Amazon could find those 50,000 jobs hard to fill in Boston area

Tech companies say they already have problems finding qualified candidates, but others believe Amazon could establish Boston as a tech mecca.

A rendering of 2017's HUBweek.


Domes to dot City Hall Plaza for innovation-themed festival

The third edition of HUBweek will feature talks by entrepreneurs, scientists, and journalists.

Robert Mueller.

Mueller seeks documents related to Trump’s actions as president

The special counsel is looking into the firing of President Trump’s national security adviser and FBI director, according to White House officials.

// Jose’s winds, rough seas knock out Nantucket ferry service

Temperatures in Greater Boston will rise into the 70s Thursday, but powerful gusting winds will persist into the night.

// Quiet Maine island left searching for answers after Groton slayings

Memories of Orion Krause remain vivid on Monhegan Island, but now the suspected murderer’s name evokes darker thoughts.

A resident of the Puerto Nuevo neighborhood walks through flood water during the passage of Hurricane Maria.


A stunned Puerto Rico seeks to rebuild after Hurricane Maria

‘‘The storm didn’t bother me,’’ said one resident. ‘‘It’s the devastation. I get goosebumps. It’s going to take us a long time.’’

// A celebration of artists in recovery

“Art keeps me away from substance abuse,” said Jeff Ivers, who struggled with drug and alcohol abuse for years.

// Jeff Sessions to speak in Boston Thursday

Sessions is scheduled to speak to federal law enforcement officials at the Moakley Federal Courthouse.

SJC changes rules on charging suspects with first-degree murder

A defendant can no longer be convicted of first-degree murder if he or she is not directly involved in the victim’s death, the court ruled.

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale throws to the Baltimore Orioles in the first inning of a baseball game in Baltimore, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)



Red Sox roll to a 9-0 victory, punch a ticket to postseason

Chris Sale made his 300th strikeout Wednesday night, striking out 13 Orioles and not walking a single batter.

// Should I drink 25 glasses of water like Tom Brady?

This writer was going to try it, but the experts warned he’d better not.

// Turkeys are ‘strategizing’ in Cambridge and officials want to do something about it

The City Council wants residents to get guidance on how to deal with the truculent birds.

Mayor Martin J. Walsh is running for reelection.

Yvonne Abraham

What the challengers would say to Mayor Walsh if they had a debate

With no debate planned, I offered all three challengers a chance to take Walsh to task on issues where they think he’s failing the people of Boston.

Massachusetts inches one step closer to all-year daylight saving time

One man’s quest to put Massachusetts on daylight saving time all year was endorsed on Wednesday by a state commission.

Abbie Celniker, chair of the board of MassBio, said the group wanted to delve deeper into gender inequality.

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

Shirley Leung

Why too few women in life sciences is bad for business

And other “bottom line” takeaways from a new MassBio study on gender diversity.


// Banning sex-slave ads shouldn’t trigger a fight

The Communications Decency Act shields Internet operators from liability for the awful things their users post. But Congress is ready to change the law.

// Massachusetts Cultural Council blasts Berkshire Museum over decision to sell art

The MCC called the plan “a violation of the Museum’s public trust” and has put “a hold” on a $22,000 grant to the museum.

// Walsh proposes ‘landmark’ park space along waterfront

Mayor Martin Walsh unveiled the plans but didn’t detail how the park would be paid for or where it would be located.

Get Smart

// Voter turnout among college students rose in 2016 election, Tufts study says

A researcher for the study said the results showed that the widespread fear that young people wouldn’t vote was misguided.

// A sixth mass extinction could be in the cards, according to MIT professor

Daniel Rothman predicted that the world’s oceans could hold enough carbon by 2100 to trigger a sixth mass extinction in them.


// This week in weed

Witness the birth of the marijuana industry in Massachusetts and catch up on national pot headlines every Saturday.

Opinion & Ideas


// New GOP health care bill: unkind, un-gentle

The GOP’s “last-ditch” health care bill is a dangerous threat to millions of Americans.

Fall Arts Preview 2017

Fall Arts preview

// A guide to the best of what to see and do in Boston

A complete guide to movies, music, books, arts, theater, and family events in the Greater Boston area this season.

Confidential tips

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Do you know about wrongdoing that needs to be exposed? Call the Globe Spotlight team: 617-929-7483 or

Special reports


// Whistle-blowers at N.H. VA hospital are tip of iceberg

In 2016, VA employees filed nearly 2,000 complaints with the Office of Special Counsel — more than the next four most-complained-about departments combined.


// A huge gift boosts alternative therapies at a med school, sparking outrage

Some in medicine are alarmed at a new program to study integrative medicine.


// Play the crossword

Puzzled? Keep trying and see if you can triumph.