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Red Sox 6, Cardinals 1

Red Sox cap season with World Series title

Closer Koji Uehara gets lifted by David Ross after the Red Sox won the World Series during Game 6 of the World Series, in which they beat the Cardinals 6-1.

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The Red Sox completed an improbable worst-to-first comeback at Fenway Park, defeating the Cardinals to claim their third title in 10 years.

// Red Sox fans flock to Fenway, Marathon finish line

Fans celebrated the crowning achievement of a team’s rise from the ashes of last year’s lost season, and a city’s rise from its darkest hours last April.

The Red Sox celebrate after winning the World Series, trouncing the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 at Fenway Park.

dan shaughnessy

A World Series win that no one predicted

The 2013 Red Sox, the motley crew that left Fort Myers begging, “Please don’t hate us,’’ completed the ultimate redemption song.

Building Fenway Center would be complex and expensive: Part of the 1.3 million-square-foot complex would straddle the turnpike, requiring a $35 million platform.

The Architectural Team

Developer says Fenway Center needs tax breaks

John Rosenthal is seeking $7.8 million in city tax breaks, saying the $500 million project could fall apart without public assistance.

Mayor Thomas M. Menino presented a Red Sox cap to President Obama on Wednesday.

Health law will work, Obama insists

“We are just going to keep on working at it,” President Obama said Wednesday in Boston. “We’re going to grind it out, just like you did here in Massachusetts.”

The Nation

As budget talks open, US says deficit fell

Representative Paul Ryan, Republican of Wisconsin, said the current budget negotiations shouldn’t focus on the tax code.

By Jackie Calmes and Jonathan Weisman

The budget deficit for fiscal 2013 was $680 billion, nearly a third lower than the Obama administration projected six months ago.

15 Hawaii animals, plants added to endangered list

The anchialine pool shrimp, which is eyeless, was among the species added to the list, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said.

In Calif. city, odor from Sriracha chili plant a nuisance

A worker unloaded chilis used to make Sriracha sauce in Irwindale. Fumes bother some residents’ eyes and throats.

By John Rogers

Irwindale is suing Huy Fong Foods, seeking to shut down production at the two-year-old plant until its operators make the smell go away.

The World

Pakistan makes sharp cut in civilian deaths blamed on US

At a Capitol Hill news conference Tuesday, 9-year-old Nabila Rehman displayed a picture she drew depicting the US drone strike on her Pakistan village that killed her grandmother.

By Declan Walsh

In a surprise move, Pakistan’s government on Wednesday sharply revised downward its official estimate of civilian casualties caused by US drone strikes.

Islamist leader is seized in Egypt

Police fired tear gas at students at Cairo’s al-Azhar university on Wednesday after authorities detained Essam el-Erian.

By David D. Kirkpatrick

Egyptian security forces on Wednesday captured Essam el-Erian, one of the last few prominent leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood still at large.

5 arrested in deadly Tiananmen Square attack

By Andrew Jacobs

Chinese authorities announced Wednesday the arrest of five men described as Islamic jihadists who they say helped orchestrate an attack that left five dead.

Editorial & Opinion

Alex Beam

Let childhood be

By Alex Beam

Bill Watterson, of “Calvin and Hobbes” fame, implores us all to not surrender our imagination.


Suffolk Downs has no clothes

By Joan Vennochi

The current proposal for a Suffolk Downs casino is a stripped down version of its original self, leaving its backers as naked as the fairy tale emperor.


High value in unpaid internships

By Edward L. Glaeser

Instead of ending unpaid internships, we should promote those that deliver real skills, and we must find ways to help less privileged students take part in certified skill-building internships.


Walsh, Connolly focus on safety

Police tape crisscrossed the scene of a shooting  at the intersection of Shepton and Dorchester Avenue in August.

By Maria Cramer

The mayoral candidates talk of “two Bostons,” one where violence is rare, and one where shootings feel commonplace.

Police-psychic controversy brewing in Salem

Christian Day, a warlock who owns two witchcraft stores in Salem, calls the fraud allegations against a local psychic hypocritical. “They’re not regulating the priest who absolves you of your sins and tells you to put some money in the collection basket.”

By Billy Baker

For those who make their living selling psychic services to paying customers, the term “fraud” lives on a slippery slope.

Yvonne Abraham

Looking for a new vision

By Yvonne Abraham

The decisive question in this election should be which candidate thinks most clearly and forcefully about Boston’s toughest challenge — its schools.

