Two workers killed in South End trench flood

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

The drain service company at the center of Friday’s fatal water line break has a lengthy history of serious safety violations.

// ‘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.

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.


// 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.

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.

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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.

// Sale finalized for Kenmore buildings, including Citgo sign location

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

// 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.


// 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.

// Patriots find the safety is a good turn of events

Getting the 2 points — and getting the ball back — has helped them in their last two victories.


// 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.

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.

// 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.

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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.

// 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.


// 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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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.