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Martin Walsh, John Connolly teams go all out

Political observers give the get-out-the-vote advantage to Martin Walsh, but his mayoral rival, John Connolly, has mobilized his own army.

Mitt Romney carefully looks to raise public voice

The former GOP presidential candidate is intent on re-emerging in the slow, calculated way of a cautious investor sensing an opportunity.

End of device ban lifts burden for flight attendants

Flight attendants rejoiced when the FAA lifted the restriction on the use of small electronic devices during taxiing, takeoff, and landing.

Chip Tuttle (right in bottom photo) of Suffolk Downs and backer Sorcha Rochford planned a canvassing effort in East Boston in support of a casino while opponents rallied for a no vote.

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Neighbor vs. neighbor over East Boston casino

With Tuesday’s critical East Boston referendum looming, polling suggests the neighborhood is divided on a Suffolk Downs casino.

Mark Terenzoni is CEO of Sqrrl Data Inc., a Cambridge start-up founded by former employees of the National Security Agency.

NSA veterans’ start-up offers secure data mining

The NSA’s digital snooping program may have inflamed a national debate over privacy, but it has been a godsend for a tiny Cambridge start-up.

The Nation

US unmoved by Snowden’s claim to clemency

Edward J. Snowden, shown on a boat on the Moscow River in September, sought clemency in a letter.

By Brian Knowlton

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden believes he provoked an important public debate about the reach of US spying.

LA airport gunman acted alone, police say

By Tami Abdollah

Paul Ciancia, 23, told investigators he had acted alone when he opened fire in Terminal 3 of Los Angeles International Airport, an official said.

Obama campaigns in Va. governor’s race

By Ben Pershing

Democrats hope President Obama’s public backing of Terry McAuliffe’s campaign will excite the base in the state.

The World

John Kerry presses Egypt on steps to democracy

Secretary of State John F. Kerry voiced support for Egypt during a meeting with Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy.

By Michael R. Gordon

The US secretary of state’s visit to the divided nation comes on the eve of deposed leader Mohammed Morsi’s murder trial.

US killing of Taliban leader stirs anger, fear in Pakistan

By Rebecca Santana

Hakimullah Mehsud’s death elicited little joy in the country where he wreaked most of his havoc and instead stirred widespread anger and suspicion.

Officials say Afghans not ready for war with Taliban

By Patrick Quinn

US and NATO officials say the fledgling army and police aren’t ready to wage a sustained war against a determined insurgency.

Editorial & Opinion

opinion | Marcela García

Scars in East Boston

By Marcela García

Finding people in East Boston who see both sides of this issue is becoming increasingly rare, and the bitter feelings won’t go away quickly.

opinion | Mike Ross

Boston the epicenter of craft beer?

By Mike Ross

Antiquated zoning rules make opening a brewery harder than it should be, and local government needs to think of breweries as an industry to be cultivated.

opinion | jennifer graham

A generation of idle trophy kids

By Jennifer Graham

As the recession recedes, it’s getting harder to believe we’ve given millennials the skills and the motivation to provide for themselves.

Metro

Publicity push for new Boston schools plan

By James Vaznis

The Boston public schools plan to use a massive information campaign to educate parents about the changes to the school-registration process.

District 5 council race reflects altered ethnic landscape

Timothy McCarthy (left) and Jean-Claude Sanon.

By Meghan E. Irons

Along the southern tip of Boston, City Council District 5 straddles two different worlds — and both are radically changing.

Common traits, different paths in District 8 council race

Mike Nichols (left) and Josh Zakim.

By Jeremy C. Fox

Both candidates have similar backgrounds and positions, but they say their disparate experiences are what separates them.

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Adrian Walker

A mayoral race that won’t quit

By Adrian Walker

Martin Walsh, John Connolly teams go all out

By Andrew Ryan, Joshua Miller and Jim O’Sullivan

Cigarette causes Dorchester house fire

By Anne Steele and Catherine Cloutier

Neighbor vs. neighbor over East Boston casino

By Mark Arsenault and Jeremy C. Fox

Stoughton

2 men arrested after housemate’s death

By Jaclyn Reiss

North Conway, N.H.

Online vigil held for missing teen

By Matthew Higgins

Provincetown

Woman dies after getting caught in surf off Race Point

By Haven Orecchio-Egresitz

Cambridge

Police warn residents about home break-ins

By Gal Tziperman Lotan

Science in Mind

Long-lived mammals may hold clues about aging

By Carolyn Y. Johnson

Science in Mind

Researchers try to cull fastest sperm

By Carolyn Y. Johnson

Business ǀ Science

Woburn start-up turns your phone into a wallet

Gadgets from a Woburn start-up that let smartphone users scan and store credit card information and use phones to pay at 90 percent of retailers.

By Michael B. Farrell

LoopPay Inc. is aiming at consumers with its gadgets rather than merchants as it enters the developing world of mobile payment systems.

