Homelessness spikes in posh areas of Boston

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

Dina Rudick/Globe Staff

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

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The US cargo ship, which was carrying 33 people, sank after encountering Hurricane Joaquin.

Mass. Maritime grad was on board sunken cargo ship

Keith Griffin, 33, originally from Winthrop, was among the 33 crew members of a US ship that sunk during Hurricane Joaquin.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/05/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/489130638.jpg N.H. Governor Maggie Hassan to run for US Senate

The second-term governor is the first Democrat to announce she’s in the race to challenge Republican US Senator Kelly Ayotte.

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.”

Afghan forces requested US airstrike that hit hospital

A top US commander said he was correcting an initial statement that the airstrike was meant to defend US forces under fire.

Homes were inundated by flood waters in Columbia, S.C.

Hunt for trapped residents after S.C. flooding kills 7

An unprecedented low pressure system dumped more than 18 inches on one spot alone in Columbia, the state’s capital.

US, Pacific nations reach trade deal

The agreement on the trade pact sets up a potentially contentious ratification vote before a skeptical Congress.

Republican presidential candidate and Florida Senator Marco Rubio spoke during a town hall meeting in Littleton, N.H.

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Marco Rubio seeks his moment — just not too soon

The Florida senator is getting new attention as Republicans search for a candidate who can be viable in the general election.

Opinion | Meredith Warren

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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/24/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/ryan_parking4_met.jpg Hate parking tickets? Avoid the city at these times

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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/16/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/dtlumacki_keolis_metro07.jpg In Kingston rail trip to Boston, you go backward and wait

The Kingston train is an example of several “scheduling anomalies” that the MBTA’s commuter rail operator hopes to address.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/05/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/200_don_orsillo.jpg 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.

Deven Marrero played in 25 major league games for the Red Sox this season.

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Alex Speier

Curtain falls on dismal Red Sox season, but hope remains

While the end of the season represented a show of talent, the burden of proof falls on the club to prove that can translate to results..

Peter Abraham | Beat Writer’s Notebook

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Peter Abraham offers his solution to the Red Sox problems, and other observations now that the season is over.

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One of the winners includes a research fellow emeritus at Drew University who now lives in North Andover, Mass.

Adrian Walker

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/10/07/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/walker_20131007.jpg 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.

Opinion & Ideas

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Watch these nine short films that have something to say — about family, identity, community, mopeds.

Ground Game

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/01/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/clinton150-1548.jpg 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

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Globe photos of the month

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


BetaBoston | Innovation Economy

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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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/04/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/allen-1086.jpg 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.