Front page

Oct. 6

The role of partisan media

Analysts said that ideological media outlets have both contributed to the divide and hardened the battle lines.

Critic’s Notebook

Moving beyond the bronze age

Boston’s most memorable piece of public art in years — the mural by Brazilian street artists Os Gemeos at Dewey Square — is no more. In its place is an abstract mural in gray and white by the London-born, New York-based artist Matthew Ritchie.

Woburn’s mayoral choice: bad or worse?

WOBURN — With just a month remaining before the mayoral election, voters here face a troubling choice between an incumbent who admits he consumed alcohol before his crash in a city-owned car, and a wealthy challenger with a criminal record who once allegedly threatened to kill his business partner “with a .38 to the head.”

James and Johnny Macchi and their mother, Kristin, spoke with John Connolly at his Jamaica Plain office Saturday.

The mom machine propels John Connolly’s campaign

Many Boston school parents, including about 200 mothers working as volunteers, are helping John Connolly in his campaign for mayor.

The Nation

Government at a standstill

Furloughed workers will get back pay

A protester had a message for Congress on Saturday as the government shutdown entered its fifth day. The House passed some small spending measures, but no negotiations were in sight to end the standoff over the budget and health care law.

By Jonathan Weisman and Ashley Parker

The House, in a rare Saturday session, voted unanimously to guarantee that federal workers will receive back pay once the government shutdown ends.

Advertisers find new ways to track smartphone users

Privacy advocates fear consumers don’t realize how much is made vulnerable by using apps, searching the mobile Web, or going about daily life with a phone in your pocket.

By Claire Cain Miller and Somini Sengupta

Advocates fear that consumers do not realize just how much of their private information is on their phones and how much is made vulnerable simply by downloading and using apps.

Congressional budget crisis was months in the planning

Former Attorney General Edwin Meese helped lead the planning to overturn the health care law.

By Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Mike McIntire

Shortly after President Obama’s second term began, a loose-knit coalition of conservative activists came up with a take-no-prisoners legislative strategy to derail his health care reform.

The World

US commandos on the hunt for terror suspects

By David D. Kirkpatrick, Nicholas Kulish and Eric Schmitt

Troops aided by the FBI and CIA seized a suspected leader of Al Qaeda in Libya, while Navy SEALs didn’t find their target in a raid on a seaside Somali town.

John Kerry urges quick end to partial shutdown

By Indira A.R. Lakshmanan

Congress needs to think ‘‘long and hard about the message’’ the shutdown sends overseas about US credibility, Secretary of State Kerry said.

Iran’s supreme leader praises Rouhani effort

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei would have the final say in any potential agreement on Iran’s nuclear program.

By Thomas Erdbrink

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei expressed support on Saturday for President Hasan Rouhani’s recent diplomatic outreach to the West, but criticized some actions as “inappropriate.”

Editorial & Opinion


A cup of civility

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz issued a “respectful request” for customers to stop bringing guns into his company’s coffee shops.

By Jeff Jacoby

The lack of an anti-Starbucks backlash to its CEO’s request for customers to stop bringing guns to its coffee shops isn’t about brand loyalty.


Scott Brown’s 15 minutes of fame are up

Scott Brown spoke at a dinner event in Nashua, N.H., in April.

By Joan Vennochi

In a state like Massachusetts, it will be hard for Brown to recapture the relevance he enjoyed for a brief moment in time.


A winning recipe

Noted cookbook author Marcella Hazan took a break from cooking, as her husband Victor walked by and lovingly brushed against her.

By Joanna Weiss

Marcella Hazan’s recipes prove what it takes to cook good food at the end of the long, hard day: just a few basic ingredients, a sharp knife, and a good book.


After 20 years, Georges Bank clam beds reopen

A container of clams was unloaded from the Sea Watcher 1 in New Bedford.

By David Abel

Federal officials are allowing fishermen to harvest the prized clam beds that for years provided the meat to fill chowder bowls around the world.

