approved just 55 laws.

By Matt Viser

A look at the most significant legislative accomplishments of the year shows just how dire the situation in Washington has become.

Judge allows Detroit’s bankruptcy filing to proceed

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing walks past a mural of Detroit after addressing the media following a ruling by US District Judge Steven Rhodes.

By Monica Davey, Bill Vlasic and Mary Williams Walsh

A federal judge asserted on Tuesday that Detroit’s obligation to pay pensions in full was not inviolable.

Engineer fatigue cited in New York train crash

Recovery operations continued in New York on Tuesday. Investigators have found no evidence so far of any problems with the brakes or signals.

By Jim Fitzgerald and Tom Hays

The engineer in a commuter train derailment that killed four people caught himself nodding at the controls just before the wreck, a union official said.

The World

Kim Jong Un ousts kin in power play, reports say

By Choe Sang-Hun and David E. Sanger

The uncle of the North Korean leader has reportedly been stripped of his powers, apparently by the young leader he was supposed to supervise.

Vote to retain government spurs more Ukraine protests

More than 10,000 demonstrators crowded into Kiev’s Independence Square during a rally Tuesday.

By Maria Danilova

Massive rallies showed no sign of letting up and the government warned of its capability for force after a failed attempt to take it down.

Human rights court spotlights CIA prison network

Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri is facing terror charges for allegedly orchestrating the 2000 attack on the USS Cole.

By Greg Keller

Europe’s human rights court shone a rare public light on the secret network of European prisons that the CIA used to interrogate terror suspects.

Editorial & Opinion

SCOT LEHIGH

Why do we even need a lieutenant governor?

By Scot Lehigh

Some state positions don’t seem to have a weighty function or truly important purpose.

TOM KEANE

A well-regulated history

Gas lines on the Southeast Expressway on June 15, 1979.

By Tom Keane

The US economy today is freer than ever, a point neatly illustrated by an ignominious 40-year anniversary.

JEFF JACOBY

Majority rules on climate science?

By Jeff Jacoby

Science isn’t settled by majority vote, and invoking “consensus” to shut off debate is authoritarian and anti-scientific.

Metro

Suffolk Downs casino bid likely to proceed in Revere

Thomas Reilly, former attorney general, spoke at the microphone for Suffolk Downs to the gaming commission. Allowing Mohegan Sun to pursue a new proposal at a new site on the Suffolk Downs property would preserve a sense of competition for the state’s most lucrative gambling license.

By Mark Arsenault

A majority of the state gambling commission signaled that they would accept a Mohegan Sun proposal on the track’s Revere property.

Charlie Baker picks Karyn Polito as running mate

Charlie Baker and Karyn Polito greeted attendees at the Worcester Chamber of Commerce Tuesday.

By Jim O’Sullivan

The decision by the leading Republican candidate for governor presents voters with a unified ticket 11 months before the election.

T’s late-night service plan could be arriving right on time

A student waited as the last outbound train passed Northeastern University.

By Martine Powers

MBTA riders and some local businesses hailed news that the T plans to try late-night service next spring until 3 a.m. on weekends.

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Adrian Walker

Suffolk Downs casino proposal not dead yet

By Adrian Walker

Eight-alarm fire guts South Boston building

By David Abel and John R. Ellement

Filing details case against Aaron Hernandez’s fiancée

By Travis Andersen and John R. Ellement

Harvard professor says grade inflation rampant

By Travis Andersen, Nicholas Jacques and Todd Feathers

PORTLAND, Maine

Regulators scrap shrimp season in Gulf of Maine

By David Sharp

Names

Bridget Moynahan joins Jumpstart board

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Business

Fenway’s changing profile to claim landmark HoJo’s

A recent visit to the Howard Johnson Inn on Boylston Street for owner Bob Sage included a chat with manager Paul Dunleavy, who is preparing the Fenway landmark for closing at the end of the month.

By Casey Ross

The Howard Johnson Inn, a Boylston Street landmark built in 1959, is slated to close by year’s end to make way for new developments.

MBA grads find way to serve and thrive

Fabric cutter Mark Currie and Brenna Schneider, cofounder and chief executive of 99 degrees custom, looked over patterns at the company’s plant in Lawrence.

By Emily Overholt

A number of entrepreneurs with MBAs from the Heller school at Brandeis have looked to use the power of innovation and markets to effect social change.

Military networking site beginning to take off

By Callum Borchers

A year after taking top honors in the MassChallenge business competition, Harvard Business School startup RallyPoint has attracted almost 130,000 members.

Obituaries

John Steele, 86; oceanographer led Woods Hole

John H. Steele was praised for adroitly applying his skills as a mathematician to the study of marine ecosystems.

By J.M. Lawrence

Dr. Steele was praised for adroitly applying his skills as a mathematician to the study of marine ecosystems.

Sports

Jacoby Ellsbury bolts Red Sox for rival Yankees

Center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury was an MVP candidate in 2011, but he has played in just 384 of a possible 648 regular season games since 2010.

By Peter Abraham

Ellsbury came to terms with the Yankees on a seven-year deal worth $153 million, according to major league sources.

On Baseball

Don’t blame Red Sox for letting Jacoby Ellsbury go

The Red Sox now must work toward finding a suitable replacement for Jacoby Ellsbury and/or make up his offense and defense in some other way.

By Nick Cafardo

The money the Yankees offered was just too much for the Red Sox, and Ellsbury will never live up to this deal.

celtics 108, bucks 100

Celtics top Bucks, take first place in Atlantic

The rebuilding Celtics are leading the Atlantic Division with an 8-12 record.

By Baxter Holmes

The rebuilding Celtics are leading the Atlantic Division with an 8-12 record after finally beating the Bucks.

G: Food

Recipe repertoire

Chicken roasted on angel hair pasta.

By Sheryl Julian

These favorite recipes — from spread to soup to stew to chicken to cookies — have become simple standbys, yet change with the season.

Recipe for spicy feta-harissa spread

Harissa, the Moroccan red pepper paste available at special markets, is beaten into feta cheese with a little grated onion and Greek yogurt to make this spicy spread.

Recipe for cabbage-bean soup

The dish is ancient, a specialty of Majorca, where it would have been made in an earthenware marmite or casserole.

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DINING OUT

Get comfortable in Southie at Stephi’s

By Devra First

Letter From Farm school

Apprentice’s year comes to an end

By Erik Jacobs

Cheap Eats

Come early, eat well at Mi Rancho

By Catherine Smart

Taste Kitchen

Outmuscling the applesauce competition

By Debra Samuels

sunday supper

Steakhouse specialty one day, black-and-blue salad the next

By Karoline Boehm Goodnick

Movie Review

‘At Berkeley’ raises class consciousness

By Peter Keough

events

Boston-area to do list

By Milva DiDomizio

Names

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s daughter at Paris ball

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Awards all around with local connections

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Star Jones in town to talk ‘Getting There’

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

A 10 for Actors’ Shakespeare Project

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Amy Poehler and friends celebrate in Gotham

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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