Closing arguments emerge in gubernatorial debate

The face-off between Martha Coakley and Charlie Baker two weeks before the election broke little new ground.

Brighton, MA - 10/21/14 ***NOTE: PHOTOS WERE TAKEN BEFORE THE DEBATE) Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker square off in a Boston Globe, WGBH-sponsored televised Gubernatorial debate with moderators Jim Braude and Margery Eagan at WGBH studios in Brighton. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Metro, Reporter: Cynthia Needham, Topic: 22GovDebate, LOID: 7.4.2959110362.

In election’s home stretch, a debate with moments of tension

Martha Coakley and Charlie Baker showed glimpses of their personalities and tried to avoid gaffes, but also threw jabs at each other.

Republican Charlie Baker.


Charlie Baker’s tightrope

The tension was evident several times during Tuesday’s debate.

Scott Brown and Jeanne Shaheen debated in Concord, N.H., Tuesday.

Fireworks erupt in debate between Scott Brown, Jeanne Shaheen

Incumbent Shaheen and and challenger Brown exchanged verbal jabs in their first televised debate in the N.H. Senate race.

Democrats say New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (right) is protecting GOP gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker over a $10,000 donation to the New Jersey GOP.

No finding on legality of Baker donation until after election

The New Jersey state treasurer’s office is weighing the legality of Charlie Baker’s controversial donation to Governor Chris Christie’s state party.

President Obama awardeds former Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee with the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Nov. 20, 2013.

Associated Press

Legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93

Bradlee led the Washington Post through its coverage of the Watergate scandal.

Madison Bumgarner allowed three hits over seven innings against the Royals.

Giants 7, Royals 1

Madison Bumgarner, Giants roll to win in World Series opener

Bumgarner threw seven innings of three-hit ball as the Giants broke the Royals’ playoff win streak.


// No on Question 1: Keep gas tax tied to inflation

If the referendum passes, the amount of gas tax collected from each gallon would steadily lose its buying power.


// Yes on Question 2 to expand bottle bill

The measure would address the proliferation of plastic bottles and discourage litter.

// 2 boys killed in electrical blaze in Lawrence apartment building

There have been 48 fatalities in Mass. from fires this year, the highest total since 2011.