Harvard rugby players celebrate 50-year anniversary

Gene Skowronski, 69, walked the Harvard Stadium field after taking part in some reunion rugby matches Saturday.

By Todd Feathers

The cuts, bruises, and scrapes were exhibited with grins by the Harvard Business School alumni who gathered Saturday at Harvard Stadium to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their rugby team.

For Jesuit journal, a blessed boost

The Rev. Matt Malone, who grew up in Mashpee, was named editor in chief of America a year ago.

By Lisa Wangsness

The editor in chief of the Jesuit magazine America knew the 12,000-word interview with Pope Francis his journal published last month would be a huge event. But he was still awed by the response.

Money & Careers

Your Career

New skills, built on old, can help in career changes

By Joan Axelrod-Contrada

Successful career moves are often built on skills already acquired through work and school, then transferred, adapted, and advanced for different industries and professions.

Innovation Economy

Will MOOCs help you open career doors?

By Scott Kirsner

Recruiters say an employee taking a massive open online course is an indication that someone is committed to upgrading their skills.

‘Mini-renaissance’ in manufacturing helps fuel demand for skilled workers

Dan Hurley operated a CNC lathe at Phillips Precision Inc., a Boylston company that makes plastic and metal products for various industries, last week.

By Jay Fitzgerald

Private- and public-sector entities are making a push to train more workers to run sophisticated, computer-aided equipment used today.

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Your Career

Taking a turn to tech from a liberal arts background

By Joan Axelrod-Contrada

Your Career

Patience, empathy, and a desire to prevent crises

By Joan Axelrod-Contrada

HOme of the week

Rambling Victorian house in Jamaica Plain

By John R. Ellement

Product Reviews

Spend less time on laundry

By Consumer Reports

Handyman on call | Peter Hotton

Time to consider dropping deceitful carpenter

By Peter Hotton

Boston Real Estate Now | Scott Van Voorhis

Home prices heading up, while pay still down

By Scott Van Voorhis

Etiquette At Work

How to answer a call when you know who is calling

By Peter Post

On the Job

Makeup artist helps clients put best face forward

By Cindy Atoji Keene

On the Hot Seat

Economic uncertainty hurts legal aid program

By Beth Healy

Mass. Movers

Perry Capital cuts stake in J.C. Penney

By Matt Townsend

A guide to buying happiness

By Michelle Singletary

Job doc

A look at the job search from both sides

By Elaine Varelas


Red Sox 7, Rays 4

David Ortiz leads Red Sox in double-barreled victory

David Ortiz and plate umpire Eric Cooper watched the flight of Ortiz’s eighth-inning home run, his second round-tripper of the game.

By Peter Abraham

David Ortiz belted two home runs Saturday as the Red Sox took command of their American League Division Series against the Rays.

Dan Shaughnessy

Is it really necessary to go to Tampa?

By Dan Shaughnessy

The Duck Dynasty/ZZ Top/Fidel Castro Red Sox look unbeatable at this hour. It’s a little scary. Baseball is not supposed to be this easy.

Three relievers nail down Game 2 win

Koji Uehara gets a lift from David Ortiz after the Red Sox closer finished off Tampa Bay with just 11 pitches.

By Kevin Paul Dupont

Koji Uehara did what he does best Saturday night, taking the ball for the ninth inning and ultimately blowing away three helpless Tampa Bay hitters.

