State’s shrinking rainy day fund sparks concern

Despite an economy on the upswing, leaders have been taking money out of the state’s savings account to paper over budget holes.

Medical group says it will depart Afghan city

Doctors Without Borders said it would leave the Afghan city of Kunduz after an airstrike that killed 22.

US Congressman Patrick Kennedy (left) and his father, US Senator Edward Kennedy in Pawtucket, R.I. in 2006.

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A relationship of tension for Patrick Kennedy and his father

Kennedy’s new book, scheduled to be released Monday, provides an intimate picture of a dysfunctional family.

From top, Joseph Amoroso, Bella’s biological father; Rachelle Bond; and her boyfriend, Michael McCarthy.

A look at Bella before she was Baby Doe

Bella Bond was in many ways a typical toddler. But her young life was hanging by a thread.

// Genetic screening for mental health grows rapidly

New tests that identify the best drugs based on a patient’s DNA have limited science behind them and many questions ahead.

Vehicles were stranded on US 17 near Georgetown, S.C., on Sunday.

S.C. residents told to stay inside amid widespread flooding

Rain and flooding in South Carolina cut power to thousands, closed many roads, and prompted officials to tell residents to stay indoors.

Developer turns to Revere mayoral challenger

Charles Lightbody, a felon whose involvement in the Everett casino project triggered a criminal investigation, has turned on his friend, Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo.

// Survivor says gunman spared student to take package to police

As a 26-year-old killer gunned down victims inside a college classroom, he spared one student and gave him a package to deliver to authorities.


Fall has fallen behind, but tourists, inns will benefit

One of the warmest Septembers on record has delayed New England’s spectacular riot of fall colors — but the show must go on.

Oct 4, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello (22) delivers in the first inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports


Once again, Red Sox end season in last place in AL East

Boston ended the season with four consecutive losses, finishing 78-84, alone in last place in their division for the second straight season.

John Farrell will return as Red Sox manager in 2016

Torey Lovullo agreed to a two-year contract and waived the right to pursue any managerial positions for 2016.

// Rob Gronkowski is more than a fun-loving goof

Gronkowski wouldn’t be such a dominant football player if he were as dense as he tries to portray himself.

03unionsquare - Joe Nissebaum of Nissenbaum's Used Auto Parts, Somerville, MA. Nissenbaum's has been owned and operated by the same family since 1910. (Charan Devereaux)

Portraits of Somerville’s Union Square at work

An exhibit opening Sunday features photographs of people and places in Somerville’s changing Union Square.

Traffic enforcement officers walked past a car parked on Water Street in late September.

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Six things to keep in mind about Boston parking rules

If you don’t know these tips, you could end up with an unwelcome present tucked under your windshield wiper.

Ruth Graham

// The unbearable loneliness of creative work

Creative workers may be so spent by the time they get home they are unable to have quality time with their families.


// The two faces of organized labor

As members of the Teamsters face extortion charges over a TV show, SEIU Local 509 is working with government to reform DCF.

HUBweek 2015

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HUBweek coverage

HUBweek is a look at the latest and coolest art, science, and technology in the Boston area.

The Big Picture

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Globe photos of the month

Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers in September.


BetaBoston | Innovation Economy

//[1]-4929--90x90.jpg Insight is failure’s silver lining

Failure is an enormously powerful learning experience for entrepreneurs — yet most are happy to leave it behind them, undiscussed.


JOHN L. ALLEN JR. | All Things Catholic

// As synod approaches, Francis is a man in the middle

The Oct. 4 to 25 summit of prelates from around the world is a critically important moment for the pontiff.

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