Two killed in South End trench flood

Two workers were killed when a water main break flooded the trench they were working in.

// ‘It was no longer a rescue mission,’ witness says

Area residents described tense moments in the South End where two people died in a construction accident.

// Reports from the scene of the South End water main break

Boston firefighters responded after a broken hydrant caused water to flood a contruction area workers were in.

//[1].jpg ‘Two workers are drowning in that water’

“They pulled one guy out, but there are two more down there,” a man said.

Battleship Cove in Fall River.

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New Bedford and Fall River business groups fight over ‘South Coast’ name

The two cities’ chambers of commerce are locked in a land war over the term.

// Former TelexFree CEO to plead guilty in $3b scheme

James Merrill is pleading guilty to fraud and other charges in a pyramid scheme that ensnared more victims than any other in history.

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// Trump could win — but not necessarily the White House

At the end of this long and bitter election, Donald Trump will almost certainly find a way to win. That doesn’t mean he’s going to become president.

// Curt Schilling asks Jake Tapper why Jewish people support Democrats

“Well I don’t speak for Jews, and I don’t support the Democratic Party or the Republican Party,” Tapper replied.


// Children’s Hospital expansion didn’t have to go this way

Children’s Hospital is a politically powerful Boston institution and that power was on full muscular display in recent days.

The Citgo sign in Kenmore Square.

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Sale finalized for Kenmore buildings, including the one with the Citgo sign

Development firm Related Beal closed Friday on its purchase of nine buildings in Kenmore Square from Boston University.

// Live updates: Week 7 high school football

It’s the final round of games before the playoffs are set, highlighted by Xaverian-BC High and Wellesley-Milton.


// Who are you and what have you done with Bill Belichick?

“You know that’s usually a problem with me, just going on and on and on,” an unusually talkative Belichick told reporters today.

// US internet repeatedly disrupted by cyberattacks on key firm

Members of a hacker group spread across China and Russia claimed responsibility, although their assertion couldn’t be verified.

// Are you having Internet problems today? Here’s why

The Department of Homeland Security is investigating a cyber attack on a company that provides access to many popular websites.

// This is your dog on marijuana

As Mass. voters consider legalizing marijuana, veterinarians offer a word of caution: Keep your pets away from it.


// Elizabeth Warren teaming up with James Taylor

They’ll be at The Majestic Theater on Oct. 27. But you’d better be flush with cash if you want to attend.

Firefighters used ladders while fighting the blaze on Myrick Street in Allston in August.

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Boston fire commissioner reflects on efforts to reduce cancer among firefighters

A Boston firefighter is diagnosed with cancer every three weeks, the city’s fire commissioner said.

// Jamaica Plain project takes next step toward winning city approval

Criterion Development Partners is proposing a 252-unit complex across Washington Street from the Orange Line stop.

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// Step inside the oldest cars still operating on the MBTA

The historic Mattapan trolleys were designed during the Great Depression and travel a short, unusual route.

// Bill Murray crashes White House press briefing

Bill Murray was in D.C. this weekend to collect the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center on Sunday.


// The Weekender: Leno, Hamilton, and serious twerking

Everything fun to do in Boston and beyond.

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// The broken covenant

Behind the fragmented state of mental health care lies a political system failure that spans decades — and continues.

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The battle to recapture Mosul

Iraqi and Kurdish forces have begun a military offensive to take back the ISIS-controlled city of Mosul.

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This $3 million Georgian Revival home on the water in Gloucester was not even the biggest home sale of the week

Last week, the lucky big home sale number was in the $2 million range — this week, it’s $3 million. Ranging from a massive single family home in Weston to a five-story townhouse in the South End, there is a quiet a bit of variety when you get to the $3 million mark. 11 Bradford Rd.