Mass. things to know: Cosby, casinos, capsules

December 13, 2014 2:18 PM

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It's a discovery worth toasting with a pint of Boston lager: Workers removed a time capsule dating back to 1795 from the granite cornerstone of the Massachusetts Statehouse. Historians believe it was originally placed by Revolutionary War luminaries Samuel Adams, Paul Revere and others. Experts plan to X-ray the capsule on Sunday at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts to get some idea of the contents, and then open it next week. The capsule is believed to contain old coins, documents, newspapers and a metal plate that was owned by Revere. Adams was governor at the time.

The charity that sprang up in the aftermath of the bloody Boston Marathon bombings and collected nearly $80 million from donors around the globe is about to shut down. One Fund Boston — created by Gov. Deval Patrick and then-Boston Mayor Thomas Menino in the days after the attack — says it won't acc...

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