Potential remake at S. Boston convention center

The Mass. Convention Center Authority said the $1 billion project is necessary to make Boston a top US destination for meetings and trade shows.

Leo Finn with son Cash. Finn had a bone scan canceled at Dana-Farber.

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Shutdown delays experimental treatment for Cape patient

Patients and health officials fear the consequences of a long shutdown, which is already halting new clinical trials.

Citigroup to pay state $30m over analyst leak

Citigroup will settle charges a company analyst improperly shared research with large investors in advance.

Yvonne Abraham

Laboring over a political position

Aw, come on, Marty Walsh. I just got done telling people there was more to you than the labor thing.

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Broken City: Politics in an age of paralysis

Boehner pulled from two directions

House Speaker John Boehner’s inability to harness arch-conservatives is a central thread in the first government shutdown in 17 years.

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Despite President Obama’s warnings about the need to prevent a debt default, a meeting between top Democrats and Republicans offered little hope.

American Repertory Theater’s 1964-based “All the Way’’  is topical again.

Boston theater shines light on dramas of our times

As Boston’s fall theater season hits its stride, many productions are either ripped from the headlines or from recent history.

“I fully expect us to be as prepared, if not more, against our opponent in this series than we would have been in the regular season,” Farrell said.

John Farrell likely to stick to the plan

History suggests Farrell won’t be afraid to temporarily anger a player if he feels the team will benefit in the postseason.



//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/10/03/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/vennochi-2666.png National GOP could be an albatross for Charlie Baker

The gubernatorial candidate faces a tough road as a Republican in a state dominated by Democrats.


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P.J. Hahn, coastal zone manager for Plaquemines Parish in Louisiana, examined oil along the shoreline of Bay Jimmy.

Appeals court gives BP a win in settlement dispute

An appeals court gave new life to oil giant BP PLC’s claims that a judge’s interpretation of a settlement could force the company to pay billions of bogus claims.


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Television Review

Sean Hayes and Samantha Isler in “Sean Saves the World.”

‘Sean,’ ‘Millers’ come through loud, unclear

Both CBS’s “The Millers” and NBC’s “Sean Saves the World” are blunt instruments that don’t mess around with the intricacies of wry humor or satire.


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Arlington native and New York designer Ernest Sabine says the high-profile boost of his label, Ernest Alexander, by GQ and the Gap is “pretty wild,” but it’s still an independent boutique.

The importance of being Ernest

Named one of GQ’s Best New Menswear Designers in America for 2013, Arlington native Ernest Sabine — the man behind the label Ernest Alexander — is feeling larger than life.