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Boston City Council passes redistricting plan

The plan won broad support on the City Council after 16 months of wrangling over the issue, and Mayor Menino will sign the measure, a spokeswoman said.

Sister company of Framingham firm recalls all drugs

Ameridose, which has the same owners as the pharmacy implicated in the meningitis outbreak, was notified by the FDA about problems with its sterility testing process.

Commuters waited at a bus stop on Second Avenue between East 23rd Street and East 22nd Street in New York.

New York begins recovery but remains hobbled

Still contending with power failures and flooding, the New York region started to restore some transportation services Wednesday.

Coakley calls for independent drug lab probe

Attorney General Martha Coakley wants an independent investigator to review the policies, practices, and oversight of the state drug lab.

Hurricane Sandy churned off the mid-Atlantic coastline on Sunday.

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Opinion | The Podium

‘Frankenstorm’ and creating monsters

The insurance sector can help the country adapt to climate change, and help the world curb the worst effects of global warming, writes Mindy Lubber of Boston nonprofit Ceres.

Tales from the dark side of Massachusetts

A guide to the state’s goriest, ghastliest, and ghostliest local lore, as shared by the folks who run creepy walking tours, in honor of Halloween.


// 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.

Ty Burr

// More ‘Star Wars’ movies?

The announcement that the Walt Disney Co. is spending $4.05 billion to buy Lucasfilm came as a surprise only in its timing.


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Red Sox, Ortiz not close to a deal

The Red Sox and David Ortiz are “not very close” to agreement on a contract, according to a major league source, raising the possibility he could become a free agent.