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‘Are you ready to bring change to Washington?’ Pressley stuns Capuano on historic night

Ayanna Pressley addressed the crowd.

Ayanna Pressley, the first African-American woman elected to the Boston City Council, made history again, defeating Representative Michael Capuano, a 10-term incumbent heavily backed by the political establishment.

Adrian Walker

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/06/12/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/walker_20131007[1].jpg Was Tuesday the last stand of a political old guard?

Up and down the ballot, veteran Democrats had the unfamiliar feeling of finding themselves in tough races.

Democratic candidates for governor Bob Massie (left) and Jay Gonzalez campaigned in Newton on Labor Day.

Michael Swensen for The Boston Globe

Gonzalez defeats Massie in Democratic gubernatorial primary

Jay Gonzalez bested environmentalist and entrepreneur Bob Massie, and he’ll face Governor Charlie Baker in November.

Sean P. Murphy | The Fine Print

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/30/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/Swensen_180830_03consumer(2)_0003copy.jpg Owners of a ruined house say repairs will cost $400k. The insurer is fighting, offering just $100k.

Their house badly damaged, a Newton family expected Providence Mutual to help them get back on their feet quickly. That didn’t happen.