Health insurer’s difficulties show how hard it is to care for the poor

Neighborhood Health Plan isn’t taking new MassHealth members after having lost $241 million since 2014.

“We’re seeing a significant legacy of mismanagement,” said Brian Shortsleeve, the MBTA’s acting general manager.

T replaces officials after billing errors cost $600,000

About 20 percent of the MBTA’s employees were incorrectly billed for health and retirement benefits.

Boston, MA: 10-26-2016: Transit police block access to the Orange Line platform after an apparent fire on one of the Orange Line trains at Back Bay Station in Boston, Mass. October 26, 2016. Photo/John Blanding, Boston Globe staff story/Travis Andersen, Metro ( 27mbtadelay )

At chaotic Back Bay Station, riders flee smoky train

Five people were treated for smoke inhalation. One rider said in a tweet that people were “coughing like crazy” at the station.

// E-mails point to concerns about foundation among Clinton aides

Before her presidential bid, Hillary Clinton’s top aides expressed worries about foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump attends a campaign event on the tarmac of the airport in Kinston, North Carolina, U.S., October 26 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Ex-congressman says if Trump doesn’t win, he’s breaking out musket

“On November 8th, I’m voting for Trump,” Joe Walsh wrote Tuesday. “On November 9th, if Trump loses, I’m grabbing my musket. You in?”

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, accompanied by, from left, Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, Trump, Melania Trump, Tiffany Trump and Ivanka Trump, holds up a ribbon during the grand opening ceremony of the Trump International Hotel- Old Post Office, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

As his campaign flags, Trump cuts a hotel ribbon

Donald Trump promoted a new hotel Wednesday instead of reviving his poll numbers, critics said.

// Catholic bishops don’t have much to say about Trump

As the list of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s breaches of civility grows, some observers are disturbed by the bishops’ reticence.

// Trump praises Newt Gingrich for criticism of Megyn Kelly

Donald Trump praised Newt Gingrich Wednesday for an ‘‘amazing interview’’ with Fox News Channel host Megyn Kelly.

Banking veterans Mark Thompson (left) and John Sullivan will lead the takeover of Admirals Bank.

Shirley Leung

Does Boston need a bank just for millennials?

Admirals Bank is being relaunched as a lender for Boston’s new economy with a focus on millennials, young entrepreneurs, and nonprofits.

Sponsored by Cross Insurance

How one man is helping Cambridge see the (sun)light

Paul Lyons learned in Mexico that to protect a land is to protect its people. After moving to Cambridge, he put this philosophy into action. Now, his company powers some of the city’s biggest solar energy projects.

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Celtics season opener

10/26/16: Boston, MA: The Celtics Avery Bradley loses control of the ball as he is pressured by the Nets Rondoe Hollis-Jefferson (right) in the first quarter The Boston Celtics hosted the Brooklyn Nets in the regular season NBA basketball opener at the TD Garden. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) section: sports topic: Celtics-Nets



Celtics narrowly defeat Nets in season opener

Isaiah Thomas scored 25 points and Jae Crowder added 21.

Gerald Green’s shamrock-shaped ‘do.

Gerald Green had a shamrock braided into his hair before the Celtics opener

Talk about team spirit.


// Facing pressure of history, Cubs head home all tied up

The Cubs needed to win Game 2 and they did to even the series at 1-1.

CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 26: Jake Arrieta #49 of the Chicago Cubs throws a pitch during the sixth inning against the Cleveland Indians in Game Two of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field on October 26, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Cubs 5, Indians 1

Jake Arrieta, Cubs stop Indians in Game 2

The Cubs tied the World Series at one game apiece with Game 3 Friday at Chicago.

A person held up credit cards.

Now may be the time to dust off your credit cards

Banks are issuing credit cards at a rate unseen since before the 2008 financial crisis, and rewards wars are heating up.

A man smoked marijuana in Amsterdam.


Vote no on Question 4 — it’s an industry-driven mess

If Massachusetts voters approve the legalization of recreational marijuana, pass the weed. We’ll need it.

Charles Krupa/Associated Press/File 2015

What would approving another slots parlor mean for Mass.?

Question 1 would allow for a second slots parlor in Massachusetts, likely in Revere near the Suffolk Downs racetrack.

// Are you good enough for Boston’s newest dating app?

Make sure your LinkedIn profile and resume are stellar if you want in.

Issa Rae (left) and Lisa Joyce in “Insecure.”


The fall TV shows have all premiered. Let’s give awards.

Here’s a look at the best and worst of the new batch.

Gulla was an Afghan refugee girl when she gained international fame in 1984 after war photographer Steve McCurry’s photograph of her was published on the cover of National Geographic.

National Geographic’s famed ‘Afghan girl’ arrested in Pakistan

Police in Pakistan have arrested National Geographic’s famed green-eyed “Afghan Girl” for having a fake identity card.


// Watch Ben Affleck profanely urge N.H. voters to get to the polls

Turns out Affleck’s real name is Benny “The Sweet One” O’Callahan.

// Some buyers call classes by ‘Flip or Flop’ stars misleading

Tarek and Christina El Moussa, the stars of HGTV’s ‘‘Flip or Flop,’’ are capitalizing on their fame by offering some pricy classes.

Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | L. Rafael Reif

// New MIT innovation hub takes on world’s biggest challenges

IT’s new startup support accelerator, The Engine, is intended to close the gap between transformative new-science innovations and the long trek to the marketplace.

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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.

The Big Picture

Autumn colors from around the world

Fall in the northern hemisphere showed vibrant colors around the globe.