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Menino pushes plan to boost housing

The mayor’s goal to build 30,000 homes could significantly alter the housing landscape.

Saudis back US as Assad gives warning

Saudi Arabia would join France in supporting a US-led strike, although it is unclear whether the Saudis would provide military assistance.

Bill Walczak (left) met with bicycle advocate Galen Mook and others before riding with the group to Allston. Walczak says he wants to be mayor “because I really love Boston and I know what the potential is.”

Bill Walczak is no stranger to challenges

Walczak, who helped revive Dorchester’s Codman Square, is making the case that he is the only candidate in the race bold enough to lead Boston forward.

 Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 35-yard field goal with 5 seconds to play to give the Patriots a 23-21 victory over the Bills Sunday.

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Patriots start season with shaky win

Tom Brady was able to overcome a shoddy outing from a radically retooled offense to eke out a come-from-behind win in Buffalo.

Hugo Van Vuuren (second from left) with Harvard’s Martin Camacho, Patrick Coats, and Brandon Liu.

Harvard makes space for venture capitalist

The university appears to be the first to officially collaborate with an investment firm to help students explore starting businesses before graduation.

The Create the Vote Boston 2013 coalition plans to question the candidates for mayor of Boston during a Monday night forum at the Paramount Theatre.

The Arts

Arts community gets mayoral hopefuls’ attention

A coalition wants candidates for mayor to articulate a real vision for the arts in Boston. And the candidates are responding.

The Nation

Rep. McGovern says president should rethink vote by Congress

By Tracy Jan

Worcester Democrat James McGovern called on President Obama to withdraw his request for congressional authorization for strikes against Syria.

Parents are rebelling against standardized tests

A small but growing number of US parents are ensuring their children do not participate in standardized testing.

By Katie Zezima

They are opposed to the practice for an array of reasons, such as concern that test prep is narrowing curricula down to the minimum needed to pass an exam.

NAACP president plans to step down

Benjamin Jealous is credited with improving the NAACP’s donor base.

Benjamin Jealous said he plans to pursue teaching at a university and wants to spend time with his young family.

The World

Egypt’s army hits suspected militant sites in Sinai; 11 die

Egyptian soldiers stood guard on top of a minaret in the border town of Rafah. The military made a push in the northern Sinai.

By Maggie Michael and Ashraf Sweilam

The strikes paved the way for a ground offensive, allowing troops backed by armored vehicles to sweep homes of suspected insurgents.

Syrian rebels capture village that has Christian majority

A undated handout from the Syrian news agency SANA showed a church in Maaloula, northeast of Damascus.

By Jamal Halaby

Rebels led by Al Qaeda-linked fighters swept into the mountainside sanctuary in fighting overnight and forcing hundreds to flee, activists and locals said Sunday.

Afghans say NATO killed civilians

US troops serving with a NATO-led force investigated the site of a suicide attack east of Kabul on Sunday.

Officials on Sunday accused NATO of killing of up to 16 civilians in an airstrike in the country’s remote east.

Editorial & Opinion

Jennifer Graham

Let there be night

When Thomas Edison coaxed a carbonized cotton thread to burn for 14 hours in October of 1879, he lit the world — and murdered sleep.

JAMES CARROLL

The strength not to react with force

By James Carroll

American unilateralism, presidential overreach, the myth of stopping violence with more violence — all of this would be different if the US rejected a military strike against Syria.

opinion | Kyle Shachmut

Digital education shouldn’t bypass disabled

The Braille terminal is one type of aid for visually impaired computer users.

By Kyle Shachmut

As new technology-rich environments revolutionize the classroom, few make provision for people who are blind, dyslexic, or otherwise print-disabled.

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letters | innovation and protection of rights

Music industry, tech world forging success together

letters | innovation and protection of rights

Threat of legal action cast a hush over music class

letters | prisoners beset by challenges in the system

Scant help in making their way outside system

letters | prisoners beset by challenges in the system

Whisking female prisoners away is punishment anew

Metro

String of arsons causes unease in Somerville

By Meghan E. Irons

Fear has been spreading since June 27, when the Fire Department began responding to the first of 13 blazes.

