Back Bay plan could bring dead zone to life

Developing over the Massachusetts Turnpike by building a platform is a complex and expensive proposition, stalling several past projects.

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Two prominent Boston developers are proposing to build a pair of residential towers on one of the last dead zones in Back Bay.

Former Baker consultant Will Keyser’s firm, Keyser Public Strategies, was hired by Keolis Commuter Services to help orchestrate communication strategy with the administration on a controversial proposal.

Baker consultant wields influence on commuter rail, charter schools

A consulting firm working for Keolis helped orchestrate the Baker administration’s communication strategy on a controversial proposal.

Jordan J. Galvin-Jutras (left) and Kraig Diggs were killed in Monday’s crash.

Family of driver in deadly wrong-way crash ‘heartbroken’

Valantein Burson, 31, was a Stoughton native who once worked counseling teens, relatives said Tuesday.

Candidates for U.S. Senate, Democrat New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan, left and incumbent Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte laugh during a forum with business leaders Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. The two realized they both worked in a box factory at sometime in their life. AP Photo/Jim Cole)

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Kelly Ayotte and Maggie Hassan both worked the same job—and they hated it

They both agreed it was the worst job they ever had.

// Weld rips into Trump, saying he feels ‘fear for our country’

Former Mass. governor William Weld, the Libertarian vice presidential candidate, slammed Donald Trump but did not endorse Hillary Clinton.

// Colin Powell says he will vote for Hillary Clinton

Powell, a Republican who served as secretary of state under President George W. Bush, made his announcement in Long Island on Tuesday.

Campaign signs outside of a polling precinct in Akron, Ohio.

Fearing Election Day trouble, some US schools cancel classes

The claims, threats, and passions surrounding the 2016 race have led communities to move polling places out of schools or cancel classes.

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// Is Trump the one who’s choking now?

The latest polls suggest that Donald Trump will end the race in the same way as Mitt Romney did: a loser.

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

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The evening news, according to Donald Trump

The GOP candidate is bypassing mainstream media with a show through Facebook Live.

Foxborough, MA--10/2/2016-- Bills LeSean McCoy (C) is tackled by Pats Dont'a Hightower (L) and Alan Branch (R) during the first quarter of play at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA, October 2, 2016. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) (Jessica Rinaldi) Topic: Reporter:


This Bills-Patriots rematch won’t look much like their first meeting

The Bills defeated the Patriots during Week 4, and Sunday’s game is important for both teams as the playoff picture takes shape.

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Where’s the love for the Indians?

The lovable-loser Cubs understandably get the attention, but Cleveland’s underdog story is compelling, too.


// What if your kids were stuck in a poorly performing school?

Make no mistake, charter schools provide educational options for urban kids.

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// Is Obamacare entering a downward spiral?

President Obama’s signature health care law is about to get a lot more expensive. Is this the beginning of the end?

26winthrop - Millennium Partners' proposal for the site of the Winthrop Square Garage. (Handel Architects)

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It’s official: Winthrop Square Garage will be turned into one of Boston’s tallest towers

Millennium Partners executive Joe Larkin said the company expects to break ground by September or October next year.

Medical marijuana buds.

Answers to common questions on marijuana legalization

Question 4 would legalize pot for recreational use on Dec. 15th of this year.

In this Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, photograph, Denver Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila, left, jokes with Denver Mayor Michael Hancock as they attend a press conference to announce plans to build a shelter for homeless women in northeast Denver. Aquila and the church have been at the forefront of an effort to derail a measure on the November general election ballot that would allow the terminally ill to seek medical aid in dying, which would make Colorado the fifth state in the union to permit medically-assisted suicide. (RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via AP)


For many Catholics, endorsements from the pulpit don’t work

Most Catholics don’t want political endorsements from the pulpit. They want a church that helps the poor, visits the sick, and works for social justice.

// Harvard men’s soccer players gave female players sexually explicit ratings

A member of the 2012 team wrote and circulated a sexually explicit “scouting report” on incoming freshmen.

// The Rolling Stones are going to rack up a big bill at the Four Seasons

A conservative estimate would put the total cost for lodging at about $50,000 nightly, including taxes, though the tab could easily reach into the six figures.

// Man is charged with killing his father in Dedham

Alex Anderson allegedly stabbed and beat his father, then threw him down a flight of stairs.

Sumner Redstone in 2012.

Sumner Redstone sues two ex-girlfriends for elder abuse

The billionaire sued two of his former girlfriends to claw back the millions of dollars he lavished on them, claiming they committed elder abuse.

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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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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.

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Downtown Boston neighborhood named to state’s ‘Most Endangered Historic Resources’ list

Every year, Preservation Massachusetts, the state's historic preservation organization, puts together a list of historic properties and/or neighborhoods that are at risk of being lost. This year, a Boston neighborhood is featured on the list.