Woburn’s mayoral choice: bad or worse?

Voters face a troubling choice between an incumbent who admits he drank before his crash in a city-owned car and a wealthy challenger with a criminal record.

Dan Shaughnessy

Is it really necessary to go to Tampa?

The Duck Dynasty/ZZ Top/Fidel Castro Red Sox look unbeatable at this hour. It’s a little scary. Baseball is not supposed to be this easy.

A container of clams was unloaded from the Sea Watcher 1 in New Bedford.

After 20 years, Georges Bank clam beds reopen

Federal officials are allowing fishermen to harvest the prized clam beds that for years provided the meat to fill chowder bowls around the world.

US commandos on the hunt for terror suspects

Troops aided by the FBI and CIA seized a suspected leader of Al Qaeda in Libya, while Navy SEALs didn’t find their target in a raid on a seaside Somali town.

Critic’s Notebook

Moving beyond the bronze age

Public art in Boston often brilliantly conjures history but underwhelms as art. Sebastian Smee issues a call to imagine a bolder turn.

James and Johnny Macchi and their mother, Kristin, spoke with John Connolly at his Jamaica Plain office Saturday.

The mom machine propels John Connolly’s campaign

The campaign says it has about 200 mothers working as volunteers — knocking on doors, making phone calls, doing whatever they can to help their candidate win.

For candidates, a full return to shoe-leather politics

Saturday’s schedules for John Connolly and Martin Walsh looked more like the event-filled scrambles that were common during the preliminary.

Bob Schieffer of “Face the Nation” grilled administration official Dan Pfieffer in May on the White House failure to provide answers on several issues.

Broken City

The role of partisan media

Analysts said that ideological media outlets have both contributed to the divide and hardened the battle lines.

Yvonne Abraham

Some joy and trepidation

A whopping 500,000 children diagnosed with some form of autism will enter adulthood in the next decade.



//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/10/06/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Jeff_Jacoby_150px-2759.jpg A cup of civility

The lack of an anti-Starbucks backlash to its CEO’s request for customers to stop bringing guns to its coffee shops isn’t about brand loyalty.


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Gene Skowroski, 69, walked the Harvard Stadium field after taking part in some reunion rugby matches Saturday.

Harvard rugby players celebrate 50-year anniversary

The cuts, bruises, and scrapes were exhibited with grins by the Harvard Business School alumni who gathered Saturday at Harvard Stadium to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their rugby team.

Nation & World

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Ayatollah Ali Khamenei would have the final say in any potential agreement on Iran’s nuclear program.

Iran’s supreme leader praises Rouhani effort

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei expressed support on Saturday for President Hasan Rouhani’s recent diplomatic outreach to the West, but criticized some actions as “inappropriate.”


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Your Career

New skills, built on old, can help in career changes

Successful career moves are often built on skills already acquired through work and school, then transferred, adapted, and advanced for a different industries and professions. Meet three people who pulled it off.


Cities in the states | Las Vegas

The Las Vegas Strip draws tens of millions of visitors from everywhere every year.

A royal flush of pleasures in everyone’s reach

Last year more than 39 million visitors came to this glittering, high-voltage city in the desert to dive with sharks, race Ferraris, drink, party, eat, gamble, and get married.