Poll shows Elizabeth Warren taking slim lead

Warren appears to be inching ahead of Senator Brown in the highly competitive race for Senate, according to a new Globe poll.

Kevin Cullen

Brown supporters’ fun not funny to Native American

Bruce Oakes, a Mohawk, wasn’t amused when he heard about the war whoops outside his local pub in Dorchester.

Mitt Romney has struggled to confront the self-inflicted wound from a video from a fund-raiser video in which he disparaged 47 percent of the electorate.



Romney must change dynamics of race drastically to win

With President Obama’s standing among swing state voters growing, Mitt Romney’s campaign is in desperate need of a change — and fast.

Terrel Sylvestre of Waltham led the opening ceremony of a meeting at the Paul Robeson Institute.

Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe

Institute forges life lessons for at-risk young men

The Robeson Institute for Positive Self-Development has mentored more than 2,000 boys and young men since its start nearly 25 years ago.

How a chemist circumvented her lab’s safeguards

Close supervision is key in a lab, specialists say, and state drug lab chemist Annie Dookhan’s appeared to lack it.

Dan Shaughnessy

Patriots and Red Sox in familiar positions

A year later, once again, we have Patriots, Bills, Red Sox, Orioles, and Yankees. Everything is the same . . . and everything is different.

Falmouth residents say a stone wall is blocking deeded shoreline access.

Falmouth wall divides land, sea, neighbors

Residents say beach access has been eroded by a few wealthy homeowners trying to protect waterfront properties with new walls.

This July 1, 1971, photo shows Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, center, smiling at a news conference in New York after the Supreme Court permitted the Times to continue publishing articles based on the Pentagon Papers.

Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, ex-NY Times publisher, dies

Sulzberger guided the New York Times through a period of expansion and change as journalism moved into the digital age. He was 86.


book review

‘The Signal and the Noise’ by Nate Silver

We don’t know whether Nate Silver’s forecast of the 2012 election will be as accurate as it was in 2008. But he’s got a long track record of high-quality prediction.


Steve Jobs lived in this relatively unpretentious Palo Alto, Calif., house from 1992 until his death last year. The double lot accommodated his wife, Laurene’s, garden.

Steve Jobs still stored in Silicon Valley’s memories

In Silicon Valley, tourists are becoming a frequent presence at the homes and public spots that played a backdrop to Steve Jobs’s epic life. Here are six of the biggest draws.