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 is ‘heartbroken’

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

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Latest buzzword is ‘landslide.’ But that seems unlikely.

Whatever happens on Election Day, it almost certainly won’t be a landslide because landslides just aren’t what they used to be.

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

The evening news, according to Donald Trump

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

Governor Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire and incumbent US Senator Kelly Ayotte shared a laugh Tuesday while speaking with business leaders in Manchester, N.H.


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

The US Senate candidates agreeed on something — they say it was the worst job they ever had.

// Weld says Trump unfit for presidency

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

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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?

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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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In McDowell County, W.Va., the local sheriff said prescription pill abuse is so rampant that the county plans to file a new lawsuit against painkiller makers.



How big pharma thwarted pushback against OxyContin in W.Va.

A STAT investigation found that the drug’s manufacturer paid a middleman to prevent insurers from limiting prescriptions.

// In N.H., a Chinese school from scratch

A Chinese school bought an empty college campus 50 miles north of Boston and hopes to bring in as many as 300 Chinese students.

Fans were at Gillette Stadium for the Rolling Stones show Tuesday, even if they couldn’t get in.

As Rolling Stones play for VIPs, fans brave cold for wisps of a concert

No, the general public couldn’t get into Tuesday’s exclusive show at Gillette Stadium, but folks wanted to listen anyway.

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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.

Indians Lonnie Chisenhall (right) and Francisco Lindor celebrated after a 6-0 win in Game 1.


Where’s the love for the Indians?

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

Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor was all smiles after stealing second base in the first inning.

What a steal! Taco Bell handing out free food after stolen base

The fast-food chain will give out free tacos on Nov. 2.

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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.

Answers to common questions on marijuana referendum

A yes vote on Question 4 means legalization would take place Dec. 15.

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.

// 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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