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Obama delivers a vow in visit to hobbled New Jersey

President Obama met with Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey and some displaced residents of Brigantine Beach.

Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Associated Press

President Obama toured the hurricane-battered state before resolutely vowing to assist those whose lives were upended.

Most in Mass. are expected to have their power today

Two days after Hurricane Sandy lashed the region, utilities are making steady progress on restoring electricity.

Prodded by FDA, Westborough firm to recall all its drugs

Regulators raised questions about safety tests by Ameridose, the sister company of the Framingham pharmacy blamed for the deadly meningitis outbreak.

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz admitted checking poll sites in the middle of the night for new election predictions.

Kayana Szymczak for the Boston Globe

Devotees and election polling data are never far apart

We’ve turned into a nation of poll junkies fed by an industry that’s pumping out about 30 percent more polls than it did during the 2008 election.

Time cards put Winchester housing chief in two places at once

Joseph M. Lally, who also kept a full-time law practice, filed 16 conflicting time cards showing him in court when he claimed to be at the housing authority, a state audit shows.

The Nation

Obama delivers a vow in visit to hobbled New Jersey

President Obama met with Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey and some displaced residents of Brigantine Beach.

By Callum Borchers

President Obama toured the hurricane-battered state before resolutely vowing to assist those whose lives were upended.

Boy Scouts host groups for forum on sex abuse

By David Crary

The Boy Scouts of America is hosting an unprecedented closed-door symposium with other national youth organizations, hoping to share strategies to combat sex abuse.

Air Force Academy brawl injures 27 cadets

By Dan Elliott

The Air Force Academy said 27 cadets were injured in a brawl during an unofficial ritual marking the first snowfall of the season.

The World

Libyan parliament approves new Cabinet

By Esam Mohamed

The approval enraged armed protesters who want members of the ousted regime of dictator Moammar Khadafy to be excluded from political life.

US renounces Syrian rebels led by ex-pats

Members of the Free Syrian Army were on patrol in the town of Haram Tuesday.

By Anne Gearan

The Obama administration said any group seeking to oust President Bashar Assad must reject attempts by extremists to hijack a legitimate revolution.

Israeli official vows to end draft exemptions

By Aron Heller

Israel’s new hawkish bloc will do away with draft exemptions for ultra-Orthodox men if it forms a government, the deputy foreign minister pledged.

Editorial & Opinion

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Politicians push back

President Obama hugged Donna Vanzant in Brigantine, N.J., during a tour of devastated areas with the state’s governor, Chris Christie.

By Juliette Kayyem

For all the talk about what government owes its citizens, an equally compelling discourse focuses on an individual’s responsibilities to society.

Joan Vennochi

Mitt Romney backtracks on FEMA

By Joan Vennochi

Romney moved away from his earlier remarks that disaster relief should be left to the states, but when reality strikes in the form of a tidal surge, his underlying sentiment is cold.

Edward L. Glaeser

Candidates quibble over size of government, but what US needs is quality

By Edward L. Glaeser

President Obama and Mitt Romney’s discussion of the role of government misses our real need: public competence that will improve schools, target infrastructure needs, and reduce health care costs.

Metro

Time cards put Winchester housing chief in two places at once

Joseph M. Lally

By Sean P. Murphy

Joseph M. Lally, who also kept a full-time law practice, filed 16 conflicting time cards showing him in court when he claimed to be at the housing authority, a state audit shows.

Most in Mass. are expected to have their power today

By Peter Schworm

Two days after Hurricane Sandy lashed the region, utilities are making steady progress on restoring electricity.

Yvonne Abraham

When the middle man is the new radical

By Yvonne Abraham

Could a Congressman Richard Tisei help bring sanity to his party in Washington? That’s a big part of the moderate Republican’s ­appeal.

Business

Prodded by FDA, Westborough firm to recall all its drugs

The Ameridose building in Westborough.

By Liz Kowalczyk, Kay Lazar and Todd Wallack

Regulators raised questions about safety tests by Ameridose, the sister company of the Framingham pharmacy blamed for the deadly meningitis outbreak.

Tech Lab

Surface tablet, Windows 8 may test users

By Hiawatha Bray

Microsoft’s latest operating system and daring new tablet are bold, innovative products. But using them is too much like work.

Sales surge for condos in Boston’s core areas

By Jenifer B. McKim

Sales rose more than 25 percent in the third quarter from the same period last year, and the median price neared a peak.

