How the 1967 mayoral race changed Boston

Louise Day Hicks and Kevin White met before a debate on Oct. 30, 1967.

Frank O’Brien/Globe Staff/File 1967

In the 1967 mayoral election, the future and image of Boston seemed at stake — and they were.

// For some veterans, Kelly’s remarks add to a worrying divide

The deaths of four soldiers this month have sparked wider debate about the civilian-military divide in the United States.

// Funeral held for US soldier at center of Trump fight

‘‘It hasn’t hit me yet, I haven’t had time to grieve,’’ said US Army Sgt. La David Johnson’s sister.

// Trump says he won’t block release of JFK assassination files

President Trump said in a tweet Saturday that he would allow the release of thousands of never publicly seen documents on President John Kennedy’s assassination.

// After Raqqa, Trump says US shifts to ‘new phase’ in Syria

President Trump is portraying the Islamic State group’s ouster from its Syrian stronghold as a milestone in the US fight against terrorism.

// Adopting role of elder statesman, McCain is a repeated critic of Trumpism

Senator John McCain has spoken more than once in recent months against President Trump.

// Bannon faults George W. Bush for ‘destructive’ presidency

Former White House adviser Steve Bannon on Friday depicted former President George W. Bush as bumbling and inept, faulting him for presiding over a “destructive” presidency during his time in the White House.

Steve Luciano/AP Images for Hashtag Sports

ESPN’s Jemele Hill: ‘I deserved that suspension’

ESPN suspended Hill after she waded into the national anthem controversy, suggesting that fans could boycott advertisers associated with the Cowboys.

Maine wardens offer $2,500 for information on shooting of bald eagle

The bird was discovered badly wounded on Oct. 13 in Penobscot County in Maine.

// The trials of reporting from hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico

Getting to Puerto Rico was hard. Getting around, staying over, and getting off the island? Even harder.

// NAACP names new leader for more active future

The NAACP turned to an insider Saturday to help bring the nation’s oldest civil rights organization back to prominence.

Family of Winthrop man slain in 1994 files $60 million suit against US government

The family of a Winthrop man who was fatally shot by a reputed mob associate in 1994 filed a $60 million wrongful death lawsuit Friday.

Boston's Amazon bid

The scene at the Enfield Square Mall on Friday.

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

In Enfield, a bid for Amazon tinged with irony

In Enfield, Conn., as in communities across the US, the local mall was killed by Amazon and its e-retail ilk.

Shirley Leung

// A lesson hard for Boston to buy: We’re good

It almost doesn’t matter if Amazon picks Boston for its next headquarters. We’ve already won.

// Here are Amazon bid videos from other cities

As part of their pitches to Amazon for their $5 billion second headquarters, a number of cities are boasting of their charms in slick videos.

// Spain will remove Catalonia leader, escalating secession crisis

The escalating confrontation over Catalonia’s independence drive took its most serious turn Saturday.

Yvonne Abraham

// 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.

Crewmembers passed under the Western Avenue Bridge on Saturday.

Photos: Head of the Charles Regatta gets underway

The annual festival kicked off Saturday in Cambridge.


// There is no way for the Falcons to live down the Super Bowl

Their visit to Foxborough only underscores what happened against the Patriots the last time they played.


// Injuries hit no other league as they do the NFL

Winning a football championship is usually more survival of the fittest than building the best team.

Gordon Hayward dislocated his ankle and fractured his tibia in the Celtics’ first game.

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Bob Ryan

A few thoughts in the wake of the Gordon Hayward injury

There is no reason to think the Celtics still can’t be decent and entertaining.

// Nationals to seek permission to interview Alex Cora

The Red Sox could face competition for Cora, whom they have interviewed for their manager job.

// A conversation with Carolina Martinez on Pedro, charity work, and more

The former Red Sox star and his wife will host the Pedro Martinez Charity Gala on Nov. 3.

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2015 file photo, Bill O'Reilly of the Fox News Channel program

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly agreed to extraordinarily large settlement in harassment case

Last January, Bill O’Reilly struck a $32 million agreement to settle sexual harassment allegations against him.

// Andy McGhee, 89, big band saxophonist who taught at Berklee

Mr. McGhee played with the big bands of Lionel Hampton and Woody Herman.

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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// Nurse’s aide plays video games while a vet dies at VA hospital

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


// Amazon bids show spark . . . but what was N.H. thinking?

In scores of cities and states, residents learned something about their local governments as scores submitted bids for Amazon’s headquarters.

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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.


// Play the crossword

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).