Once-booming Boston law firm struggles to survive

Bingham McCutchen LLP has watched more than 50 partners leave the firm since last year and cut 225 lawyers since 2012.

Martha Coakley and Charlie Baker worked to avoid awkward moments.

Barry Chin/Globe Staff

Coakley, Baker face off in first head-to-head TV debate

Martha Coakley and Charlie Baker worked to avoid major gaffes or viral moments that could upend the gubernatorial race.

Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker participated in Tuesday’s WGBH News/Boston Globe debate.

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Charlie Baker struggles as Martha Coakley finds her zone

Beneath the dutiful discussion of issues, a psychodrama brewed in Tuesday’s gubernatorial debate.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/22/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/baker150-8532.jpg No finding on legality of Baker donation until after election

Charlie Baker made a controversial donation to Governor Chris Christie’s state party in New Jersey.

Thomas Farragher

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/22/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/farragher-8541.png Amid the ashes of fatal Lawrence blaze, shattered lives

Investigators will write reports. Neighbors will help neighbors. And a family will plan twin funerals.

Firefighters removed debris from the building where Kelvin Medina, 9, (right) and another boy died.

ARAM BOGHOSIAN FOR THE GLOBE (left)

With deaths of 2 boys in Lawrence, 2014 fire toll mounts

The two young boys are the latest victims in a year that has seen the most fire-related deaths in Mass. since 2011.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/22/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/GRAHAM%20OBIT-4asdf-8540.jpg Legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93

Mr. Bradlee’s 23 years as executive editor of the Washington Post made him a legendary figure in US journalism.

My Morning Cup

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/22/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/davey150-3757.jpg How does Richard Davey take his coffee?

The Massachusetts transportation secretary shares his coffee rituals.

Opinion

JEFF JACOBY

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/22/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Jeff_Jacoby_150px.jpg In politics, patience isn’t overrated – but loyalty often is

When a would-be governor puts loyalty first in his hierarchy of values, it’s hard not to wonder how far that loyalty is expected to go.