Boston mayoral rivals swing away in final debate

Desperate for an edge in a tight race marked by few major policy differences, John Connolly and Martin Walsh ripped each other’s background.

Adrian Walker

In mayoral candidates, distinct paths

The debate Tuesday night between John Connolly and Martin Walsh offered a clear look at the two men who want to run Boston.

Marilyn Tavenner, chief of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, prepared to testify before Congress Tuesday.

Besieged President Obama heads to Boston

The president will highlight the Bay State’s success at expanding insurance coverage as attacks mount on the national health care law rollout.

Edye Baker welcomes hundreds of trick-or-treaters to her Swampscott home each year and snaps photos of them in costume.

Halloween visitors take places in couple’s gallery

Bob and Edye Baker welcome hundreds of trick-or-treaters to their Swampscott home each year and snap photos of them in costume.

Koji Uehara is blogging about “The battle against St. Louis” in his native Japanese.


Translating Red Sox closer Koji Uehara’s blog

The Globe enlisted the help of a Harvard senior to translate the blog, which is in Uehara’s native Japanese, and the posts are illuminating.

Dan Shaughnessy

In Game 6, Red Sox have had ups and downs

The Red Sox have played in four World Series Game 6’s since winning the title in 1918, and loyal fans have seen heaven and hell.

Samantha Power, the US ambassador to the United Nations, posts on Twitter about Syria and the Sox.

Far-flung Red Sox fans connect on social media

Facebook and Twitter create a sense of connection, of being part of a bigger group, many say, even when they are alone on the couch.

Eastern Standard servers listened to executive chef Patrick Campbell review the menu before Game 1 of the World Series. Bar manager Kevin Martin said the staff’s spirits are flying high.

Workers near Fenway Park get extra hours, pay

Each World Series game is expected to bring in about $6 million in additional revenue from visitors to Boston.



// Keeping the mayor’s race in perspective

Here’s one thing you can say with certainty: Both candidates are good and decent individuals.


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Patriots coach Bill Belichick went blitz crazy in the second half against the Dolphins.

Patriots used blitz to rally back against Dolphins

Bill Belichick didn’t call many blitzes for his defense through the first seven games. Sunday, the Patriots coach brought the house.