Obama, Romney push for votes in key states

On Saturday, President Obama and Mitt Romney campaigned in battleground states that exemplify the tight nature of the race.

President Obama and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie talk with hurricane survivors at a New Jersey community center Wednesday.

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A break, too brief, from us vs. them

It once was the case that great leaders could bring us together as a people. Now it’s weather forecasters.

New poll shows Warren leading Brown

The poll by Public Policy Polling finds Democrat Elizabeth Warren leading Republican Senator Scott Brown by six percentage points.

Ten arrested in Springfield sting

An all-day sting at several residences in Springfield Friday led to the arrest of 10 people and the confiscation of illegal weapons, heroin, and cash, State Police said.

Residents waited on Saturday for National Guard troops to dispense gasoline in Staten Island.

In N.Y.C., joy for some, despair for others

Lights went back on Saturday in lower Manhattan, but there was deepening resentment in the city’s outer boroughs over gas shortages and a continued lack of power.

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The chemistry between Steven Tyler and Joe Perry returns.

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‘Music’ more than same old song and dance from Aerosmith

Aerosmith’s “Music From Another Dimension!” is deeply rooted in the band’s past.

From left: Mark Hamill, George Lucas, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford on the set of the “Star Wars” film “The Empire Strikes Back.”

Critic’s Notebook

What to expect when Disney buys ‘Star Wars’

The announcement that Walt Disney Co. is spending $4.05 billion to buy Lucasfilm from its retiring founder-visionary George Lucas came as a surprise only in its timing.


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Paul Pierce (left) had 27 points for the Celtics.

Celtics fend off Wizards for 1st win of season

Paul Pierce’s 27 points, including a key 3 down the stretch, helped the Celtics beat the Wizards, 89-86, on Saturday.


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Whole Foods bought the Johnnie’s Foodmaster in Charlestown.

Johnnie’s Foodmaster to shut all locations

All 10 supermarkets are closing, not just the six being taken over by Whole Foods Market, according to a company hired to liquidate the local chain.

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People lined up behind a fence for distribution of food, water, and other supplies in Manhattan on Friday.

New Yorkers impatient with pace of recovery

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg decided Friday afternoon to cancel the New York City Marathon, as patience wore thin over gas shortages, power failures, and long lines.


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Brandon Tabassi in Los Angeles.

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.