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Martin Walsh may spur late MBTA hours

A cab waited at Faneuil Hall in Boston at 1:20 a.m., when no T service was available.

ARAM BOGHOSIAN FOR THE GLOBE

Walsh’s victory in the mayoral race could accelerate the momentum for what has sometimes seemed a pie-in-the-sky request for late service.

National reviews of centers rare in mental health

Universal Health Services has a history of staffing problems at its facilities around the US, but this record has rarely factored into reviews by state regulators.

Kin of Bulger’s victims set to speak out in court

“Whitey” Bulger faces the rest of his life behind bars, but before he is sentenced he will face more than a dozen relatives of his victims.

Homes were turned to rubble in Tacloban, where 10,000 may have died. Other areas may have been hit just as heavily.

Erik De Castro/Reuters

Philippines reeling in wake of deadly storm

The scale of the devastation — and the desperation of the survivors — in the country’s central islands from Typhoon Haiyan is slowly coming into view.

Veronica Caballero, who has family in the Philippines, prayed in Malden for victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

Local Filipino-Americans mourn, raise funds

The effects of Typhoon Haiyan have reached across oceans to Greater Boston’s small but tight-knit Filipino-American community.

Veterans John and Lorraine Farmer enjoyed their breakfast Sunday at a table in front of the “Wall of Heroes” at the Winthrop Center Cafe.

Veterans honored at Winthrop cafe

The “Wall of Heroes” at the Winthrop Center Cafe has grown into a dynamic documentation of servicemen and women from Winthrop.

The Nation

Health law’s problems yield chances for GOP

By Charles Babington

The health care law’s seemingly endless problems are giving congressional Republicans a much-needed boost of energy.

Sudden infant death cases, brain defects linked in study

By Deborah Kotz

Most of the seemingly healthy babies who die suddenly in their sleep may have undetected brain abnormalities, according to new research.

Governor Chris Christie says party must reach out

Governor Chris Christie attributed his win to reaching out to traditionally Democratic demographic groups.

The New Jersey governor on Sunday offered his Republican Party a prescription to win: Show up.

The World

John Kerry defends Iran strategy despite lack of deal

Secretary of State John Kerry sought to play down reports of differences among US allies.

By Michael R. Gordon, Mark Landler and Jodi Rudoren

The secretary of state asserted that the agreement he was seeking to freeze Tehran’s nuclear program would be in Israel’s interest.

Deal reached to let food into blockaded Syrian town

By Diaa Hadid

Government officials and rebels reached a deal Sunday to ease a weeks-long blockade on Qudsaya, a rebel-held town near the Syrian capital.

Hamas names female representative

Isra Almodallal  took a job often held by tough-talking men.

The Hamas government of the Gaza Strip has for the first time appointed a woman to represent it to the world.

Editorial & Opinion

mike ross

Eastie doesn’t need a casino to thrive

By Mike Ross

East Boston’s future is strong, guaranteed by a diverse citizenry, unique geography, and a spirit like no other Boston neighborhood.

JOHN E. SUNUNU

What’s next, Chris Christie?

By John E. Sununu

Christie just won a second term as governor of New Jersey, but surely there’s more to come for him.

melissa threadgill

Why public sector gets technology wrong

By Melissa Threadgill

We have a bias in government towards big, an approach that leads us to purchase large products that take years to design, build, and implement.

Metro

Boston, courts coming to the aid of veterans

Army veteran Marc “Moses” Mallard, 54, says the veterans’ court will help those who struggle when they return home.

By Emily Sweeney

A special “veterans’ court” would provide services for veterans entering the court system who struggle with substance abuse or mental health issues.

Veterans honored at Winthrop cafe

Veterans John and Lorraine Farmer enjoyed their breakfast Sunday at a table in front of the “Wall of Heroes” at the Winthrop Center Cafe.

By Anne Steele

The “Wall of Heroes” at the Winthrop Center Cafe has grown into a dynamic documentation of servicemen and women from Winthrop.

Mayor William Lantigua seeking recount in race

Lawrence Mayor William Lantigua.

By Maria Cramer, Jeremy C. Fox and Matt Rocheleau

The Lawrence mayor said he will seek a recount after losing the Nov. 5 mayoral election by 57 votes, according to his lawyer.

Business ǀ Science

Adlens imagines cheap glasses for world’s needy

The Alvarez: Each eyepiece contains a pair of lenses, one of them movable. Turning a knob brings objects into focus.

By Hiawatha Bray

The company will donate a pair of its adjustable eyeglasses in Rwanda for every sale it makes of its more upscale eyewear.

Executives aim to fill kids’ calls for on-demand TV

By Brian Stelter

The expectations of kids — that every episode of every show is available anytime — give a glimpse into the future of entertainment.

The Hive

Emerson students’ marketing pitch snags a Patriot

Patriots receiver Julian Edelman, at Emerson.

A Twitter campaign by students of professor David Gerzof Richard got Patriots receiver Julian Edelman to attend a class.

Obituaries

Jack Richards, 81, teacher, coach at Phillips Academy

Mr. Richards also dedicated time and effort to a camp in Bristol, N.H., that serves at-risk New Hampshire boys.

By Jasper Craven

Mr. Richards also dedicated time and effort to a camp in Bristol, N.H., that serves at-risk New Hampshire boys.