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Red Sox fans flock to Fenway, Marathon finish line

By David Filipov, Billy Baker and Martine Powers

Bargain Bin

Find early ski and skate deals

By Ami Albernaz


Brown may reconsider lecture policy after protest



A new BRA, but at what cost?

Since 2010, members of Connolly’s City Council staff have appeared before the BRA 23 times to speak in favor of projects under review. In the three years before he hit the campaign trail, Walsh (right) appeared before the BRA board 42 times to offer support for various building projects.

By Casey Ross

Candidates John Connolly and Martin Walsh have criticized the Boston Redevelopment Authority, but it will be difficult to turn the tough talk into action.

Boston aims to be first to erase gender wage gap

Augusta Nichols-Even (right), shown with Jesse Banhazi at Green City Growers, recently left the male-dominated technology industry.

By Katie Johnston

Mayor Menino will roll out a compact signed by 38 employers that have committed to ending pay disparities.

Developer says Fenway Center needs tax breaks

Building Fenway Center would be complex and expensive: Part of the 1.3 million-square-foot complex would straddle the turnpike, requiring a $35 million platform.

By Casey Ross

John Rosenthal is seeking $7.8 million in city tax breaks, saying the $500 million project could fall apart without public assistance.


Deborah Turbeville, avant-garde fashion photographer; at 81

Deborah Turbeville, who was largely self-taught, was influential in shifting images toward mood and setting.

By Margalit Fox

Ms. Turbeville, who was born in Stoneham, almost singlehandedly transformed fashion photography beginning in the early 1970s.

Lawrence Foster, 88; guided Tylenol maker through tampering crisis

By Bruce Weber

The former journalist helped the company rebound after a string of mysterious deaths in 1982 threw the public into a panic.

Tadeusz Mazowiecki, 86; Poland’s first prime minister after communism

Tadeusz Mazowiecki was the first postcommunism prime minister in Poland.

By Monika Scislowska

Mr. Mazowiecki was a key adviser to Poland’s Solidarity freedom movement, and also served as a UN human rights envoy to Bosnia.


On Baseball

Ben Cherington made all the right moves

Red Sox manager John Farrell held up the World Series trophy, general manager Ben Cherington by his side.

By Nick Cafardo

Cherington deserves a bucket of champagne, let alone a bottle, as the architect of the 2013 World Series champions.

Christopher L. Gasper

These Red Sox just would not be beaten

David Ortiz celebrated after the World Series-clinching win.

By Christopher L. Gasper

It couldn’t have ended any other way. These retooled Red Sox had destiny in their dugout. Certain seasons, certain teams just can’t lose.

Penguins 3, Bruins 2

Penguins earn some revenge, beat Bruins

Referee Eric Furlatt, left, broke up a fight between Boston Bruins' Torey Krug and Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby during the second period.

By Amalie Benjamin

The Penguins came away with a 3-2 win, exceeding their goal total against Boston for the entire four-game series sweep back in June.

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Red Sox 6, Cardinals 1

Red Sox cap season with World Series title

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A World Series win that no one predicted

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John Henry was Cardinals fan as a boy

By Christopher L. Gasper

Ticket prices go sky high

By Shira Springer

red sox notebook

David Ortiz earns World Series MVP honors

By Peter Abraham

Cardinals notebook

Cardinals failed in key situations

By Julian Benbow

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Offense ready to face Steelers safety Troy Polamalu

By Michael Whitmer

bruins notebook

Milan Lucic excited about prospect of Olympic spot

By Amalie Benjamin

Raptors 93, Celtics 87

A green Celtics team drops its opener

By Baxter Holmes

girls’ soccer

East Boston takes Boston City League crown

By Lorenzo Recupero

G: Style


Boo! Test your Halloween knowledge

By Vanessa Fernandes and Steph Hiltz

Everything you wanted to know about Halloween, but were too scared to ask.

A dentist offers advice about Halloween candy

By Kristi Palma

Dr. Linda Vidone, dental director for Delta Dental of Massachusetts, knows that kids dig into the candy this time of year, and she offers some of advice for parents.

How Justin Townes Earle became muse for the Sinclair

Designer Stephen Martyak (left) with musician Justin Townes Earle at the Sinclair.

By Rachel Raczka

The musician and son of musician Steve Earle inspired the design of the Harvard Square club. So what does he think of it?