Obama delivers a vow in visit to hobbled New Jersey

President Obama met with Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey and some displaced residents of Brigantine Beach.

Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Associated Press

President Obama toured the hurricane-battered state before resolutely vowing to assist those whose lives were upended.

Most in Mass. are expected to have their power today

Two days after Hurricane Sandy lashed the region, utilities are making steady progress on restoring electricity.

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz admitted checking poll sites in the middle of the night for new election predictions.

Devotees and election polling data are never far apart

We’ve turned into a nation of poll junkies fed by an industry that’s pumping out about 30 percent more polls than it did during the 2008 election.

Yvonne Abraham

When the middle man is the new radical

Could a Congressman Richard Tisei help bring sanity to his party in Washington? That’s a big part of the moderate Republican’s ­appeal.

Prodded by FDA, Westborough firm to recall all its drugs

Regulators raised questions about safety tests by Ameridose, the sister company of the Framingham pharmacy blamed for the deadly meningitis outbreak.

Joseph M. Lally

Time cards put Winchester housing chief in two places at once

Joseph M. Lally, who also kept a full-time law practice, filed 16 conflicting time cards showing him in court when he claimed to be at the housing authority, a state audit shows.

Tech Lab

Surface tablet, Windows 8 may test users

Microsoft’s latest operating system and daring new tablet are bold, innovative products. But using them is too much like work.

John Farrell spent four seasons as Red Sox pitching coach before beginning his managing career.

John Farrell’s path to manager’s seat unusual

It’s rare to see a former pitching coach like Farrell make the jump to managing. Why is that? And what does it mean for the Red Sox?


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Lexington children trick-or-treated in the daytime, visiting the town’s businesses.

Some trick-or-treaters must wait a day or two

For some Massachusetts communities this is the second year in a row that Halloween has been cancelled or delayed because of rugged weather.


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Movie Review

The documentary follows Chad Jukes and 10 other wounded veterans as they scale a 20,075-foot Himalayan mountain.

Reaching for help in ‘High Ground’

A less than inspiring film about extremely inspiring individuals, it’s worth seeing for what it shows rather than how it shows it.