Patrick defends Murray on calls

Governor Deval Patrick insisted that Lieutenant Governor Timothy P. Murray was only doing his job in talking frequently with former Chelsea Housing director Michael E. McLaughlin.

Woman at Yale-Harvard football game struck by truck, dies

The death was the result of a U-Haul truck accelerating into a tailgating area at the Yale-Harvard football game, killing one and injuring two others.

Community colleges dispute call for overhaul

Community college presidents reacted with surprise yesterday to a Boston Foundation report recommending a structural and financial overhaul of their system.

Casino bill includes $50m for health care overhaul

Legislative leaders said the money may be used to buy new computers and software that will enable providers to better coordinate patients’ care and track costs.

Watertown, MA 110911 Roast turkey with sides of squash, turnip, fruit chutney and red cabbage slaw, Wednesday, November 9 2011. (Globe Staff Photo/Wendy Maeda) section: Food slug: 16thanks stylist: Sheryl Julian and Meg Jones Wall

Food styling/Sheryl Julian and Meg Jones Wall; Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff

Rising food prices mean a more costly Thanksgiving

Rising energy costs, bad weather, and growing demand are driving food prices higher. According to the American Farm Bureau Federation, the average cost of Thanksgiving dinner for 10 is $49.20, a jump of 13 percent.

Editor steers church paper into controversy

A former European lay missionary, Antonio Enrique is now editor of The Pilot and a target of criticism for articles that have opened old wounds for the church.

Police Officer John B. Maguire’s widow, Desiree, and their three adult children accepted the Hanna Medal of Honor today from Governor Deval Patrick at the Massachusetts State House.

Family of slain officer receives Hanna Medal of Honor

The widow and children of Woburn police officer John B. Maguire, who was shot and killed during a robbery attempt in 2010, accepted the award in his memory yesterday.


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Boston, MA 111811 Boston Police detectives, near the scene of a multiple shooting on Warrenton Street last night, search the area(far right) and interview a civilian, seated far left, in Boston's Theatre District, Friday, November 18 2011. (Globe Staff Photo/Wendy Maeda) section: Metro slug: 19shooting reporter: Brian Ballou

Boston board asks nightclub to close after shootings

Boston’s licensing board has asked a Theatre District nightclub to close pending a hearing, after four people were shot in what police called a gang-related incident near the establishment.


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MIT begins building Pfizer facility

The 230,000-square-foot building will house research operations focused on developing cures for illnesses ranging from type 2 diabetes, to Alzheimer’s, to schizophrenia.


R After a screening of a documentary he produced with his wife that promotes American exceptionalism, GOP candidate Newt Gingrich said he has been stunned by his rise in the polls.

Gingrich says firm took funds, distances self

At an event in Harvard University last night, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich distanced himself from payments his consulting firm collected from Freddie Mac.


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Red Sox throw a changeup in their search

The Red Sox had a clear model in mind when they set out to replace Terry Francona in the early days of October. Bobby Valentine did not fit those well-considered parameters.

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