Independents help push Baker ahead in governor’s race

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

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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.

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The first nurse diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital is free of the virus.

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.

Shirley Leung

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

From left, Jennifer G. Lourie, president, CEO, and owner of State Cleaning Service; Janice P. Guy, president, CEO, and founder of P3I Inc.; and Geeta Aiyer, president and founder of Boston Common Asset Management.

Photograph composites by Josh Andrus

Women & Power

2014 Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts

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

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Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said the team’s captain will not need surgery to repair the injury.

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.

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

Adrian Walker

Charles Stuart case’s awful legacy

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

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.