Many may be forced to switch schools in Boston

Proposed changes to the way the city assigns students could force thousands of children already attending schools to move to new ones in two years.

Parents fear lack of access in school assign plans

Some parents worried that the different options could lead to increased segregation and will not broaden access to high-quality schools.

Workers prepared the set for the first debate, which will focus on domestic policy.

Tasks, terrain clear for first presidential debate

President Obama and Mitt Romney’s first debate is centered on domestic policy, which could allow Romney to hammer away at Obama’s handling of the economy.

A fact check on Scott Brown, Elizabeth Warren

The Globe takes a look at the veracity of four of the competing claims the Senate candidates made in their second debate.

Graduate student Alex Ng tested the size of DNA molecules at Harvard Medical School’s Churchman Lab.

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Threat to funds haunts Boston’s science labs

Boston-area teaching hospitals and universities are bracing for deep cuts in the federal funding that has fueled biomedical research for decades.

After notoriety onscreen and off, Ben Affleck began rehabilitating his image with a shift to directing in 2007. His new film, “Argo,” opens next week.

As director, Ben Affleck puts the froth far behind

“Argo,” Affleck’s third movie as a director, offers a glimpse of a more ambitious filmmaker and global citizen than almost everyone has suspected.

Bobby Valentine takes the ball from Andrew Bailey, who allowed a tying two-run homer.

Dan Shaughnessy

Red Sox show spirit in loss to Yankees

The moribund Red Sox did not roll over like dogs Tuesday night. They put up a fight, which has been rare since August.

Gulf Oil launches an electricity-supply service

Gulf Oil LP plans to buy power wholesale and sell it to small businesses and households in Mass. at rates below those available through major utilities.

Claudette and Wayne Reimer of Ontario headed for the water last Saturday at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel in North Falmouth.

Cape businesses report boost in fall tourism

More and more tourists are flocking to Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket during the fall, extending the season well past Columbus Day.


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Ichiro Suzuki celebrated with Francisco Cervelli after he scored the winning run on a hit by Raul Ibanez in the 12th inning against the Red Sox.

Red Sox can’t finish off Yankees

Raul Ibanez tied the game with a two-run pinch-hit homer in the bottom of the ninth then won it with a single in the 12th as the Yankees beat the Red Sox, 4-3.

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“Downeast’’ follows efforts to turn a closed sardine cannery into a lobster-processing facility in Gouldsboro, Maine.

Trying to save a small town in Maine

In the documentary “Downeast,” a Boston-based Italian immigrant attempts to turn a former sardine cannery into a lobster processing facility.