Hospital sees rise in respiratory illnesses

Boston Chidlren’s Hospital is testing patients for the unusual virus that has been spreading across the country.

crux | analysis

// The ‘Francis Era’ in America starts today in Chicago

Blase Cupich, the new archbishop of Chicago, is ideologically moderate and has a pastoral concern for the poor.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell addressed the media Friday amid the league’s problem with domestic violence. (AP Photo/The Record of Bergen County, Carmine Galasso)


Roger Goodell’s words ring hollow

Goodell’s press conference Friday was business as usual for a big business that just wants to bury a scandal.

// Goodell apologizes, says he won’t resign

The NFL commissioner acknowledged problems with his handling of the Ray Rice incident and pledged to take action.

MCAS results released, 6 schools ‘underperforming’

This year might mark the last time state officials release MCAS scores as they consider a new, online standardized test.

Brandon LaFell hasn’t recorded a catch through two games.

Robert E. Klein for The Boston Globe


Brandon LaFell has been missing in Patriots offense

LaFell doesn’t have a catch this season, and he’s been targeted only six times by Tom Brady.

opinion | Alan Berger

The enablers of ISIS

Other states in the region have helped incubate the sadistic group.

Thomas Farragher

A wholesome family treat at the Big E

There are no one-arm bandits or pit bosses or scantily clad waitresses. What’s left instead is a piece of Americana.

Michael Krauser of Ipswich maneuvered his way out of his slip at Tuck’s Point in Manchester-by-the-Sea on Friday.

Manchester-by-the-Sea deals with its unique moniker

Many locals fear the name makes a town that already had a snobby reputation sound even snobbier.


opinion | Michael A. Cohen

// Americans are incoherent on foreign policy

They want the US to stop being the world’s policeman, but they also don’t want to surrender the role of global leader.

High school sports


// Week 3: Eastern Mass. High School Football updates

Updates and scores from Week 3 action in Eastern Mass.