- Residents divided on casino at Suffolk Downs: The intensity of the opposition could make for a tough campaign if the gambling proposal were to face a citywide vote, according to a Globe poll. Globe casino development reporter Mark Arsenault outlines.
- Rivals for 'Southie seat' make appeal to a wider district:
The state Senate race is being seen as a faceoff between Boston's Irish-American political old guard and its burgeoning multiethnic, multicultural identity. Globe reporter David Filipov elaborates.
- Woman pushes for news of brother's fate in Chile: A Newton woman is appealing to Secretary of State John Kerry to help her find justice for her still-missing brother. Globe Washington bureau reporter Bryan Bender profiles.
- Obama's Energy pick discloses industry ties: Ernest Moniz has been a highly paid consultant for a private equity firm heavily invested in the oil and gas sector. Globe Washington bureau reporter Bryan Bender outlines.
- Great opportunity for Mayor Menino's successor: The city is so different from 1993, the last time Boston voters really had to think long and hard about what they wanted in a leader. Globe metro columnist Adrian Walker writes.
- The NRA's best defense: The gun control battle cannot be about Adam Lanza or Jared Lee Loughner. If it is, a promised GOP filibuster will gain more supporters and the NRA will win. Globe columnist Juliette Kayyem explains.