Group effort helps city tackle homelessness

A homeless person slept on the steps of a business on a bustling Berkeley Street last Thursday morning.

Dina Rudick/Globe Staff

The city is ramping up efforts to help as the problem has become more prevalent in upscale and touristy neighborhoods.

Lee and Richard Drugan of Bourne played cards on the 10:05 a.m. train before it headed out of the commuter rail station in Kingston — and then to Plymouth.

Rail trip from Kingston shows Keolis’s ‘scheduling anomalies’

The 10:05 Boston-bound train out of Kingston presents travelers with a baffling set of steps to go from point A to point B.

HUBweek 2015

HUBweek forum taps stars across disciplines for talk

The week-long ideas festival’s marquee event, which included Yo-Yo Ma and Arianna Huffington, was a philosophical think-off.

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.

SpotLight Parking CTO Karan Singhal (left) and CEO Mike Miele (center) listen to Kevin J. Leary, president of VPNE.

Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

Parking garage operator takes on high-tech upstart

Instead of catering to a valet startup, a Boston businessman invested in an app company to fend off the threat.

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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.

Patrick Kennedy’s book details his own struggles with alcohol and drug addiction, but also goes into details about what he said was their father’s drinking problem.

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Patrick Kennedy defends book about family’s problems

Kennedy’s remarks came after his brother, Ted Kennedy Jr., said the new book is an “inaccurate and unfair portrayal of our family.”

Sports announcer Don Orsillo waves from the broadcast booth following a video tribute during the eighth inning of a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles in Boston, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Don Orsillo signs off final broadcast with message for fans

In his final broadcast, the popular Red Sox announcer thanked fans for their outpouring of support.

If John Farrell (above) at any point is not healthy enough to manage the Red Sox in 2016, Torey Lovullo will be present and prepared to take over.


If Red Sox start slowly in 2016, there could be trouble

The Sox have unintentionally created a potential combustible dugout situation as they prepare for 2016.

Canadian startups have a presence at the Cambridge Innovation Center.


Consulates open doors to Hub’s startup expertise

As the innovation economy has taken off, many countries are trying to tap into the Boston area’s biotech prestige.

Al Barr of the Dropkick Murphys high-fived fans at the Beachcomber.

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Dropkick Murphys close down the Beachcomber

The local stars sent off the Quincy establishment with a rousing bash this weekend.

Carly Fiorina at Southern New Hampshire University on Saturday.

Carly Fiorina attends Scott Brown house party in N.H.

Fiorina is the third presidential candidate Brown has hosted so far, following visits by John Kasich and Chris Christie.

Some of the ammunition seized from the apartment in Pelham, N.H.

Pelham, N.H., man had fired shots into wall before arrest

Police said that Mark Schlagel, 67, was sitting naked in his gun- and ammunition-filled apartment when they arrived early Sunday.

// 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.

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.

Opinion & Ideas

// Opinion Reel: Announcing the Fall 2015 selections

These nine films were selected by a panel of Globe Opinion journalists and documentary film experts.

Ground Game

// Evaluating campaign money reports gets more complicated

Just combining a candidate’s account and the candidate’s super PAC might not be the best way of doing things.

The Big Picture

Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

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.