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Red Sox open by dominating Cardinals

Jonny Gomes, David Ortiz, Jacoby Ellsbury, and Dustin Pedroia hailed Mike Napoli’s three-run double.

Barry Chin/ Globe Staff

When do the St. Louis Cardinals get here for the 2013 World Series? Seriously. What was that from them in Game 1?

// Colleen Ritzer was a paragon of caring

At 24, Ritzer had become a role model for many of her students at Danvers High School.

// Danvers teacher slain, quiet new student held

Philip Chism, 14, is being held without bail after being accused of killing 24-year-old Colleen Ritzer, a teacher at Danvers High School.

Connolly leads Walsh, but race is fluid, Globe poll finds

Mayoral hopeful John R. Connolly holds an 8 percentage point lead over Martin J. Walsh, though the race remains in flux.

Both rivals promise inclusive mayoralty

Martin Walsh and John Connolly agreed at a Roxbury debate that there are too many inequities in communities of color.

Report faults Boston cabs, oversight

Key findings of a review commissioned after a Globe Spotlight Team report earlier this year call for sweeping changes to the way the city regulates the taxi industry.

The Nation

No timetable on fixes to health care website

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Alan Fram

The Obama administration acknowledged Wednesday its problem-plagued health insurance website didn’t get enough testing before going live.

Sparring opens Detroit bankruptcy trial

By Ed White

An attorney representing Detroit urged a judge Wednesday to allow the city to fix staggering financial problems through bankruptcy.

Baby born with HIV may be cured

By Marilynn Marchione

The girl, now 3, was treated unusually aggressively and shows no active infection despite stopping AIDS medicines 18 months ago.

The World

Germany told NSA spied on its chancellor

By Alison Smale

Chancellor Angela Merkel called President Obama to make clear that such practices — if confirmed — were “completely unacceptable.”

Kerry reassures Israel on Iran, but divisions remain

John Kerry is on a visit to Europe focused on Middle East diplomacy, most notably US efforts toward a peace conference on the Syrian conflict.

By Michael R. Gordon

Secretary of State John Kerry said that the US would insist on strict constraints on Iran’s nuclear program in its newly reinvigorated negotiations with Tehran.

Greenpeace activists face hooliganism charges in Russia

By Vladimir Isachenkov

Russia’s main investigative agency said it has dropped piracy charges against jailed Greenpeace activists and charged them instead with hooliganism.

Editorial & Opinion

Alex Beam

Lee Harvey Oswald, reconsidered

Lee Harvey Oswald and his Russian wife, Marina, pose on a bridge walk in Minsk during their stay in the Soviet Union.

By Alex Beam

For decades, Oswald was seen as a cog in a larger machine, a patsy for dark forces united to kill America’s charismatic young president.


Class and Boston’s new mayor

By Joan Vennochi

Forget about new Boston versus old Boston. The real issue is rich Boston versus poor Boston and whether the next mayor cares enough to do something about it.


A balancing act for Iran end game

By Nicholas Burns

With surprisingly little fanfare, American and Iranian negotiators launched long-awaited talks over Iran’s increasingly advanced nuclear program.


Don Berwick reflects on health law woes

Donald Berwick helped build the base to the US health care law.

By Tracy Jan

The Democrat is staking much of his campaign for Massachusetts governor on the lead role he played in kicking off the new US health care law.

Yvonne Abraham

Dobelle and Regan: Two of a kind

By Yvonne Abraham

Evan Dobelle, the disgraced Westfield State president, and George Regan, the PR veteran who represents him, are a match made in heaven.

Suzanne Lee, Bill Linehan fight again for District 2 seat

Suzanne Lee chatted wtih South Boston resident Dennis Missett Jr. as she bids to win election to the City Council.

By Meghan E. Irons

Lee has been pounding the pavement in South Boston, trying to finish what she started two years ago: unseat sitting city councilor Linehan, who won’t go down easily.

