Mayor Walsh poised to set fund-raising record in his first year

He may be three years from an election, but the new mayor has vastly outraised any other elected official who lives in Boston.

Angel Perez, who supports President Obama, listened to former prisoner Rafael Dominguez disagree with the president’s  action in Miami on Thursday.

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Nation’s shift on Cuba reveals generation gap

Anti-Castro ideologues are dying off, replaced by a generation more open to normalized relations with Cuba.

Locals took a tour of the North 40 property over the summer.

Wellesley College to sell 46 undeveloped acres to town

The move will generate $35 million for campus improvements while protecting the land from large developments.

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The Institute of Contemporary Art received 43 works of art by big-name artists such as Cindy Sherman and Amy Sillman.

Dorchester resident Carla Sheffield (right) said her son was killed by Boston police in 2012.

Tempers flare at Roxbury meeting on police violence

The session turned tense when the audience began shouting about the deaths of family members at the hands of Boston police.

Ride-share clients told to be alert amid recent assaults

The warnings come after a spate of recent attacks, including several women who said they were assaulted after ordering an Uber.

Colbert Nation, you didn’t need to fear the Reaper after all.

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Stephen Colbert says goodbye to ‘The Colbert Report’

A singalong showpiece in the final episode may have featured more famous people in the same room than ever seen before.

Rajon Rondo makes other players better, but he also needs good players around him to be at his best. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

Rajon Rondo not as valuable as we were led to believe

Rondo is a unique talent, as evidenced by his 32 career triple-doubles. But too many people mistake unique for elite.

Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo in action during an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Celtics trade Rajon Rondo to Mavericks

The Celtics will trade the star guard to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for three players and two draft picks.

The Celtics were never going to maximize Rajon Rondo’s talents with their current roster. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

GARY WASHBURN I ON BASKETBALL

Celtics didn’t get enough in Rajon Rondo trade

The Celtics got 8½ strong seasons from Rondo, but he was an ill-fitting piece for a team that is in rebuilding mode.

Holiday parties back in full swing, and then some

After years of scaling back, some companies are going over the top with aerialists, orchestras, and shopping sprees.

Shirley Leung

Third resort casino in Massachusetts is a risky bet

Even this pro-casino columnist is starting to worry about oversaturation.

Mysterious Boston woman wields influence as Amazon’s top reviewer

Ali Julia has written more than 2,800 reviews, revealing much about her tastes. But she remains something of an enigma.

Governor Deval Patrick reacted with laughter as he took a surprise call from President Barack Obama on WGBH’s “Ask the Governor” radio show.

Obama calls into Patrick’s final monthly radio show

“Governor, this is Barack Obama, formerly of Somerville,” the caller said in his unmistakable, halting cadence.

Opinion

Richard N. Goodwin

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Lyndon Baines Johnson’s speechwriter reflects on the civil rights movement and its lessons for modern race relations.

The Big Picture

A protester takes shelter from smoke billowing around during protests on Aug. 13 against the shooting of black teenager Michael Brown in Freguson, Mo., by white police officer Darren Wilson.

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Best photos of 2014: Part II

Photographs from May-August on a range topics from around the world.