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Milford vote could change the game in casino quest

With casino proposals on a losing streak in Mass., the last of 11 original gambling applicants faces the voters on Tuesday.

Doctors at odds on heart-disease risk calculator

Two Brigham and Women’s researchers are criticizing the risk formula used in a cholesterol treatment guideline issued last week.

Arlington couple found dead were planning divorce

Authorities said Scott Jones, Mei Kum Jones, and their twin boys, who were all found dead Monday, died violently.

Construction activity and employment have jumped since August 2012, and now cranes are a common sight.

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Boston-area projects lift construction workers

Ray Callaway, a 53-year-old carpenter, built partitions in an office building by Fenway Park a few months ago. When that job ended, he went to work framing metal bars for Harvard Business School’s temporary dining hall in August. And when the Harvard project finishes later this winter, Callaway is confident there’s more work on the horizon.

Bonnie Raitt (left) surprised the Orpheum’s audience by inviting Bonnie Hayes, new on Berklee’s faculty, on stage.

Berklee College of Music brings in Bonnie Hayes

The veteran songwriter, who wrote “Have a Heart” and “Love Letter” for Bonnie Raitt, is the new head of the college’s songwriting department.

The Nation

Pace of enrollments on health site accelerates

By Michael D. Shear

The pace of enrollment has nearly doubled since the end of October in the troubled federal health insurance marketplace.

As twisters neared, alerts were sent in Illinois

Linda Drumwright (left) gave coffee to Charla Hausler in New Minden, Ill., after a powerful tornado touched down.

By David Mercer

Forecasters’ accurate predictions — combined with TV and radio warnings, text-message alerts, and storm sirens — almost certainly saved lives.

Supreme Court rejects challenge to NSA program

By Adam Liptak

The Supreme Court turned away an unusual challenge to a NSA program that collects the telephone records of millions of Americans.

The World

Typhoon survivors facing hunger, squalor

Residents played basketball with a makeshift net in an area of Tacloban, Philippines, destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan, leaving 4 million people displaced.

By Austin Ramzy

Typhoon Haiyan has displaced about 4 million people in the Philippines, with some 350,000 living in evacuation centers.

Libyan army raids Tripoli to expel militia members

Libyan soldiers patrolled a street in Tripoli on Monday after militias were ordered to leave the capital following clashes during the weekend.

By Esam Mohamed

The military swept into the country’s capital Monday with dozens of pickup trucks mounted with antiaircraft guns to drive out militiamen.

As Iran deal emerges, so do divisions between US, Israel

Benjamin Netanyahu sets a  high bar of preventing Iran from gaining the capability to build a nuclear weapon.

By David E. Sanger and Jodi Rudoren

Friction is increasing between the US and Israel over the preliminary nuclear accord with Iran that the Obama administration is trying to seal.

Editorial & Opinion


Get rid of this downtown garage — and one more

A large portion of the Government Center Garage will be transformed.

By Paul McMorrow

Everything that makes the Government Center Garage worthy of the wrecking ball cries out for a stick of dynamite down the street, at the Harbor Garage.

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Israel’s nuclear precedent

By Farah Stockman

Israeli policymakers are spooked by the fact that Iran’s nuclear playbook feels all too familiar.


Democrats would benefit from wide-open race for governor

Donald Berwick spoke at the 2013 Massachusetts Democratic Party Platform Convention at UMass Lowell on July 13.

By Tom Keane

The five Democratic candidates for governor are a field that could help the party and process in much the same way the race for Boston mayor did.


Teen clerk’s shooting detailed in court

The family of shooting victim Joseph Morante attended the arraignment for Elosko Brown at Roxbury District Court on Monday.

By Peter Schworm

A convicted drug trafficker was charged with gunning down a teenage clerk at a South End shop “with no provocation,” authorities said.

Kevin Cullen

How to respond to morons

By Kevin Cullen

Does canceling the Lunenburg football season validate students’ racist acts? What to do about Bill Maher’s comments on the Marathon?

