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Poverty persists in N.E. suburbs

Nearly 2 million people who live in communities surrounding the region’s major cities have low or barely moderate incomes.

After his death was announced, fans wrote quotes from Robin Williams’s movies near the Public Garden bench where he filmed “Good Will Hunting.”

Boston fans remember Robin Williams

Mourners returned to a Public Garden bench and the L Street Tavern to pay their respects to the actor who appeared in “Good Will Hunting.”

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The death of Robin Williams highlights whether having a gift for humor makes a person prone to mood instabilities.

Drivers will not be able to pay with cash on the Mass. Pike in 2016, as is the case on the Tobin Bridge.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Some taking a hard line against paying by E-ZPass

A small but stubborn group of drivers in the state refuse to order an E-ZPass because they do not agree with electronic tolling.

Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, an epidemiologist at Boston Medical Center, expects to be in Sierra Leone for two to three weeks.

Boston doctor hopes to gain expertise on Ebola mission

Dr. Nahid Bhadelia’s mission is humanitarian, but directly related to her job as infection control director for Boston University.

Gordon College, with more than 2,100 students, has built a reputation as a faith-based institution with an inclusive feel, well to the left of more doctrinaire religious schools.

Social issues swirl at Gordon College

The college president’s call for a religious exemption to protections for LGBT workers brought unfamiliar scrutiny.

The Nation

Police won’t name officer behind Missouri teen’s shooting

Demonstrators raised their hands while protesting against the death of black teenager Michael Brown on Tuesday.  REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

By Julie Bosman

The chief of police said he would not release the name of the officer involved because of concerns about the officer’s safety.

Newest, brightest Atlantic City casino says it will close

Revel succeeded in attracting a younger generation of visitors to its popular nightclub and beach club, but its enormous cost was too much to overcome. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

By Charles V. Bagli

Revel Casino Hotel, the newest and largest casino in town, will shut down in September, putting more than 3,000 employees out of work.

Executed Ohio inmate suffered, anesthesiologist says

By Andrew Welsh-Huggins

Neither of the drugs used to execute Dennis McGuire on Jan. 16 can be relied on to produce a rapid loss of consciousness and death, an anesthesiologist determined.

The World

Maliki loses key support in his bid to keep power in Iraq

By Tim Arango

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s former backers in Iran, the military and his own party all signaled that he could no longer expect their support.

Russian aid trucks depart for Ukraine’s eastern conflict zones

By Michael Birnbaum

Ukrainian officials warned that any attempt by Moscow to deliver humanitarian aid without their consent would be treated as an invasion.

Global health group backs use of experimental Ebola drugs

 A health worker was sprayed with disinfectant against the Ebola virus in Monrovia, Liberia. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)

By Nick Cumming-Bruce and Alan Cowell

No proven cure or vaccine exists for the Ebola virus, which the WHO says has killed 1,013 people in four West African countries.

Editorial & Opinion

Mike Ross

Bostonians need 311 for non-urgent calls

By Mike Ross

Unlike other cities, Boston’s hotline is 10 digits long.

Robert Kuttner

Education isn’t enough for a just recovery

By Robert Kuttner

The sources of equality and prosperity mainly lie in areas other than education.

Derrick Z. Jackson

FDA should get tough on e-cigarettes

A consumer looks through new flavors of e-cigarette “e-juice” while at Sweet Creek Vapors in East Ridge, Tenn., in May.

By Derrick Z. Jackson

Without strong action by the Food and Drug Administration, e-cigarettes will become a temptation young people cannot resist.

Metro

Social issues swirl at Gordon College

Gordon College, with more than 2,100 students, has built a reputation as a faith-based institution with an inclusive feel, well to the left of more doctrinaire religious schools.

By Peter Schworm

The college president’s call for a religious exemption to protections for LGBT workers brought unfamiliar scrutiny.

Boston doctor hopes to gain expertise on Ebola mission

Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, an epidemiologist at Boston Medical Center, expects to be in Sierra Leone for two to three weeks.

