Republican debate coverage

Latest debate focuses on jobs, economic issues

Unlike previous affairs, this debate lacked most of the animosity and instead had more substantive discussion.

Ground Game

// After debate, GOP nomination fight is more competitive than ever

Maybe there weren?t many fireworks Tuesday, but as a result the Republican field is bunched together.

opinion | Eric Fehrnstrom

// Another GOP debate down, and the needle doesn?t move

Nothing has happened in the last four debates to change the basic fundamentals of the race.

// Dozens of MassDOT early retirees haven?t received pensions

Forty-five employees who left their jobs more than four months ago have yet to receive a single check.

Rob Baker, director of Catholic Family Awareness for the Archdiocese of Boston, removed a covering from the memorial.

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

Salem?s St. Mary Cemetery set to unveil veterans monument

Officials plan to unveil the feature on Wednesday in the veterans section of the burial ground.


// Veteran, Fulbright scholar aims to improve VA health care

Mike Verlezza wants us to be there for those who lie awake desperate at 4 a.m.

Student group opposes Harvard Law seal, citing slavery ties

The seal uses an image from the crest of the Royall family, merchants who made much of their wealth through the slave trade.

// Federal judge strikes down Worcester panhandling laws

The ruling said that two city ordinances violated constitutional free speech rights.

// Family remembers victim of Mansfield road rage crash

Jarrad Aronne, 37, died Monday when a Norton man, who police said had been drinking, steered his truck into Aronne?s pickup.


MBTA color scheme survey may have gone off track

The T said it is reviewing ?evidence of irregular voting patterns? in the online vote, which ended last week.

Shirley Leung

// Visibility key for Asian-Americans

When we talk about dearth of diversity in Boston politics, the conversation rarely involves Asians.

// Cafe, WGBH studio coming to Boston Public Library

The setup will provide a Boston version of the street-level studio in New York?s Rockefeller Center for the ?Today? show.

Cheap Eats

// Dates & Olives in Brighton offers build-your-own-meal options

Owner Renita Mendonca decided on Mediterranean food for her new Brighton spot because she wanted something healthy.

// DraftKings, FanDuel ordered to stop accepting bets in N.Y.

DraftKings vowed to fight the state?s ruling, which one analyst termed ?disastrous.?

A casino in Tiverton, R.I., would pose a new challenge for the Massachusetts gaming industry.

Twin River Management Group rendering

Proposed R.I. casino would challenge Mass. gambling industry

A casino in Tiverton, next to Fall River, would draw many gamblers from north of the Mass. border, an analysis shows.


// These Giants are not even close to being super

Familiar characters remain from their championship years, but the Giants no longer have a dynamic pass rush.


// Repeated flu shots may lose potency

A growing body of evidence indicates that more flu vaccines might not always be better.


// High school sophomore turns homemade holiday gift into profit

Adam Liszewski, a 15-year-old entrepreneur, makes chemical-free fire starter kits that are sold in 230 stores across eight states.


// College Football Playoff should expand to six but not eight teams

Less controversy and more competition would only enhance the process of crowning a proper champion.

// Racial tension no stranger to Missouri campus

Issues involving race at the major Midwestern university go back generations.

Opinion & Ideas


// Fighting the ?after-war?

The Army?s first priority should be to help soldiers who have served in combat, not get rid of those suffering with PTSD and related issues.

Life sciences

STAT, a national publication from Boston Globe Media Partners, covers health, medicine, and life sciences.

Ground Game

Ground Game

// How a big field changes the presidential primary season

The field has upended long-planned strategies and made this the most unpredictable GOP nomination fight in a generation.

The Big Picture

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Strider?s climb

He has traveled so far, from near-fatal abuse to here, invisible among Maine?s poorest, in the care of his grandparents.



// King of the Internet of Things?

The companies that build out this immense, global ?Internet of Things? will become some of the biggest and richest yet.



// New financial revelations don?t spell doom for church reforms

Francis insisted last week that church leaders can?t serve the poor if they?re seen to ?lead the life of a pharaoh.?