Top bid to build new MBTA subway cars is from China

The possible deal comes amid concerns about the company’s links to the Chinese government, which has been criticized for human rights abuses.

Dr. Vivek Murthy was in Washington in February for a confirmation hearing to be surgeon general.

Amid Ebola worry, nomination for surgeon general languishes

Politicians in both parties oppose the appointment of Dr. Vivek Murthy, a physician at Brigham and Women’s hospital.

In his Warwick, R.I., home, Vinny Paz is surrounded by memorabilia from his prizefighting days. Globe Staff Photo by Stan Grossfeld

Vinny Paz’s story going from canvas to silver screen

The former champ’s comeback from a car accident will be the subject of a movie, aptly titled, “Bleed for This.”

A building on the grounds of the former Danvers State Hospital in 2002. Early in 1991, as state health undersecretary, Charlie Baker made an unannounced visit to the hospital.

Mental health record may be predictor for Baker

Charlie Baker’s strategy with the state’s mental health system in 1991 may be a window into how he might handle costly issues as governor.

State’s first-ever virtual school under probation threat

If the problems persist at the Greenfield Commonwealth Virtual School, it could be forced to close in two years.

Displaced Long Island homeless crowd South End shelter

700 former residents of the homeless shelter on Long Island live in cramped, disorienting conditions with fewer amenities than they previously had.

Carly Andrulat (right) of South Windsor, Conn., enjoyed the Northeast Marble Meet with her cousin, Maggie, and mother, Annette.

$40k for a marble? Have you lost your you-know-what?

For committed collectors, marbles are a serious enterprise that can generate thousands, maybe tens of thousands of dollars during a single weekend at a trade show.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/21/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/IMG_3188-8446.jpg After Keene, N.H., riots, soul-searching and a mortified citizenry

For locals, the incident is a considerable black eye for the city, which is known for its postcard-cute Main Street and its beloved festivals.

Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval is hitting .326 this postseason as he chases his third championship ring in five years. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

This World Series is for overachievers

Neither the Royals nor the Giants won 90 games this year but both teams caught fire in the playoffs.

Oscar de la Renta attended a gala in New York on April 24.

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

De la Renta was noted for his elegant designs for celebrities, socialites, and first ladies.

Champions of the printed word

The Boston Book Festival is expected to draw 25,000 people, suggesting the world of analog books isn’t going to evaporate.