Steward investing in emergency rooms as way to win patients

The company wants to fend off competition from other hospitals and urgent care clinics.

Adrian Walker

// How do you fix DCF? First, stay the course

The agency needs attention constantly, not just when a crisis like the death of Bella Bond pops up.

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.

Debee Tlumacki for The Boston Globe

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.

// Patrick Kennedy’s brother critical of new book

Kennedy defended his book, even as Ted Kennedy Jr. called it an “inaccurate and unfair portrayal of our family.”

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.

// Rules, governor’s agenda among reasons for fewer votes on Beacon Hill

This spring featured just 125 votes, the Legislature’s lowest vote total in two decades.

US officials remain hopeful on Pacific trade accord

An agreement would set a model for global commerce and worker standards that would tie together 40 percent of the world’s economy.

After snowmaggedon, hotels hope to woo winter events

A video featuring Governor Baker and Mayor Walsh seeks to sell Boston as an ideal winter meeting spot, except it’s missing one thing: snow.

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.

In Dorchester, police biked in through Bowdoin Geneva.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Boston police turn to bike patrols in rough neighborhoods

The officers’ presence has led to a decrease in crime in some of the city’s most violent neighborhoods, officials say.

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.


Presence of John Farrell, Torey Lovullo could spell trouble

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

// Don Orsillo says farewell to Red Sox fans

The popular announcer, who was not retained by NESN, thanked his backers for providing an outpouring of support.

// Group effort helps city tackle homelessness

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

// Will the Patriots be affected by Sunday’s day off?

A pattern has emerged for NFL teams who get a bye week early in the season.

Paul Dobbins, president of Ocean Approved, a kelp farming operation in Maine, hauled in his crop.

Ocean Approved

New England seaweed could be the next big thing in local food

The rich nutritional content and low environmental footprint of native seaweeds like kelp, nori, and dulse makes their cultivation a promising venture.


// 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.

// 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.

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


Dropkick Murphys close down the Beachcomber

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

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.