Independents help push Charlie Baker ahead in race

The poll reflects an October surge in independent voters toward Charlie Baker’s column.

Matthew Cavanaugh (left) and Jonathan Wiggs/Globe photos

The Republican’s 9-point lead in a new Globe poll reflects an October surge in independent voters toward Baker’s column.

In just over a month, Charlie Baker and his allies have spend $5 million on broadcast TV spots.

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.

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The Patriots coach refused to provide any details about why the cornerback missed Tuesday’s practice.

Women & Power

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The Globe Magazine and The Commonwealth Institute honor organizations with impressive records of innovation and workplace diversity.

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The former Boston mayor’s decision reverberated with sadness and calls for prayer in the city he led for two decades.

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.

Pedestrians entered the Bedford Avenue L Subway station in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn that was visited by Craig Spencer, a Doctors Without Borders physician who tested positive for Ebola on Thursday.

After NYC Ebola case, officials urge residents not to worry

The city’s first Ebola patient apparently rode the subway, took a cab, and bowled since returning from Guinea a week ago.

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

Tommy Trenchard

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.

Opinion

editorial | endorsement

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In Tsongas, voters have a representative who has shown a deft touch no matter who runs Capitol Hill, the editorial board writes.