No one budges in divided Congress

The government shutdown kept 800,000 federal workers home and put on stark display the dysfunctional state of America’s political system.

Adrian Walker

Government shut down, Capuano quietly seethes

Longtime congressman Mike Capuano isn’t optimistic about a quick resolution to the first government shutdown in 17 years.

The shutdown kept visitors from the USS Constitution in Charlestown and many other local attractions.


Tourists flock to national sites, shake their heads

Of all the things that closed Tuesday, the shuttering of the nation’s treasures was the most symbolic, the face of the first day of Shutdown 2013.

Amid shutdown, local business leaders still confident

Many business leaders expect a minimal impact on the Mass. economy, but a debt ceiling fight could have harsher consequences.

“I used to say, ‘I’m gonna kill this guy, whoever he is. He’s gonna pay.’ But I know it wouldn’t make me feel better,” said Amani, (shown with his mother, Audrey) who lost his brother to a shooting seven years ago.


A campaign to counter the allure of violence

The Boston Public Health Commission’s media campaign aims to connect with younger people attracted to gang life by the glamorization of crime in the media.

Nithin Tumma, left, with partner James Ruben, hailed the pace of launching a consumer-oriented app.

Quick rewards of high-tech world draw life scientists

The promise of a fast return has lured many bright young minds to the tech world, where products seem to go to market practically overnight.

// Victims of tainted drug face long wait for relief

Hundreds of victims who received tainted drugs from the New England Compounding Center are still waiting for compensation a year after the meningitis outbreak.

New plans for garage development focus on street

After his pitch for skyscrapers at the Harbor Garage fell flat, Donald Chiofaro’s new plans offer up such street-level ideas as public art, swimming, and skating.


julio frenk

// The ACA’s crucial prevention component

The Affordable Care Act’s funding for public health and prevention is a necessary part of a wide-ranging health effort.


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ON FOOTBALL | Midweek Report

Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard was able to hold Falcons star receiver Julio Jones in check Sunday night.

Patriots did things their way against Falcons

Patriots coach Bill Belichick dictated most of the terms of Sunday night’s 30-23 win over the Falcons — emphasis on “most.”

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