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.

Salt Lake Tribune endorses Obama

The Utah newspaper endorsed President Obama for reelection Friday, calling Mitt Romney “shameless” in pandering to various constituencies.

Harvard offers more details on massive Allston expansion

The plan is a broader proposal to transform North Allston itself, bringing new shops, restaurants, and residences.

// Dave Magadan heading to Texas

After six seasons as the hitting coach, Dave Magadan has left the Red Sox to take the same position with the Texas Rangers.


tom keane | opinion

Death on the highway

At the moment of imminent death, my life did not flash before my eyes. I was too busy trying to get out of the way.

Robin Sloan’s first novel is a look at our digital world.

Book Review

‘Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore’ by Robin Sloan

Author Robin Sloan, a former Twitter employee, offers a thoughtful meditation on technology’s trajectory and limits in this novel about the changes brought on by the digital revolution.

A reflection in The Harold Parker State Forest

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Ten great places for outdoor family adventures

These family-friendly destinations in Greater Boston offer novelty and a chance to find adventure outdoors.

Sunday Preview | Ideas

// How to improve presidential debates

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

Globe Insiders

From the archives | Photo Gallery

// 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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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.

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.