JFK Library to open exhibit about president’s funeral

Tour guide Dorothy Kennedy looked over a display.

By David Abel

Since the Kennedy Presidential Library opened in 1979, the curators have avoided showing too much about his assassination.

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Arlington couple found dead were planning divorce

By Peter Schworm, Maria Cramer and Maria Sacchetti

After a break, Martin Walsh centers on work

By Meghan E. Irons and Andrew Ryan


Natural gas costs will push electric rates up

By Erin Ailworth

Electric rates are expected to rise in Mass. this winter because of a lack of pipeline capacity for natural gas, the major source of power.

Clean Harbors seeks boost from NASCAR link

Dean Mozingo emptied motor oil from Kurt Busch’s car after a NASCAR event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in September.

By Erin Ailworth

The Norwell-based environmental services company is now helping make one of the world’s most popular sports greener.

Stocks hit new highs before slipping back

By Bernard Condon

The stock market broke through two milestones Monday before giving up nearly all its gains late in the day.


Charlie Chesterman, 53, effortlessly cool roots rocker

Mr. Chesterman was known for leading the band through high-energy, marathon performances.

By Steve Morse

In Boston’s thriving rock ’n’ roll scene of the 1980s, Mr. Chesterman’s dynamic performances as a singer and guitarist with roots-rocking Scruffy the Cat were legendary.

William Weaver, 90; prolific translator of Italian writers

Mr. Weaver, a Virginian, first went to Italy during World War II.

By Bruce Weber

Mr. Weaver’s translations of works by Italo Calvino and Umberto Eco helped lift Italian literature to prominence among readers of English.


Panthers 24, Patriots 20

Patriots on wrong end of late non-call

Carolina’s Robert Lester (38) secured this Tom Brady interception to seal the win.

By Shalise Manza Young

For the second time this season, the officials became the story line at the end of a Patriots loss, this time to the Panthers.

Dan Shaughnessy

Patriots’ loss was very unexpected

Flag picked up and game over, Tom Brady tries to state his case to referee Clete Blakeman.

By Dan Shaughnessy

These are the types of games the Patriots traditionally win, and they likely left Charlotte thinking they were robbed.

Bruins 4, Hurricanes 1

Bruins penalty kill stifles the Hurricanes

The Bruins scored two goals in the first period, and got things started with Reilly Smith’s power-play goal.

By Fluto Shinzawa

The Bruins have now killed 32 straight penalties, and put on a clinic during a five-on-three situation in their win over Carolina.

G: Living

Greyhound Friends expands mission to include other dogs

Greyhound Friends in Hopkinton estimates it has found homes for more than 9,000 dogs, like the dog above.

By James Sullivan

With dog-racing becoming a thing of the past, the Greyhound Friends has begun to arrange adoptions of dogs that are only part greyhound, if that.

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Scanning TV’s bookshelves

Actors with books in the Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black”: (from left) Michelle Hurst; Laura Prepon and Taylor Schilling; and Danielle Brooks.

By Matthew Gilbert

These days, everything that’s visible on a TV series — particularly a book — is there deliberately.

Dorchester’s Strand fit for a ‘Princess’

Director Meg Fofonoff works on a scene from “A Little Princess,” which will have its New England premiere at the Strand.

By Patti Hartigan

Andrew Lippa composed the score for an adaptation of “A Little Princess,” a revised version of which makes its New England premiere at the Strand Theatre in Dorchester.

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Book Review

‘The Art of Youth’ by Nicholas Delbanco

By Laura Collins-Hughes


Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff


For Olympic champ, another golden moment

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Emerson to salute Will Ferrell’s ‘Ron Burgundy’

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Tom Brady wedding bodyguards found guilty

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Happy couples celebrate at UpStairs on the Square

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Room to Read raffle at Microsoft NERD Center

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Guster blows in for RiverFeast in Lowell

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Music REview

Bonnie Raitt still smolders

By James Reed