MIT launches venture capital fund

The $150 million fund will invest in research-intensive technologies such as clean energy and robotics.

JOHNSTOWN, NY - AUGUST 19: Cannabis plants grow in the greenhouse at Vireo Health's medical marijuana cultivation facility, August 19, 2016 in Johnstown, New York. New York state lawmakers voted to legalize marijuana for medical use in 2014 and the law took effect in January 2016. Currently, five organizations are allowed to grow and sell the drug for medical use in the state. New York's new law only allows people with 'severe debilitating or life threatening conditions' to obtain marijuana for medical use. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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Just say ‘yes’ on Question 4

Despite the proposal’s many flaws, the harm stemming from continued inaction on marijuana would be even greater.

// Neighborhood Health Plan bars new members

Neighborhood Health Plan isn’t taking new MassHealth members after having lost $241 million since 2014.

“We’re seeing a significant legacy of mismanagement,” said Brian Shortsleeve, the MBTA’s acting general manager.

T replaces officials after billing errors cost $600,000

About 20 percent of the MBTA’s employees were incorrectly billed for health and retirement benefits.

// At chaotic Back Bay Station, riders flee smoky train

Five people were treated for smoke inhalation. One rider said in a tweet that people were “coughing like crazy” at the station.

// Flow of money worried Clinton aides

Before her presidential bid, Hillary Clinton’s top aides expressed worries about foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, accompanied by, from left, Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, Trump, Melania Trump, Tiffany Trump and Ivanka Trump, holds up a ribbon during the grand opening ceremony of the Trump International Hotel- Old Post Office, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

As his campaign flags, Trump cuts a hotel ribbon

Donald Trump promoted a new hotel Wednesday instead of reviving his poll numbers, critics said.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

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Catholic bishops don’t have much to say about Trump

As the list of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s breaches of civility grows, some observers are disturbed by the bishops’ reticence.

// Trump praises Newt Gingrich for criticism of Megyn Kelly

Donald Trump praised Newt Gingrich Wednesday for an ‘‘amazing interview’’ with Fox News Channel host Megyn Kelly.

// Public weighs in on City Hall redevelopment

About 40 people attended a planning session Wednesday night held by architects redesigning City Hall Plaza

Salt-N-Pepa is one of the acts on the I Love the ’90s Tour.

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What was the real sound of the ’90s? It was wider than this.

Led by Salt-N-Pepa and Vanilla Ice, the nostalgic selection of hip-hop and R&B in the “I Love the ’90s Tour” more closely resembles today’s radio than the free-wheeling Top 40 of the time.

// Massachusetts ‘is where the heart of the footwear business is’

In a twist on globalization, many prominent footware companies are building up their brands from the Bay State.

Banking veterans Mark Thompson (left) and John Sullivan will lead the takeover of Admirals Bank.

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Does Boston need a bank just for millennials?

Admirals Bank is being relaunched as a lender for Boston’s new economy with a focus on millennials, young entrepreneurs, and nonprofits.

// Space is at a premium for Cambridge startup Intellia

Intellia Therapeutics Inc. is one of a trio of local startups working on a type of gene-editing technology that could lead to cures for genetic disorders.

// US has secretly expanded network of drone bases to North Africa

Air Force Reaper drones began flying out of a Tunisian base in late June.

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In defense of the yoga pants guy

Alan Sorrentino says he wrote his now-infamous letter, the one decrying the wearing of yoga pants by women over 20, as a joke.

A person held up credit cards.

Now may be the time to dust off your credit cards

Banks are issuing credit cards at a rate unseen since before the 2008 financial crisis, and rewards wars are heating up.

Falmouth doctor files lawsuit seeking right to die: ‘It’s an option that I want to have’

Dr. Roger Kligler asked a judge to affirm his right to die by obtaining a lethal dose of medication from his doctor.

// What would approving another slots parlor mean for Mass.?

Question 1 would allow for a second slots parlor in Massachusetts, likely in Revere near the Suffolk Downs racetrack.

Gulla was an Afghan refugee girl when she gained international fame in 1984 after war photographer Steve McCurry’s photograph of her was published on the cover of National Geographic.

National Geographic’s famed ‘Afghan girl’ arrested in Pakistan

Police in Pakistan have arrested National Geographic’s famed green-eyed “Afghan Girl” for having a fake identity card.

Celtics season opener


// Celtics narrowly defeat Nets in season opener

Isaiah Thomas scored 25 points and Jae Crowder added 21.

Gerald Green’s shamrock-shaped ‘do.

Gerald Green had a shamrock braided into his hair before the Celtics opener

Talk about team spirit.

Opinion & Ideas

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// New MIT innovation hub takes on world’s biggest challenges

IT’s new startup support accelerator, The Engine, is intended to close the gap between transformative new-science innovations and the long trek to the marketplace.

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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.

The Big Picture

Autumn colors from around the world

Fall in the northern hemisphere showed vibrant colors around the globe.