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Suffolk Downs casino would give Boston $32m yearly

A Suffolk Downs casino would pay Boston at least $32 million annually — and potentially far more — while guaranteeing at least 4,000 permanent jobs and providing East Boston an upfront payment of $33.4 million, under an agreement signed Tuesday with Mayor Thomas M. Menino.

The 560 Huntington Ave. firehouse in Roxbury had the most runs last year, with 7,084.


Uneven activity at Boston firehouses

An alarm sounds at the fire house at 560 Huntington Ave., and firefighters spring into action. With sirens flashing, they race to an emergency -- a heart attack, traffic accident, false alarm, and, less often these days, a fire.

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The USS Gettysburg and aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman on their way to the Mediterranean Sea earlier this month.

Lawmakers want a voice before action against Syria

Some leading members of Congress and foreign policy specialists called for more debate of the options and their consequences.

Vermont nuclear power plant to close in 2014

The Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant’s owner said Tuesday it would shutter the controversial facility by the end of next year, putting hundreds of employees out of work, about a third of them from Massachusetts,l and raising questions about the future of the region’s other nuclear plants.

Shirley Hines and her father, Julian Himes, marched in 1963.


Uplifted 50 years ago, she’s back on Mall

Shirley Hines and her parents were part of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom that took place 50 years ago Wednesday.

The Nation

Hasan opts against mounting a defense at hearing

Joleen Cahill told jurors Tuesday about her husband, Michael, the only civilian killed in the Fort Hood shooting.

By Michael Graczyk and Nomaan Merchant

Major Nidal Hasan rested his case without submitting evidence during the penalty phase of his trial for killing 13 people at Fort Hood in 2009.

Ford recalls Fromme assassination attempt in video

Newly released footage shows President Gerald Ford recalling how Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme tried to kill him in a Sacramento park.

New lungs working, Pa. girl goes home

By Maryclaire Dale

A Pennsylvania girl whose need for new lungs sparked a national debate on how transplant recipients are prioritized returned home to her family after six months in the hospital.

The World

Egyptian panel calls for ban on religious-based parties

Soldiers stood guard in Cairo during a dawn-to-dusk curfew that was imposed after weeks of  violence roiled Egypt.

By Howard Schneider

Egypt’s rulers are considering a ban on religious-based political parties, a move unlikely to resolve the current divide.

Taliban kill 12 Afghan civilians, aid workers

Afghans helped a man on Tuesday after more violence south of Kabul. Insurgents are trying to regain territory.

By Rahim Faiez

Insurgents shot and killed 12 civilians in two separate incidents over the weekend, including six aid workers employed on government projects, officials said Tuesday.

Libya to try Khadafy’s son next month

By Esam Mohamed

Libyan dictator Moammar Khadafy’s son and his spy chief were charged with murder and are set to stand trial, said Libya’s general prosecutor.

Editorial & Opinion


A modern founding father

By Nicholas Burns

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. led the fight for equality more skillfully and convincingly than any American in our history.

Noel W. Solomons

In march’s aftermath, age-old problems linger

By Noel W. Solomons

Freedom will not have arrived until “created equal” and treated equally have merged into a lasting one-and-the-same reality.

Jeff Jacoby

Yesterday’s atrocities are happening again

A burnt and destroyed Evangelical Church south of Cairo was in ruins earlier this month.

By Jeff Jacoby

Decent people can and usually will ignore atrocities when they happen, and the indecent count on their apathy.


AG sues Mayor William Lantigua over donations

Mayor William Lantigua is facing new allegations.

By Travis Andersen

State officials sued the Lawrence mayor, his campaign committee, and its treasurer, alleging years of fund-raising violations.

Meeting House to undergo $800,000 restoration

The Old South Meeting House will remain open but be wrapped in scaffolding and mesh for three months.

By Brian Ballou

The Old South Meeting House will remain open but be wrapped in scaffolding and mesh for three months.

Charles Baker avoids questions on governor’s run

In a radio interview, Charles Baker indicated he would reveal his plans around Labor Day.

