Boston's Amazon bid

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.

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.

// 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.

// 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.

Falcons at Patriots | 8:30 p.m. (NBC)


// 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.

A rower was framed through foliage of a tree along the banks of the Charles River.

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff


Idyllic fall afternoon was the backdrop for regatta’s first day

Sun and clear blue skies ruled the day as spectators packed the river banks and bridges to cheer on their favorite competitors.

// George Clooney on his new movie and his love for picking fights

What happens when you’re invited to talk with the writer-director and outspoken liberal about “Suburbicon”? Well, first, you say yes.

Globe Magazine

// A Jamaica Plain kitchen gets a modern makeover inspired by nature

A gut rehab turns an awkward space from cramped and awkward to modern and user-friendly.

Bob Ryan

// Relax: The Celtics’ season isn’t doomed

Even without Gordon Hayward, this team still can be decent and entertaining.


// Vacation-home owners find a very different Lake Winnipesaukee in winter

This traditional summer vacation spot is increasingly a four-season destination, luring downhill and cross-country skiers, snowmobilers, and ice fishing enthusiasts.

// 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.

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.

// 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.

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.

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.

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

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

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.

// 5 former presidents aid hurricane relief effort

It was the first time Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama gathered since 2013.

Yvonne Abraham

// So this is how the world works now

Thanks to Facebook, angry mobs were set upon a Lynn coffee shop. The owner’s livelihood has been destroyed.

// Despite crackdown, campaigns celebrating immigrants gain steam

Descriptive displays and murals are popping up around the city during a time of turmoil for newcomers.

// More JFK assassination files could be released this week

President Trump tweeted Saturday that he doesn’t plan to get in the way of Thursday’s release.

// 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.

// Months before firing, Bill O’Reilly struck $32m deal in harassment case

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

// Should teens who ‘sext’ be punished — or educated?

A bill pending in the state Legislature would provide police with an alternative to prosecution.

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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//,%20TX.jpg What I saw traveling across America in Google Street View

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

// 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).