Democrats strike early against Republicans in Senate race

Massachusetts Democrats, still humbled by their defeat in the 2010 special US Senate race, are targeting Senate candidate Michael J. Sullivan.

The new designs include an overhaul of the entrance off Route 1A, which passes a field of fuel tanks.

Suffolk downs

Suffolk Downs adds greenery to boost chances at casino

Suffolk Downs will dramatically shrink the “sea of asphalt” around the East Boston racetrack, a key selling point of its bid for casino development rights.

Key council position down to 3

Two finalists for staff director of the Boston City Council have long resumes and master’s degrees. The third has worked for Council President Stephen J. Murphy.

Hugo Chavez had ruled Venezuela since 1998.

Venezuela’s Chavez dies; nation roiling

The death of President Hugo Chavez after a long battle with cancer left behind a bitterly divided nation in the grip of a political crisis.

Sean O’Malley said improvising can lead to a “lot of mistakes.”

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Strong policies on abusive priests vital, O’Malley says

Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley said the next pope must deal with bishops whose “malfeasance” allowed abusive priests to remain in ministry.

A general view of the main trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange during the closing moments of the trading session in New York February 27, 2007. The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared to a record closing high on March 5, 2013, breaking through levels last seen in 2007.

Dow reaches record high as stocks rally

The Dow sailed to a record high on Tuesday, surpassing its pre-recession peak even as the economic recovery remains painfully slow for millions.

Space for skepticism in Allston development’s no-parked-cars vow

An architect has backed off his proposal of building a 44-unit building in Allston and rent only to tenants who promised not to own a car, at least for now.

Rajiv Gupta and Peabody Essex Museum conservator Mimi Leveque watched as Padihershef headed for his CT scan.

Unraveling a mummy’s mysteries at MGH

Doctors at Mass. General Hospital got their first look inside a 2,500 year-old mummy, believed to be the first Egyptian mummy to come to the US.

At 6 feet 7 inches, with flowing locks and an unruly beard, Red Sox lefty Andrew Miller is a striking figure on the pitcher’s mound.

Miller growing on Sox

With his long hair and flowing beard, lefthander Andrew Miller presents quite an appearance on the mound. But there is nothing messy about his work.


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celtics 109, 76ers 101

Paul Pierce drove against the 76ers' Evan Turner in the first half. Pierce finished with 18 points.

Bradley, Pierce lead Celtics past 76ers

Avery Bradley hit 10 of his first 12 shots in scoring 22 points and Paul Pierce went 4 for 4 on 3-pointers and scored 18 points in the win in Philadelphia.

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Julio Acevedo fears a return to prison, a friend said.

Suspect in deadly NYC crash decides not to turn himself in

The man suspected in a devastating crash that killed a young Brooklyn couple and their prematurely born son was still being sought, despite his stated intention to turn himself in.


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Food & dining

A store-bought rotisserie chicken can be a jumping off point for several recipes.

To do: Make dinner every night

A 5-day menu plan begins with a store-bought rotisserie chicken, uses bits of chicken another night, and offers more recipes to make your evenings a little less frantic.

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Beginning in the 1930s, New England ski trails quickly expanded, and today skiing isn’t the quaint small business it once was.