Mass. board was lenient on drug maker

While regulators took harsh steps with many other pharmacists, they repeatedly failed to discipline the Framingham pharmacy now blamed for a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak.

A couple voted Wednesday in Iowa, where early ballots are likely to set a state record as campaigns try to lock in votes.


President Obama, Mitt Romney wooing early voters

Trying to match vaunted Democratic field operations in tossup states, the GOP is mining troves of data to identify possible supporters and then help them vote early.

Elizabeth Warren and Bruce Mann enjoyed a break from walking Otis at Fresh Pond.

Family long a bedrock for Elizabeth Warren

As the Senate candidate pursued her increas­ingly ambitious career, she was steadied by the support of family and the grace of second chances.

Dennis Lehane latest novels have a historical sweep.

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Dennis Lehane widens his world of words

Not content just to be a purveyor of hardboiled crime fiction, the Dorchester native is trying his hand at stories with a grander historical sweep.

Kendall Square boom times squeeze out start-ups

A kind of gentrification has made the Cambridge spot too expensive or too popular for the smaller tech businesses that gave the area such cachet.

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Celebrating Halloween at home

Artist Megan Dickerson and some neighbors are hoping to stem the exodus of trick-or-treaters in Roxbury by making Hutchings Street Halloween Central this year.

A developer says units in the former Gate of Heaven school will lure professionals seeking to live close to downtown.

In South Boston, new apartments and more change

A plan to convert the former Gate of Heaven parochial school into airy apartments targeted for young professionals signals more change in the neighborhood.

A NSTAR representative said the cause of the explosion and resulting fire was under investigation. Power was restored  just after 12:30 a.m. on Thursday.

Manhole explosion knocks out power to Boston Globe

The start of the Globe’s presses was delayed by the power outage, and some readers may receive their papers late.


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Bulger defense says prosecutor gave immunity

Lawyers for James “Whitey” Bulger identified the late prosecutor Jeremiah O’Sullivan as the agent who allegedly gave the gangster immunity from prosecution.