NAACP report card slams Walsh on promises on race

The report graded Walsh on economic development, public safety, education, and diversity in the city’s workforce. There were no As.

Boston's Amazon bid

The Enfield Square Mall has lost its anchor stores and many smaller shops. Could it be the new Amazon headquarters?

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

In Enfield, Conn., a bid for Amazon tinged with irony

As in many 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.

Boston 1967

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

Frank O’Brien/Globe Staff/File

How the 1967 mayoral race changed Boston

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

7-year-old boy killed in pit bull attack in Lowell

A preliminary investigation suggested that the boy was attacked after he entered a fenced area where two pit bulls were located.

// 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 soldier at center of Trump fight

‘‘It hasn’t hit me yet, I haven’t had time to grieve,’’ said US Army Sergeant 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.

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

The former White House adviser depicted Bush as bumbling and inept.

Motorcyclist killed in collision with delivery truck in Middleborough

Michael Garner, 24, was killed in the collision with a delivery service truck registered to Peapod LLC, police said.

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.

Boston, MA: October 9, 2017: Former Red Sox infielder Alex Cora (right) has been mentioned as a possible replacement for fired Boston manager John Farrell (not pictured). Cora, shown in the visitor's dugout at Fenway Park, is currently the bench coach for Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch (left). The Boston Red Sox hosted the Houston Astros in Game Four of an ALDS baseball game at Fenway Park. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff).

Jim Davis/Globe staff

Red Sox moving closer to hiring Alex Cora as manager

Cora, 42, is expected to be named Boston’s skipper sometime in the next two days.


// With Astros’ victory, Red Sox fans may need to wait a little longer for Alex Cora era to begin

Houston cruised past the Yankees to capture the AL pennant. The Astros will meet the Dodgers in the World Series.

Hundreds of people waited in line to use an ATM in Caguas, Puerto Rico.

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.

// 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.

// Spain to remove Catalonia leader, escalating 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.


// 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.


// Bruins let one slip away against Sabres

Ryan O’Reilly’s overtime goal gave Buffalo a victory after the Bruins blew a 4-1 lead.

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

Cheers herald rowers from bridges and river banks during Head of the Charles

Bridges and banks of the Charles River rang out with cheers Saturday as thousands of rowers competed during the Head of the Charles regatta.

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.

// 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.

// 5 former presidents aid hurricane relief effort

They were attending a concert to raise money for hurricane relief in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.

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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Special reports

// 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.

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The Amazon bid

newsroom commentary

// 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).