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With details murkier, no sign of Charlie Baker’s fisherman

Baker, who teared up during a debate earlier this week while recounting a fisherman’s life story, said that he may have gotten some of the details wrong.

Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend, Ted Wilbur, were followed by State Police during a ride in Fort Kent, Maine.

Robert F. Bukaty/Associated Press

The specter of Ebola arrives on the doorstep of rural Maine

Kaci Hickox, who went to Africa to treat people with Ebola, defied what the state has called a voluntary quarantine.

The Nation

Menino was ‘bold, big-hearted, and Boston strong,’ Obama says

President Barack Obama was given a Red Sox baseball cap by Boston Mayor Thomas Menino upon his arrival in Boston last year.

By Matt Viser

President Obama and Thomas Menino, vastly different politicians, shared the political gene of empathy.

US voters deciding on billions for conservation

By Jason Dearen

Some environmentalists say Tuesday will be one of the most significant elections for land conservation in American history.

Graham says remark about helping white men was joke

About 20 seconds of clips of Lindsey Graham’s speech were provided to the Associated Press, and Graham’s campaign confirmed that it was him speaking.

By Jeffrey Collins

Senator Lindsey Graham’s comment at a private, all-male dinner was a joke taken out of context, his campaign said.

The World

Israel relents after shutting access to holy site

Israeli police detained a right-wing activist after he tried to enter the Temple Mount.

By Jodi Rudoren and Isabel Kershner

Israel barred all access to the Temple Mount on Thursday, a step that a Palestinian spokesman denounced “a declaration of war.”

Sweden recognizes Palestinian state

By Isabel Kershner

The new Swedish government is one of a handful of western European countries to recognize Palestine.

Islamic State is killing off former Iraqi police, army officers

By Sameer N. Yacoub and Sinan Salaheddin

The Islamic State group wants to send a warning against anyone who might plot against its rule.

Editorial & Opinion

opinion | Michael R. Bloomberg

Lucky to call Tom Menino a friend

Tom Menino and Michael Bloomberg had a laugh during the dedication of the Mother’s Walk at the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway in 2008.

By Michael R. Bloomberg

He was a regular guy — someone who connected easily with people — and had a great sense of humor.

opinion | Mary Breslauer

Tom Menino’s heart extended to LGBT community

Tom Menino (right) applauded during a press conference on the day the Boston plaintiff couples in the landmark Goodridge decision received their marriage licenses.

By Mary Breslauer

He stood shoulder to shoulder with so many of us at precisely the moments we felt most vulnerable.

opinion | Scott Given

Tom Menino’s undeniably strong legacy on education

Mayor Tom Menino spoke with students at the Jeremiah E. Burke High School in 1995.

By Scott Given

The students at UP Academy Boston and the city’s other high-performing district schools are Tom Menino’s legacy.

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opinion | l. rafael reif

Reflecting on Tom Menino’s natural leadership

By L. Rafael Reif

opinion | Seth Gitell

Boston was witness to Tom Menino’s unbreakable drive

By Seth Gitell


Across the city, tears and memories of Menino flow

Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina, left, hugged city hall employee Nicole Leo in the Council offices.

By Andrew Ryan and Meghan E. Irons

To many Bostonians, Thomas Menino had seemed invincible, a fighter who repeatedly survived serious illnesses.

With details murkier, no sign of Charlie Baker’s fisherman

Charlie Baker became emotional during a debate.

By Nestor Ramos and Michael Levenson

Baker, who teared up during a debate earlier this week while recounting a fisherman’s life story, said that he may have gotten some of the details wrong.

The specter of Ebola arrives on the doorstep of rural Maine

Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend, Ted Wilbur, were followed by State Police during a ride in Fort Kent, Maine.

By Felice J. Freyer

Kaci Hickox, who went to Africa to treat people with Ebola, defied what the state has called a voluntary quarantine.

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Casino backers, opponents make their cases, door by door

By Mark Arsenault and Laura Crimaldi

Yvonne Abraham

Tom Menino was a master of the heart

By Yvonne Abraham

Burlington, Vt.

Holyoke man sentenced over 2011 fatal shooting

By Rachel Riley


Homeless population in Mass. rising faster than any other state

By Katie Johnston

In the state, the number has increased by nearly 28 percent since 2010, according to a federal report released Thursday.

From heartbreak comes invention to help others

Mike and Kezia Fitzgerald, shown with their son, Lochlan, began making their medical device at their Danvers home.

By Katherine Landergan

Mike and Kezia Fitzgerald turned their tragedy into a simple product that is making it easier for thousands of children around the world to undergo cancer treatment.