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on second thought

Providing the homeless with a home field

By Kevin Paul Dupont

Red Sox Notebook

Ellsbury staying put helps Pedroia

By Peter Abraham

On Baseball

Red Sox offense has been relentless

By Nick Cafardo

rays notebook

Wil Myers still hearing it from Red Sox fans

By Julian Benbow

ALDS: A’s 1, Tigers 0

Stephen Vogt’s single propels Oakland past Detroit

By Gary Washburn

Tigers-A’s notebook

Tigers manager Jim Leyland would prefer some quiet time

By Gary Washburn

Sunday Baseball Notes

Joe Girardi couldn’t have timed free agency better

By Nick Cafardo

Sunday Football Notes

Broncos making early run at Patriots’ records

By Ben Volin

Sunday Hockey Notes

Martin St. Louis only choice for Tampa captaincy

By Fluto Shinzawa

Sunday Basketball Notes

Axing Nuggets coach represents a new trend

By Gary Washburn

Patriots at Bengals | 1 p.m. (CBS)

Patriots’ offensive line faces another challenge from Bengals

By Shalise Manza Young

Bruins Notebook

Brad Marchand makes his presence felt

By Amalie Benjamin

patriots notebook

Rob Gronkowski out for Sunday’s game against Bengals

By Michael Whitmer and Shalise Manza Young


Patriots’ keys to a win over the Bengals

By Jim McBride

NFL update

By Jim McBride

Bruins 4, Red Wings 1

Bruins improve to 2-0 with win over Red Wings

By Amalie Benjamin

Lynnfield 42, Manchester 0

Kyle McGah sets TD record as Lynnfield rolls

By Andrew MacDougall

Xaverian 43, CM 7

Xaverian bounces back

By Lorenzo Recupero

St. John’s Prep 55, Malden Catholic 8

St. John’s Prep easily handles Malden Catholic

By Anthony Gulizia

Bishop Fenwick 42, Cd. Spellman 20

Bishop Fenwick’s Rufus Rushins unstoppable

By Greg Joyce

Everett 28, Cambridge 0

Everett rolls over Cambridge in teams’ final battle

By Eric Russo

Boston College 48, Army 27

Andre Williams’s 5 touchdowns lead way for BC

By Michael Vega

Harvard 41, Holy Cross 35 | 3OT

Harvard edges Holy Cross in triple overtime

By Craig Larson

BC Notebook

Eagles shut out talk of shutdown

By Michael Vega

Bowling Green 28, UMass 7

Minutemen struggle offensively

By Bob Cunningham

Revolution 2, Red Bulls 2

Revolution earns draw with Red Bulls

By Kevin Koczwara

Georgia 34, Tennessee 31 (OT)

Georgia holds off Tennessee upset bid

By Steve Megargee


Why you can’t stop checking your phone

By Leon Neyfakh

To fight texting and driving means confronting a bigger problem, say experts: our technology is reprogramming us.

How ‘impermanence’ can help us all get along

By Maria Konnikova

Psychology considers a novel solution to human tribalism.


MacArthur ‘genius’ Robin Fleming on using archaeology to write history

Boston College history professor Robin Fleming.

By Ruth Graham

Boston College’s first honoree wants historians to stop being afraid of science.

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The Word

In Syria, code language defies surveillance

By Joshua J. Friedman

Uncommon Knowledge

Eye contact: not so persuasive after all

By Kevin Lewis


Charles H. Taylor, 84, Globe board member

Dr. Taylor worked to open Yale to female students and helped launch the African-American studies program.

By Bryan Marquard

Dr. Taylor served on the board of The Boston Globe and as acting president at Yale, where he helped open the university to female students.

Bill Eppridge, 75, captured powerful 1960s images

Mr. Eppridge photographed Robert Kennedy campaigning in 1968 with the Rams’ Fearsome Foursome for Life magazine.

By Douglas Martin

Mr. Eppridge, an award-winning photojournalist, took the historic image of a mortally wounded Senator Robert F. Kennedy in June 1968.

Bob Kurland, 88; big man revolutionized basketball

By Richard Goldstein

Bob Kurland, a forerunner of basketball’s dominant big man, starred on two gold medal-winning US Olympic teams.

Sunday Arts

pop music | critic’s notebook

Miley Cyrus knows just what she is doing — like it or not

By James Reed

“Bangerz,” Cyrus’ fourth studio album and the first to capitalize on her new image, comes out on Tuesday, after a firestorm of criticism about her recent behavior.


