Menino touts success of properties task force

The group, consisting of city officials from different departments, was formed in July 2011 with the task of identifying and remedying badly neglected properties in the city.

Obama, Democrats raise $181m in September

President Obama’s fund-raising news comes after a week that featured the first presidential debate and a jobs report that Mitt Romney said shows that an employment crunch endures.

WGBH’s Brighton headquarters. The public television station received $4.2 million from the state’s film tax credit program last year.

Romney indirectly aided PBS as governor

Mitt Romney signed a film tax credit bill that indirectly created a huge pool of funding for WGBH and other Massachusetts companies that make shows for public television.

Extradited terrorism suspects appear in US courts

An Egyptian-born preacher and four other terrorism suspects appeared in federal courts, hours after they lost a lengthy extradition fight in Britain.

Army quarterback Trent Steelman (8) celebrated with a teammate Saturday after scoring the game-winning touchdown against Boston College.

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Army rallies to stun Boston College

Boston College knew exactly what to expect from Army, and still couldn’t stop it.

Terry Francona has worked for ESPN since leaving the Red Sox a year ago.

Terry Francona to manage Indians

Sources confirmed to the Globe that the Cleveland Indians will name Terry Francona as their manager on Monday.

Tom Brady will be facing off with his old rival, Peyton Manning, for the first time since Manning went to Denver.

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Patriots’ keys to a win vs. Broncos

Peyton Manning and the Broncos invade Foxborough. Jim McBride has the scouting report on how Tom Brady and the Patriots can beat them.

“Capturing intimacy is pretty much the only thing I’m interested in,” says Ira Sachs, director of “Keep the Lights On.” “That’s what . . . I find beautiful in movies personally.”

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Intimacy, codependence in Ira Sachs’s ‘Keep the Lights On’

Not many films capture the complex emotional and sexual intimacy of a romantic relationship with such bracing honesty and insight as this.


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Colton Chapple capped his stellar afternoon with a 4-yard bolt to the right pylon with 4:54 remaining as the Crimson  racked up 550 yards of offense.

Harvard trounces Cornell, 45-13

Harvard quarterback Colton Chapple was on target from start to finish as the Crimson registered their Champion Subdivision-best 13th straight victory.


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Madoff fraud’s last days recounted in NYC document

An indictment brings into sharper focus the final few years of a fraud the government says dated to at least the early 1970s, two decades before Bernard Madoff said it began.


political notebook

Michael Bloomberg is one of the major backers behind an ad campaign for Angus King.

Bloomberg backs Maine independent Angus King

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is throwing his financial support behind the Senate candidate, who is battling a stronger-than-expected challenge from a Republican contender.

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The Russian Foreign Ministry headquarters is reflected in a shop window in Moscow.

FBI says firm illegally sold items to Russia

Federal agents arrested the owner of Arc Electronics Inc. and seven of his employees, who are accused of being involved in a scheme to illicitly sell military technology to Russia.


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Classical Notes

New executive director Miguel Rodriguez cites the annual First Day Concert at Sanders Theatre (above) as a good example of how Boston Baroque can engage with the community. He suggests even projecting the show outdoors to a larger audience.

New leader hopes to boost Boston Baroque’s visibility

Trained as a tenor, new executive director Miguel A. Rodriguez has worked with Opera Boston, the Boston Landmarks Orchestra, and Boston Musica Viva.