Saudis back US as Assad gives warning

Saudi Arabia would join France in supporting a US-led strike, although it is unclear whether the Saudis would provide military assistance.

Menino pushes plan to boost housing

Mayor Thomas Menino’s goal to build 30,000 homes, which calls for $16.5 billion in public and private investment, could significantly alter the housing landscape.

The Create the Vote Boston 2013 coalition plans to question the candidates for mayor of Boston during a Monday night forum at the Paramount Theatre.

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Arts community gets mayoral hopefuls’ attention

A coalition wants candidates for mayor to articulate a real vision for the arts in Boston. And the candidates are responding.

Adrian Walker

// What matters in Southie

The people that City Council candidate Suzanne Lee talks to aren’t asking about who’s going to host next year’s St. Patrick’s Day breakfast.

Hugo Van Vuuren (second from left) with Harvard’s Martin Camacho, Patrick Coats, and Brandon Liu.

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Harvard makes space for venture capitalist

Harvard appears to be the first university to officially collaborate with an investment firm to help students explore starting businesses before graduation.

Bill Walczak (left) met with bicycle advocate Galen Mook and others before riding with the group to Allston. Walczak says he wants to be mayor “because I really love Boston and I know what the potential is.”

The mayoral race: the candidates

Bill Walczak is no stranger to challenges

Walczak, who helped revive Dorchester’s Codman Square, is making the case that he is the only candidate in the race bold enough to lead Boston forward.

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Tom Brady saves the day for the Patriots

Tom Brady is human spackle for the Patriots, the ultimate quarterback coverall to mask deficiencies, poor fits, and unsightly appearances.

Dan Shaughnessy

A loss for the Red Sox, but it’s all about October

A tough loss by the Sox doesn’t hurt the way it hurt before. Fans can sit back and look at the big picture.


Jennifer Graham

// Let there be night

When Thomas Edison coaxed a carbonized cotton thread to burn for 14 hours in October of 1879, he lit the world — and murdered sleep.


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Helping students crack computer science code

Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill is teaching computer coding — a marketable skill, and one that tech companies want taught everywhere.


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Arsenio Hall is ready to get back in the game with a new late night show premiering Monday.

Arsenio Hall begins new late night show

The stand-up comic and actor enjoyed six successful years before calling it quits to spend time working on a family.