Jury selection to begin in Danvers teen’s murder trial

Philip Chism is accused of raping and killing his Danvers High math teacher, Colleen Ritzer, in October 2013.

MIT alumnus among winners of Nobel for chemistry

Paul Modrich, a 1968 graduate of the school, will share the honor for his work on “mechanistic studies of DNA repair.”

A nurse prepared an injection of the influenza vaccine at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Weak link discovered in flu vaccine

New research points to a single component as the weak link in the vaccine.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/07/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/200_steve_wynn.jpg Steve Wynn files libel suit against unnamed casino foe

Wynn says someone gave subpoenas to the media related to Boston’s lawsuit against the Mass. Gaming Commission.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/07/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/ColtonGuay_2-8836--90x90.jpg Maine father distraught as son dies after petting zoo visit

Colton Guay, just 21 months, died Monday after picking up bacteria during a family trip to the Oxford County Fair.

Shirley Leung

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/07/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/leung-4852.jpg Teamsters case casts an unwanted cloud over City Hall

Questions about the mayor’s loyalty came roaring back after City Hall was mentioned in an indictment accusing union members of extortion.

HUBweek 2015


Can Mass. do health care better, cheaper, and more efficiently?

During a week of big questions, this may be one of the biggest. Health care leaders will tackle it Wednesday as part of HUBweek.

Guests mill inside the main room at the House of Blues on Lansdowne Street in anticipation of

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Tom Brady leads Globies winners with six awards

Malcolm Butler, Bill Belichick, and the Providence College hockey team each won two awards at the inaugural event.

The 75-year-old building number 7 of the Brighton Marine Health Center, a former officers center.

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Brighton veterans housing plan meets a powerful foe

The backers of an affordable housing project in the neighborhood are learning it’s a good idea to get William Galvin on board.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/07/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Boghosian_Salt6_MET.jpg Mild start, messy finish to the winter?

One meteorologist predicted that the season would feature slightly above-average temperatures and about-average snowfall.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/06/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/AP124788139243.jpg Child protection agencies turn to analytics

Five states, including Maine and Connecticut, are adopting such systems, but skeptics say analytics in child welfare are relatively untested.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/06/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/farragher-8800.jpg After 40 years, Rene Rancourt still gets pumped up

The longtime National Anthem singer at Bruins games is a local sports icon, along with John Kiley, Sherm Feller, and Johnny Most.

Sebastian Smee | Critic’s Notebook

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/06/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/dance-8819--90x90.jpg Renoir protest at MFA is funny, but sophomoric

Let’s be real: The “protest” was not so much a protest as a coordinated cry for attention.

Apples at Shelburne Farm in Stow.

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A side of science

The texture of your pie filling is built into apples’ DNA

Our new biweekly food column explores the intersection of culinary arts and kitchen science.

Dan Shaughnessy

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/06/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/shaughnessy-7934.png Cubs looking like the Red Sox’ baseball cousins

With the championship-starved Cubs in the playoffs, many similarities can be drawn to Theo Epstein’s tenure in Boston.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/06/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/d494fbe18e184b6493a97bfa6421871c-d494fbe18e184b6493a97bfa6421871c-0.jpg Data breach poses test for fantasy sports betting

Boston-based DraftKings and its rivals are under intense scrutiny amid questions about their internal practices.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/07/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/ba7790b22f3f44cfa90bc073bc1ee687-ba7790b22f3f44cfa90bc073bc1ee687-0.jpg Friends, family cling to hope for El Faro crew members

Candlelight vigils and moments of silence were held Tuesday as people awaited more information about the crew’s fate.

Opinion & Ideas

Ted Dintersmith

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/06/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/1007dintersmith200-1389.jpg Overturning the old model of education

Boston’s rich history of innovation and excellence in education comes with a price: reluctance to change.

Ground Game

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/06/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/2015-10-05T192358Z_88095125_GF10000233358_RTRMADP_3_USA-ELECTION-CLINTON[1]-1562--90x90.jpg Calm down, Hillary Clinton has not lost New Hampshire. Yet.

Clinton is currently losing N.H., but she is very, very, very, very far away from the state being a lost cause.

The Big Picture

Samer Shkeer, a Syrian refugee, prays after crossing the Mediterranean to the shore of Skala Sykamnia on the island of Lesbos, Greece, on Sept. 11.

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Perilous crossings

Globe photographer Craig F. Walker documented the plight of refugees and migrants looking for a better life in Europe.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/05/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/GettyImages-466071300A.jpg Local firms show off drones, bots for law enforcement

A Danvers-based drone maker has begun shipping a new kind of police surveillance aircraft that can stay aloft for days.



//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/05/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/bishops150-1091.jpg On day one of Synod 2015, conservatives strike first

The traditionalist camp isn’t going to just counter-punch this time around.