Storm’s fury to peak in Mass. on Monday

The National Weather Service said Massachusetts will begin feeling Sandy’s effects Sunday evening, but not its full force until Monday.

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// Hurricane Sandy wind speed predictions

Hurricane Sandy is expected to affect much of the region as it approaches. See wind speed predictions for your area.

President Obama embraced a supporter at a rally in Nashua on Saturday.

Obama returns to N.H. for second time in 10 days

President Obama kept up his frenetic tour of election swing states, with a second trip to New Hampshire in 10 days.

opinion | Election predictor

// And the winner is ...

In the Sabermetrics spirit of leaving emotion out of the equation — while also in the cable-news-talking-head spirit of willfully ignoring all data — we bring you a few totally unbiased games with which to predict the 2012 presidential election.

Exclusive Sunday Preview

A sampling of stories from this Sunday's Globe.


Volunteer divers, organized by Ken Nedimyer, scrape rocks clean and with waterproof putty affix transplanted corals to Dry Rocks Reef, off Key Largo, Fla.

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Divers volunteer to revitalize the coral reef

The Reef Restoration Foundation is one of a burgeoning number of organizations trying to re-forest reefs by tapping the free labor of scuba divers looking to vacation for a cause.

A knocker on a door on North Street in Plymouth reflects the darker side of the city’s long history.


In Plymouth, Mass., ghost stories satisfy the Halloween appetite

“America’s Hometown” has amassed nearly 400 years of spooky history, keeping two year-round ghost tours afloat without the crowds of Salem.

Two girls celebrate Halloween in Tokyo, in 2009.

Q&A | ideas

Böö! Halloween’s quest for world domination

An American holiday heads to the four corners of the globe. Except France.


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Dance Review

Rachel Cossar (left), Emily Mistretta (middle), and Whitney Jensen performed during a Boston Ballet dress rehearsal of Jorma Elo’s “Awake Only.”

Boston Ballet journeys from contemplative to edgy

Jorma Elo’s “Awake Only,” the centerpiece of Boston Ballet’s “Fall Program,” taps into the opportunity to connect with one’s childhood self.