Front page

Warren, allies oppose Obama on budget compromise

Democrats may be heading toward a party split that could prevent a lasting deal to stop the constant threat of shutdowns and defaults.

// Martin Walsh, long a labor leader, talks of broader balance

During his 25 years as a union man, Walsh become one of the key figures in Boston’s construction industry.

John Connolly said he has represented about 30 clients since he became a city councilor.

John Connolly emphasizes public service over legal work

For all his talk of his experience as a teacher, the mayoral candidate has spent far longer, 12 years, as a lawyer.

The Nation

Passions high as Hawaii debates gay marriage

Allan Wang and Tom Humphreys married out of state after Humphreys was diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer.

By Oskar Garcia

A special session of the state Legislature that starts Monday could make Hawaii the next state to formally legalize same-sex marriage.

Nearly a year later, Sandy still being analyzed

People gathered Sunday in Queens to observe a moment of silence two days before the one-year anniversary of the storm.

By Seth Borenstein

Meteorologists have pored over forecasts, satellite photos, computer models, and even the physical damage to try to get a sense of what made Sandy the demon it was.

Warren, allies oppose Obama on budget compromise

Senator Elizabeth Warren criticized the president’s offer to compromise with Republicans on Social Security cuts. Some New England lawmakers have joined in opposing such cuts.

By Noah Bierman

Democrats may be heading toward a party split that could prevent a lasting deal to stop the constant threat of shutdowns and defaults.

The World

Syria submits plan to destroy chemical munitions

By Nick Cumming-Bruce and Michael R. Gordon

Syria submitted a formal plan for the destruction of its chemical arms, but it was not clear whether the regime furnished a full listing of weapons sites.

New wave of attacks kills at least 66 people in Iraq

Two boys looked at the wreckage left by a car bomb attack in the Hurriyah neighborhood of Baghdad on Sunday.

By Sinan Salaheddin

A series of attacks including car bombings in Baghdad, an explosion at a market, and a suicide assault in a northern city killed at least 66 people Sunday.

GOP official defends foreign surveillance

Representative Mike Rogers said reports of the monitoring of Angela Merkel’s phone calls were incomplete and misleading.

By Brian Knowlton

The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Mike Rogers, offered one of the most vigorous defenses of US surveillance activities in Europe.

Editorial & Opinion


Budget-assault vehicle

MRAP vehicles are designed to protect occupants from IED attacks.

By John E. Sununu

St. Cloud was one of eight Minnesota communities to get a six-wheeled mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicle, at total taxpayer cost of $3.5 million.

opinion | Mike Ross

Boston’s start-up disconnect

By Mike Ross

In competing with other cities for new business here’s one thing Boston needs to fix right now: simply logging onto the Internet.

opinion | jennifer graham

Take the train into the city? No, thanks

The Ashland commuter rail station has ample parking, at least.

The service is too much like convenience-store coffee: promising, but ultimately disappointing. It takes too long and costs too much.

More Stories

editorial | city council district eight endorsement

Josh Zakim offers passion, expertise

letters | Revitalizing Worcester

City deserves plaudits for rising above fiscal woes

letters | Revitalizing Worcester

Downtown residents need green space too

letters | The Fenway Park experience, baseball aside

‘Boston Strong’ sorely misused as a sports team’s rallying cry

letters | The Fenway Park experience, baseball aside

‘Sweet Caroline’ has its rightful place at Fenway

letters | The Fenway Park experience, baseball aside

Killjoys all


Love story spans Red Sox-Cardinals history

Bob and Jean Hannon of Milton have attended hundreds of Red Sox games, including all four Boston-St. Louis World Series matchups.

By Bella English

Bob and Jean Hannon had their first date at a 1946 Red Sox-Cardinals World Series game in Fenway and have been steadfast fans over 62 years of marriage.

Jewish caretaker tends to historic church pipe organ

Lee Eiseman, 66, has been caring for the organ at Charlestown’s St. Mary’s Church since 1974, when the classical music aficionado and energetic tinkerer made a promise to organ builder Charles Fisk.

By Eric Moskowitz

The same majestic pipe organ has filled Charlestown’s soaring St. Mary’s Church with music for 121 years, thanks, in part, to Lee Eiseman.

Walsh, Connolly visit faith groups

Bruce Thatcher of the Dearborn Community Alliance spoke at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center’s forum.

By Joshua Miller

Nine days before voters choose Boston’s next mayor, the campaigning of John Connolly and Martin Walsh pivoted on speaking to faith groups.

Business ǀ Science

At Children’s Hospital, engineer is a key post

Mechanical engineer Pierre Dupont has designed a robotic implant to repair esophageal atresia, a birth defect that prevents infants from eating normally.

By Karen Weintraub

Pierre Dupont was hired by Boston Children’s Hospital to make medical devices specifically for children.

Hearings on state’s computer woes set to begin

By Beth Healy and Megan Woolhouse

A legislative hearing on Monday will examine problems with the unemployment computer system that have left hundreds of jobless people per week without benefits.

New app jump-starts auto repair search

Openbay, a pilot program for now, is free to users.

