Drain company has long history of safety violations

Atlantic Drain Service Co., the company at the center of Friday’s fatal water line break in the South End, faces tens of thousands of dollars of unpaid fines.

Boston firefighters, emergency personnel, and construction workers tried to rescue construction workers trapped in a trench on Friday.

‘It went from nothing to a flood’

Two construction workers were killed Friday afternoon when a water line burst under a South End street.

Good Samaritans help push a car out of flood waters on Washington Street and into a nearby Burger King parking lot in Worcester, Massachusetts on October 21, 2016. Flash flooding in the area left many motorists stranded and closed down parts of route I-290. Matthew Healey for The Boston Globe (FREELANCE SUBMISSION)

Heavy rain leads to road closings across Mass.

Roads were impassable in several areas of the state after as much as 4 inches fell in some places.

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Gregory Maynard, the campaign manager for Revere’s mayor, was listed as a paid consultant to an opposition campaign committee called Revere Can Do Better.

Hillary Clinton spoke during a campaign rally in Ohio earlier this month.

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Clinton leads Democratic charge into red states

Democrats are expanding into new territory, trying to claim victory in states that they have not carried in decades.

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

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The move leaves two more openings after four members concluded their term.


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

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It may feel like the ultimate display of affection, but when it comes to such kisses, experts caution: Beware of dogs.

A view of the famed regatta from the shore of the Charles River.

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Head to the Head of the Charles

The 2016 Head of the Charles Regatta brings considerable Olympic sparkle to Boston this weekend.

Your guide to the 2016 Head of the Charles Regatta

Crews from around the globe have arrived to compete in Boston in the 52nd edition of the event.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/10/21/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/IMG_8329.JPG A Celtic and a Bruin share a hometown bond

Kelly Olynyk and Riley Nash both hail from Kamloops, B.C., and playing in Boston together is a real trip for them.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/10/17/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/examiner1023mag.jpg A wicked fast look at the Salem witch trials

Facts, figures, and dates about this notorious episode in history.

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Goblins and ghouls don’t seem nearly as terrifying as a red nose, exaggerated makeup, and a particularly bad wig.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/10/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/davis_schilling4_met.jpg 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.

Charles Dutoit leading the BSO and Yo-Yo Ma in Elgar’s Cello Concerto.

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Music Review

Yo-Yo Ma is magnificent in BSO performance

At times Ma was so engaged with the orchestra players around him that he almost seemed to be conducting as well.

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The Patriots owner declined to say who he was supporting in the presidential race.

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Pilot Movies says its algorithm can predict box office results long before the director ever calls “action!”

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

Week 7 high school football results

While bad weather wreaked havoc on Friday’s schedule, some games were completed.

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Wet weather caused postponement of many games to Saturday and Sunday.

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

The Big Picture

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Big Picture

Traveling back in time on the Mattapan trolley

The trolleys that rolled out of Worcester’s Pullman-Standard factory in 1944 and 1945 are still rolling, seven decades later, along Boston’s most scenic commute.