Towns faulted on aid to veterans

Thousands of financially struggling Mass. veterans might not be receiving cash payments and medical reimbursements they are entitled to get.

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

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Theo Epstein

Farewell, Red Sox Nation

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

A worker sorted Necco Wafers for packaging. Each roll contains a mix of the candy’s eight flavors.

Necco returns to original wafer recipe

Less than two years after going all natural, the Revere company has gone back to its original recipe in hopes of recouping lost sales and loyal fans of the 164-year-old candy.


Green card program creates jobs, stirs criticism

The immigrant investor program helps wealthy foreigners obtain green cards while allowing businesses such as Jay Peak Resort to raise the money they need to expand.

Democrats follow GOP on secret donors

Democrats in Congress are embracing super PACs, which can accept checks from nonprofit groups and shell corporations and keep the sources of support secret.

Smith College eats up logic professors’ hoax

Students voiced their opposition to a vegetarian and locavore plan at the school, but the rumor was organized by two logic professors as part of an unorthodox teaching exercise.

Libya agrees to investigate Khadafy killing

Libya’s interim government, under mounting international pressure, said that it will conduct an investigation into the death of Moammar Khadafy.


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Man, 21, fatally shot in head in Roxbury

Wails from family echoed over a Roxbury neighborhood as police investigated the death of a 21-year-old man who was shot in the head and left in the middle of the street.


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David Meeker (above) worked closely with retired Genzyme chief executive Henri A. Termeer for 17 years.

Sanofi taps Meeker as Genzyme CEO

The french drug maker has promoted David Meeker as chief executive of its Genzyme division, bringing a measure of continuity to the Cambridge biotech.


Republican presidential candidate, former Mass. Governor Mitt Romney talks with reporters following a rally in front of the State House in Concord, N.H., yesterday.

Romney returns to N.H. in the lead

Mitt Romney yesterday once again filed papers to become an official candidate for president on the New Hampshire ballot, while enjoying a comfortable lead in all the N.H. polls.

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Rangers 4, Cardinals 2

Rangers reliever Neftali Feliz and catcher Mike Napoli are pumped after the Cardinals’ Lance Berkman is out at first to end Texas’ victory in Game 5.

Texas ranges closer to World Series title

Mike Napoli lined a tiebreaking two-run double in the eighth inning that sent the Rangers past the Cardinals, 4-2, last night for a 3-2 edge.


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What is unspoken by such a fool?

“Allegory of Folly,’’ unmistakably of a fool, was painted around 1510 when Quentin Metsys was emerging as the leading painter in Antwerp.


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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.