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Martin Walsh wins Boston’s mayoral race

Martin J. Walsh celebrated with his mother, Mary, partner Lorrie Higgins (far right), and her daughter Lauren Campbell.

The legislator and longtime labor leader ground out a tight victory over John Connolly to become Boston’s 48th mayor.

Louis Ciarlone, president and business manager of IBEW Local 123, embraced state Representative Kathi-Anne Reinstein of Revere after the casino vote was announced.

East Boston rejects casino at Suffolk Downs

It was a difficult day across the state for supporters of Massachusetts’ emerging casino industry.

Plummeting gas prices giving consumers a lift

Gasoline prices seem headed below $3 a gallon for the first time in nearly three years.

Martin Walsh’s battles with adversity struck a chord

The mayor-elect bonded with a diverse array of voters in a city that prizes resiliency.

Martin J. Walsh paid a visit to 101-year-old supporter Josephine Worrell on Tuesday.

ANALYSIS

Martin Walsh’s union ties only part of picture

Martin Walsh swept to victory in the mayoral race on his ability to expand past his obvious constituencies.

Prosecutors say Dorchester’s Yongda Huang Harris was essentially traveling with items in a rape and murder kit.

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT

Probation case a challenge for prosecutors, judges

Prosecutors say Yongda Huang Harris was essentially traveling with items in a rape and murder kit, but he was only charged with filing a false custom report.

The Nation

NTSB blames officials for parade-train crash

Railroad investigators surveyed the scene of the accident in 2012 when four veterans were killed as a train slammed into a parade float in Midland, Texas.

By Joan Lowy

Parade organizers and city officials were faulted for a 2012 crash, where four veterans were killed as a train slammed into a parade float in Midland, Texas.

US Border Patrol rejects curbs on force

Migrants looked at a US Border Patrol car from Tijuana, Mexico. Agents are allowed to keep using deadly force against rock-throwing assailants, despite efforts to end the practice.

By Elliot Spagat

Agents are allowed to keep using deadly force against rock-throwing assailants, despite efforts to end the practice.

Report cites testosterone therapy risks

By Nicole Ostrow

Testosterone therapy boosted the odds of dying or having a heart attack or stroke by 29 percent in one of the first studies weighing the supplement’s cardiovascular risk.

The World

Diplomats unable to set date for Syrian peace session

US Undersecretary of State Wendy R. Sherman met with Russian and UN officials Tuesday.

By Nick Cumming-Bruce and Alan Cowell

Senior diplomats from the US, Russia, and the United Nations failed on Tuesday to agree on a date for convening a long-awaited peace conference.

Toronto’s mayor admits to using crack

Rob Ford, Toronto’s mayor, said, “I feel like I got 1,000 pounds off my back” on Tuesday after making the admission of drug use.

By Rob Gillies

Mayor Rob Ford acknowledged smoking crack cocaine in a “drunken stupor” but rejected calls to step down.

Congolese rebel group readies for disarmament

Suspected fighters of the rebel group M23 sat in a group after surrendering to the Congolese Army in Chanzo village. The move was greeted as a victory for the military.

By Nicholas Kulish

The rebel group M23 said it was laying down its arms after a 20-month uprising in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Editorial & Opinion

SCOT LEHIGH

The Walsh Era begins

Marty Walsh celebrated his election win.

By Scot Lehigh

Martin Walsh’s personal qualities were a key to his victory, and they may be put to the test after he moves into the mayor’s office.

JOAN VENNOCHI

Walsh shows he’s more than just the ‘labor guy’

By Joan Vennochi

Martin Walsh received much help from labor, but he also worked a theme of unity and inclusion.

JEFF JACOBY

The bitter pill of failed state tax incentives

By Jeff Jacoby

Time and again, corporate welfare fails to generate promised jobs and economic growth.

Metro

Martin Walsh wins Boston’s mayoral race

Martin J. Walsh celebrated with his mother, Mary, partner Lorrie Higgins (far right), and her daughter Lauren Campbell.

By Andrew Ryan

The legislator and longtime labor leader ground out a tight victory over John Connolly to become Boston’s 48th mayor.

