Warren stands firm in Senate debate

Elizabeth Warren used her first debate last night to solidify her position as the front-runner in the race for the Democratic Senate nomination.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke at a town hall meeting yesterday in Florida.

Campaign 2012

GOP elite still not sold on Romney

The search for a more perfect candidate underscores how Mitt Romney, for all his strengths, has yet to win over part of the Republican elite.

Megan Wol f— shown greeting her daughter Shaina, 12, at the Jamaica Plain stop yesterday — calls the problem of late-running school buses “terrible.”

Bill Brett for The Boston Globe

A year later, Boston school buses still late

Late school buses continue to bedevil Boston parents and teachers a year after a new system was instituted to manage the routes.

Museum of Fine Arts

MFA exhibit reveals a genius’s all-too-human flaws

The MFA’s “Degas and the Nude” exhibit offers a candid, and occasionally uncomfortable, look at the tensions at work in an artist’s life.

62 Restaurant & Wine Bar

Bewitchingly delicious

The finest reason to go to Salem this month has nothing to do with Halloween.

Maria Torres (left) and her sister, Maribel Vargas, inspected the damage to their restaurant on Lowell Street in Peabody.

Torrential rains leave Essex County reeling

Drenched communities in Essex County began drying out and taking stock yesterday, following a flurry of morning thunderstorms that pummeled the region north of Boston.


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Gustavo Dudamel, music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, is a leader in the El Sistema philosophy.

Longy launches new El Sistema program with Bard

The Longy School of Music will launch a program based on the El Sistema philosophy of empowering students, a move that creates tension with the New England Conservatory.


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Raytheon gives $1m to help cultivate engineering

Raytheon is expected to say today that it will contribute $1 million to a Museum of Science initiative to spark grade schoolers' interest in engineering.


At least 50 killed in blast in Somalia

A massive truck bomb killed at least 50 people in Somalia’s capital, raising fears that the extremist al-Shabab Islamist group is gaining strength.


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Dan Shaughnessy

Top priority right now is Theo Epstein

Red Sox management needs to clarify GM Theo Epstein’s status with the team. Only then can the Sox go about rebuilding a club that went down in flames this season.


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‘American Horror Story’ is frighteningly familiar

It’s a very standard creep-fest, an aggressively stylized mash-up of familiar haunted-house movies including “The Amityville Horror,’’ “The Haunting,’’ and “The Shining.’’


“To become a citizen of a nation is a choice that involves more sacrifice and pain than tearing down the sculpture of a dictator.”

Gal Beckerman,   on the challenges facing some Middle Eastern countries