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Suffolk Downs, Revere set to reopen casino talks

The sides are seeking to amend an existing casino agreement to reflect a new plan to build a gambling resort entirely in Revere.

Cardinal Sean O’Malley, at the bishops’ meeting.

Cardinal O’Malley stresses work for the poor

In an interview, Cardinal Sean O’Malley said the church is often seen as more engaged in “culture war” issues than in caring for the impoverished.

Campaign bill would order fast disclosure of donors

Secretary of State William Galvin was alarmed by the flood of anonymous donations that poured into the mayor’s race.

Will Gilson had difficulty hiring when he opened Puritan & Company a year ago. Today, he is still looking.

Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff

Upscale restaurants can’t find workers

Shang Skipper is running out of time to solve a problem he never expected. In a few weeks, Skipper plans to open Del Frisco’s Grille in Chestnut Hill, and despite the state’s relatively high unemployment rate, he can’t find enough workers to fill good-paying jobs with benefits at the chain restaurant.

Fit entrepreneurs like Andrew Bachman are common on the Boston tech scene.

More tech workers subvert unfit geek stereotype

On the Boston tech scene, workers are just as liable to spend a weekend at a marathon coding session as running an actual marathon.

The Nation

Mandated cuts expected to be more painful in ’14

By Andrew Taylor

Automatic spending cuts would be more severe than they were this year if congressional negotiators are unable to agree on an alternative formula.

Secession favored in rural Colorado

By Ivan Moreno

If rural Colorado residents had their way, the new state would be about the size of Vermont but with the population of a small town spread across miles of farmland.

To returning troops, aid is pledged

Visitors arrived early Monday, Veterans Day, at the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington.

By Michael D. Shear

President Obama promised that his administration would continue pushing for money to support the country’s military veterans.

The World

Amid devastation, desperation swells in Philippines

Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan filled the streets as they looked for supplies in downtown Tacloban in the central Philippines on Monday.

By Todd Pitman and Jim Gomez

An international effort got underway to deliver food, water, and medicine to the islands battered by Typhoon Haiyan.

Once thriving, Philippine city now in shambles

The typhoon left piles of debris and thousands of people dead or missing as survivors searched for food in Tacloban.

By Keith Bradsher

Typhoon Haiyan slammed into Tacloban four days ago and cut a path of devastation barreling west across the archipelago nation.

Iran agrees to limited access to some nuclear facilities

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano on Monday discussed  the progress of nuclear talks with Iran.

By Alissa J. Rubin and Alan Cowell

Iran has agreed to give inspectors “managed access” to two key nuclear facilities, UN officials said.

Editorial & Opinion

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Change in the win

Martin Walsh took a break from campaigning inside a North End cafe Sept. 18.

By Farah Stockman

In backing Martin Walsh in Boston’s mayoral race, embattled labor leaders tried a new approach.


Citizens United reshaped Boston’s mayoral race

Martin Walsh celebrated his victory in Boston’s mayoral race on election night.

By Paul McMorrow

A mayoral campaign that began with direct appeals to voters in neighborhoods finished with a flood of uncontrolled, untraceable outside money.

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As inequality grows, ‘union candidate’ offers attractive vision

By Mark Erlich

Unions have a common core mission — to elevate the standards of working people and chart a pathway to realize the American dream.


Officer wounded in Marathon manhunt speaks on Veterans Day

MBTA Police Officer Richard H. Donohue, Jr.  saluted during a Veterans Day ceremony in Winchester.

By Meghan E. Irons

MBTA Transit Police Officer Richard Donohue thanked the men who rescued him, including veterans who continue to inspire him as he recovers.

Military veterans feted in State House, at parades

The Veterans Day parade passed Boston Common as Francesca and Isabella Cohoon watched.

By Joshua Miller

Top state officials attended a Beacon Hill ceremony marking Veterans Day, and later, Boston held its annual Veterans Day parade.

Martha Coakley drew FEC inquiry

Attorney General Martha Coakley has declined to discuss her campaign finance issues.

By Frank Phillips

Attorney General Martha Coakley faced a potential Federal Election Commission investigation in 2010 into possible violations of federal campaign finance laws.


