Boston's Amazon bid

Mass. rounds up state’s 26 pitches for Amazon’s new headquarters

Some of the sites have not previously gotten much attention as possible locations for the new Amazon headquarters.

Rendering of Suffolk Downs site from City of Boston Amazon HQ bid.

City of Boston

Boston submits its bid for Amazon, aiming for 50,000 jobs and a transformation

Boston’s 218-page pitch leans hard on the region’s intellectual firepower and offers up Suffolk Downs as a site whose ease of development outweighs its distance from the heart of the city.

Shirley Leung

// For Amazon, is Suffolk Downs the right fit?

The mayor made the soon-to-be shuttered horse track that straddles East Boston and Revere the prime location for Amazon’s second corporate headquarters in Boston’s pitch to the online giant.

// Five things you should know about Boston’s Amazon bid

You might not have time to read all 218 pages of the bid that Boston submitted to land Amazon’s second headquarters. So here’s a rundown of some of the key points.

// Boston’s Amazon bid relies in part on nonexistent transit options

The city’s pitch to bring Amazon’s second headquarters to Suffolk Downs relies in part on transit projects that are not even in the pipeline.

Christopher Muther

// Three N.E. airports top list of nation’s best. Logan isn’t one of them

Logan has been making strides, but was still denied entry into this exclusive clique of top airports, decided by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler.

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// Megyn Kelly tries dancing for ratings as her ‘Today’ show continues to falter

On Thursday, Hoda Kotb appeared as a guest. They chatted. They danced. But critics hated the moment.

Wellesley, Ma- August 14, 2017-Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff- --Mekhi Martin of the Wellesley Junior Raiders youth football team during preseason practice.

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Frightened away from youth football? Not in Wellesley

Despite widespread safety concerns, participation numbers are up in Wellesley, bucking a national trend.

// Watertown-based athenahealth laying off about 500 employees

The company said the job reductions would amount to 9 percent of its workforce, but it did not say how many of the cuts would come from Watertown.

// Julian Edelman’s memoir hitting stores Tuesday

While he recovers from a season-ending injury, Patriots WR Julian Edelman is continuing his literary blitz with his memoir, entitled “Relentless.”

// Taylor Swift releases new track from upcoming album

The Grammy-winning artist dropped another new single to precede her ‘Reputation,’ a new album coming November 10.

// Alex Rodriguez tried to put a Yankees jacket on David Ortiz. It didn’t go so well

David Ortiz and Alex Rodriguez may be colleagues now, but Ortiz has no intentions of supporting his former rival’s team any time soon.

Methuen police misled Spanish-speaking suspects, lawsuit says

The suit claims the Methuen Police Department had known for more than three years that a translation of drivers’ rights given to OUI suspects was incorrect.

// Mixed reviews for Walsh on handling of opioid crisis

Does having a Mayor’s Office of Recovery Services make an appreciable difference?

// Trump blames ‘radical Islam’ for uptick in crime in Britain

President Donald Trump is misrepresenting a report on British crime statistics by blaming an uptick in police-reported incidents on “Radical Islamic terror.”

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“Enough with the applause,” he told the welcoming crowd. “You sound like the Cabinet when Donald Trump walks into the room.”

Renée Graham

// Spreading Trump Salt in every wound

President Trump continues to demonstrate his complete lack of empathy.


The GOP on deficits: from hawks to doves

Forget the snows of yesteryear. Where are the deficits hawks of yesterday?

// Firm would pay at least $13.3m in Mass. oil spill settlement

A New York shipping company and its affiliates would shell out the money to pay for devastating wildlife damages incurred in a massive 2003 oil spill.

// Framingham six-year-old, inspiration for #WhyNotDevin, dies of rare brain cancer

Devin Suau, the Framingham boy who battled a rare brain tumor since his diagnosis earlier this year, died Friday morning.


// Why buying 20 boxes of pasta can be a smart financial strategy

Taking advantage of deals to their fullest is key to a personal savings plan.

// Photo of leashed black child prompts apology from Bridgewater officials

School officials in Bridgewater apologized Thursday after a classroom photo that appeared to show two white third-graders holding a black child by leashes caused outrage.

Fallout from the Harvey Weinstein scandal

// Lupita Nyong’o recounts Weinstein massage encounter

The Oscar-winning actress says she had an encounter with Harvey Weinstein in 2011 at his home in Connecticut.

Allegations of sexual harassment and assault by Weinstein were disclosed this month in The New York Times and The New Yorker.

‘I knew enough to do more than I did’

Quentin Tarantino now feels ashamed he did not take a stronger stand towards Harvey Weinstein and stop working with him, he said in an interview.

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The Amazon bid

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// Dear Jeff Bezos: Come and help us build a better Boston together

An open letter to the owner of Amazon, proposing a true partnership that rewrites the relationship between a city and the big companies that call it home.


// Meet the animal scientist trying to grow human organs — in pigs

Without Dr. Pablo Juan Ross the groundbreaking creation of a part-human, part-animal chimera might not have been possible.


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What is it like to live in Windsor?

The town Nathaniel Hawthorne once described as a “bare, bleak spot fit, for nothing but sheep’’ is still largely off the grid (broadband is available only in town buildings).