Adrian Walker

What matters in Southie

By Adrian Walker

The people that City Council candidate Suzanne Lee talks to aren’t asking about who’s going to host next year’s St. Patrick’s Day breakfast.

Time is ripe for picking apples

Lucy Twombly, 10, (left) shared an apple with her friend Jane Reilly, 10, at Russell Orchards in Ipswich.

By Jeremy C. Fox

The nearly 370 apple orchards in Mass. have a bumper crop ready for picking, with some fruit reported to be larger than normal.

Business ǀ Science

Helping students crack computer science code

By Callum Borchers

Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill is teaching computer coding — a marketable skill, and one that tech companies want taught everywhere.

Website makes seeking a patent more affordable

SmartUp is an online service that connects fledgling businesses to patent attorneys offering discounted legal advice.

Behind Lehman probe, a sharp debate

By Ben Protess and Susanne Craig

Despite prodding by the Securities and Exchange Commission chief, the investigation team found no basis for civil charges.

Obituaries

Judith Glassman Daniels, 74; edited top magazines

Judith Daniels was managing editor at New York magazine when she launched Savvy, initially as an insert.

Daniels blazed a trail for women in the publishing world and became the first woman to serve as top editor of Life magazine.

Jack Beal, 82; New Realist won acclaim for murals

Jack Beal, with part of his mural “The History of Labor,’’ which was done in Washington, D.C., for the Labor Department.

By Paul Vitello

Mr. Beal’s earnest public murals depicting ancient myths and modern life helped define the New Realism of the 1960s and ’70s.

Paul Scoon; had key role in invasion of Grenada

By Douglas Martin

Mr. Scoon, 78, vaulted from the mainly ceremonial post of governor general of Grenada to power broker when the US invaded his nation.

Sports

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Tom Brady saved the day for Patriots

Tom Brady consulted with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, center, and head coach Bill Belichick during a timeout just before the Patriots’ game-winning field goal Sunday.

By Christopher L. Gasper

Brady showed Sunday he is human spackle for the Patriots, the ultimate coverall to mask deficiencies and unsightly appearances.

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Patriots start season with shaky win

 Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 35-yard field goal with 5 seconds to play to give the Patriots a 23-21 victory over the Bills Sunday.

By Shalise Manza Young

Tom Brady was able to overcome a shoddy outing from a radically retooled offense to eke out a come-from-behind win in Buffalo.

Dan Shaughnessy

Red Sox only focused on October now

Will Middlebrooks, right, was greeted by teammate Mike Napoli after hitting a home run in the ninth inning Sunday.

By Dan Shaughnessy

The Red Sox are going to win the AL East, so they can focus on the big picture -- like getting their players healthy for the playoffs.

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on basketball

Time to forgive Rick Pitino for Celtics era

By Gary Washburn

Yankees 4, Red Sox 3

Red Sox can’t close out sweep of Yankees

By Peter Abraham

on baseball

David Ortiz belongs in AL MVP race

By Nick Cafardo

red sox notebook

Jacoby Ellsbury has fracture but should return

By Peter Abraham

Patriots notebook

Kyle Arrington comes up big twice for Patriots

By Michael Whitmer

49ers 34, Packers 28

49ers beat Packers in season opener

By Janie McCauley

Saints 23, Falcons 17

Back under Sean Payton, Saints toughen up

By Brett Martel

Jets 18, Buccaneers 17

Late penalty pushes Jets past Tampa

By Dennis Waszak Jr.

Impact 4, Revolution 2

Revolution unable to recover from early red card

By Nick Ironside

on olympics

Wrestling stays in Olympics through 2024

By John Powers

G: Health

Should we eat meat?

By Karen Weintraub

Although researchers disagree about exactly how much meat is OK to eat, most agree that less is better.

Arsenio Hall begins new late night show

Arsenio Hall is ready to get back in the game with a new late night show premiering Monday.

By Sarah Rodman

The stand-up comic and actor enjoyed six successful years before calling it quits to spend time working on a family.

Photography Review

Artists attempt the identity riddle

Caleb Cole’s “The Filling Station.”

By Mark Feeney

The work of four photographers is currently on display in “Framed: Identity and the Photographic Portrait” and “Collier Heights.”