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Lifted briefly by the tide

It’s a rhythm in the city’s poorest neighborhoods that outsiders easily miss — the fleeting prosperity of the first of the month.

The monthly boom at Save-A-Lot in Roxbury

Life on the Line: The first of the month is a boom time for the Save-A-Lot grocery store in Roxbury, as government benefits flood the community's economy.

Republican candidate Herman Cain (left), as President Clinton and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas did in the past, has denied allegations of sexual harassment. In those prior cases, both men survived the claims that women brought against them.

Joan Vennochi

Sexual misconduct claims may not sink Cain

Sexual misconduct charges didn’t drive Bill Clinton out of the White House. Why should they drive Herman Cain out of a presidential race?


Companies growing their way through tough times

Despite the sputtering economy, some Boston-area companies are building for a stronger future, which means hiring and moving to accommodate growing pains.

Islands of economic growth

Boston’s Seaport District and Cambridge’s Kendall Square have continued to generate huge amounts of investment as many other commercial areas struggle.

Gareth Cook

The truth about autism

It is now clear that many autistics have specific areas of mental superiority that have been overlooked.

A judicial haven for accused drunk drivers

Plymouth County’s courts may be the most lenient in OUI trials. Judges hear most cases without a jury and acquit just about everyone, leaving police and victims appalled.

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The path to a ‘not guilty’ in Plymouth County

Follow the path of a car as it hits a house multiple times. The driver, who said he had been drinking at a bar prior to the accident, received a “not guilty” verdict for drunken driving.

special section | living longer, living better

Eating well and cooking healthfully in the later years

Just about everyone can benefit from a good diet and exercise as they age, doctors and nutritionists say.

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 06: BenJarvus Green-Ellis #42 of the New England Patriots runs the ball as he's tackled by Mathias Kiwanuka #94 of the New York Giants during the first quarter at Gillette Stadium on November 6, 2011 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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GIANTS at PARTIOTS | 3rd quarter

No points after two quarters

The Patriots missed a field goal at the end of the half, the closest either team has come to putting points on the board.


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for Metro - xxspringfield - Springfield mayoral candidate Jose Tosado speaks during an interview at his campaign headquarters in Springfield, MA on Friday October 21, 2011. (Matthew Cavanaugh for The Boston Globe)

Tough race for Latino in Springfield

Jose Tosado’s campaign for mayor seems like an inevitability after 10 years on the City Council. His election, though, is anything but inevitable.

Top Places to Work

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Chelsea Pollen of Goog

Top Places to Work - 2011

The Globe’s 2011 Top Places to Work survey ranks 100 of the best workplaces in Massachusetts.


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On the Hot Seat

Israel Ganot, chief executive, Second Rotation Inc.

Making ‘re-commerce’ second nature

Israel Ganot is CEO and cofounder of Boston’s Second Rotation Inc., whose Gazelle.com service lets owners of used electronic devices trade them in for cash.

Nation & World

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Greece's Prime Minister George Papandreou, left, President Karolos Papoulias, center and opposition leader Antonis Samaras met at the Presidential Palace in Athens today.

Initial power-sharing deal reached in Greece

Greece’s embattled prime minister and main opposition leader agreed today to form an interim government to ensure the country’s new European debt deal and oversee early elections.


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Heckmann brings a world of talent to BC

When Patrick Heckmann committed to BC - choosing Div. 1 college basketball over the chance to play for club teams in his homeland - it was an easy decision.


book review

‘Civilization’ by Niall Ferguson

Actually, Niall Ferguson argues, China, India, and Brazil are gaining because they’ve embraced Western values while we have lost faith in them.


“Thanks to [President Bill] Clinton, the bar for sexual misconduct is a lot higher, or lower, depending on your perspective.”

Joan Vennochi 


“Scholars who take on punk find themselves working amid bedeviling contradictions, as they try to methodically define a culture that refuses definition, rejects method, and denies the very idea of expertise.”

Leon Neyfakh