Embattled judge now faces sex misconduct probe

Thomas Estes, who presides over Belchertown District Court, admitted to having a sexual relationship with a clinical social worker who later filed a complaint against him.

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This isn’t the first time Warren spoke about that office incident

Elizabeth Warren’s two accounts — one in 1997, the other on Sunday — appear to highlight the evolution of her approach to dealing with the episode.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/24/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/20161030_ALLSTON_021.jpg The Green Line will be getting more green lights at intersections

More above-ground intersections will get technology allowing trolleys to pass through traffic lights quicker.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/09/22/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/23foxboroughpic_007.jpg DAs appear to be split on Mass. criminal justice reform plan

Two of the state’s 11 top prosecutors did not sign a letter that criticized the bill, which will come to the legislature in the coming days.

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Some residents felt a message on stone markers implied an immigration stance not everyone agrees with.

Neighborhood children looked at the memorial to the 7-year-old boy who was mauled to death Saturday in Lowell.

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Should pit bulls be banned? Lowell boy’s death renews debate

Cities and towns want the state legislature to restore their authority to regulate or ban breeds of dogs.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/23/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/ryan_health5_biz.jpg Biggest hospitals aren’t happy with possible funding cuts

A proposal on Beacon Hill would allow for higher reimbursements for the state’s least expensive hospitals and fines for hospitals where spending is highest.

Work is ongoing on the sidewalks along Plymouth’s waterfront.

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Mayflower II’s absence, road work rock tourism in Plymouth

As the town’s 400th anniversary looms, business owners say their bottom lines are suffering.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/23/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/3c8e1b41-fe91-4a62-af99-f8144719be10.jpg This is one fight Trump will regret picking

The president’s biggest political issue isn’t the Democratic Party or Mitch McConnell — it’s John McCain.

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Xi Jinping’s name and ideology have been added to the party’s constitution, putting Xi on the same level as Mao Zedong.

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Abby Johnson is chief executive and chairwoman of Fidelity Investments.

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Fidelity’s CEO has a chance to set a higher standard

Abby Johnson should examine workplace culture throughout the company, and whether Fidelity does enough to make sure women feel they are in a place where they can thrive.

Before he joins the Red Sox, Astros bench coach Alex Cora has a World Series to get through.


Fittingly, another Terry Francona ‘glue guy’ is in charge at Fenway

And Alex Cora has a lot in common with Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, his former teammate in Los Angeles.

In review: Patriots 23, Falcons 7

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady passes against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)


Tom Brady hurt the Falcons by throwing to the outside

While Atlanta’s defense clogged the middle, Brady was 11 of 15 for 136 yards when passing outside the numbers.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/23/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Clipboard-13471.jpg That was quick: ESPN-Barstool tie-in is over before it really started

The sports network canceled “Barstool Van Talk” after only one episode, and Barstool’s founder was unhappy.

Eugene Kaspersky, the chief executive of Kaspersky Lab, looked trough a window decorated with programming code symbols at his company’s headquarters in Moscow.

Kaspersky Lab wants to prove it has nothing to do with Russian spying

The cybersecurity firm is offering to reveal its source code to convince federal officials it isn’t up to no good.

Erick Torres and sister Jerielis posed for a photo at their grandmother’s Jamaica Plain apartment. Their home in Puerto Rico was ruined.

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Chased away by Maria, students start over in Boston

Boston school officials are going out of their way to make sure kids relocating from the storm-stricken Caribbean islands can enroll.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/20/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/Reports-3960.jpg Mass. faces an Alzheimer’s epidemic, forecast warns

The people who have Alzheimer’s and other dementias will increase by 25 percent in just eight years in Massachusetts, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/23/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/MILLENNIALS_CORPORATE_MENTORS_4.jpg Retirement in America: We’re working longer, getting sicker, and dying sooner

The US retirement age is rising, as the government pushes it higher and workers stay in careers longer.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/23/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/7c9c8673c88e42b9a6248e716cd52066-7c9c8673c88e42b9a6248e716cd52066-4607.jpg Megyn Kelly blasts Bill O’Reilly, Fox in extraordinary statement

Kelly said she complained about O’Reilly’s behavior while she was at Fox News, but was ignored.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/19/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/ryan_suffolkdowns2_biz.jpg Seabiscuit and the Beatles: A look at Suffolk Downs’ history

The site of the track, which opened in 1935, is a focal point of Boston’s pitch to woo Amazon.

Bold Types

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/24/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/200_alexandra_lee.jpg A unique job: Expanding a famed architect’s legacy

Alexandra Lee will lead the Sasaki Incubator, part of a company founded by Hideo Sasaki.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/24/BostonGlobe.com/HealthScience/Images/Alexion_AP_983001904784-1024x576.jpg Alexion wins approval for expanded use of its ultra-expensive drug for ultra-rare disease

Alexion, which is moving to Boston, has received approval for Soliris, one of the most expensive medicines in the world at about $700,000.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/21/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Tlumacki_headofthecharles_sports016.jpg A lot of rain is expected after recent pleasant weather

Rain is forecast on Tuesday and Wednesday, with strong winds and high humidity.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/23/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/sgark3-9305.jpg Dramatic video shows a white shark devouring a seal off Chatham

In a scene described as spectacular, researchers this weekend were treated to an up-close look at a great white shark feasting on its prey.


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Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated’s The Monday Morning Quarterback joined Chris Gasper to talk about the Patriots-Falcons rematch.

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Special reports

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The Bedford VA hospital admitted its care for Bill Nutter was not “up to our standards,” but the reality was uglier. Now, the FBI is investigating.

Opinion & Ideas


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/23/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/vennochi-3255.jpg NAACP report shows a side of Boston that Amazon isn’t seeing

An NAACP report card makes clear that this fabulous metropolis is not so fabulous for blacks and Hispanics.

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The Amazon bid

newsroom commentary

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/13/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/drone-5771.jpg 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.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/23/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/embryo.png Genetic testing of embryos creates an ethical morass

People have access to more information about the genes of their potential offspring than ever before.


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Puzzled? Keep trying and see if you can triumph.

Real Estate

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).