Tea Party’s tactics pose new challenges for GOP

All Republicans — even those who publicly tried to end the government shutdown— may pay a heavy political price.

Rob Gronkowski, second from left, worked out during practice on Wednesday.

Gronkowski cleared to play, agent says

Drew Rosenhaus, Rob Gronkowski’s agent, told several news outlets that the tight end has been cleared by doctors to play against the Jets on Sunday.

Six months after death, Sean Collier plaque unveiled

About 200 colleagues, allies, and strangers gathered in Cambridge this morning to honor MIT Police Officer Sean Collier.

Biotech investing surges

The surge is an abrupt turnaround from the previous quarter, when the sector experienced its lowest level of funding in nearly a decade.

Casino moguls meet panel

The ongoing competition for gambling licenses in Massachusetts turned Thursday on an unlikely locale: Macau, China.

Andris Nelsons led the Boston Symphony Orchestra for the first time Thursday night since his appointment as the BSO’s next music director.

Marco Borggreve

Music Review

With Nelsons on BSO podium, a partnership debuts

Andris Nelsons first performance since his appointment as music director was an exciting night.

Dan Shaughnessy

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/10/18/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/shaughnessy_20131018.jpg Red Sox are exactly where they want to be

The Red Sox can clinch a berth in the World Series -- so long as they can beat one of Detroit’s aces, Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander.

Christopher L. Gasper

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/10/18/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/gasper_20131018.jpg Mike Napoli key to Red Sox’ surge

Napoli, who homered for the second straight game, is paying the Red Sox back for all those years he tortured them with his bat.

New Balance is footing the $14 million to $16 million bill to build a commuter rail stop in Brighton, along the Framingham/Worcester line.

Shirley Leung

Businesses can — and will — pay more for T projects

New Balance is footing the $14 million to $16 million bill for a new commuter rail stop in Brighton. Why can’t it work in other parts of the city?



//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/10/18/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Scot_Lehigh_150px-2918.jpg Counsel for self-pitying city councilors

One contract controversy barely ends before the next begins, or so it seems to several members of the Boston City Council.


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Bruins 3, Panthers 2

Tim Thomas was unable to stop a shot by Dougie Hamilton in the first period.

Bruins’ late goal defeats Tim Thomas

The Bruins netted the game-winning in the final minute to hang a loss on Thomas in the first time they’ve faced their former teammate.


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Aaron Hernandez attended a pretrial court hearing in Fall River earlier this month.

Aaron Hernandez defense slams DA

Lawyers for the former Patriot said prosecutors have filed a frivolous motion to have the judge currently assigned to the murder case step aside.

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Karole Armitage brings her work “Rave” (pictured) to her troupe’s ICA program.

Armitage adds color to her choreography

Choreographer Karole Armitage’s “Rave,” which her company Armitage Gone! Dance will perform at the Institute of Contemporary Art, delights in the offbeat and unexpected.