Talk swirls of a peaceful resolution in Syria: Secretary of State John Kerry's unscripted suggestion that Syria might avoid a US strike by turning over its chemical weapons raised the possibility of a diplomatic breakthrough. Matt Viser, who traveled with Kerry in Europe over the weekend, and Bryan Bender detail from Washington.
- Republican protest puts Mass. house at standstill: A tiny band of dissident Republicans has used a procedural maneuver to protest what they say is an abuse of power by the Democratic majority, blocking all legislation in the house. Political reporter Michael Levenson details.
- Mayoral hopefuls clash over range of issues: All 12 of Boston's mayoral candidates squared off for the first time last night. A proposed casino in Boston was one of the most contentious issues. Meghan Irons and Akilah Johnson report.
- Charlotte Golar Richie takes measure of opportunity: In a city where about 56 percent of registered voters are women, the mayoral candidate's gender - and her air of celebrity - makes her stand out. Andrew Ryan reports.
- The money behind the messages in Boston mayor's race: The candidates with the most money in their campaign accounts - all white men - raised it from a range of sources, providing a glimpse at what kind of mayor each might be. Columnist Farah Stockman writes.
- Next Boston mayor must curb the urge to spend: Columnist Tom Keane says Boston's economy is on the upswing, but that will change, meaning city spending will have to be carefully managed.