Boston's Amazon bid

Somerville offers Amazon a broad, urban option

The city’s bid strings together key development properties along either the Orange Line or the planned Green Line extension.

// Baker takes familiar stance on Amazon flurry

Boston’s plan is just one of dozens across the state that Governor Charlie Baker has publicly endorsed — all of them equally, with no public favorites.

Yvonne Abraham

// How rage over a woman’s anti-cop Facebook post killed a Lynn coffee shop

It’s not enough to just disagree with somebody who says something some find odious. No, angry mobs must be set upon them, to destroy their lives.

// So long, Lord Jeff: Amherst College unveils new logo

It’s official at Amherst College: Bygone behemoths have pushed a controversial colonial commander to extinction.

// Bannon faults George W. Bush for ‘destructive’ presidency

Former White House adviser Steve Bannon on Friday depicted former President George W. Bush as bumbling and inept, faulting him for presiding over a “destructive” presidency during his time in the White House.

Brigitte Darton’s father, William Nutter, a Vietnam War veteran, died at the Bedford VA hospital despite the facility’s staff knowing that he needed to be checked on frequently.



Senator Warren calls for expedited probe into death at Bedford VA Medical Center

Senator Elizabeth Warren is pushing for federal authorities to expedite the criminal investigation of a death at the Bedford VA Medical Center.

// A textbook stereotyped how racial groups respond to pain. The publisher is apologizing

Pearson apologized and launched a review of its curriculum Thursday after an outcry over a nursing education book that reinforced stereotypes of religious and ethnic groups.

// Congresswoman accuses John Kelly of lying, escalating dispute over Trump’s condolence call

Frederica Wilson said President Trump’s chief of staff lied about her role in a 2015 dedication ceremony for a federal building.

Boston College senior Savannah Clarke (center) wept while praying during a march and rally at Boston College.


BC students, staff protest racial incidents

Hundreds of Boston College students, faculty, and staff marched through campus early Friday afternoon to protest recent racist events at the college.

The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield.

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Rockwell heirs seek to block sale of artwork

The artist’s family wants to stop the Berkshire Museum from selling 40 works of art.


// The new amateur champion fights fires when he’s not sinking putts

After a thrilling victory at the US Mid-Amateur Championship, this Brockton firefighter earned himself improbable invitations to the US Open and the Masters.

// Your guide to the 2017 Head of the Charles Regatta

The 53rd edition of the Head of the Charles Regatta is Oct. 21-22. Here’s what you need to know.

//[1]-9346.jpg Bright, daytime fireball streaking over N.E. reported by hundreds

Nearly 200 people reported the fireball in the sky Wednesday afternoon as it fell over the Northeast and into the Atlantic Ocean.

dave epstein

// This weekend offers a rare chance to see Orionid meteor shower

The lesser-known Orionid shower should still be taken seriously and appreciated by both amateur and professional stargazers.

// State Senate bill could let drug dealers out of prison early

Hundreds currently jailed for certain drug crimes would become eligible to earn deductions in their sentences and apply for parole if new legislation becomes law.

Dottie Fulginiti, vice chair of the Easton Board of Selectmen, prepares for a meeting at Town Hall in Easton, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. Gretchen Ertl for The Boston Globe.

Gretchen Ertl for The Boston Globe

Women few and far between in local governments

A survey of the city councils, town councils, and boards of selectmen in the 48 communities covered by Globe South found that just one in five seats in those elected bodies is held by a woman, and fully one-third of those governments have no women at all.

// Newton voters sound off about their city

Residents from all 13 villages offer their views on the mayoral race and a charter proposal to restructure the City Council.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 20: Kyrie Irving #11 of the Boston Celtics shoots the ball against Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot #7 of the Philadelphia 76ers in the second quarter at the Wells Fargo Center on October 20, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Celtics defeated the 76ers 102-92. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

CELTICS 102, 76ERS 92

Celtics pull away late, beat 76ers for their first win

Kyrie Irving scored 21 points and Boston dominated the fourth quarter to beat Philadelphia.

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// Don’t call this a revenge game for the Falcons

Nothing they do against the Patriots can atone for what happened to them in February.

Christopher Muther

// Three N.E. airports top list of nation’s best. Logan isn’t one of them

Logan has been making strides, but was still denied entry into this exclusive clique of top airports, decided by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler.

// Methuen police misled Spanish-speaking suspects, lawsuit says

The suit claims the Methuen Police Department had known for more than three years that a translation of drivers’ rights given to OUI suspects was incorrect.

// Poll finds Las Vegas shooting doesn’t alter opinions on guns

The slaying of five dozen people in Las Vegas did little to change Americans’ opinions about gun laws, a poll finds.

// Judge tosses $417M award against Johnson & Johnson

A Los Angeles judge has tossed out a $417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson baby powder for feminine hygiene.

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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// 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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// Amazon bids show spark . . . but what was N.H. thinking?

In scores of cities and states, residents learned something about their local governments as scores submitted bids for Amazon’s headquarters.

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// 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).