To be greener, coal plants try wood as fuel

Some utilities add sawdust and wood scraps to their coal but say ensuring a reliable supply of wood can be a problem. And equipment at plants may have to be modified.

By Matthew L. Wald

Waste wood from paper mills, furniture factories, and logging operations has been used with varying levels of success.

The Hive

At Boston gathering, a call to bolster global research

Bounce Imaging’s Francisco Aguilar has a working model of his firm’s safety device.

The IDEAS Boston conference was full of, well, ideas on subjects ranging from three-dimensional printing to saving seafood.

Obituaries

Alfred Georgs, renowned chef, creator of First Night ice sculptures

Alfred Georgs (pictured) collaborated with Eric Fontecchio on sculptures displayed in Copley Square.

By J.M. Lawrence

Mr. Georgs, who transformed blocks of ice into scenes ranging from a New England seascape with pelicans to Hansel and Gretel, died at 77.

Lee White, 90; aided JFK, LBJ on civil rights

Lee White’s advice earned the admiration and trust of President Lyndon B. Johnson.

By Adam Bernstein

Mr. White was a presidential adviser who helped the Kennedy and Johnson administrations coordinate their strategies during moments of crisis and triumph.

Sports

Patriots 55, Steelers 31

Tom Brady, Patriots pummel the Steelers

Tom Brady celebrated with Danny Amendola after the wide receiver’s 34-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter.

By Shalise Manza Young

The Patriots had their best outing of the season, posting a 55-31 win by running away with the game in the fourth quarter.

Christopher L. Gasper

Patriots are starting to put it together

Julian Edelman (left) and Danny Amendola took flight to celebrate Amendola’s 34-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter.

By Christopher L. Gasper

After all the kvetching about the unimpressive state of the Patriots, here they sit at 7-2 with as good a chance of winning the AFC as anyone.

On Football

Tom Brady at his finest in win over Steelers

Tom Brady was more comfortable and decisive in the pocket against the Steelers than he has been all season.

By Ben Volin

Brady, with four TD passes, was more comfortable and decisive in the pocket than he has been all season.

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Opinion | Opponents’ view

Humiliated Steelers are all done now

By Ron Cook

Patriots Notebook

Rob Ninkovich hurt, but it doesn’t appear serious

By Michael Whitmer

TAILGATING

At Gillette Stadium, they get the party cooking

By Anthony Gulizia

Pistons 87, Celtics 77

Shortcomings hurt Celtics in loss to Pistons

By Baxter Holmes

Celtics Notebook

Kelly Olynyk a bright spot for Celtics in loss

By Baxter Holmes

Jets 26, Saints 20

Defense helps Jets deliver win over Saints

By Barry Wilner

Redskins 30, Chargers 24 (OT)

Washington beats San Diego in OT

By Joseph White

Chiefs 23, Bills 13

Chiefs beat Bills, move to 9-0

By John Wawrow

Eagles 49, Raiders 20

Nick Foles leads Eagles past Raiders

By Josh Dubow

Colts 27, Texans 24

Colts beat Texans after collapse by Gary Kubiak

By Kristie Rieken

Panthers 34, Falcons 10

Panthers overwhelm Falcons

By Steve Reed

Football Monday

Thanks to Everett, Springfield Central football focused

By Stephen Sellner

G: Health

Health

More doctors prescribing stress management

Dr. Aditi Nerurkar, who developed a stress management practice at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, heads off to practice yoga.

By Deborah Kotz

Many medical issues are affected by stress, leading doctors to increasingly help their patients find peace.

Music Review

No fancy clothes, but Neko Case caps tour with style

Neko Case joked about weariness Friday on the last night of her tour, but sounded strong in a set that closed with a few left-field covers.

By Sarah Rodman

At the Orpheum Theatre, Case sounded strong in a set that closed with a few left-field covers.

Album Review | HIP HOP

Eminem hits on all cylinders on latest album

By Sarah Rodman

Eminem has said that “The Marshall Mathers LP 2” is a “revisitation” of its game-changing predecessor. But it is no mere rehash.

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Album Review | Hip-hop

M.I.A., ‘Matangi’

By Marc Hirsh

Album Review | DANCE

Cut Copy, ‘Free Your Mind’

By Luke O’Neil

Album Review | POP

James Blunt, ‘Moon Landing’

By Ken Capobianco

Album Review | POP

Celine Dion, ‘Loved Me Back to Life’

By Steve Morse

Book Review

‘The Men Who United the States’ by Simon Winchester

By Glenn C. Altschuler

MD Mama

Making mobile devices a positive for kids

By Dr. Claire McCarthy

Events

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Chess Notes

Weekly chess column

By Harold Dondis and Chris Chase

Names

Mike Napoli enjoys himself after parade

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Gatsby-esque revels benefit Beth Israel

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Welcome to Rhode Island, Lando Calrissian

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Local movie producers’ next film is ‘Brother’s Keeper’

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Poster of ‘R.I.P.D.’ spotted in the BPD trash

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein