Two workers killed in South End when water floods trench

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh was on the scene of the flooded trench.

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

// Reports from the scene of the South End pipe break

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

// 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.

// 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.

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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.

// After saying he didn’t like yoga pants on women, R.I. man is about to see a lot more of them

‘‘Yoga pants belong in the yoga studio,’’ he wrote. ‘‘What’s next? Wearing a ‘‘Speedo’’ to the supermarket? Imagine if men did that. Yuck!’’

Tech Nomad

// Can we please just be done with e-mail forever? Please?

Right now, my inbox is giving my 8,532 reasons to light a match, toss it behind me, and just walk away. But you really only need one: It’s the worst.

The beloved Prouty Garden will be plowed under to make way for private rooms, a heart center, and a new neonatal intensive care unit.

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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.

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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.

Shirley Leung

// A soccer stadium in Dorchester could be ‘terrific,’ Baker says

Bob Kraft, the billionaire owner of the New England Patriots and New England Revolution, is still angling to build a soccer stadium.

// This is your dog on marijuana

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

8.3.123270879_Regional_xxsolights The difference in lighting color is evident on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016 in Easton, Mass., from the LED streetlight in the background and the high pressure sodium light in the foreground which is much more orange and less like daylight. Recently the town converted over 1,000 high pressure sodium lights to the more efficient LED street lights. (Robert E. Klein for the Boston Globe)

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As use of LED street lights grows, so do concerns over ‘blue light’

Specialists warn that if exposed to it at night, “blue light” from some LEDs can disrupt the body’s production of melatonin, a hormone that influences sleep.

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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.


// Directing ‘An American in Paris’ kept Wheeldon on his toes

Despite his initial doubts, ballet superstar Christopher Wheeldon proved he could helm a Broadway musical.

Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates talks about the criminal justice system during the Civil Rights years in “13th.”


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‘13th’ is probably the most important movie of the year

Director Ava DuVernay presents the case that our current system of mass incarceration is a direct, Constitutionally enabled descendent of slavery.

// When Hank Phillippi Ryan does get away, quiet Nevis calls

We caught up with TV reporter/mystery novelist to talk about all things travel.

Dinner With Cupid

// Blind date: ‘I loved that he complimented me on my intelligence’

Will saying and doing the right things guarantee a second meeting?


// 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.