In effort to protect children, analytics is newest tool

Increasingly, child welfare professionals are using computer models to help predict which children are likely to suffer abuse.

Attorney general in New York opens inquiry into sports sites

The inquiry comes amid questions about the internal operations of fantasy sports sites.

Battle looms if MBTA reverses ban on alcohol ads

Kitty Dukakis, Mayor Martin Walsh and others said they’re ready to fight to keep alcohol ads off MBTA trains and stations.

// Officials handled bullying complaints aggressively, lawyer says

A judge last month threw out a lawsuit by a former student who accused the school of failing to respond to years of bullying complaints.

// Families of crash victims push for ‘hands-free’ cell law

Proposals before the state Legislature would ban cellular phone use without a hands-free device.

Can Mass. do health care better, cheaper, and more efficiently?

During a week of big questions, this may be one of the biggest. Health care leaders will tackle it Wednesday as part of HUBweek.

6,000 federal prisoners to be freed in largest one-time release

The move is an effort to reduce overcrowding and provide relief to drug offenders who received harsh sentences.

A sign at the edge of campus welcomed students and staff back to Umpqua Community College on Monday.

Oregon killer’s mother wrote about gun rights, troubled son

Christopher Harper-Mercer’s mother was well aware of his fascination with guns. In fact, she shared it.

David Carroll (right) pulled boat carrying neighbors in Conway, South Carolina.

Randall Hill/REUTERS

Could what happened in South Carolina happen here?

Such rainfall would be “quite possible really anywhere along the Eastern Seaboard,” one meteorologist said.

HUBweek 2015


Live video: The Globies from the House of Blues

The Boston Globe’s first sports awards ceremony is honoring New England’s biggest sports stars.

Rene Rancourt wore green on St. Patrick’s Day this year when the Bruins hosted the Sabres.


Rene Rancourt will be pumped up on Thursday

Rancourt is getting ready to begin his 40th year singing the National Anthem before Bruins games at TD Garden.

One of Renoir’s greatest paintings, “Dance at Bougival” (1883), is at the Museum of Fine Arts.


Renoir protest at MFA is funny, but sophomoric

Even a Renoir skeptic like me knows it’s sophomoric to stage an anti-Renoir protest outside the Museum of Fine Arts.

Norman Knight, left, is stepping down as chairman The Hundred Club. John T. Lynch, right, will take the role.

Leader of charity for fallen police, firefighters to depart

Norman Knight, 92, has been at the helm of The Hundred Club of Mass. since 1959, when he helped found it.

Team president Theo Epstein (right) and manager Joe Maddon were the key leaders for a franchise that won 97 games this season.


Dan Shaughnessy

Cubs looking like the Red Sox’ baseball cousins

With the championship-starved Cubs in the playoffs, many similarities can be drawn to Theo Epstein’s tenure in Boston.

//[1]-8669--90x90.jpg Pilot who died on Phoenix-Boston flight identified

The pilot of the American Airlines flight was Michael Johnston, 57, who was based out of Phoenix.

“Who Wears Wool

Floating sheep artwork hits Fort Point Channel

Hilary Zelson’s floating art display, called “Who Wears Wool,” features two large sheep atop a dock.

// School lunchtime trading persists despite allergies, rules

Lunchtime deal making flourishes in schools. For kids, it’s a chance to upgrade — or get schooled on the finer points of manipulation.

// Rent in Boston solo or having a roommate, what’s scarier?

Yes, you’d have to share your couch, your fridge, your shower with a stranger. But grown-ups having housemates isn’t as crazy as you think.

Opinion & Ideas

Ted Dintersmith

// Overturning the old model of education

Boston’s rich history of innovation and excellence in education comes with a price: reluctance to change.

Ground Game

//[1]-1562--90x90.jpg Calm down, Hillary Clinton has not lost New Hampshire. Yet.

Clinton is currently losing N.H., but she is very, very, very, very far away from the state being a lost cause.

The Big Picture

Samer Shkeer, a Syrian refugee, prays after crossing the Mediterranean to the shore of Skala Sykamnia on the island of Lesbos, Greece, on Sept. 11.

Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff

Perilous crossings

Globe photographer Craig F. Walker documented the plight of refugees and migrants looking for a better life in Europe.


// Local firms show off drones, bots for law enforcement

A Danvers-based drone maker has begun shipping a new kind of police surveillance aircraft that can stay aloft for days.



// On day one of Synod 2015, conservatives strike first

The traditionalist camp isn’t going to just counter-punch this time around.