Obituaries

Jeanette Boone-Smith, 77; longtime Boston social activist

JEANETTE BOONE-SMITH

By J.M. Lawrence

Before boutiques and high-end restaurants dominated the South End, Mrs. Boone-Smith helped push drug dealers and pimps out of the neighborhood.

Dave May, 68; was All-Star outfielder

Mr. May was a onetime All-Star for the Milwaukee Brewers who was traded to Atlanta in order to bring back the local hero Hank ­Aaron.

Sports

John Farrell’s path to manager’s seat unusual

John Farrell spent four seasons as Red Sox pitching coach before beginning his managing career.

By Amalie Benjamin

It’s rare to see a former pitching coach like John Farrell make the jump to managing. And those that have made the leap traditionally have struggled.

Midseason awards

Patriots’ best and worst of the first half

Brandon Lloyd’s first touchdown for New England put a smile on the faces of Patriots fans — and on the receiver himself.

By Shalise Manza Young

Assessing the Patriots at the midway point, with some serious and silly superlatives, including MVPs on both sides of the ball.

On basketball

Celtics need to put it together defensively

Miami’s Chris Bosh is double-teamed by Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce in Tuesday’s game.

By Gary Washburn

The defense needs a lot of work after it gave up 120 points to the Heat in a season-opening loss.

G: Style

How Kickstarter gave 3 Boston fashion companies a boost

Aubrie Pagano, CEO of Bow & Drape.

By Christopher Muther

Here’s an introduction to these stylish local entrepreneurs.

Show House tour spotlights mansion returned to former glory

This 1860s Newton Victorian has gone from the John C. Potter Estate to a boys school, a convent, and school administrative offices.

By Christopher Muther

With the help of 35 Boston-area interior designers, the Newton mansion’s rooms look like they were plucked from the pages of Architectural Digest.

Felice Shapiro on getting better after 50

By Jessica Teich

Shapiro launched betterafter50.com, an online magazine encouraging women to find a second wind mid-life – and share experiences along the way.

Globe North

Lowell nonprofit for troubled youth gets new home

Students, staff, and volunteers gathered for the Fresh Inspirations session in the new performance and conference room at UTEC in Lowell.

By Kathleen Pierce

Using the latest in sustainable building technologies, the once nomadic United Teen Equality Center is now firmly rooted for growth and longevity.

Lowell teens bring best-selling author to city

Wes Moore, trailed by Greater Lowell Technical High School students, arrived at Lowell Memorial Auditorium to address a crowd of 2,500.

By Brenda J. Buote

Inspired by a memoir, “The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates,” four teenagers raised $30,000 to bring its author to Lowell.

Peabody considers sex offender restrictions

By Dan O’Brien

The proposal is designed to avoid a court challenge akin to the ACLU’s suit against neighboring Lynn.

Globe South

Online lessons aid teachers, students in classrooms

Eighth graders at St. Mary of the Hills School in Milton used an online math site, developed by Khan Academy, to solve multiplication problems.

By Emily Sweeney

More schools are incorporating online learning into their curriculums to better engage students and free up teacher time.

Khan Academy: How it works

By Emily Sweeney

Here’s what Khan Academy looks like, and how it’s used in the classroom.

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Marshfield approves funds for new fire station

By Jennette Barnes

Marshfield Town Meeting on Monday approved construction of a $3.5 million fire station and agreed to match a federal grant for a new boat for the harbormaster.

Globe West

Artifacts found at air force base may be tied to Revolutionary War

Terrie Wallace, Curator of the Minuteman National Historical Park, with a fascine knife discovered with other artifacts at the Hanscom Air Force Base.

By Kathleen Burge

Archeologists have uncovered items from Hanscom Air Force base that may be related to the “second battle of Lexington” in 1775.

Parker’s Revenge and Hanscom Air Force Base

Created from farmland in 1941 as the United States considered entering World War II, Hanscom was a training ground for fighter squadrons and the site for testing radar sets developed by MIT’s Radiation Laboratory.

Facts on Battle of Parker’s Revenge and Hanscom Air Force Base

Newton

Fired police chief could receive large pension

By Deirdre Fernandes

Matthew Cummings, who became the first police chief fired in Newton’s history last month, could qualify for an annual pension of as much as $129,000.