- Elizabeth Warren says she's not seeking presidency: The US senator, the center of speculation that she might run for president in 2016, said she would finish her term that ends in January 2019. Noah Bierman reports from the Washington bureau.
- Deval Patrick's casino confusion: The governor wants to block a casino on Martha's Vineyard by the Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah, although he supports a casino by the Mashpee Wampanoag in Taunton, writes columnist Joan Vennochi.
- Mayor-elect Walsh's rhetoric warms officials in arts sector: Cultural leaders are eager to get started on a vision Martin Walsh has outlined, one in which "artists will have a true partner and advocate in City Hall." Arts reporter Geoff Edgers details.
Boston City Council approves hefty police pay raise: Officials say the pay raise for patrolmen, which passed on a 12-0 vote, will cost the city $87 million over six years.Crime reporter Maria Cramer details.