Theo Epstein

Farewell, Red Sox Nation

Former Red Sox manager Terry Francona and former GM Theo Epstein, pose with the World Series trophy in 2007.

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Former Red Sox GM Theo Epstein says goodbye to Boston, and reflects on the ups and downs of his 10 years with the team.

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Halloween spending expected to soar

The National Retail Federation is predicting that spending on Halloween will hit $6.9 billion this year. That’s up 18 percent from last year.

Superintendent Carol R. Johnson.

School chief offers details on new plans

Superintendent Carol R. Johnson said she abandoned a contentious proposal to move Latin Academy because it lacked broad support, and also said she plans to add 700 new seats across several schools.

The Globe found that tilapia (right), an inexpensive farmed fish, was substituted for wild red snapper (left).

Special report: Fishy business | Part 2

Fish supply chain open to abuses

The rampant mislabeling of fish that consumers buy can be largely traced to this: the lack of anything like the regulations imposed on meat suppliers.

Dana-Farber, Brigham launch vast cancer study

The study will test cancer patients’ tumors for hundreds of genetic aberrations in an effort to create a genetic database.

John E. Sununu

Natural gas isn’t PC, but it’s the future

We should listen to what the markets, not the politicians, say about energy. Mitt Romney officially enters the N.H. primary

In a morning of pageantry, Mitt Romney signed the papers today to become an official candidate for president on the New Hampshire ballot. Romney was surrounded by around 100 cheering supporters and by former New Hampshire Governor John H. Sununu, who gave Romney his official endorsement. Romney praised New Hampshire’s first in the nation primary, saying it is “a responsibility and an honor New Hampshire richly deserves.”


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President Obama walked across the South Lawn today before departing the White House for a two-day campaign trip to the West.

Obama eyes new steps to help housing woes

The White House said changes to the two-year-old Home Affordable Refinance Program will help homeowners with little or no equity in their houses refinance.

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Health and wellness

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A time to live, not stop

Dr. Jennifer Brinckerhoff, medical director of Hebrew SeniorLife Medical Group in Canton, is one of the speakers at a two-part lecture series on retirement living.


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Album review

Singer Chris Martin’s voice stands out on the more intimate songs of Coldplay’s “Mylo Xyloto.”

Coldplay’s ‘Mylo Xyloto’ cleans slate

The fact that five albums in, Coldplay is finally toying with expectations and taking risks is an accomplishment in itself.