By Michael B. Farrell

Cambridge start-up Openbay Corp. launched a mobile app and website where car owners can solicit competitive bids for repairs.


Lou Reed, 71; rocker influenced musicians, movements

Mr. Reed was known for his cold stare, gaunt features, emotional monotone, grinding guitar, and complex lyrics.

By Hillel Italie

The great punk poet of rock profoundly influenced generations of musicians as leader of the Velvet Underground and remained a vital solo performer.

Mary Perry, 88; fitness advocate encouraged seniors to remain active

Mrs. Perry coached sports in Hopedale and taught exercise classes in New Hampshire and Arizona.

By Steve Morse

A devoted fitness pioneer, Mrs. Perry taught physical education and coached sports in Hopedale for 25 years.


Red Sox 4, Cardinals 2

Red Sox beat Cardinals, even World Series

Inserted in the lineup 90 minutes before Game 4, Jonny Gomes belted a three-run homer in the sixth and was greeted by Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz.

By Peter Abraham

Jonny Gomes belted a three-run home run in the sixth inning that propelled the Red Sox to a 4-2 victory at Busch Stadium.

Christopher L. Gasper

Jonny Gomes delivered on biggest stage

Jonny Gomes belted a three-run homer in the sixth and was greeted by Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz at the plate.

By Christopher L. Gasper

Gomes is a lot of things: free spirit, free swinger, clubhouse philosopher. Now, he can add World Series hero to the list.

on baseball

Clay Buchholz gave Red Sox all he could

Lacking the usual zip on his fastball, Clay Buchholz allowed one unearned run over four frames.

By Nick Cafardo

Pitching at what he estimated was “80 percent,” Buchholz gave the Red Sox 4 innings while dealing with a dead arm.

More Stories

Dan Shaughnessy

Red Sox prove they won’t go down easily

By Dan Shaughnessy

Christopher L. Gasper

MLB needs uniform set of rules for World Series

By Christopher L. Gasper

Red Sox Notebook

Shane Victorino sits out with back tightness

By Peter Abraham

Cardinals Notebook

Kolten Wong mistake costly for Cardinals

By Julian Benbow

Patriots 27, Dolphins 17

Patriots erupt in third quarter, beat Dolphins

By Shalise Manza Young

Patriots Notebook

Patriots’ Sebastian Vollmer suffers broken leg

By Michael Whitmer

On Baseball

John Farrell has no problem with NL rules

By Nick Cafardo

Lions 31, Cowboys 30

TD lunge helps Lions beat the Cowboys

By Larry Lage

Broncos 45, Redskins 21

Broncos dominant in 2d half, blow out Redskins

By Eddie Pells

Raiders 21, Steelers 18

Terrelle Pryor, Raiders dash Steelers’ momentum

By Josh Dubow

Packers 44, Vikings 31

Aaron Rodgers right on target for the Packers

By Dave Campbell

Volleyball notebook

For Barnstable volleyball, 16th title would be sweet

By Elizabeth Torres

Boys’ soccer notebook

Weymouth boys’ soccer hot at right time

By Nick Ironside

The making of a coach | Part 2

Brad Stevens was drawn back to basketball

By Baxter Holmes

Football Monday

Grieving Danvers football team begins recovery

By Greg Joyce


Disappointing feeling for football non-qualifiers

By Eric Russo

MIAA Playoff games

King Philip benefits from new playoff format

By Anthony Gulizia

Minnesota 6, BC 1

Top-ranked Minnesota beats Boston College

By Jess Myers

Revolution 1, Crew 0

Revolution head to playoffs again

By Adam Jardy

G: Health


Facing down phobias may be the best cure

By Kay Lazar

Specialists say that most phobias are relatively easy to treat, yet people often don’t seek help.

In Practice

A talk with Oliver Sacks about doctors who write

By Dr. Suzanne Koven

Dr. Sacks, a professor of neurology at NYU, is the author of 12 books and dozens of essays.

Daily Dose

Can you lose weight by using an ‘Instagram diet’?

The notion of visualizing eating our favorite foods, such as cookies (above), to stave off cravings isn’t new.

By Deborah Kotz

A recent finding suggests that clicking through dozens of food photos can make those foods less enjoyable to eat later on.

More Stories


Breast milk sold on Internet may be contaminated

By Dr. Claire McCarthy


Arcade Fire, ‘Reflektor’

By James Reed


Kelly Clarkson, ‘Wrapped in Red’

By Sarah Rodman


Juana Molina, ‘Wed 21’

By Marc Hirsh


Miss Tess and the Talkbacks, ‘The Love I Have For You’

By Stuart Munro


Robert Glasper Experiment, ‘Black Radio 2’

By Ken Capobianco

Movie Stars

Movie Stars


Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Chess Notes

Weekly chess column

By Harold Dondis and Chris Chase


Day of wishes with Tom Brady and Patriots

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Jon Hamm celebrates new Kings in Lynnfield

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


A model highlights health with Harvard

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Cheryl Richards hosts a night of local talent

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Kathy Griffin spotted at Abby Lane

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein