Coakley strikes a defiant note as polls tip

A senior campaign adviser said the Globe poll that showed Baker as well ahead was an “outlier.”

Jorge Pereira works at sorting bottles and cans at a redemption center in East Boston.

Thomas Farragher

Bottle bill opponents overplayed their hand

Like most of you, I was ready to vote against Question 2. Then came the deceit.

Gary Gottlieb.

Partners HealthCare leader to step down

Gary Gottlieb will leave the health care giant in 2015 to become the chief executive of Partners in Health.

NYC doctor with Ebola was very careful, colleagues say

The doctor who caught Ebola while in Guinea was a hard worker who conscientiously followed safety procedures, two colleagues said.

// Companies seek to benefit from Ebola

While some marketers seek harmless ways to make a quick buck, others deal in misinformation and profit off fear.

Myles Sargent of the Seacoast United Navy pitched during a game against the Seacoast United Carolina in Stratham, N.H.

Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff

Concerns bubble up as more young athletes specialize earlier

Athletic programs emphasizing individual excellence come at the expense of the well-being of the nation’s youth, some say.

The new Market Basket store in Revere will have its grand opening on Sunday.

Market Basket to open five new stores

After an embattled summer, the grocery chain will add more than 1,000 new jobs in a five-store expansion.

Fans wear panda heads for Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval — the Kung Fu Panda — during Giants’ home games. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)


Pablo Sandoval fits Red Sox’ needs

The Red Sox have a hole at third base, and the popular, switch-hitting Sandoval is a pending free agent.

A happy couple at Spooky World in Litchfield, N.H. prior to its season opening.

Haunted houses become more extreme

Halloween attractions are pushing the boundaries, featuring scare tactics such as binding, gagging, and waterboarding.


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// Patricia Saint Aubin for auditor

The Republican has more relevant professional expertise than incumbent Suzanne Bump, the editorial board writes.