In faiths, a split on assisted suicide

Massachusetts religious communities are divided over a measure on this year’s ballot that would allow terminally ill patients to obtain a prescription drug to end their lives.

“A lot of our assumptions today have their roots in that period,” says Drew Gilpin Faust (right) with Ric Burns.

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Work of Harvard’s Faust gets the PBS treatment

Along with filmmaker Ric Burns, Harvard president Drew Gilpin Faust will be traveling the East Coast to promote a new two-hour film, “Death and the Civil War.”

Account of putting pupil in isolation disputed

A father’s account of how his daughter was repeatedly locked in a “closet” as a Lexington kindergartner in 2006 prompted a rebuttal from the town’s school superintendent.

The decision by the state party could put US Senator Scott Brown, facing a tough challenge, in a difficult position.

State GOP to take up national platform

Mass. Republicans are scheduled to vote on whether to replace their issues platform with the controversial version embraced at the RNC.

“You just couldn’t get away from it,” Cindy McGinty, whose husband died in the attacks, said of last year’s memorials.

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Families of victims relieved at a subdued 9/11

After last year’s intense 10th anniversary, family members of those who were killed said they welcomed a softer public spotlight on their personal grief.

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Why do we go to our high school reunions?

The stubborn, almost irrational allegiance to the place where you were born seems coded into nature itself.

The new $34 million Mattapan Community Center Health Center is located at 1575 Blue Hill Ave.

Health center is a booster shot for Mattapan

The new $34 million home for the Mattapan Community Health Center will double the number of patients the facility serves and triple patient visits, officials said.

Boston puts 3d biggest tax bite on tourists, survey finds

The city has the third-highest travel tax burden in the nation, with visitors paying an average of $34.83 a day in sales tax and fees for travel-related services.

Pipe fitter Jerry Williams worked on new gas boilers being installed by Ameresco Inc. for the Boston Housing Authority.

Energy services firm profits with boring efficiency

Framingham’s Ameresco Inc. prospers by saving clients money with a straightforward view of efficiency, focused on lighting, heating, cooling, and other simple fixes.


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Wes Welker needs one reception to set the Patriots’ all-time mark.

Wes Welker, Troy Brown built in same mold

Welker, who will pass Brown as the franchise leader in receptions for the Patriots with one more catch, believes Brown paved the way for his success in New England.


Political Notebook

President Obama’s joint fund-raising committee, which spent liberally early, did not indicate how much money it has.

Obama edges Romney with $114m haul

President Obama’s campaign collected more than $114 million to Mitt Romney’s $111.6 million in August, the first time Obama has outraised Romney since April.

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Striking teachers and their backers marched Monday. Negotiators left the table hours later to consider new proposals.

Chicago teachers strike in dispute over contract

Hundreds of thousands of Chicago families scrambled as teachers in the nation’s third-largest school district struck over pay, benefits, and other contract issues.


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Jackie Fraser-Swan’s Emerson Spring/Summer 2013 collection.

Herrera, Posen, Fraser-Swan make it work at Fashion Week

On Monday, New York Fashion Week chatter was squarely focused on obtaining a ticket for that evening’s Marc Jacobs show, but there were enough big names showing earlier in the day.