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Despite those disappointments, there’s a lot of good Veterans Day stories in general out there, most focusing on the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. The Globe’s Thomas Farragher has a nice piece on one veteran’s first-hand accounts of WWI, preserved in a cloth-covered diary still cherished by his descendants. Springfield held a Veterans Day parade yesterday — with a warning about the large number of suicides every day by veterans, MassLive reports. Meanwhile, Neal Simpson at the Patriot Ledger takes a look at how Quincy reacted 100 years ago to news of the end of WWI. Wicked Local has photos of Armistice Day 100 years ago and Veterans Day today. Universal Hub has photos of the celebrations in the Back Bay and elsewhere around the state 100 years ago.

The Herald’s Joe Battenfeld reports that U.S. Sen. electricity cost per watt Elizabeth Warren is now offering to help raise funds for Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson’s bid for a recount in his close election loss in Florida last week. Warren is genuine in her support of Nelson, but Battenfeld notes the move will also gain her “important brownie points in the party for her own expected White House campaign.”

The New Yorker’s Jeffrey Toobin takes a (very) deep dive into the possibility that former Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick will run for president in 2020. After spending time with Patrick on the midterm campaign trail and back in Boston, Tobin seems to come away convinced that even though he is “practically a nobody” at the national level — and despite the fact that his gubernatorial accomplishments “may be as much atmospheric as concrete” — his effective grassroots campaign style and Obama-like qualities make him an instant contender.

From the BBJ’s Catherine Carlock: “Winter is coming to Greater Boston’s real-estate industry, and panic is setting in as dozens of developments await natural gas work without any timeframe for when it might get done. The issue stems from the ongoing lockout of National Grid union workers, as well as the commonwealth’s moratorium on non-emergency gas work. … ‘This is a crisis of huge proportions,’ said Ted Tye, managing partner of National Development, a real-estate development firm.”

Rich Parr and Steve Koczela write at CommonWealth how Republican Gov. electricity physics test Charlie Baker last week racked up impressive vote totals in urban areas normally dominated by Democrats. electricity in the body It took a lot of courting and taxpayer-funded grants to win over voters and, in many instances, Democratic mayors. But whether national Republicans can ever duplicate such gains is doubtful because, well, Baker isn’t like national Republicans. Separately, Stonehill College’s Peter Ubertaccio writes at CommonWealth that Baker will be facing major education and transportation challenges in his second term – and challenges on how to fund improvements in those areas. CommonWealth

Still on the subject of Gov. Baker’s urban electoral strengths: Days after playing a starring role Baker’s re-election party, Lawrence Mayor Daniel Rivera, a Democrat, says there’s nothing to rumors that he’s leaving his post to serve in the Baker administration, Keith Eddings reports at the Eagle-Tribune. Rivera, one of the first Democratic mayors to back the governor, says he “will not seek nor will I accept a position” in the administration. Sounds very Shermanesque. gaz 67b for sale We’ll see. Eagle-Tribune

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Former state Rep. Carlos Henriquez, who was ousted from the House after he was convicted of punching a woman who refused to have sex with him, has quietly resigned from an antiviolence-related job at City Hall, according to a report at Like Mayor Walsh, we believe in second chances for people. But not in this circumstance, not in this job. e85 gasoline

A few months after the departure of founding CEO Jonathan Bush (nephew of former President George H.W. Bush), Watertown’s Athenahealth is set to be sold for $5.5 billion to private investors, reports the BBJ’s Jessica Bartlett, citing a Reuters report. The announcement could come as soon as today. As Reuters notes, Bush stepped down after issuing an apology following reports that he allegedly assaulted his former wife 14 years earlier.

William Smith, a visiting fellow in life sciences at the Pioneer Institute, writes at CommonWealth magazine that Marylou Sudders, the Baker administration’s secretary of health and human services, needs to bone up a bit on the U.S. Constitution’s references to inventors and exclusive rights, etc., before talking about new state Medicaid price controls. True. But does the Constitution anywhere prohibit others from bargaining hard over the true value of patent-protected items, such as new drugs purchased by taxpayers?

The Globe’s Andrea Estes digs deeper into the fed investigation into former State Police union boss Dana Pullman, who reportedly has lived a rather lavish lifestyle – spending tens of thousands of dollars for dinners at swanky restaurants and owning a fully equipped $70,000 SUV etc., etc. – and who alone apparently controlled millions of dollars in union revenues and assets, etc., etc. Boston Globe

The Globe’s Spotlight team, following up on its earlier package on the state’s effective secret courts run my court magistrates, has discovered that a secret court in Quincy has very quietly handled and dispatched the cases of a Plymouth county commissioner accused of slugging a patron at an Elks Lodge and a high-ranking city employee driving around recklessly while telling people he was on urgent business of the mayor.

Lawmakers are urging members of the public to speak up when the Army Corps of Engineers holds a series of public meetings starting next month on the future of the two bridges leading to and from Cape Cod, Beth Treffeisen reports at the Standard-Times. The looming question appears to be whether the Corps will opt to fully replace both bridges—which state transportation officials say is necessary—or choose to refurbish the existing structures.

Funny how midterm elections can turn out. Sen. Eric Lesser’s long cherished dream of an East-West rail project connecting Springfield and Boston took a small legislative step toward reality with Democrats taking over the U.S. House — and U.S. Reps. gas density at stp Richard Neal and Jim McGovern expected to move up the House leadership ladder. The Globe’s John Chesto explains.

Media critic Dan Kennedy last week took note of how the Globe is making do with less these days, from teaming up with the Philadelphia Inquirer on a recent report to reducing the size of its Sunday Business section. And, boy, has the Globe reduced the size of its Sunday business section, yesterday to less than two pages of wire reports and recaps of last week’s business news. gas prices going up in nj Calling it a “section” is now a stretch.

When lawmakers on Beacon Hill inevitably start to debate legalized sports betting in Massachusetts, they’ll have the opportunity to conduct field trips to nearby Rhode Island to see how it works. Little Rhody is expected to launch its first (and highly restricted) sports gambling window later this month, the first in New England, and it could serve as a sports-gambling test case for the rest of the region, reports Andy Rosen at the Globe.

The election brought big changes to Congress and these could have a massive impact on the presidency, the government and American businesses. With that backdrop, United States Congressman Joseph. P. Kennedy III will address the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber at the organization’s Fall Business Breakfast. Also Umass Amherst Deputy Chancellor Steve Goodwin will discuss the new Newton campus.