By Felice J. Freyer

Dr. Nahid Bhadelia’s mission is humanitarian, but directly related to her job as infection control director for Boston University.

Comic mania can mask darkness with joy

Robin Williams in 2006.

By Zachary T. Sampson and Deborah Kotz

The death of Robin Williams highlights whether having a gift for humor makes a person prone to mood instabilities.

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Boston fans remember Robin Williams

By Brian MacQuarrie and Laura Crimaldi

Hernandez’s cousin receives probation

By Zachary T. Sampson and John R. Ellement

Beacon Hill group aims to stop disabled ramps

By David Abel and Travis Andersen

Thomas Farragher

John Tierney’s vulnerable incumbency

By Thomas Farragher

Chism denied juvenile trial in teacher murder case

By Evan Allen and Martin Finucane

20 hurt as MBTA bus, car collide in Randolph

By Faiz Siddiqui and Trisha Thadani

BURLINGTON

Maryland man held after police chase

By Kiera Blessing

Business

Poverty persists in N.E. suburbs

By Megan Woolhouse

Nearly 2 million people who live in communities surrounding the region’s major cities have low or barely moderate incomes.

Some Market Basket workers told to report to work or be fired

By Jack Newsham

About 200 employees were told they will be fired unless they report to work by Friday.

Amid slump in flash-sales sector, Rue La La is hit hard

Rue La La said its access to products “has never been stronger,” but analysts suspect it could be bought soon.

By Taryn Luna

The Boston-based e-tailer has launched efforts to raise funds at a time of broad changes in the industry.

Obituaries

Lauren Bacall, at 89; sultry, simmering star

Ms. Bacall made three movies with her husband, Humphrey Bogart, including “The Big Sleep.’’

By Mark Feeney

Ms. Bacall was noted for her marriage to Humphrey Bogart and an acting career on screen and stage that spanned seven decades.

Helene C. Leary, at 92; Jamaica Plain activist spoke against bias, death penalty

Ms. Leary was a leading force against housing bias in Jamaica Plain.

By J.M. Lawrence

Mrs. Leary helped found the Ecumenical Social Action Committee in Boston and the housing nonprofit Urban Edge Inc. in 1974.

Charles Payne, at 89; great-uncle to president

Mr. Payne, the brother of President Obama’s maternal grandmother, helped liberate a Nazi concentration camp during World War II.

Sports

On football | Ben Volin

Eagles-Patriots practice has championship feel

Eagles coach Chip Kelly (left) and Patriots coach Bill Belichick chat prior to Tuesday’s joint practice in Foxborough. (Jim Davis/Globe staff)

By Ben Volin

It was hard not to be awed by both squads in Tuesday’s crisp, professional, and efficient joint practice

red sox 3, reds 2

Yoenis Cespedes powers Red Sox past Cincinnati

Yoenis Cespedes connected in the eighth inning on a two-run home run to put the Red Sox ahead.

By Peter Abraham

Cespedes hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning and Red Sox pitchers shut the Reds down after the first inning.

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

Joe Kelly looks like real good deal already

Joe Kelly settled down nicely after a rough first inning Tuesday night. Joe Robbins/Getty Images

By Nick Cafardo

Kelly has worked himself into the equation as a middle-of-the-rotation starter and maybe better.

G: Food

From Plum Island to Plymouth, a clam chowder crawl

Chowder begun from a can is great at Plum Island Beachcoma in Newbury.

By Debra Samuels

You can find New England-style creamy clam chowder with potatoes, onions, and some smoky element at many spots within an hour’s drive of downtown.

Recipe for clam chowder

A chowder made at home with chopped clams, bacon, potatoes, and heavy cream.

We learned on the chowder crawl that some very good bowls are produced with commercially harvested chopped fresh clams.

Chef Mathew Molloy’s clam chowder take

The gold standard for creamy clam chowder is the bowl at Artistry on the Green, in the Inn at Hastings Park in Lexington.

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