Walsh threatens to veto City Council pay raise

On the eve of an expected vote, Mayor Martin Walsh said that the raise is too large.

Republican candidate Charlie Baker and Democratic nominee Martha Coakley faced off four weeks before the election.

Gubernatorial rivals spar over child agency, health care

Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker were more combative in their second debate.

Environmentalists recall Baker?s stance on climate change

Attendees at a 2010 meeting say Charlie Baker said he believed climate change was not the result of human causes.

Rich Randazzo of Lynn and his daughter Drea picked apples at Smolak Farms.

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Shirley Leung

Apple orchards report harvest is down this fall

After a bumper crop in 2013, many apple orchards across the region are having an off year and will end the picking season earlier than usual.

A 3-D version of Greater Boston was created with the $1.5 million computer model being developed by Boston 2024 to show the potential impact of the Olympic Games on the region.

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High-tech tool to help make case for Boston Olympics

An elaborate 3-D computer model of the city will be used to show residents how potential Olympic venues will, or will not, affect their lives.

Lynda Williams listened to Rhode Island state health director Dr. Michael Fine address the congregation at the Christ Center of Praise in Providence. The pastor's son Joshua Cooper, 3, rested his head on her lap.

Ebola weighs on Rhode Island?s Liberians

In Rhode Island?s vibrant Liberian community, one of the nation?s largest, the Ebola epidemic has spurred charity, grief, and fear.

Political talk adds to Ebola apprehension

The rhetoric spreading fears about an American outbreak comes just weeks before the midterm elections.

The Board of Health in Blackstone voted Tuesday night to raze the squalid house where the remains of three infants were found last month.

Blackstone sets demolition date for squalid house

The Board of Health voted Tuesday night to raze the squalid house where the remains of three infants were found last month.

Thomas Farragher

Autistic musicians shine at Boston Conservatory

To describe what happens in the music program as magic is hardly hyperbole.


opinion | Linda J. Bilmes

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/06/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/AP13481577001.jpg Fighting the Islamic State ? how much will it cost?

The United States is about to wade into another protracted conflict, and once again there is no financial strategy.