By Michael Levenson

The Republican sounded like a candidate but would not say definitively whether he will run again for Mass. governor in 2014.

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Adrian Walker

Questioning the process behind the casino deal

By Adrian Walker

Vermont nuclear power plant to close in 2014

By David Abel and Erin Ailworth


Police recover cocaine, heroin in Worcester bust

By Nicholas Jacques


Boston gives green light to more efficient housing

Lilly Boyd checked out one of the four ultra energy-efficient homes completed in her neighborhood near Dudley Square.

By Casey Ross

Officials are moving to expand construction of ultra energy-efficient homes following the completion of a pilot development in Roxbury.

Cape Cod Hospital clings to independence

Brett DeMayo said he waited more than 90 minutes one recent morning to see a doctor at Cape Cod Hospital.

By Beth Healy and Robert Weisman

Big donations and ties to Brigham and Women’s have helped the hospital and its parent stay independent and expand emergency services.

Shirley Leung

A mayoral contender who’d write a new chapter

By Shirley Leung

Black business and community leaders have made their up minds and coalesced around one hopeful: Charlotte Golar Richie.


Priscilla Clarkson, 66, visionary leader at UMass Amherst

Priscilla Clarkson was accessible, as well as brilliant.

By Bryan Marquard

Dr. Clarkson turned the complex choreography of her exceptionally full life into something dazzling to behold.

Bruce Dunning, 73, foreign correspondent for CBS

Mr. Dunning opened the network’s Beijing bureau and served as the Tokyo-based Asia bureau chief.

Mr. Dunning opened the network’s Beijing bureau and served as the Tokyo-based Asia bureau chief.

Louisa Jo Killen, 79; English folk singer changed gender

By Paul Vitello

The English folk singer known for most of his life as Louis Killen was a bawdy, bearded pioneer of the 1950s British folk revival.


Red Sox 13, orioles 2

Red Sox crush Orioles at Fenway

David Ross (left), who is sporting a pretty bushy beard himself, gives a tug to Mike Napoli’s impressive growth after Napoli’s home run.

By Julian Benbow

Mike Napoli and Shane Victorino led a rout of Baltimore as the Red Sox made a strong statement to open their homestand.

Dan Shaughnessy

Orioles loom as Red Sox stumbling block

Brian Roberts and the Orioles lost 13-2 in the opener of a three-game series at Fenway Park on Tuesday.

By Dan Shaughnessy

The Sox need to finish strong against Baltimore, with 8 games left against a team that has beaten them soundly the past two years.

Tom Brady eager to play in exhibition finale

Tom Brady did not play in the fourth exhibition game from 2004-09.

By Shalise Manza Young

The quarterback expects to play in the final exhibition game against the Giants Thursday, but knows it’s not his call.

G: Food

Prezza chef-owner has gone fishing

Anthony Caturano, the chef at Prezza in the North End, caught a striped bass from his boat.

By Luke Pyenson

Anthony Caturano lands striped bass and cod by day, and puts them on the North End restaurant’s menu at night.

Recipe for grilled striped bass with corn and chorizo

If you’re not catching your own striped bass, use another firm-fleshed white fish such as local swordfish.

Recipe for seviche

This simple seviche works as well with striped bass as it does with fish such as fluke or snapper.

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dining out

Sterling’s serves up a pretty patio

By Devra First

Taste Kitchen

Raising the bar for frozen fruit treats

By Debra Samuels

By the Glass

Alsatian whites perfect for a lazy summer day

By Ellen Bhang

Cheap Eats

Vietnamese, Cantonese meet in Chinatown

By Sheryl Julian


Montreal is a croissant-lovers paradise

By Cristin Nelson


Why Mario Batali bailed on Fort Point spot

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Quinn Eastburn not too young to fiddle around

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Taylor Swift helps out Rhode Island fund-raiser

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Film looks at life after military service

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Cape theaters to dim lights in honor of Julie Harris

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Boston Conservatory student has ‘Wicked’ good duet

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Judge sides with ‘former members’ of Boston

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Robert Downey Jr. has parting gifts for extras

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein