End of an era as Filene’s Basement prepares to close

The historic Massachusetts discounter, which has 21 stores and more than 1,500 employees, filed for bankruptcy again today.

A crew from Comcast works on lines in the East Forest Park neighborhood of Springfield, MA on Wednesday, November 2, 2011. East Forest Park was devastated by the tornado in June and is now without power due to the early snowstorm. (Matthew Cavanaugh for The Boston Globe)

Matthew Cavanaugh for The Boston Globe

Patrick is losing patience over power restoration efforts

Governor Patrick said today that he was frustrated with the pace of utility companies’ efforts to restore power and AG Martha Coakley said she would ask for an investigation.

House passes bill raising retirement age for public workers

The House bill would boost the retirement age from 55 to 57, while the Senate version passed earlier this fall raises the age to 60.

Kim Tindell (left), store manager of Second Time Around, and Globe reporter Beth Teitell. “People are very attached to their garments,’’ Tindell said.


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Profiting from her mistakes

How one reporter’s obsession led her on an exploration of consignment shopping, personal shopping, and sartorial mistakes.

Sanofi moving some research jobs from N.J. to Mass.

The French drug maker told employees today that it will moving an unspecified number of jobs to the Boston area, where it has established its US research and development hub.

Church official apologizes for suggesting gay attraction is devil’s work

A former top Catholic official in Massachusetts apologized for an opinion piece he wrote suggesting that same-sex attraction is the work of the devil.

New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner (center)  announced that Jan. 10, 2012 would be the date for the state’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary.

N.H. sets primary for Jan. 10

New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner today set the date of the first-in-the-nation presidential primary.

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‘Nova’ tours edge of modern physics

Mind-boggling ideas about space, time, and work at the frontier of modern physics are presented in tonight’s “The Fabric of the Cosmos,’’ a new NOVA series.