Children’s Hospital competition aims to support innovation in pediatrics

By Katherine Landergan

Boston Children’s Hospital has selected three finalists to compete for $30,000 prize in a “Shark Tank”- style event Friday.


Jack Broughton, 89; pilot accused of covering up strafing

Colonel Broughton, shown returning from a mission in 1967, wrote several well-received books about his exploits.

By Richard Goldstein

Colonel Broughton flew more than 200 jet-fighter missions in the Korean and Vietnam Wars and received the Air Force Cross.

Michael Sata, 77; Zambian leader had a humble start

Mr. Sata ran on a promise to protect Zambia’s workers from exploitation by China. Above, campaigning in 2006.

By Alan Cowell

Mr. Sata rose from sweeping British railroad station platforms for a living to leading his nation.


Bob Holmes’s high school football playoff picks for Round 1

Schools sports editor Bob Holmes makes his selections for the first round of the playoffs.

Koji Uehara signs two-year deal with Red Sox

Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Koji Uehara pumps his fist after getting Tampa Bay Rays' Desmond Jennings to ground out to end the top of the ninth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, May 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

By Peter Abraham

The reliever became a free agent Thursday but agreed to stay in Boston rather than test the market.


Real contest is Bill Belichick vs. Peyton Manning

When Bill Belichick and Peyton Manning bump heads, it’s like a chess match Barry Chin/ Globe Staff

By Christopher L. Gasper

Patriots-Broncos is all about the brilliant quarterback matching wits with the mastermind coach.

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Jonathan Casillas is ‘cramming’ on Patriots playbook

By Shalise Manza Young


Aqib Talib has no grudge with Patriots

By Ben Volin

saints 28, panthers 10

Drew Brees leads Saints past Panthers

By Steve Reed


Merrimack off to a strong start

By Nancy Marrapese-Burrell


Brad Marchand lifts Bruins over Sabres in OT

By Amalie Benjamin


Notebook: Bruins’ Matt Bartkowski a healthy scratch

By Amalie Benjamin


Baseball still a major draw on television

By Chad Finn


Tom Menino was the mayor to a city of champions

By Dan Shaughnessy


Quietly, a high-tech gubernatorial transition is underway

One of the offices that the Deval Patrick administration says will be used by the staff of the incoming governor during the transition.

By Jeremy C. Fox

When polls close across Mass. Tuesday night, even before the votes are tallied, the apparatus of state government will be ready for the winner.

Shirley Leung

On the trail of a little personality

By Shirley Leung

For Martha Coakley, shoes are where the personality shines though. On Twitter, throwback photos of Charlie Baker show his fun side.

Everything you need to know about the race for governor

Top row: Martha Coakley (left), Charlie Baker. Bottom row from left: Jeff McCormick, Evan Falchuk, and Scott Lively.

It’s been a long, long campaign. Voters can be forgiven if they tuned out once or twice along the way. But with the election just days away, it’s time to plug back in.

G: Arts & Movies


Edward Snowden’s story unfolds in chilling ‘Citizenfour’

Edward Snowden in “Citzenfour,” a documentary by Laura Poitras about the National Security Agency systems administrator-turned-leaker. At right: the NSA, as seen in the film.

By Ty Burr

“Citzenfour” is prosaic in its presentation and profoundly chilling in its details, and if you think Snowden is a traitor, you should probably see it.

Photography Review

Holy Cross show documents Italian nativity art

Margot Balboni’s photos “Piazza San Pietro” (top) and pasta presepe “100 Presepi Exhibition” at Cantor Art Gallery.

By Mark Feeney

“The Italian Presepe: Cultural Landscapes of the Soul,” at the College of the Holy Cross, celebrates nativity scenes.

Book Review

‘The New Annotated H.P. Lovecraft’ edited by Leslie Klinger


By Colin Fleming

Klinger totes a flashlight for worthy new glimpses of Lovecraft’s eldritch imagination that offers the ebon delights.

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Classical Notes

Robison revives major Kirchner composition at NEC

By David Weininger

Television Review

McDormand a strong lead in ‘Olive Kitteridge’

By Matthew Gilbert

Movie Review

‘Horns’ without a point?

By Peter Keough

Noisy Neighbors

Mark Shilansky, ‘Fugue Mill’

By Jon Garelick

High Five

Trap producer R.L. Grime shares scares

By Raffaela Kenny-Cincotta

Boston area to-do list

By Andrew Bourque


Donnie Wahlberg celebrates Jenny McCarthy’s birthday

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Heidi Klum, Barrie Landry honored by UNICEF

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Celtics owner Grousbeck, wife split

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Books and beverages with Putnam

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Michael Bay eyes film based on Mitch Zuckoff book

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Theater director’s old house gets noticed

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein