Upstart Liberals take power in Canadian election

Justin Trudeau, son of a former prime minister, saw his party win an outright majority of the parliament?s 338 seats.

Carlos Arredondo, easily recognizable with his cowboy hat, has done so much to comfort others. Sometimes, though, the comforters need comforted, too.

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Comforting Carlos Arredondo, the comforter

With a simple phone call, two former Marines brought joy to Arredondo, a man who knows all sides of grief.

// About 40 displaced after Chinatown blaze

The electrical fire in the Harrison Avenue building also left two people with minor injuries, fire officials said.


// Maura Healey?s slow start on DraftKings

No one seems anxious to take on this homegrown business. Taking bets now on why.

DraftKings says its games are legal under Massachusetts law but it is willing to accept additional oversight.

Top state leaders say sports fantasy should be regulated

Governor Charlie Baker drew a parallel between such operations as Boston-based DraftKings and ride-hailing services.

Child advocate wants more independence from governor

Maria Mossaides backs a plan that would give the head of the office a fixed five-year term.

Some of the apartments in the new Kendall Square building (right) will be reserved for families that earn up to $118,200 a year.


Cambridge housing lottery lures middle class

The city held the lottery to provide affordable housing for families whose income tipped into the six-figures.

// Foxwoods, Mohegan combine to challenge Springfield casino

The tribes behind those gaming facilities will work with Conn. officials to deter gamblers from crossing into Mass.

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Tiffany Cherry is a devoted Pennsylvania mother who wanted to get her son better care in a Boston hospital, family members said.

Kosciuszko Circle, a gateway between Dorchester and South Boston, is a chaotic mess because of unmarked lanes, heavy traffic, and scofflaw drivers.

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South Boston lawmaker wants ?devil rotary? issues solved

Kosciuszko Circle, at the gateway of Southie and Dorchester, has become overwhelmed with traffic as more cars hit local roadways.

From left, Boston University scientists Azer Bestavros, Mark Grinstaff, and Xin Zhang during an improvisational training session.

Acting classes give scientists tools to pitch their work

The effort, backed by actor Alan Alda, trains scientists on how to plainly explain their research.


// Angry Tom Brady is force to be reckoned with

No more Mr. Nice Guy. Tom Brady is captain of the Revenge Tour and he no longer cares about hurting anybody?s feelings.


// Colts? trick play wasn?t a terrible idea ? just terribly executed

A film review shows why the play was doomed, and why the Patriots defense deserves kudos for its overall effort.

// Cambridge music college under scrutiny from labor regulators

Federal officials have cited Longy Music School for breaking the law in dealings with a faculty union.

Snow guns blew full blast during Opening Day at the Sunday River ski resort.

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Early opening at Sunday River draws joyful skiers

The Maine resort turned on the snow guns and attracted hundreds of skiers to opening day Monday.

//,J_CreeleyandRicebarrelandthroneA.jpg ICA?s ?Black Mountain? brings its poetry into the spotlight

For the influential writers in the new ICA show, ?Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933-1957,? poetry and other arts belonged together.

//[1]-3985.jpg New trailer unveiled for ?Star Wars: The Force Awakens?

Tickets for the movie, slated to open Dec. 18, went on sale after the trailer?s release Monday.

STAT | Pharmalot

// Early drug approvals can backfire

The FDA is approving drugs that are expensive and sometimes toxic ? yet do not improve survival rates.

// Elderly Koreans divided by war finally reunite

The emotional visits are the first time most participants have seen their loved ones since the Korean War ended in 1953.

Opinion & Ideas

Renée Graham | Q&A

// The world of Ta-Nehisi Coates

In his memoir, Coates sifts through the stubborn layers of this nation?s racism.

Ground Game

// Will GOP presidential contest finally sort out the party?

In a way, the back and forth between Trump and Bush is exactly the debate the GOP should be having right now.

The Big Picture

Protesters opening their umbrellas, symbols of the pro-democracy movement, in 2014.


The Umbrella Movement, one year later

A year after Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas at pro-democracy protesters, a Reuters photographer revisited the scenes.


// High-tech teddy bear teaches kids about health

Jerry the Bear is helping sick kids learn to take care of themselves.



// Synod on families must not lose sight of bigger issues

Bishops may find themselves accused of having spent the last three weeks fiddling, while everyplace other than Rome burns.