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Pedestrians in downtown North Adams have their choice of  galleries, thanks to the city’s flourishing arts community.

Matthew Cavanaugh For The Boston Globe

North Adams rebounds with art, education

When the once-bustling mills failed and closed here over the last several decades, much of the soul of North Adams went with them. Residents dispersed, unemployment soared, and rates of teenage pregnancy and domestic violence followed suit.

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Dana Gitell, a marketing specialist at NewBridge on the Charles, a Dedham retirement community, came up with the term “Thanksgivukkah.”

The frenzy that is ‘Thanksgivukkah’

A marketing specialist in Massachusetts came up with the term — and trademarked it — to note that the first day of Hanukkah falls on Thanksgiving this year.

Caesars dumped from Suffolk Downs casino plan

Suffolk Downs’ Chip Tuttle said the track asked Caesars “to withdraw as a qualifier from our license application.”

Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff/File

The racetrack’s ownership team intends to find another casino manager and continue its bid to win the sole Greater Boston resort casino license.

“This fight is not over. It has really only just begun,” said Senator Marco Rubio.

Tea Party wing of GOP unbowed by shutdown debacle

Just days after the government reopened and a possible worldwide fiscal calamity was averted, Tea Party Republicans appear anything but chastened.

The Nation

N.J. gay weddings start Monday

David Gibson (left) and Rich Kiamco displayed their wedding license receipt Friday in Jersey City after the state’s top court ruled same-sex marriages can begin Monday.

By Geoff Mulvihill

The state’s highest court ruled unanimously to deny a delay that had been sought by Governor Chris Christie’s administration.

Two convicted killers registered as felons after escapes

By Mike Schneider and Brendan Farrington

Within days of strolling out of a Florida prison without a hitch, the killers went to a jail about 300 miles away and registered, records showed.

FBI unit reviews plane laser attacks

By Larry Neumeister

The Joint Terrorism Task Force will lead a probe of laser attacks on the cockpits of two planes approaching LaGuardia Airport this week.

The World

Saudi Arabia rejects Security Council seat

By Alan Cowell, Rick Gladstone and Robert F. Worth

The decision appeared to reflect a deep-seated anger over what the Saudi monarchy regards as a failure by the Security Council to deal effectively with the Middle East.

Man reportedly radicalized before mall attack in Kenya

A video image showed an armed man identified as Hassan Abdi Dhuhulow in the attack at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi. He was the first to be named.

By Mark Lewis and Jason Straziuso

Security camera images show a 23-year-old Norwegian-Somali man firing coldly on shoppers as they made their way along store aisles.

Gunmen kill police officer as unrest continues in Egypt

By Ashraf Sweilam

Suspected militants opened fire at the officer as he walked near his home in the city of el-Arish, a security official said.

Editorial & Opinion


Boston’s minority candidate

Former Boston mayoral candidates Charlotte Golar Richie, Felix Arroyo, and John Barros walked with current mayoral candidate Marty Walsh in Dorchester last week.

By Lawrence Harmon

While John Connolly represents a richer future, Martin Walsh represents a more favorable present. And the city’s leaders of color aren’t in the mood to wait.

Derrick Z. Jackson

An unexpected inspiration

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley.

By Derrick Z. Jackson

Martin Walsh looks at former Baltimore mayor Martin O’Malley as an example of how he should run Boston if elected mayor.


Throw out the towel, Red Sox fans

By Tom Keane

After 101 years of cheering on the team at Fenway Park, we don’t need to become some Pittsburgh knockoff.


Lawrence mayor’s critics do an about-face

Councilor Daniel Rivera, the challenger in next month’s Lawrence mayoral election, went door-to-door to try to secure votes, visiting the Abreu family.

By Maria Sacchetti

William Lantigua’s popularity, coupled with one-time enemies’ reversal, is puzzling outsiders and infuriating critics.

Six months after death, Sean Collier plaque unveiled

About 200 colleagues, allies, and strangers gathered in Cambridge to honor MIT Police Officer Sean Collier.

By Brian MacQuarrie

About 200 colleagues, allies, and strangers gathered in Cambridge to honor slain MIT officer Sean Collier.

Annie Dookhan’s attorney pushes for 1-year sentence

Annie Dookhan wiped tears from her face during a hearing at Suffolk Superior Court in Boston on Friday.

By John R. Ellement and Martin Finucane

“There is absolutely no malicious or black-hearted or evil criminal intent” by the former drug lab chemist, her lawyer said.

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Death of Bulger extortion victim is ruled a homicide

By Haven Orecchio-Egresitz


Former Northampton probation aide is sentenced

By Haven Orecchio-Egresitz


Ariad cancels trial of leukemia drug

By Robert Weisman

The Cambridge biotech firm’s move raised safety questions about its blood cancer drug and sent the company’s shares plunging more than 40 percent.