Underdog Daniel Rivera declares victory in Lawrence

Daniel Rivera came out at about 9 p.m. and announced that he had won the election to lead Lawrence.

By Maria Sacchetti

Ballots were sealed with preliminary results showing the controversial mayor, William Lantigua, trailing Rivera by 60 votes.

ANALYSIS

Martin Walsh’s union ties only part of picture

Martin J. Walsh paid a visit to 101-year-old supporter Josephine Worrell on Tuesday.

By Jim O’Sullivan

Martin Walsh swept to victory in the mayoral race on his ability to expand past his obvious constituencies.

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Adrian Walker

A mayoral election is also an opportunity

By Adrian Walker

Foot soldiers for candidates glad to work a long day

By Akilah Johnson and Wesley Lowery

Business

Test of cancer drug ends badly for ImmunoGen

By Robert Weisman

ImmunoGen abruptly canceled a mid-stage study of its drug to treat small-cell lung cancer, driving the company’s shares down nearly 19 percent.

Fidelity lab tackles technology for customers

Sean Belka, director of the Fidelity Center for Applied Technology, is silhouetted against a global display at Fidelity Labs.

By Beth Healy

At Fidelity’s Center for Applied Technology, a team of 75 employees work on high-tech projects for the investment and brokerage giant.

Shirley Leung

Boston after Menino: losers and winners

By Shirley Leung

For those of you who do business in the city, you’ve got a lot of homework — namely memorizing a new political playbook.

Obituaries

Samuel McCracken, 77; wielded keen intellect, potent pen

Samuel McCracken, a writer and researcher, was a close associate of John Silber’s at Boston University.

By Bryan Marquard

Mr. McCracken, a writer and researcher, was a close associate of former Boston University president John Silber.

William Coyne, 77; congressman championed poor, cities

By Emily Langer

The Pennsylvania Democrat championed struggling cities and the poor during his 22 years in the US House of Representatives.

Charlie Trotter, 54; helped redefine American fine dining

Charlie Trotter’s restaurant in Chicago was considered among the nation’s finest.

By J.M. Hirsch and Caryn Rousseau

Mr. Trotter pushed himself, his staff, his food, and even his diners to limits rarely seen in an American restaurant.

Sports

stars 3, bruins 2 | shootout

Tyler Seguin, Rich Peverley strikes wreck Bruins

The Stars’ Rich Peverley, never known asamarksman with the Bruins, scored the winning goal — in the shootout — to the chagrin of the Boston bench.

By Amalie Benjamin

The former Bruins both scored in the shootout, getting the Dallas Stars the win while giving Boston its fourth loss in five games.

on hockey

Stars’ Tyler Seguin shined in the faceoff circle

It is unknown whether Tyler Seguin, the second overall pick in 2010, will live up to his pedigree.

By Fluto Shinzawa

Seguin won six of nine faceoffs against the Bruins, including all three he took against David Krejci.

On Football | Midweek Report

Patriots shouldn’t get too confident after beating Steelers

Tom Brady had perfect precision and made savvy veteran decisions against the Steelers.

By Ben Volin

This was hardly the Steelers team we’ve seen dominate the AFC for much of the last four decades.

G: Food

DINING OUT

Boston steakhouse Grill 23 & Bar is tried and true

A 100-day aged rib eye at Grill 23 & Bar.

By Devra First

It is possible to eat a nearly perfect meal at the restaurant that serves executive chef Jay Murray’s classic steakhouse fare.

Nicole Coady provides your chocolate fix

Nicole Coady names her Fixx Chocolates after family members. Above: Lulu’s, after her mom.

By Ann Trieger Kurland

Nicole Coady is the chocolatier of her new enterprise, Fixx Chocolates, where she’s turning out 1,000 chocolate bars a week.

Recipe for chocolate fudge cookies

These cookies are the base of Fixx Chocolates owner Nicole Coady’s award-winning whoopie pies.

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Boston-area to do list

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Will Forte makes Boston stop for ‘Nebraska’

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