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Mass. board was lenient on drug maker

While regulators took harsh steps with many other pharmacists, they repeatedly failed to discipline the Framingham pharmacy now blamed for a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak.

Elizabeth Warren and Bruce Mann enjoyed a break from walking Otis at Fresh Pond.

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff

Family long a bedrock for Elizabeth Warren

As the Senate candidate pursued her increas­ingly ambitious career, she was steadied by the support of family and the grace of second chances.

A couple voted Wednesday in Iowa, where early ballots are likely to set a state record as campaigns try to lock in votes.

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President Obama, Mitt Romney wooing early voters

Trying to match vaunted Democratic field operations in tossup states, the GOP is mining troves of data to identify possible supporters and then help them vote early.

Kendall Square boom times squeeze out start-ups

A kind of gentrification has made the Cambridge spot too expensive or too popular for the smaller tech businesses that gave the area such cachet.

Dennis Lehane latest novels have a historical sweep.

Dennis Lehane widens his world of words

Not content just to be a purveyor of hardboiled crime fiction, the Dorchester native is trying his hand at stories with a grander historical sweep.

The Nation

President Obama, Mitt Romney wooing early voters

A couple voted Wednesday in Iowa, where early ballots are likely to set a state record as campaigns try to lock in votes.

By Bobby Caina Calvan

Trying to match vaunted Democratic field operations in tossup states, the GOP is mining troves of data to identify possible supporters and then help them vote early.

Terrorist gets 37 years in millennium plot

Ahmed Ressam, who trained with Al Qaeda, was caught by customs in Washington state.

By Gene Johnson

Algerian Ahmed Ressam was sentenced to 37 years in prison for plotting to blowup the Los Angeles airport in 1999.

Former Ga. megachurch worker sought in fatal shooting

Police officers merged with shoppers outside the Lenox Mall in Atlanta, where they were searching for a shooting suspect.

By Norman Gomlak

A volunteer leading a prayer service at a Georgia megachurch was shot and killed Wednesday morning.

The World

UN envoy to Syria announces ceasefire deal

By Neil MacFarquhar

Lakhdar Brahimi announced a cease-fire in Syria to mark a Muslim holiday, but details of the plan brought doubts that any fighting would stop.

Germany opens memorial to Nazis’ Gypsy victims

A woman placed a flower at the Gypsies memorial Wednesday in Berlin during the memorial’s opening ceremony.

By Geir Moulson

Germany opened a long-awaited memorial to the hundreds of thousands of Gypsies who were killed by the Nazis in what one survivor called ‘‘the forgotten Holocaust.’’

4 dead in Gaza, Israel border attacks

By Isabel Kershner

Militants from Gaza fired dozens of rockets and mortar shells into Israel, and four Palestinian militants were killed in Israeli airstrikes, Palestinian officials said.

Editorial & Opinion

Jennifer Graham

Save the church! (kill the organs)

By Jennifer Graham

Organ music can be scary or banal, and that means for churches that want to attract young people, their sound needs an update.

Juliette Kayyem

Science and the civic duty

Downtown Aquila, Italy, was decimated in a 6.3 magnitude earthquate in 2009.

By Juliette Kayyem

The guilty verdict against Italian scientists for failing to predict a deadly earthquake highlights how much society has come to believe in science, and its use of evidence and deduction.

Nicholas burns

Romney’s shift on foreign policy creates confusion

By Nicholas Burns

Mitt Romney’s foreign policy pronouncements are so vague and general that it is impossible to predict how he would react to international challenges.

Metro

Mass. board was lenient on drug maker

By Todd Wallack and Kay Lazar

While regulators took harsh steps with many other pharmacists, they repeatedly failed to discipline the Framingham pharmacy now blamed for a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak.

Family long a bedrock for Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren and Bruce Mann enjoyed a break from walking Otis at Fresh Pond.

By Stephanie Ebbert

As the Senate candidate pursued her increas­ingly ambitious career, she was steadied by the support of family and the grace of second chances.

Star power on display in Mass. Senate race

Chris Christie, the governor of New Jersey, campaigned with Scott Brown in Watertown Wednesday.

By Michael Levenson

Senator Brown and Elizabeth Warren are getting support on the campaign trail from N.J. Governor Chris Christie and James Taylor, along with other big-name supporters.

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Yvonne Abraham

Celebrating Halloween at home

By Yvonne Abraham

WORCESTER

Man killed on I-290 identified

By Melissa M. Werthmann

Bulger defense says prosecutor gave immunity

By Travis Andersen and Milton J. Valencia

7 teens accused in MBTA attack

By Sarah N. Mattero

Hurricane Sandy’s path may affect New England

By Melissa Werthmann and Martin Finucane

Business

Kendall Square boom times squeeze out start-ups

By Michael B. Farrell

A kind of gentrification has made the Cambridge spot too expensive or too popular for the smaller tech businesses that gave the area such cachet.

Ariad leukemia drug put on FDA fast track

By Robert Weisman

Federal regulators have granted priority review to a closely watched leukemia drug candidate developed by Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Tech Lab

LG’s smart TV not nearly smart enough

By Hiawatha Bray

This big, brilliant set is supposed to seamlessly integrate traditional programs with Internet content, but the smart TV features miss the mark.

Obituaries

Jeff Blatnick, 55; wrestler defeated cancer to win Olympic gold

Mr. Blatnick, a high school state champion wrestler and national champion at Springfield College, defeated cancer to win gold in the 1984 Olympics.

Wilhem Brasse, 95; photographed Auschwitz internees for Nazis

By Vanessa Gera

Mr. Brasse was himself a prisoner at the infamous death camp who took thousands of photographs of other prisoners, and who was haunted by those memories.

Steve Prosser, 60; led Berklee’s ear-training department

Steve Prosser taught his students at Berklee College of Music to sight-read and transcribe what they hear.

By Katherine Landergan

Dr. Prosser took a Socratic approach to teaching at Berklee College of Music, writing that “students need to understand the ‘why’ of the music — not just the ‘what.’ ”

Sports

Giants 8, Tigers 3

Pablo Sandoval powers Giants in Game 1 win

Pablo Sandoval watched as one of his three home runs sailed out of the ballpark in Game 1 against the Tigers.

By Nick Cafardo

The Giants third baseman hit three home runs in his first three at-bats as the Giants beat the Tigers in the first game of the World Series.

Dan Shaughnessy

Pablo Sandoval steps up big for the Giants

Pablo Sandoval hit his third home run of the game in the fifth inning.

By Dan Shaughnessy

With his three home runs in Game 1 of the World Series, Sandoval joined an exclusive list that includes Babe Ruth, Reggie Jackson, and Albert Pujols.

Notes: MLB managerial searches taking place

Ozzie Guillen was fired Tuesday, leaving the Marlins looking for what may be a low-cost first-timer, since they will be paying Guillen $7.5 million for the remaining three years on his contract.

By Nick Cafardo

The World Series is under way, and meanwhile the Rockies, Blue Jays, and Marlins have begun managerial searches in earnest.

G: Style

The first-ever US Youth Observer at United Nations

Brooke Loughrin (at the Taj Mahal in India in 2008) has been interested in helping people in other countries since she was in grade school.

By Bella English

Boston College student Brooke Loughrin is leading the way with the world as her classroom.

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Joe Ferraro and his secondhand showcase

Joe Ferraro (right) helps Andrew Hanson-Dvoracek pick out a sports coat at Ferraro’s flea market in Somerville.

By Andrew Doerfler

Joe Ferraro thinks there’s an intersection between Somerville’s lingering working-class sensibility and its recent cultural renewal.

Football 101: a networking class for job seekers

Diane Darling (right) watches Gene DeFilippo give the signal for a touchdown to students in their football class.

By Beth Teitell

The students enrolled in “Water Cooler Football” were mainly unemployed senior executives, and in a rocky economy, job seekers need every advantage.

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Bargain Bin

Patagonia to hold winter gear swap

By Ami Albernaz

events

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Critic’s corner: Thursday, October 25

By Michael Andor Brodeur

Annie's Mailbox

Ask Amy column

Names

Donato Frattaroli fete marks Lucia’s 35th

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Pilot for ABC’s ‘Terminales’ will film in Boston

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Bobby Brown arrested for DUI — again

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Marjorie Margolies visits Simmons College

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Robert McNamara items sell for over $1m

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Daymond John picks a winner at Babson

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Car talk at the New England Aquarium

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Huntington YMCA celebrates 100 years

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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The Celtics come out for The Weeknd

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Globe North

Mother and son makeup artists create the walking dead

Jazmin Johnson, 10, was made up for a Halloween party by make-up artist Mike Vacchio.

By Taryn Plumb

Hair and makeup artist Ginny Colangelo and her son, Michael Vacchio, transform customers into ghouls, zombies, and other creatures during back-to-back appointments around Halloween.  

Annual Halloween ride to Salem draws 2,000 bikers

Bikers at the start of the 24th annual Halloween Witch Ride from Everett to Salem to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

By Taryn Plumb

Two thousand bikers participated in this year’s Halloween Witch Ride to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, an event that brings in about $40,000 for the charity every year.

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Saugus selectman charged with domestic assault

Saugus selectman Stephen Horlick at his arraignment in Lynn on assault and battery charges.

By Kathy McCabe

Stephen M. Horlick pled not guilty to charges of assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, a cellphone, during his arraignment Monday.

Globe South

Lakeville’s majestic Clydesdales draw plenty of admirers

By Robert Preer

When they aren’t at parades or fairs pulling an antique Studebaker freight wagon, the 16 horses are either in their stalls or in the surrounding fields.

Clydesdales said to be vulnerable to extinction

Budweiser Clydesdales in St. Louis before National League Championships’ Game 4.

By Robert Preer

Although their numbers have increased in recent decades and Clydesdales have been exported to many countries, the Rare Breeds Survival Trust, a British preservationist group, lists them as vulnerable to extinction.

State Senate

Keyes bids to unseat Murray

Senate President Therese Murray

By Robert Preer

Republican Thomas F. Keyes is hoping that an aggressive campaign and conservative message will help him upset Senate President Therese Murray.

Globe West

Indian culture in Shrewsbury and Westborough expands

In Shrewsbury, shoppers examine the fresh produce offerings at Patel Brothers, the country’s largest Indian grocery store chain.

By Kathleen Burge

More than 5,000 Asian Indians have settled in the towns of Shrewsbury and Westborough, forming one of the largest Indian populations in the state.

Framingham

First section of hiking trail system opens to public

By Ellen Ishkanian

The first section of a planned 40-mile system of hiking, walking and biking trails over old aqueducts opened this week in Framingham.

Newton

State having more say in local school building projects

By Deirdre Fernandes

The state is transitioning from a silent partner in school construction projects to an active manager.

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2d worcester district

State Sen. Moore faces Republican challenger

By Brock Parker

Fourth Middlesex district, House

Rep. Levy, Gregoire in Fourth Middlesex District rematch

By Ellen Ishkanian

Fifth Middlesex district, House

Linsky, Callahan face off for House seat

By Ellen Ishkanian