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Coakley, Baker, And The Race For The Corner Office

Polls suggest that the Massachusetts governor’s race is essentially a toss up, and that Martha Coakley’s lead over Charlie Baker among women voters is shrinking.

How The Boston Floating Hospital Helped Shape Modern Pediatric Medicine

At the end of the 19th century, Boston had a lot to be proud of. But there was a darker side to Victorian Boston: crowded slums, widespread poverty, hunger and a shockingly high rate of infant mortality.

Littelfield On Sports: Patriots Look Toward Rest Of Season

After the Patriots’ stunning loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday, some sports watchers are wondering: is this the beginning of the Tom Brady’s decline? Bill Littlefield takes stock.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

How Will Boston Accommodate Sea Level Rise? New Report Suggests Canals, Wetlands

One proposal is to welcome the rising waters with a series of canals — which might give Boston some of the watery charm of Venice or Amsterdam.

Steven Pinker Draws From Linguistics To Answer Questions Of Writing Style

Why is there so much bad writing out there, and how do you learn to write well?

Chef Jeremy Sewall Channels New England Roots In His First Cookbook

Chef Jeremy Sewall has deep roots in New England, and he’s right at home in the kitchen of Island Creek Oyster Bar in Kenmore Square, one of his three restaurants in the Boston area.

Monday, September 29, 2014

UMass Amherst Reviews Use Of Confidential Informants

The heroin overdose death of a UMass Amherst student is raising questions about whether the school did enough to help, and about the use of students as campus informants in drug investigations.

How Far Should Journalists Go When Probing The Private Lives Of Political Candidates?

Presidents from Roosevelt to Kennedy to Johnson got a free pass, despite evidence of marital infidelity. But beginning with the Gary Hart scandal, private mores and sexual behavior became part of the regular political conversation.

American Academy Of Pediatrics Recommends Teens Use IUDs

Let’s talk about sex. Teenagers and sex, specifically, because a major medical group is recommending significant changes to what doctors talk about about when they’re discussing contraceptive options with teen patients.

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