Richard Witkin, 95; shared Pulitzer for Challenger coverage

Mr. Witkin, shown next to an X-15, was a member of a team that was honored for coverage of a space shuttle disaster.

By Margalit Fox

Mr. Witkin was a member of a team that was honored for coverage of the space shuttle disaster.

Walter H. Stern, 88; coined term ‘fiscal cliff ’ in ’50s

Mr. Stern used the term when writing an analytical article about taxation.

By Margalit Fox

Mr. Stern used the term when writing an analytical article about taxation.

Sports

On Football

Patriots’ bye week report card

Tom Brady, right, and the Patriots went 7-2 in their first nine games.

By Ben Volin

Ben Volin doles out his grades for how the Patriots performed as they get ready to return from the bye for the playoff push.

Christopher L. Gasper

NFL must take a stand on bullying and hazing

By Christopher L. Gasper

Football must evolve past the idea that hazing, intimidating, or belittling teammates is a necessary part of NFL team-building. It’s not.

Dan Shaughnessy

Bill Belichick, Tom Brady should be next to get statues

By Dan Shaughnessy

The Belichick-Brady combo is pro sports’ most successful coach-player partnership since Red Auerbach and Bill Russell.

More Stories

Patriots’ next opponent | Panthers 10, 49ers 9

Panthers edge 49ers for fifth straight win

By Janie McCauley

Ravens 20, Bengals 17

Bengals force OT, but still fall to Ravens

By David Ginsburg

Rams 38, Colts 8

Tavon Austin leads Rams to blowout of Colts

By Michael Marot

Broncos 28, Chargers 20

Broncos hold off the Chargers

By Bernie Wilson

Lions 21, Bears 19

Lions hold on to beat Bears

By Jay Cohen

Eagles 27, Packers 13

Nick Foles stars again as Eagles reach .500

By Genaro C. Armas

Giants 24, Raiders 20

Terrell Thomas pick, Andre Brown TD lead Giants

By Tom Canavan

Seahawks 33, Falcons 10

Russell Wilson, Marshawn Lynch lead Seahawks

By Paul Newberry

Steelers 23, Bills 10

Steelers bounce back, dominate Bills

By Will Graves

Cardinals 27, Texans 24

Cardinals send Texans to seventh straight loss

By Bob Baum

Saints 49, Cowboys 17

Drew Brees, Saints roll over hapless Cowboys

By Brett Martel

Jaguars 29, Titans 27

Jacksonville secures first victory of season

By Teresa M. Walker

Football Monday

Dexter celebrates its first ever bowl berth

By Bob Holmes

Silver Lake 2, Needham 1

Silver Lake forces OT, then takes the victory

By Nick Ironside

Franklin 2, Bishop Feehan 1

Franklin girls’ soccer tops Bishop Feehan

By Cat Calsolaro

Watertown 1, Bedford 0

Watertown boys’ soccer defends its crown

By Sebastian Lena

Newburyport 1, Lynnfield 0

Shootout win goes to Newburyport girls’ soccer

By Tim Healey

BU 72, NU 69

Boston University just too much for Northeastern

By Julian Benbow

umass 86, Boston College 73

UMass second-half run buries BC

By Craig Larson

Harvard 82, Holy Cross 72

Harvard recovers after slow start to beat Holy Cross

By Julian Benbow

G: Health

Health

Parents refusing vaccines

Dr. John Snyder, examining 4-month-old Jacob at Amherst Pediatrics, is fighting to convince parents that their children need to be vaccinated.

By Karen D. Brown

Even though scores of peer-reviewed studies have failed to find any link between vaccines and autism, the suspicion that vaccines are dangerous has stuck.

Music Review

My Bloody Valentine unleashes a divine din

My Bloody Valentine brought its deafening signature sound to the House of Blues Thursday.

By Michael Andor Brodeur

The band brought its deafening signature sound to the House of Blues Thursday.

Album Reviews

Old classic albums taken for a new spin

By Colin Fleming

Pete Townshend demos add depth to the Who’s “Tommy,” while “On Air — Live at the BBC Volume 2” offers more rare live Beatles.

More Stories

Album Review | Adult contemporary

A personal collection of covers from Katey Sagal

By Marc Hirsh

Album Review | INDIE ROCK

Cate Le Bon, ‘Mug Museum’

By James Reed

Album Review | FUNK POP

Keller Williams with More Than A Little, ‘Funk’

By Benjamin Soloway

Album Review | POP

Yuna, ‘Nocturnal’

By Ken Capobianco

Book Review

‘No Man’s Nightingale’ by Ruth Rendell

By Daneet Steffens

Daily Dose

Dishing about the Red Sox’ winning diets

By Deborah Kotz

Daily Dose

Strep throat app could reduce doctor visits

By Deborah Kotz

Child in mind

Authoritarian vs. authoritative

By Dr. Claudia M. Gold

Health Answers

What’s difference between heartburn and GERD?

By Courtney Humphries

Chess Notes

Weekly chess column

By Harold Dondis and Chris Chase

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Paul Pierce is selling his home in Lincoln

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Gala for radio station WBUR draws a crowd

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Matt Damon makes serious dough for TV ad

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Lois Lowry pays visit to set of ‘The Giver’

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Mayor Menino, Chet Curtis feted at benefit

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Doris Kearns Goodwin signs books at Costco

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein