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Connolly turns to donors of losing mayoral candidates

City Councilor John R. Connolly’s massive fund-raising haul in the opening weeks of the Boston mayoral general election was amassed by corraling the donors of failed preliminary race candidates, obtaining support from key allies of Mayor Thomas M. Menino, and doubling down on a statewide base of lawyers and developers throughout the state, a Globe analysis of campaign financial records shows.

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//,tvbattles,lifestyle_19.jpg Kids make their pitch for late World Series bedtimes

With World Series games running into the late hours of the night, young Red Sox fans are negotiating with parents to stay up and watch.

// In St. Louis, the nice guys finish first

Cardinals fans often are called the best in the game. Interactions with dozens of them in St. Louis this week did nothing to dispute that notion.

Classes resume at Danvers High School after teacher slaying

Danvers High School reopened on Friday after the body of a popular math teacher was found on Wednesday.

Philip Chism, 14, who is accused of killing his math teacher at Danvers High School, was devastated when his family moved to Massachusetts this year.

Deb Shields is one of a handful of counselors in rural Washington County charged with finding people who will benefit from the insurance marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act and helping them sign up.

In rural Maine, insurance program progresses slowly

Getting people to enroll in areas such as Washington County, where 18 percent lacked health insurance, may be tricky, according to the National Rural Health Association.

The Nation

Repaired health website promised by Nov. 30

By Robert Pear and Sharon LaFraniere

The Obama administration said it would fix problems in the federal health insurance marketplace just two weeks before the deadline to sign up for coverage.

Obama to use Faneuil Hall as backdrop to defend law

President Obama will speak at Faneuil Hall next week.

By Matt Viser

President Obama will deliver remarks from the same spot where Mitt Romney signed the Bay State’s landmark health care law in 2006.

Dead baby found at recycling plant

An autopsy was planned on a baby girl whose body was found on a conveyor belt by a worker sorting cans and plastics at a California recycling center.

The World

EU allies seek talks with US on spy limits

By James Kanter and Alan Cowell

French and German leaders offered to hold talks to come up with mutually acceptable rules for surveillance operations, easing a trans-Atlantic spying dispute.

Court upholds life term for Bo Xilai

Former Chinese Politburo member Bo Xilai was convicted last month of embezzlement, bribery, and abuse of power.

By Aritz Parra and Gillian Wong

The ousted politician lost his appeal in his final public appearance before prison — an inglorious end for the once-rising star.

Syrian military claims more ground in attack

By Albert Aji and Zeina Karam

Troops have been making gains in rebel-held areas around the capital and have made progress against outgunned and fragmented fighters in several areas.

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Grenada cheers 1983 US invasion

By Linda Straker and Danica Coto

Russia advances antiterrorism bill

By Vladimir Isachenkov

Other Roma couple are girl’s parents

By Veselin Toshkov and NIcholas Paphitis

Editorial & Opinion

Derrick Z. Jackson

Understanding the language gap

By Derrick Z. Jackson

New research shows that children from of lower economic status were already behind their peers from wealthier families by the age of 3.


Beware the mark of the arbitrator

The Boston City Council held a hearing on Wednesday about the contract for the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association.

By Lawrence Harmon

Tim Buckalew needs to lay out his decision to award a pay raise over six years to the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association in simple language for the taxpayers who get stuck with the bill.


Boston’s new frontier of civic leaders

By Renée Loth

Tom Menino has provided steady, effective stewardship with his pragmatic team of “urban mechanics.” Now it is time for some dreamers.

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editorial | city council district five endorsement

Jean-Claude Sanon can unify diverse district

letters | tragedy at Danvers High School

A teacher’s manifesto — and prayer

letters | tragedy at Danvers High School

Outraged by choice of photo

letters | tragedy at Danvers High School

Companies shove culture of violence down kids’ throats


For Republicans, Connolly is the Democrat of choice

By Stephanie Ebbert

In the mayoral matchup against Martin Walsh, a leader in the labor community, John Connolly is proving to be the preferred candidate of the GOP.

Council hopefuls focus on safety

By Meghan E. Irons

Candidates for at-large City Council seats say public safety, quality education, and a growing divide between the richer and poorer sections are top issues, according to a Globe survey.

MBTA restores ads critical of Israel

By Lisa Wangsness and Martine Powers

The MBTA said a rash of complaints followed the ads’ removal, a decision made by the transit agency’s advertising contractor.

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North Brookfield

Major fire strikes boarding school for boys

By Alyssa Creamer

Woman survives rush-hour drive-by shooting on VFW Parkway

By Nicholas Jacques and Alyssa Creamer


What mayoral candidates can offer start-ups

John R. Connolly spoke at a forum in South Boston on Friday. Seated next to Connolly were cohosts Jeff Bussgang (center) and Stephen Kraus.

