As Vermont official, Sanders ?got things done?

Bernie Sanders had some critics. But few dispute that his reforms resulted in an efficient and responsive city government.

About a third of the seats were empty when Bernie Sanders stopped to give a lunchtime talk to seniors in Manchester, N.H.

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Sanders campaign shifting to broaden primary appeal

As the Democratic contest heats up, Bernie Sanders is trying to move beyond his core audience while keeping his base revved up.

Wreckage believed to be El Faro cargo ship located

The ship went missing with 33 crewmembers aboard, including several with New England ties, during Hurricane Joaquin.

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?Spotlight? rekindles Hollywood?s love-hate affair with newspapers

Hollywood has never been able to make up its mind whether journalists represent the best of America or its worst possible impulses.

The blackjack dealer announced a winning hand at Hollywood Casino in Bangor, where the early crowds (below) have since gestures after dealing a winning hand at Hollywood Slots, Friday, March 16, 2012

After hot start, Bangor casino slipping

What?s happening in Maine could be a harbinger of what could happen if Massachusetts? first casino continues to see revenue decline.

// Driven scientist readies for top research post

Jay Bradner, a 43-year-old physician-scientist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, will be the second president of the Novartis Institutes.

Medway teen killed in fiery crash

Madeline Lamson, 17, was killed in a fiery, single-car crash in Franklin late Friday night, authorities said.

// Prep school grad Owen Labrie had rejected lighter sentence deals

He rejected a string of plea deals that would have meant less jail time and no registration as a sex offender.


// A Kenmore Square fixture, Melvin has gone missing

People are wondering what happened to Melvin, a homeless man who has been a familiar presence for 30 years.

Maria Interiano sent the last text messages she received from her brother, Santos (below), to a Texas Ranger in October.

Cruelty compounds loss for families of missing

It was already a devastating year for Maria Interiano, whose brother went missing crossing into Texas. Then the scam artists preyed on her pain.

// Daylight saving time plunges region into darkness

When the sun sets Sunday at the unreasonable hour of 4:37 p.m., Boston?s long, dark slog back to winter will have begun.

In this image released by the Prime Minister's office, Sherif Ismail, right, looks at the remains of a crashed passenger jet in Hassana Egypt, Friday, Oct. 31, 2015. A Russian aircraft carrying 224 people, including 17 children, crashed Saturday in a remote mountainous region in the Sinai Peninsula about 20 minutes after taking off from a Red Sea resort popular with Russian tourists, the Egyptian government said. There were no survivors.(Suliman el-Oteify, Egypt Prime Minister's Office via AP)

Russian airliner crashes in Egypt, killing 224

The pilot reported technical difficulties before the aircraft crashed, killing everyone aboard, officials said.

A net has been hung under the church?s ceiling to catch falling plaster.

Venerable South Boston church closes for repairs

St. Vincent?s Church closed last week after engineers deemed its crumbling plaster ceiling unsafe.

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A costumed visitor danced on the street in Salem Saturday night.

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Visitors dressed as jellyfish wandered the streets of Salem.

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Costumed visitors danced along the street Saturday night.

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Frankenstein was seen walking toward downtown festivities in Salem.

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Alexis Norton, 4, and Melissa Dyer in Salem.

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X?Kari Hare, 6, showed off her costume in Salem.

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A grim reaper moved toward Naliia Ingallina, 11, in Salem.

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Crowds gathered for the Halloween celebration on Saturday.

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Lisa Pontes showed off her costume, complete with contacts.

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A detail of a costume including a pumpkin head.

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Kate Davis hula-hooped in the downtown area of Salem.

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Crowds in costume roamed the streets of Salem.

Mild weather draws big crowds to Salem?s Halloween celebration

As the daylight faded and the temperature dipped to the mid-40s, the ghoulish costumes began to far outnumber the goofy.

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 26: Wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. #89 of the Baltimore Ravens runs with the football in the third quarter of the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on October 26, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)


Plenty of possibilities as NFL trade deadline approaches

There are some intriguing players who could be on the move by Tuesday.

06/14/15: Boston, MA: Red Sox manager John Farrell (left) is pictured as he talks with Jeremy Kapstein, the Red Sox Senior Advisor/Baseball Projects (right) in the dugout before the game. The Boston Red Sox hosted the Toronto Blue Jays in a regular season MLB baseball game at Fenway Park. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) section:sports topic:Red Sox0Blue Jays


Former Red Sox adviser Jeremy Kapstein was a major player

Kapstein, known as the man behind the plate with the yellow headphones, did not have his contract renewed.


Two new portraits depict Sinatra?s charm, loneliness

This year marks Sinatra?s centennial, a celebration replete with musical, film, television, and museum tributes. And, of course, books.

opinion | Sarah Conly

// Why China?s one-child policy was a good thing

Perpetual population growth with finite resources will lead to disaster.

The Big Picture

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Globe photos of the month, October 2015

A look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month, including fall colors, presidential candidates, and other events.



// Boston?s newest Uber driver? Kayak co-founder Paul English

English is using his all-wheel-drive Tesla Model S P85, an electric car with a base price of $105,000.


// Vampires, demons, and the cross: Catholicism and horror

It?s a testament to the impact of ?The Exorcist? that the genre remains vital more than 40 years later.