Best time to get ticketed in Boston? Weekdays at noon

This vehicle on Charles Street was hit with multiple parking tickets.

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

You are more likely to get a parking ticket in a handful of downtown blocks, especially around lunchtime from Tuesday through Friday.

State’s rainy day fund has dwindled over past decade

The state’s emergency savings account is less than half the size it was before the last recession.

A homeless person slept on the steps of a business on a bustling Berkeley Street last Thursday morning.

Dina Rudick/Globe Staff

Homelessness problem on upswing in posh areas of Boston

As more upscale stores and condominiums crop up, more people are taking note of the problem.

Adrian Walker

// There’s no easy fix for DCF’s woes

The agency needs attention constantly, not just when a crisis like the Bella Bond case pops up.

Retailer American Apparel files for bankruptcy protection

The retailer said that its US retail stores will continue to operate.

// 3 share Nobel medicine prize for new tools to kill parasites

The scientists discovered drugs against malaria and other parasitic diseases that affect hundreds of millions of people every year.

// New England seaweed the next big thing in local food?

The rich nutritional content and low environmental footprint of native seaweeds makes their cultivation a promising venture.

Promotional video touts Boston winters, without showing snow

A video promoting the city as a great place to meet in winter shows no pictures of . . . Boston in winter.

Lee and Richard Drugan of Bourne played cards on the 10:05 a.m. train before it headed out of the commuter rail station in Kingston — and then to Plymouth.

Debee Tlumacki for The Boston Globe

In Kingston rail trip to Boston, you go backward and wait

The Kingston train is an example of several “scheduling anomalies” that Keolis hopes to address when it issues a new schedule.

Patrick Kennedy’s book details his own struggles with alcohol and drug addiction, but also goes into details about what he said was their father’s drinking problem.

Patrick Kennedy’s brother critical of new book

Kennedy defended his book, even as Ted Kennedy Jr. called it an “inaccurate and unfair portrayal of our family.”

If John Farrell (left) at any point is not healthy enough to manage the Red Sox in 2016, Torey Lovullo will be present and prepared to take over.


Torey Lovullo will be a distraction if Red Sox slump early in 2016

It’s going to be awkward having the obvious, game-tested solution sitting right next to John Farrell in the dugout.

// Don Orsillo says farewell to Red Sox fans

The popular announcer, who was not retained by NESN, thanked his backers for providing an outpouring of support.

// Will the Patriots be affected by Sunday’s day off?

A pattern has emerged for NFL teams who get a bye week early in the season.

HUBweek 2015

HUBweek forum taps stars across disciplines for talk

The week-long ideas festival’s marquee event, which included Yo-Yo Ma and Arianna Huffington, was a philosophical think-off.

Opinion | Meredith Warren

// Mass. should erect tolls for N.H. commuters

Should these escapees be allowed to “live free” and drive that way to work in Massachusetts, too?

// Steward investing in emergency rooms as way to win patients

The company wants to fend off competition from other hospitals and urgent care clinics.

// Parking garage operator takes on high-tech upstart

Instead of catering to a valet startup, a Boston businessman invested in an app company to fend off the threat.

// Boston police turn to bike patrols in rough neighborhoods

The officers’ presence has led to a decrease in crime in some of the city’s most violent neighborhoods, officials say.

Opinion & Ideas

// Opinion Reel: Announcing the Fall 2015 selections

These nine films were selected by a panel of Globe Opinion journalists and documentary film experts.

Ground Game

// Evaluating campaign money reports gets more complicated

Just combining a candidate’s account and the candidate’s super PAC might not be the best way of doing things.

The Big Picture

Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

Globe photos of the month

Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers in September.


BetaBoston | Innovation Economy

//[1]-4929--90x90.jpg Insight is failure’s silver lining

Failure is an enormously powerful learning experience for entrepreneurs — yet most are happy to leave it behind them, undiscussed.


JOHN L. ALLEN JR. | All Things Catholic

// As synod approaches, Francis is a man in the middle

The Oct. 4 to 25 summit of prelates from around the world is a critically important moment for the pontiff.