David Ortiz, Red Sox reach deal

David Ortiz, who turns 37 on Nov. 18, has been with the Red Sox since 2003.

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The designated hitter agreed on Friday night to a two-year contract worth $26 million. Incentives could bring the total value to $30 million, according to sources.

Preparations had already begun for what would have been Sunday’s running of the 43rd New York City Marathon.

NYC Marathon canceled, mayor says

The decision Friday came after mounting criticism that this was not the time for a race, as the city recovers from Sandy’s impact.

Obama, Romney trade shots, rally support in crucial states

‘‘Four more days!’’ Mitt Romney supporters bellowed at a rally in Wisconsin. ‘‘Four more years!’’ backers of President Obama shouted as he campaigned in Ohio.

Brown, Warren make appeals to voters

Senator Scott Brown campaigned with Rudy Giuliani in Boston’s North End and Elizabeth Warren held several events in the state.

Christie Brinkley stars as Roxie Hart in the touring production of “Chicago.”

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‘Chicago,’ Christie Brinkley running low on electricity

The former supermodel plays Roxie in the touring production of “Chicago’’ that is showing through Nov. 4 at the Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre.

Brandon Tabassi in Los Angeles.

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Local man has small but pivotal role in ‘Argo’

North Andover’s Brandon Tabassi landed a spot in Ben Affleck’s spy thriller, and hopes to one day play a part in Massachusetts politics.

Paul Pierce was fouled on this drive in the second half.

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Celtics lose home opener to Bucks

The Celtics still resembled a rough draft in their second game of the season, a 99-88 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks Friday night at TD Garden.

Dave Cowens played his entire career with the Celtics save for his last year, when he played in Milwaukee.

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For NBA flops, let players police themselves?

Former Celtics great Dave Cowens took pride in delivering his own sort of justice to players who tried to embellish perceived fouls. Could that approach work today?

New development plan for Lovejoy Wharf

A new development team has filed plans to restart a long-delayed residential and office complex near the bridge to Charlestown.


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The fight for progress in women’s athletics continues — just as it does here for Harvard-Radcliffe’s Lenica Morales in a rugby match against Columbia.

Despite great gains, is there now a Title IX stall?

Harvard has added women’s rugby as a varsity sport but few colleges have followed their lead, which makes critics talk about Title IX stall.


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A utility worker helped in the repair effort on Tuesday in Needham.

Fewer than 1,000 Mass. residents without power

Power was restored to all but about 690 National Grid customers, mostly residents in remote areas or on smaller streets, officials said this morning.


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A Johnnie's Foodmaster in Charlestown.

Johnnie’s Foodmaster in Medford will become a Stop & Shop

All 10 of the merchant’s supermarkets are closing. Six are being taken over by Whole Foods Market, while a store in Medford will reopen as a Stop & Shop.

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A still from the DVD “Unba Unba.”

Boston to experience Human Sexual Response again

The wild, seven-piece freakshow of Human Sexual Response was a central act in Boston’s late-’70s rock underground. On Nov. 10, Boston gets another chance to live their unique mayhem.