Mixed reviews for Walsh on handling of opioid crisis

While some praise the mayor, others blame him for the crowds of people — clearly in the throes of addiction — who have become increasingly visible.

Yvonne Abraham

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/abrahamy-9286.jpg How rage over a woman’s anti-cop Facebook post killed a Lynn coffee shop

It’s not enough to just disagree with somebody who says something some find odious. No, angry mobs must be set upon them, to destroy their lives.

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Pearson apologized and launched a review of its curriculum Thursday after an outcry over a nursing education book that reinforced stereotypes of religious and ethnic groups.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/lee_bodycamera6_met-9243.jpg 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.

Bright, daytime fireball streaking over N.E. reported by hundreds

Nearly 200 people reported the fireball in the sky Wednesday afternoon as it fell over the Northeast and into the Atlantic Ocean.


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Since he left the White House nine years ago, George W. Bush has largely stayed out of politics. But he stepped firmly back into the political spotlight Thursday.

Renée Graham

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/19/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Graham-3291.jpg Spreading Trump Salt in every wound

President Trump continues to demonstrate his complete lack of empathy.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/09/11/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Reynolds_12groton02_met-001.jpg Maine man accused of killing 4 ruled competent, attorney says

Orion Krause, accused of murdering his mother, his grandparents, and a home health aide in Groton, appeared in court Friday.

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Judge William Young said he didn’t want the names of the jurors in the David Daoud Wright case to be “plastered permanently” on the Web.

Playground near Belmont school closed due to rat infestation

A playground adjacent to a Belmont elementary school is closed indefinitely after town officials discovered a rat infestation there Thursday night.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Bedford_170307_FRAMINGHAM_KID_CHIEF_003-9253.jpg 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.

Christopher Muther

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/20/BostonGlobe.com/Travel/Images/GreennightA.jpg 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.

Al Michaels walks onto the field prior to an NFL football game between the Oakland Raiders and Washington Redskins, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)

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Season Ticket Podcast

Tom Brady’s play at age 40 ‘astonishing,’ Al Michaels says

Broadcaster Al Michaels is on the call for this week’s Sunday Night Football game between the Patriots and Falcons.

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Boston's Amazon bid

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

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The city’s bid strings together key development properties along either the Orange Line or the planned Green Line extension.

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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.

Boston-10/20/17- The artillary blast from the Army National Guard's 101st Field Artillary unit from Brockton fire back in salute to the Constitution. The USS Constitution made it's first vovage since 2014 as it turned around in Boston Harbor in front of Fort Independence on Castle Island. John Tlumacki/Globe staff(metro)

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USS Constitution takes a spin around Boston Harbor

Heralded by the booms of a 21-gun salute, the venerable USS Constitution set sail across Boston Harbor Friday morning after being out of commission for three years.

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Brad Stevens already working on Gordon Hayward’s next game plan

The Celtics coach consulted Frank Vogel, who helped Paul George in his recovery from a broken leg.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/20/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/SLIDERfacetoface.jpg Here’s what the Patriots have to do to beat the Falcons

The Super Bowl rematch comes Sunday night, as the Patriots go for their third straight win.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/13/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/w30-13314-ktZF--90x90@BostonGlobe.com.jpg Frightened away from youth football? Not in Wellesley

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


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/24/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/cash.jpg 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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/03/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/ff8a0c6d0e3d4db5aa7f324ffc29b3dd-ab97521980a444b98bf33611c8a34b30-0.jpg 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.


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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

Ideas | Matthew Muspratt

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It’s one thing to read about our national fracture. It’s another to actually see it.

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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/2011-2020/2017/10/20/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/Ross.jpg 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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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).