Fla. unemployment website designed by Deloitte also draws complaints

By John Kennedy

The Florida unemployment compensation system’s new website, designed by the same firm responsible for the troubled Massachusetts benefits system, has left a trail of frustrated users.

Who’s name will be on the Pavilion? Blue Hills Bank?

By Deirdre Fernandes

The small Hyde Park-based bank is among the contenders trying to snag the naming rights of Boston’s waterfront amphitheater.


Mark B. Read, 58; was criminal turned author

Mr. Read said his victims were worse human beings than he. In later years, he revised his murder toll downward.

By Paul Vitello

Mr. Read spun tales from his violent history into a successful comedy routine and 10 top-selling books — including one illustrated for children.

Tom Foley, former House speaker; at 84

Speaker Foley posed in front of the federal courthouse in Spokane in 2001. Below, he toured Grenada on an Army helicopter to gather information in 1983, and sat with President George H.W. Bush in the Capitol Rotunda in 1991.

By Alan Fram and Nicholas K. Geranios

Mr. Foley, who lost in the Republican landslide of 1994, was the first sitting speaker to be booted from office by his constituents since the Civil War.

Christopher L. Gasper

Only one team will survive this classic ALCS

After four one-run games in the ALCS, John Farrell (with GM Ben Cherington in the background) enjoys a laugh Friday.

By Christopher L. Gasper

The truth is this is such an entertaining, enthralling, engaging, engrossing series that those witnessing it are winners.


Mike Napoli eager to return to World Series

Mike Napoli homered twice and drove in 10 runs in the 2011 World Series.

By Peter Abraham

Napoli, who shined for the Rangers in the 2011 World Series, is a victory away from another trip to the Fall Classic.

Agent: Rob Gronkowski cleared to play by all doctors

Rob Gronkowski, shown at practice Wednesday, has received medical clearance to play, according to agent Drew Rosenhaus.

By Shalise Manza Young

The Patriots listed Gronkowski as questionable on the injury report for Sunday’s game, as they have since Week 3.

Clay Buchholz aims to end his postseason frustration

Clay Buchholz is winless in three career postseason starts, including Game 2 of the ALCS.

By Bob Hohler

Buchholz is winless in three postseason starts.

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red sox notebook

Red Sox are sticking with scuffling Stephen Drew

By Peter Abraham

TIGERS notebook

Max Scherzer has his head in the game

By Julian Benbow

NLCS Game 6: Cardinals 9, Dodgers 0

Cardinals advance to World Series

By Gary Washburn

patriots notebook

Danny Amendola out against Jets

By Michael Whitmer

bruins notebook

Dougie Hamilton makes most of return to lineup

By Amalie Benjamin

Head of the Charles regatta

US Rowing’s men aiming at strengths

By John Powers

BC High 13, SJ Prep 7

Sean Holleran leads No. 16 BC High

By Anthony Gulizia

Mansfield 20, King Philip 7

Mansfield defense turns up heat

By Eric Russo

Barnstable 20, Bridgewater-Raynham 14

Hayden Murphy’s late TD run lifts Barnstable

By Zac Vierra

Friday | Bristol-Plymouth 30, Blue Hills 24

Bristol-Plymouth overpowers Blue Hills

By Lorenzo Recupero


Finishing out games will be main focus for Celtics

By Baxter Holmes

Arlington 40, Woburn 6

Frank Roche does it all in Arlington’s rout

By Stephen Sellner

Tewksbury 28, Haverhill 14

Tewksbury nets MVC Div. 2 crown behind suffocating defense

By Greg Joyce

head of the charles notebook

Newton’s Gevvie Stone faces stiff competition in bid to repeat

By John Powers

BC 9, Wisconsin 2

BC rolls over Wisconsin on Jerry York Night

By Nancy Marrapese-Burrell

G: Family

Cricket growing in popularity on American college campuses

Northeastern’s Mihir Shah swings and misses in front of Harvard’s Norris Guscott at Jordan Field.

By James Sullivan

The game has caught on quickly in education-rich New England, where Northeastern, MIT, Bryant, and Worcester Polytechnic have established cricket clubs.

For Pedrito Martinez, the past is always present

“As soon as I got here I started learning other cultures,” says Pedrito Martinez.

By Siddhartha Mitter

Nothing in life, and least of all the Cuban percussionist’s music, occurs outside the boundaries of an ongoing conversation with the ancestors.

Frankie Rose brings pure pop chops to third album

“I want to make songs that I would want to hear, and I like pop songs,” says Frankie Rose.

By James Reed

Rose, 34, records an especially dreamy brand of guitar pop that’s compact but flush with emotion.