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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/24/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Boghosian_Deihim1_MET-10481[2].jpg Saugus teens held without bail in sex assault case

Prosecutors allege the pair sexually assaulted an intoxicated girl, which was recorded by another teen.

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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.

Man killed after allegedly firing on Dartmouth officers

The New Bedford man allegedly broke into a former girlfriend’s apartment and then shot at officers when they tried to question him.

An artist’s rendering ot the penthouse on the 60th floor of Millennium Tower, which is being marketed for $37.5 million.

Handel Architects

Most expensive homes for sale in Mass.

The penthouse at Millennium Tower is the priciest residential listing in the state, but Mass. has a wealth of top-dollar real estate available.

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Nurse Nina Pham said she felt “fortunate and blessed to be standing here today.”

Evan Horowitz

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/24/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/horowitz--90x90.png How worried should we be of the Ebola case in New York?

Though the patient took the subway and went bowling before being diagnosed, the greatest risk is to his friends and nurses.

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

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.