Witty and bright, Amy Sillman’s work is freshly urgent

“Fatso” by Amy Sillman is on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art.

By Sebastian Smee

“Amy Sillman: one lump or two” at the Institute of Contemporary Art reveals one of the most exciting painters around.

movie preview

She’s 16, but Hailee Steinfeld is no starry-eyed Juliet

Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth in “Romeo and Juliet.”

By Lynda Gorov

With an Oscar nomination for best supporting actress already under her belt for “True Grit,” Steinfeld is the name that this “Romeo and Juliet” was built around.

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Critic’s Notebook

Moving beyond the bronze age

By Sebastian Smee

Top Picks

Reasons to get ‘Stuck in Love’

By Tom Russo


A rare refuge from brutality of war

By Matthew Guerrieri

Critic’s picks: Visual art

By Sebastian Smee

Critic’s picks: Dance

By Karen Campbell

Critic’s picks: Television

By Matthew Gilbert

My Instagram: Ty-Juana Flores

By Christopher Muther


Rick Owens reinvents the runway

By Christopher Muther

Classical CD review

Handel and Haydn Society

By Jeremy Eichler

Classical CD review

Blue Heron

By Matthew Guerrieri

Classical CD review

Benjamin Zander

By Jeffrey Gantz

Book review

‘Book of Ages’ by Jill Lepore

By Julia M. Klein

Journalist, book juggler

Joe Klein

By Amy Sutherland

Book review

‘The Signature of All Things’ by Elizabeth Gilbert

By Eugenia Williamson

Book review

‘Levels of Life’ by Julian Barnes

By John Freeman


Rose Kennedy, a photographic history


Andre Dubus III finds inspiration in poetry, not surroundings

By Eugenia Williamson


In visit to Boston, Jimmy Fallon discusses ‘Tonight Show’ gig

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Matt Damon is a fan of Diane Ravitch

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


The Neighbourhood is not The Neighborhoods

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Seeing Panama, from crowded capital to private island


By Katie Johnston

The country is a beautiful, developed land of stark contrasts: Traffic jams and tropical flowers, plus a massive shipping industry and pristine beaches.

Cities in the states | Las Vegas

A royal flush of pleasures in everyone’s reach

The Las Vegas Strip draws tens of millions of visitors from everywhere every year.

By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright

Last year more than 39 million visitors came to this glittering, high-voltage city in the desert to dive with sharks, race Ferraris, drink, party, eat, gamble, and get married.

If you go

If you go to Las Vegas

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Antiques & Collectibles

By Virginia Bohlin

Here, There, and Everywhere

From Maine foliage to a pen camera

By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright

Check In

Green Mountain Inn in Stowe, Vt.

By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright


The Education Issue

Into the woods

By Melanie Plenda

The growing nature school movement is dedicated to getting young kids moving — and learning — outside.

The Education Issue

Will new curriculum improve Mass. schools?

New math standards being adopted across the state push reasoning and abstract thinking, says eighth-grade teacher Michelle Calioro. “I think that was really missing from the old standards.”

By Nick Pandolfo

With the state’s long history of high standards, some question whether it was a good idea for the state to change what it was already seen as doing well.

The Education Issue

How Massachusetts schools compare

By Matt Carroll

The highs and lows of Massachusetts districts, from the Globe’s free e-book.

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The Education Issue

Safe keeping

By Elizabeth Gehrman

The Education Issue

Listen here


The power of denial

By Kevin Cullen

Style Watch

Charming and practical

By Jaci Conry

Miss Conduct

The language of kink

By Robin Abrahams


Drop cookies that double as something more

By Denise Drower Swidey

A Restaurant's Take

Creative cookies at The Plate

Dinner With Cupid

Una bella notte


Shot in the arm

By Marian Daniells

First Person

Digital draw


My father’s race

By Chuck Leddy

Tales From the City

A virtual trip to the playground

Globe North

Winchester to decide on high school project

By Evan Allen

After the state voted to authorize up to $44.5 million in grants, taxpayers must decide whether to foot the nearly $90 million balance.

