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The life and rise of Ayanna Pressley

Long before her stunning win Tuesday, unseating a 10-term congressman with just about the entire party establishment on his side, Pressley’s was an against-the-odds story. Time and again, she has toppled expectations, surprising everyone but those who know her best.


// The age-old question: How good can Tom Brady be this year?

“He’s not beating Father Time, but he is capable of keeping the lead longer than any of the rest of us ever could,” analyst Tony Romo said.

Devra First | Critic’s Notebook

// The Patriots are a world-class team. So why isn’t the food at Gillette better?

In Foxborough, stadium concessions are definitely not the G.O.A.T.

Butch Comegys/The Times-Tribune/AP

Retired N.J. priest says his complaints were dismissed by Boston Archdiocese

A retired Roman Catholic monsignor said that his efforts to report accusations of clergy sexual misconduct to Cardinal Sean O’Malley were rebuffed by the prelate’s secretary.

Bill Brett for The Boston Globe

In the biotech hurly-burly, a cautionary tale

For the CEO of a biotech startup, there may be no bigger asset than a compelling sales pitch. Frank Reynolds had a great one.