Officer resigns after remarks during traffic stop

A video showed Medford Police Officer Stephen LeBert telling a driver during a traffic stop that he would “put a hole right in your head.”

Walsh questions Baker’s plan to increase charter schools

Mayor Martin Walsh cited concerns about district budgets and inadequate preparation time for new schools.

// Pilgrim official cites ‘financial viability’ in closure decision

The company that owns the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station expected to lose $40 million a year if it kept the plant operating.

// Where else will New England get its energy?

The Pilgrim plant’s closure has refocused attention on several proposals to boost New England’s power capacity.

// Two people plead not guilty in Marshfield man’s death

Michael Moscaritolo and his girlfriend, Lauren Kalil, were arraigned for their alleged roles in the murder of Robert McKenna.

Franklin, MA 10/10/15 Firefighters and state fire marshal investigators HERE WITH DOG on the scene of an early morning home explosion at the Villages at Oak Hill housing complex. ( apparent fatals) ( George Rizer for the Globe ) for METRO reporter Laura Crimaldi ..

Investigators focus on propane gas in Franklin explosion

Fire officials said they believed the case, which claimed two lives, was likely “an isolated incident.”

(Brookline, MA, 10/13/15) A Brookline firefighter was charged this morning with pummeling and kicking a man he berated as a Ò(expletive) homeless (expletive)Ó for tying up the line at a taco takeout. Joseph Ward, 37, was charged in Brookline District Court with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in connection with the incident outside AnnaÕs Taqueria late Sunday night. Ward's attorney Benjamin P. Urbelis is at left. Tuesday, October 13, 2015. (Ted Fitzgerald/Pool)

Ted Fitzgerald/Pool

Firefighter allegedly beat man over slow order at taqueria

Witnesses said the Brookline firefighter asked the customer in front of him to hurry up, then fought him outside.

DCF hires its first full-time medical director

Dr. Linda Sagor will be charged with overseeing the agency’s nurses and reviewing cases involving children with complex medical and behavioral issues.

Senate to address ‘re-homing’ adoption concern

The state Senate is aiming to block the practice of families passing off, without oversight, adopted children they can no longer handle.

Cambridge, MA., 09\10\15, Employee Jaclyn Wood, cq, helps a customer. Simon Shapiro and his wife Mardi Moran, are selling Tags Hardware, the Porter Square institution that has served the neighborhood since his father opened the store 65 years ago. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

Owners of Tags Hardware ring up last sales

Simon Shapiro and Mardi Moran are selling the Porter Square mainstay, which has been in the family for 60 years, to another hardware merchant.

The stage is set for the first democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Democratic debate | 8:30 p.m. CNN

Democratic presidential candidates set for first debate

This two-hour Democratic debate will be the first time that many voters tune in to the contest.

In this Nov. 15, 2007 photo, Hugh Hefner smiles while signing copies of the Playboy calendar and Playboy Cover To Cover: The 50's DVD box set in Los Angeles. Playboy will no longer publish photos of nude women as part of a redesign of the decades-old magazine, according to a news report Monday, Oct. 12, 2015. Executives for the magazine company told The New York Times that the change will take place in March 2016. Playboy editor Cory Jones contacted founder and current editor in chief Hugh Hefner recently about dropping nude photos from the print edition and he agreed, the Times reported. (Ian West/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE

Ty Burr

The naked truth about Playboy and modern sexuality

Playboy ceased to matter as a cultural taboo-buster even before the first dirty picture went up on the Internet.

EMC chairman and CEO Joe Tucci.

Scott Kirsner | Beta Boston

EMC’s defense of employee noncompetes stunted growth of startups

EMC’s stance on noncompetes inhibited the growth of a strong storage and data management ecosystem here.


// EMC sale holds lesson for Mass.

The state should build its future on the free movement of brainpower, not on today’s corporate giants.

New York City, NY--11/24/03 Daniel Okrent, author, former editor of Life Magazine, founder of Rotisserie baseball, and journalist will be the first ombudsman of the New York Times. He took the job for 18 months. Library Tag 12042003 Living/Arts


The accidental godfather of fantasy sports

Dan Okrent had an idea that has forever changed (corrupted?) the magical experience of watching professional sports.

How Fisk’s 1975 home run changed TV sports forever

Forty years ago, in the greatest moment of the Red Sox’ “greatest game,” Pudge — and a cameraman with a rat situation — left an indelible image.

Oct 11, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) scores a touch down against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports

USA Today Sports


This season, Tom Brady has been sneaky good for Patriots

At 38, Brady has become quite skilled at gaining yards on quarterback sneaks.

// Warren visits Greece, Germany to witness refugee crisis

Senator Elizabeth Warren spoke in vivid terms on Tuesday about the despair she viewed on the shores of Greece.

Opinion & Ideas

Michael A. Cohen

// Debate will turn on policy wonkery — or Trump’s Twitter feed

At the least, cyber Trump will likely throw more punches than the five Democratic candidates for president.

Ground Game

// N.H. millennials and politics: It’s complicated

There are two key concepts to understand when it comes to the millennial vote in New Hampshire.

The Big Picture

Mic Smith/Associated Press

Historic flooding in South Carolina

Residents face uncertainty as they cope with major flooding after record-settings rains.



// Twitter purging 336 workers as new CEO slashes costs

The cutbacks announced Tuesday translate into about 8 percent of Twitter’s workforce of 4,100 people.


// ‘Yes We Can!’ emerges as rallying cry at 2015 synod

As the synod rolls into its second week, the fundamental divide is clear.