As death toll rises, outbreak’s first case detailed

The death toll in the meningitis outbreak linked to a Framingham pharmacy reached 21, as a report was published detailing a Tennessee man’s struggle with the disease.

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Covering the meningitis outbreak

The Globe’s Dina Rudick talks to Gideon Gil, editor for health and science, about the challenges of covering the meningitis outbreak.

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// How to improve presidential debates

It’s time to get more imaginative about America’s most important political face-off.

Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant has seen a steady stream of customers since opening in South Boston this month.


South Boston hungry for Lincoln Tavern

The new bar and restaurant is just what this part of South Boston needed: A stylish, convivial venue focused on socializing.

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Confronting awkward realities in Israel

Israeli artist, teacher, and curator Dor Guez probes sensitive spots in Israel’s history in “100 Steps to the Mediterranean,” a show at the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University.

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3 arraigned in prostitution ring

Two women and a man face charges of using massage parlors as fronts for prostitution in four Eastern Mass. communities.

Poor earnings pound Dow

The Dow dropped 205 points -- its worst day in four months -- on disappointing results from Microsoft, General Electric and McDonald’s.

Harvard offers more details on massive Allston expansion

The plan proposes to mix retail, residential, and hotel buildings into a 180-acre section of North Allston.

Bank of America plans to open a new supersized branch in the Boston building that once FAO Schwarz and Shreve, Crump & Low next summer. It will close two smaller area branches.

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Back Bay slated for a new Bank of America ‘flagship’ branch

The 12,000-square-foot Boston office will offer more specialized bankers and ­financial advisers, and the latest gadgets.

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// The 1969 peace rally

The Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam on Oct. 15, 1969 was a huge gathering of antiwar protesters across the United States, with an estimated 100,000 people assembled at the Boston Common.


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If not John Farrell, then who?

We think Farrell is the favorite to be the next manager. But if that falls through, Nick Cafardo ranks the candidates according the their likelihood of getting the job.


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Bankrupt A123 could be a target of bid war

Lawyers for the A123 System’s one-time Chinese partner appeared to reaffirm the company’s interest in buying the bankrupt Waltham firm.