By Michael B. Farrell

Boston mayoral hopefuls John Connolly and Martin Walsh on Friday went into the heart of the city’s Innovation District to woo its denizens.

Santander aims for US acceptance with a new media campaign

Robert De Niro will be featured in television commercials tied to a new Santander product.

By Deirdre Fernandes

Can a foreign bank with tough-to-pronounce name become a household brand? That’s what Santander, which has rebranded its Sovereign Bank arm, hopes.

Web host company raises $252 million in IPO

By Hiawatha Bray

Endurance International Group, Massachusetts’ newest public company, is a 16-year-old firm with little public name recognition.


Bill Sharman, 87; Celtics Hall of Famer, later a Hall of Fame coach

Bill Sharman evading Minneapolis Lakers center George Mikan at Boston Garden in 1955.

By Stuart Lavietes

Mr. Sharman was one of three people elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame as both a player and a coach.

Walter Morris, 92; original member of all-black Army parachute battalion

Mr. Morris played a pivotal role in the Pacific Northwest in World War II. He had volunteered for the Army in 1941.

By Samantha Hogan

Mr. Morris in World War II became one of the first black paratroopers in the US Army, joining the 555th Parachute Infantry Company.

Lou Scheimer, cartoon studio founder; at 84

Mr. Scheimer’s company became a Saturday morning powerhouse with shows including “Fat Albert” (left).

Mr. Scheimer’s Filmation produced Saturday morning cartoons including ‘‘Fat Albert’’ and ‘‘The Archie Show.’’


Jake Peavy gets his first crack at Fall Classic

Jake Peavy spoke with the media Friday before the Red Sox workout at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.

By Peter Abraham

This is the kind of game the Sox had in mind when they gave up gifted young shortstop Jose Iglesias in the Peavy trade.

Christopher L. Gasper

Clay Buchholz must be willing to pitch hurt

In three starts this postseason, Clay Buchholz is winless with a 5.40 ERA.

By Christopher L. Gasper

The only thing that should stop Buchholz from taking the mound on Sunday for Game 4 is the National Guard.

Chris Jones making the most of his chance with Patriots

Defensive lineman Chris Jones has impressed the Patriots.

By Michael Whitmer

The determination showed by Jones, an undrafted rookie free agent already on his third team, has caught the coaches’ attention.

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Red Sox notebook

Daniel Nava gets start in LF for Game 3

By Peter Abraham

cardinals notebook

St. Louis going with Lance Lynn in Game 4

By Julian Benbow

Gary Washburn

Cardinals’ confidence never wavered after loss

By Gary Washburn


Patriots list Danny Amendola as questionable

By Michael Whitmer

bruins notebook

Defense saved the day before last-second goal

By Barbara Matson


Celtics’ Avery Bradley is adjusting on the fly

By Baxter Holmes

Friday’s game: Xaverian 19, BC High 0

Xaverian’s defense stifles BC High

By Anthony Gulizia

Natick 56, Walpole 55

Troy Flutie’s TD run gives Natick thrilling OT win

By Stephen Sellner

Needham 42, Weymouth 28

Mike Panepinto’s 6 TDs lead Needham

By Andrew MacDougall

Friday game: O’Bryant 21, Latin Academy 8

O’Bryant clinches Boston South title

By Lorenzo Recupero

Acton-Boxboro 43, Waltham 8

Colonials rule Dual County League once again

By Eric Russo

Abington 36, East Bridgewater 7

Abington grabs South Shore Large title

By Greg Joyce

BC 3, Minnesota 3

No. 5 Eagles earn tie at No. 1 Minnesota

By Jess Myers

G: Family


Lesley Pratt Bannatyne discusses Halloween’s scare appeal

Lesley Pratt Bannatyne is author of “Halloween Nation: Behind the Scenes of America’s Fright Night.”

By Patricia Harris and David Lyon

The author of five books about Halloween, Lesley Pratt Bannatyne has been chronicling the expanding popularity of the holiday for more than two decades.

From the Archives

Red Sox vs. Cardinals in the World Series

By Leanne Burden

This is the fourth time the Red Sox have played the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series.

Book REview

‘The Modern Art Invasion’ by Elizabeth Lunday

Elizabeth Lunday’s “The Modern Art Invasion”

By Colin Fleming

”The Modern Art Invasion’’ is the story of the vanguard 1913 Armory Show that forever changed American tastes with its stints in New York, Chicago, and Boston.