Epstein leaves Red Sox


He grew up in Brookline and lived the dream of every Red Sox fan when he was named general manager of the team at age 28. Now Theo Epstein’s ambition has trumped hometown loyalty.

Universities rethinking global expansion

International campuses look desirable to many schools, boosting their prestige and bringing in new revenue form foreign students. Feasibility may be another matter.

Yvonne Abraham

Straight talk 2.0

What was once the campaign platform of a gray-haired Republican candidate for president is now the motivation for a dreadlocked, 21-year-old Occupy Boston protester.

Heating oil costs projected to hit record

Households that heat with oil are expected to spend a record amount this winter to stay warm, with bills projected to rise nearly $200 over last year.


Protesters raise thousands of dollars on Internet

Online donors gave Occupy Boston more than $11,000 to pay for for protesters’ bail. A separate plea for logistical needs — food, blankets, warm clothing — has raised more than $10,000.

Romney is quicker to defend his faith in 2d time on trail

Four years ago, Mitt Romney rarely talked about his Mormon faith. The former Massachusetts governor is showing little such reluctance this time around.


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Man arraigned on charge of shooting Woburn officer

A not-guilty plea was entered on behalf of a Boston man yesterday to charges that he shot a Woburn police officer during a jewelry heist last month.


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Friendly’s advice to help restaurant chain thrive

Outsiders with restaurant industry expertise offer their advice on what the chain might consider to improve its chances of success post-bankruptcy.


Political Notebook

Brown campaign attributes plagiarism to ‘technical error’

A Democratic group has unearthed a bit of inspirational autobiography on Senator Brown’s official website that was lifted verbatim from Elizabeth Dole’s site.


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On baseball

Workload awaits a GM

Ben Cherington will likely become the new general manager of the Red Sox when Theo Epstein is announced as the new Chicago Cubs GM sometime in the next 48 hours.


New club Descent recalls neighborhood’s red-light past

Boston’s Combat Zone, the former hotbed of adult entertainment and prostitution, is seldom fondly memorialized, particularly in high-end architecture.


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Arts: the week ahead

Alireza Darvish offers a series of drawings and watercolors about the book in the modern world, particularly in the context of totalitarian politics.