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Colleen Ritzer was a paragon of caring

By David Abel and Kathy McCabe

Danvers teacher slain, quiet new student held

By Peter Schworm and John R. Ellement

Report faults Boston cabs, oversight

By Thomas Farragher and Jonathan Saltzman


Al Norman celebrates 20 years of battling Walmart

By Taryn Luna

“Walmart is like a cheap piece of underwear, they keep creeping up on you,” said Norman, who has spent decades blocking Walmart from opening new locations.


Google Chromebook concept gaining momentum

By Hiawatha Bray

The Acer C720 is robust enough for regular work and play, and cheap enough for regular people.

Boston Scientific to cut up to 1,500 more jobs

By Robert Weisman

The Natick-based medical device maker plans to eliminate between 1,100 and 1,500 jobs worldwide during the next two years.


Elvin Heiberg, 81; lost battle for La. floodgates

Lieutenant General Elvin Heiberg III led the Army Corps of Engineers district that included New Orleans from 1984 to 1988.

By Bart Barnes

The retired lieutenant general was the former chief of the Army Corps of Engineers who was outspoken after Hurricane Katrina.

Anthony Hinds, horror film mogul; at 91

Mr. Hinds’s films turned a a puny British film studio into a Goliath of cinematic gore.


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Red Sox beat Cardinals in Game 1

David Ortiz hit a two-run home run in the seventh inning.

By Peter Abraham

The Red Sox pounced on three errors by the Cardinals and got 7 shutout innings from Jon Lester to seize a 1-0 World Series lead.

Christopher L. Gasper

Cardinals ‘embarrassed’ by sloppy play

Adam Wainwright and Yadier Molina let a second-inning popup fall in.

By Christopher L. Gasper

We heard about how fundamentally sound the Cardinals were coming into Game 1, yet they were anything but that in the opener.

On Baseball

Jon Lester steps up as Red Sox’ true ace

With  7⅔
 innings in Wednesday’s Game 1, Jon Lester increased his World Series scoreless streak to 13‚ innings over two appearances, which drew an ovation from the crowd when he exited after 112 pitches.

By Nick Cafardo

Lester locked down the Cardinals over 7 shutout inning, and showed on MLB’s biggest stage that he is a pitcher to be counted on.

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red sox notebook

Clay Buchholz expected to start Game 4

By Peter Abraham

Cardinals Notebook

Cardinals set to turn to Michael Wacha

By Julian Benbow

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Red Sox open by dominating Cardinals

By Dan Shaughnessy

PATRIOTS notebook

Andre Carter thrilled with return to Patriots

By Michael Whitmer

Celtics 101, Nets 97

Celtics top Nets in final preseason game

By Baxter Holmes

Bruins Notebook

Milan Lucic continues his early season surge for Bruins

By Amalie Benjamin

Bruins 5, Sabres 2

Loui Eriksson suffers head injury in Bruins’ win

By Amalie Benjamin

Dan Shaughnessy

Terry Francona is ‘rooting for great baseball’

By Dan Shaughnessy

Senators 6, Red Wings 1

Daniel Alfredsson’s reunion with Senators spoiled

By Noah Trister

celtics notebook

Rajon Rondo won’t set date for Celtics comeback

By Baxter Holmes

G: Style

Movie Review

Robert Redford sails alone in the stunning ‘All Is Lost’

Robert Redford as a lone sailor on a sinking boat on the Indian Ocean.

By Ty Burr

Writer-director J.C. Chandor’s cleanly observed tale of one man trying to keep the odds going in his favor is a nearly perfect thing.

This fall the wet suit looks even better on the town

A model wears neoprene at an Emporio Armani fashion show.

By Cheryl Fenton

The neoprene wet suit is the star of the fashion season, with top designers taking the fabric out of the water and putting it on the runways.

Bargain Bin

Habit hosts dress and handbag sale

Habit’s sale event.

By Ami Albernaz

Ami Albernaz’s weekly roundup of bargains includes the South Boston boutique’s event.