Jewish cemetery in Malden restored to honor forgotten souls

During a rededication of Malden’s Hebrew Charitable Burial Ground last month,  a man watched.

By Mark Micheli

The 1,439 souls who are buried in a once-abandoned burial ground in Malden were recently recognized in a solemn ceremony.

New charter schools proposed for Andover, Lynn

By Steven A. Rosenberg

Three of the seven finalists that state officials are considering for new charters are in the region north of Boston.

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Essex County

Residents protest revised flood-zone maps

By Christian M. Wade


Jewish Foundation holds ALS & MS Walk

By John Laidler


City holding more casino public forums

By John Laidler


Appeals board meets Wednesday

By Kathy McCabe


Writer to hold workshop at library

By Brenda J. Buote


Deadline for voting registration coming up

By Brock Parker


Fire Department offering safety open house

By John Laidler


Antique postcards to be displayed

By Brenda J. Buote


Primary absentee ballots available

By John Laidler


Historian visiting to discuss new book

By Brenda J. Buote


Cahill outpaces mayoral opponents in fund-raising

By Steven A. Rosenberg


Town inviting residents to open house

By John Laidler


Breakfast to host mayor, challenger

By David Rattigan


Proposed school would serve 1,005 students

By Brenda J. Buote


Flu clinic slated for Thursday

By Steven A. Rosenberg


Police focus on crosswalk violators

By Karen Sackowitz


Town hires new planning coordinator

By David Rattigan

North Andover

Two flu clinics scheduled

By Brenda J. Buote

Globe South

Study finds no link to air base, illnesses

By Emily Sweeney

More than a decade after launching a study on the prevalence of MS and ALS near the former South Weymouth Naval Air Station, health officials are ready to close the book on the controversy.

Lakeville gun ‘orphanage’ provides home for unwanted firearms

Bill Barchant takes aim with a Kentucky Flintlock long rifle outside his Lakeville home. “I find a safe place for unwanted guns to go,” he says.

By Emily Sweeney

Bill Bachant runs the Gun Orphanage out of his Lakeville home, where he cleans and repairs the firearms that he has collected during his travels.

Vote on Middleborough wetlands bylaw is reversed

By Michele Morgan Bolton

Three out of five Middleborough selectmen last week suddenly withdrew their support for a proposed wetlands protection bylaw.

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Gun facts

By Emily Sweeney

Globe South Community Bulletin Board

By Compiled Nicole Leonard

High School Soccer

Young shine in Dedham

By Peter Cappiello


IBM exec is newest selectman

By Juliet Pennington


Economic report coming soon

By Jennette Barnes


Hazardous waste drop-off

By John Laidler


Town Meeting on budget increases

By Juliet Pennington


Parking tickets up around Cohasset Common

By Johanna Seltz


Halloween costume swap at Tufts Library

By Johanna Seltz


Open Space Plan hearing

By Jean Lang


Elementary school survey

By Robert Knox


Health board discusses marijuana

By Jennette Barnes


Flu clinic scheduled

By Jessica Bartlett


Designer search for Gates project

By Jessica Bartlett


School for sale

By Jessica Bartlett


Tax split discussion continued

By Jessica Bartlett


Home to be dedicated

By Emily Sweeney


Prescription drop-off day

By Cara Bayles


New trash system grace period

By Dan Adams


Downtown housing approved

By Jennette Barnes


Ideas to revitalize neighborhood

By Michele Morgan Bolton


Tax break for Dunkin group to stay

By Dave Eisenstadter


Town meeting discussion

By Robert Knox


Dedham man killed in Westwood car accident

By Dave Eisenstadter

East Bridgewater

McCabe roast aids scholarships

By Rich Fahey


Selectmen meeting electronic handouts

By Michele Morgan Bolton


Survivor group asks for child safety committee

By Michele Morgan Bolton


School vote set

By John Laidler


Hired teachers bring relief to schools

By Elaine Cushman Carroll


Library hosts antique auction

By Michele Morgan Bolton


Town Meeting is Monday

By John Laidler


Route 1 sobriety check nabs nine

By Jean Lang


JFK cornfield portrait

By Juliet Pennington


Republican needed

By John Laidler


Register for hazardous-waste collection

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Historical Society yard sale

