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Some police officers may get military-style rifles

The Boston Police Department will train 99 patrol officers to use semiautomatic rifles in plan to boost firepower that previously met with misgivings in the city.

Boston mayoral election - Nov. 5

Hundreds jam Strand Theatre for Walsh rally

The rally ended a final day of campaigning for Martin Walsh one day before the mayoral election.

Connolly crosses city on last full day of campaigning

John Connolly campaigned at locations throughout Boston before an election-eve rally in Dorchester.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/11/04/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/kreiter_meninopark2_met.jpg Menino emotional as term nears end

Mayor Menino fought back tears today as he cut the ribbon on a new playground named for him in Charlestown.

Jeff Green moved the ball in front of the Grizzlies' Mike Miller and the Celtics' Kelly Olynyk.

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grizzlies 95, celtics 88

Celtics fall to 0-4 with loss in Memphis

The Grizzlies rallied late in the fourth quarter to keep the Celtics and their new coach winless on the season.

Jacoby Ellsbury

Red Sox make offers to Ellsbury, Napoli, Drew

The team made qualifying, one-year offers to three key free agents. The players have a week to decide whether to take them.

Senate votes in favor of bill to ban antigay workplace bias

The Senate pushed the bill past a first, big hurdle Monday, although its prospects in the House are less certain.

A wedding at Allen Sheep Farm in Chilmark.

Flocking down the isle

Martha’s Vineyard has become one of the country’s top spots for destination weddings, especially in fall and spring.


opinion | jennifer graham

A generation of idle trophy kids

As the recession recedes, it’s getting harder to believe we’ve given millennials the skills and the motivation to provide for themselves.


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Album Review | Hip-hop

M.I.A., ‘Matangi’

The English/Sri Lankan rapper’s fourth album contains straightforward songs that would’ve fit easily on Rihanna’s last two albums.