Workers try to trace NYC doctor’s contacts

Craig Spencer, who recently returned from West Africa, was diagnosed with the virus Thursday.

Oxfam’s Holly Taylor spoke with a resident of Freetown, Sierra Leone, on Tuesday.

Ebola relief volunteer recounts a world upended

Holly Taylor, 26, was recently deployed to Sierra Leone to aid in the effort against Ebola. Here are excerpts from her diary.

Baker, Coakley square off in Chicopee debate

The two main-party candidates clashed over voting records and tax policy during Thursday’s televised forum.

Barbara Lee (from left), Shanti Fry, and Beth Boland gathered at first lady Michelle Obama’s event this month for Martha Coakley. (Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff)

Shirley Leung

Women master the art of fund-raising

If you’re wondering why so many female candidates are on the ballot this year, just follow the money.

This week’s Globe poll reflects an October surge in independent voters toward Baker’s column.

Baker opens up lead over Coakley in new poll

Republican Charlie Baker has opened up a 9-point lead over Democrat Martha Coakley in a new Globe poll.

In number and reach of TV ads, Baker far outpacing Coakley

Since the primary, Republicans have aired more than 3,700 individual ads in Mass. and spent $5 million.

Menino breaks off cancer treatment, seeks palliative care

Doctors have told the former Boston mayor, who is 71, that his next step is hospice care.

TripAdvisor’s headquarters in Needham (above) will include a gym, a common area, and a cafeteria.

Lower rents, wide choices draw tenants to Route 128

A mini-revival of sorts is underway along America’s original technology highway west of the city.

Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton may be asked to take on a bigger role if Zdeno Chara is out for a significant amount of time. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff)

FLUTO SHINZAWA I ON HOCKEY

Bruins cannot afford to be without Zdeno Chara

The hockey gods felled Chara, of course, on the night of Johnny Boychuk’s return.

Boston Police Detective John Ghilardi found a rifle with scope in a Dumpster in the Mission Hill projects in the days following on Carol DiMaiti Stuart’s death.

Adrian Walker

Charles Stuart case’s awful legacy, in black and white

Ours is a city rightly obsessed with its history, but absolutely no one has ever felt any nostalgia for Oct. 23, 1989.

Uber offers flu shots on wheels

The day-long initiative was the latest experiment by Uber to extend the company’s technology beyond transportation.