By Jennette Barnes


Fire captain honored for Marathon role

By Rich Fahey


New rental property rules

By Emily Sweeney

West Bridgewater

Women’s self-defense class

By Rich Fahey


Family flu clinic Oct. 19

By Michele Morgan Bolton


Selectmen eye economic council

By Elaine Cushman Carroll


Board reviewing zoning bylaws

By Paul E. Kandarian


Town launches online calendar

By Paul E. Kandarian

Globe West


Newton aldermen set to vote on Riverside development

An artist’s rendering of the Station at Riverside development proposed for Newton.

By Evan Allen

The $350 million development would bring 290 new apartments, a 10-story office building, retail space and a community center to MBTA-owned land off Route 128.

Brandeis remembers, honors a football team from long ago

Former Brandeis players Dick Baldacci (left) and Mike Long revisiting the site of the school’s football field, long since converted for soccer.

By Marvin Pave

The 1957 squad, which shut out New Hampshire and Northeastern and blew out Massachusetts on Homecoming Day, posted the best record (6-1) in the short history of Brandeis football.

Franklin library and its friends group are feuding

A statue of Benjamin Franklin outside the town’s library.

By Ellen Ishkanian

There is an old-fashioned turf war going on at Franklin Public Library, the nation’s first public library.

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High School Soccer

Wayland High boys’ soccer has teamed up for a turnaround

By Jason Mastrodonato

Globe West: In Uniform

By Alice C. Elwell


Police force earns accreditation

By Brock Parker


Forum on violence in media Thursday

By Brock Parker


Help plan Smith Tavern’s future

By Andrew Clark


Share thoughts on anaerobic digester

By Brock Parker


Health, wellness open house today

By Brock Parker


Gun buy-back nets 80 firearms

By Brock Parker


School board seat goes to Fiore

By Jaclyn Reiss


Gas station seeks to sell beer, wine

By Matt Gunderson


Free mental health screenings Thursday

By Jennifer Roach


Program on health care for seniors

By Nancy Shohet West


Tahanto principal starts Google group

By Matt Gunderson


Information session on medical marijuana

By Jennifer Roach


Special Town Meeting on Monday

By Jennifer Roach


Learn the rules for cutting trees

By Nancy Shohet West


Explore Farandnear property today

By Rachel Lebeaux


New programs for children, families

By Nancy ShohetWest


Town offering free flu shots

By Calvin Hennick


Annual flea market at school Saturday

By Davis Bushnell


School board to host forum Monday

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Flu clinic for all ages Wednesday

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Panel will lead search for new superintendent

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


School board extends Wong’s contract

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


First-aid class at fire station

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Recycling event set for Oct. 19

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Town clearing out water mains

By Davis Bushnell


Rival candidates gear up for Nov. 5

By Calvin Hennick


Kennedy is acting police chief

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Slow progress on pot facilities

By Matt Gunderson


Library to feature Armenian fare

By Abby Jordan


Films, discussions focus on evolution

By Rachel Lebeaux


O’Regan has openings for preschoolers

By Rachel Lebeaux


Flu clinic at elementary school Oct. 19

By Ellen Ishkanian


High school principal put on leave

By Ellen Ishkanian


Cub Scouts will be selling popcorn

By Abby Jordan


Workshop on special-education rights

By Rachel Lebeaux


Halloween gala to benefit youth center

By Ellen Ishkanian


Deadline to apply for cultural grants

By Abby Jordan


Friends planning library book sale

By Rachel Lebeaux


DPW is flushing water mains this month

By Rachel Lebeaux


Firefighters to hold weekend muster

By Abby Jordan