Sunovion gets OK for its epilepsy drug

By Robert Weisman

Sunovion Pharmaceuticals won regulatory approval of its new antiseizure pill, a welcome shift from a recent string of setbacks for Mass. biotechs.

Building #19 owner looks back, ahead

Cofounder Gerry Elovitz, long known as Jerry Ellis, plans to close all his Building #19 stores, including Weymouth’s (above).

By Colman Herman

Cofounder Gerry Elovitz, long known as Jerry Ellis, reflects on the discount retailer’s beginnings, bankruptcy, and what the future holds.

The case of True Religion v.

True Religion Apparel, which sells  $300 jeans, wants a similarly named website shut.

By Edward Mason

The dispute could test the limits of a federal law designed to stop speculators from snapping up Internet domain names just to sell them back to companies.


Lincoln P. Bloomfield, 93; helped create tools to contain conflict

Dr. Bloomfield lectured in 35 countries and taught the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for 30 years.

By Bryan Marquard

Dr. Bloomfield, an MIT professor, served five US secretaries of state and held an administrative State Department position in the early years of the United Nations.

Joaquin Hernandez Galicia, powerful Mexican union boss

Mr. Hernandez, who spent nearly nine years in prison, led more than 150,000 oil workers at the height of his career.

Mr. Hernandez, 91, was an old-style labor leader who became one of Mexico’s most powerful and wealthiest men through patronage and strong-arm tactics.

Penn Kimball, 98; journalist sued over his security file

By Matt Schudel

Mr. Kimball sued the federal government in the 1980s after he learned that he was secretly declared a security risk decades earlier.



Improving Bruins shut out the Lightning

The Bruins’ Daniel Paille (20) beats Lightning goalie Anders Lindback in the second period to put Boston ahead, 2-0. Paille’s goal came 20 seconds after a Patrice Bergeron strike.

By Amalie Benjamin

The teams have faced each other three times so far this season, with all three games — two shutouts — going to the Bruins.

On Hockey

Loss of Lightning star Steven Stamkos a big blow

Tampa’s Steven Stamkos howls in pain after breaking his right tibia.

By Fluto Shinzawa

Stamkos broke his right tibia against the Bruins, and with that, the NHL is down one of the good guys — a young, friendly, humble superstar.

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Celtics coast past Magic for fourth straight win

Monday night’s win was a slam dunk thanks in part to Kelly Olynyk.

By Baxter Holmes

The Celtics are now 4-4 and are tied for the lead in the Eastern Conference’s Atlantic Division.

G: Living

How to navigate the high holidays of food shopping

By Beth Teitell

The best time of day to shop, saving money with coupons, which checkout line to choose — there is an art to grocery shopping. And don’t forget your list.

Stage Review

Playing the fish market in ‘Windowmen’

 Nael Nacer (left) and Brandon Whitehead in Boston Playwrights Theatre’s production of “Windowmen.”

By Joel Brown

Actor and playwright Steven Barkhimer worked at the Fulton Fish Market in lower Manhattan in the 1980s. Now he’s putting that colorful milieu on stage.

Stage Review

An eerie old haunt sets the stage for ‘Turn of the Screw’

Anna Waldron in Simple Machine Theatre’s production of “The Turn of the Screw.”

By Terry Byrne

A Victorian ghost story staged in a Victorian mansion – what could be spookier?

More Stories

Book Review

‘Stella Bain’ by Anita Shreve

By Karen Campbell

Art Review

Displacement in a theoretical world

By Cate McQuaid

Stage Review

Cast stretched thin in ‘After-Dinner Joke’

By Jeffrey Gantz


Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Love Letters

She’s got a crush on a gym buddy

By Meredith Goldstein

Movie Stars

Recent movie reviews


David Ortiz to produce a show for MTV

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Matt Light, Mayor Menino tailgate for a cause

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Jamie McCourt buys $11.25 million estate

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Conan O’Brien offers lowdown on Lampoon

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


ICA teens pay visit to the White House

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Sisters of Brighton settle their World Series score

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Celebrities spotted here and there around town

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein