Plan to redraw districts hailed

Mass. lawmakers released a new map of legislative districts that doubles the number that are ‘‘majority-minority,’’ reflecting the state’s growing racial diversity.

Mitt Romney and Governor Rick Perry of Texas were involved in a few heated exchanges during the debate last night.

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Tempers flare in GOP debate

It didn’t take long for Rick Perry and other Republican candidates to take aim at perceived frontrunner Mitt Romney in last night’s debate.


Wegmans pushes prepared foods, and groceries

A tour around the prepared-food area at the new Wegmans in Northborough shows just how far a supermarket can go in the this arena.

Melody, a guide dog, accompanied one of the job seekers to the Grousbeck Center’s jobs fair yesterday. Nearly 100 visually impaired people attended the event.

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Blind face unique job-hunt hurdles

In Watertown yesterday, 20 employers turned out for a jobs fair for those with impaired vision, a group with diverse skills but a 37 percent unemployment rate.

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Boys’ school shines light on abuse ‘darkness’

Last night, the prestigious Fessenden School, which teaches students from kindergarten through ninth grade, took a dire step unprecedented in its 108-year history.


Red Sox pitchers were regulars at Popeyes

The owner of the fried-chicken franchise on Brookline Avenue confirmed that Josh Beckett, John Lackey, and Jon lester - as well as other players on the 2011 team - picked up food on the way to the ballpark.

Editorial cartoon: Red Sox pitching woes

Dan Wasserman, a Boston Globe cartoonist since 1985, offers his take on the recent issues involving the Red Sox pitching staff.

“You have a problem with allowing someone to finish speaking. And I suggest that if you want to become president of the United States, you have got to let both people speak.”

Mitt Romney,  to Rick Perry


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According to his lawyer, Joseph Lally’s testimony that secured the conviction of DiMasi and one other defendant.

Key DiMasi witness hoping for 1-year sentence

Joseph P. Lally Jr. will learn today whether his cooperation with the government was worth it, as he is sentenced for his own role in former House speaker Sal DiMasi’s scheme.


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In Hub speech, Bernanke sticks to policy

Fed chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank should focus its efforts on preventing the kind of meltdowns that spurred the recent Great Recession.

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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference at the White House in Washington, October 6, 2011. Obama said that the U.S. economy needs a jolt and that Europe's debt crisis could have a real effect on America, as he touted his $447 billion plan to create jobs. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)

Obama considers easing health care rules

The Obama administration concluded the standards, which would apply to 6,000 hospitals and save nearly $1.1 billion, were obsolete or overly burdensome to the industry.


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Hurricanes 4, Bruins 1

Eric Staal was one of four Hurricanes to slip a shot past Tuukka Rask last night.

Bruins boxed out by Hurricanes

While the Bruins were busy taking pinheaded penalties, the Hurricanes poured in a pair of power-play goals, blowing a 2-1 game into a 4-1 rout.


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Dreams, the bizarre, a gaze

A critic’s look at exhibits: Jane Smaldone, “New Paintings Tabitha Vevers: The Art of Survival,’’ Mary Sherman, “Waiting for Yves Michelle Lougee: Material Nature,’’ “National Figures.’’