Baker proposes bill to allow more charter schools

The legislation would permit 12 new or expanded charters per year across the state.

Dumpling Daughter’s menu offers Three Day Pork Ramen (left), while rival Dumpling Girl in Millbury served up Pork Ramen.

JOANNE RATHE (left) and MATTHEW HEALEY/Globe photos

Stolen recipes? Cloned menus? It’s a dumpling feud

The owner of a Weston restaurant alleges a trio of dumpling pirates hatched an elaborate scheme to steal her trade secrets.

Earlier attempts at a hands-free cell phone law have failed, but it looks as if it’s really going to happen this time.

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Yvonne Abraham

Confessions of a driver who can’t stop looking at her phone

My phone has gotten smarter, and I’ve gotten dumber.

// Fire damages at least 8 boats at Quincy marina

Four of the damaged boats sank completely in the morning blaze at Captain’s Cove Marina.

//[1]-1610--90x90.jpg US airman who helped thwart French train attack stabbed in Calif.

Spencer Stone, who helped subdue an attacker on a French train in August, is in stable condition, an official said.

// McCarthy, GOP rivals make pitch for House speaker

Today’s secret-ballot elections were shaping up as merely an early skirmish in the chaotic battle to lead the House.

Nanny charged with stealing $280,000 from Boston family

The nanny allegedly wrote checks from the victims’ checkbook to herself and cashed them.

//[1]-970--90x90.jpg Belarusian writer wins Nobel Prize in literature

Alexievich, 67, used the skills of a journalist to create literature chronicling the great tragedies of the Soviet Union and its collapse.

Triple-deckers can be seen from the belfry of First Parish Church in Dorchester in this 2011 file photo.

Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff

Triple-deckers in demand, families getting pushed out

In recent years, the desire for the properties has grown, and the population living within them has shifted.

// Could this space soon become an Emerson dining hall?

The change would be a radical transformation for the Colonial Theatre and make it a type of front porch for Emerson’s campus.

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// ‘Three Unsafe Crossings,’ a film by Geoff Adams

Will these intersections ever be safe for cyclists?

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Can we please stop pretending marijuana is harmless?

The truth is it can be dangerous, especially for young people.


// Nothing new from ‘Roger the Dodger’

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell eludes questions like Julian Edelman slips through defenders.

// Dan Zevin and the delicate dance of the #Humblebrag

Do you recognize people you know in “Little Miss Overshare,” “Mr. Selfie,” “Little Miss Basic,” or “Mr. Humblebrag”?

Alex Speier

// Playoff teams demonstrate why Red Sox need an ace

Baseball is getting yet another reminder of the centrality of the elite starting pitcher in the postseason.

// Year since Long Island’s close finds safety net tattered

More than 700 men and women who lived on the island were scattered around the city.

//[1]-1604--90x90.jpg Rupert Murdoch suggests Obama isn’t a ‘real black president’

‘‘Ben and Candy Carson terrific. What about a real black President who can properly address the racial divide?” Murdoch tweeted.

Opinion & Ideas


// Folding a losing hand

Mayor Walsh has spent more than $1 million fighting the Everett casino, but now it’s time to move on.

Ground Game

//[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.

Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff

Perilous crossings

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


Hiawatha Bray | Tech Lab

// Data privacy? It’s mostly gone, but that can change

Just about everything we do these days is under some form of electronic surveillance.



// On day one of Synod 2015, conservatives strike first

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