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.

Boston, MA: 10-26-2016: Transit police block access to the Orange Line platform after an apparent fire on one of the Orange Line trains at Back Bay Station in Boston, Mass. October 26, 2016. Photo/John Blanding, Boston Globe staff story/Travis Andersen, Metro ( 27mbtadelay )

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.

Scenes from Back Bay Station after overheated motor

Several people on Twitter who said they were on the train reported smoke in the station.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/10/26/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/a2761c58ebdd4f6eaa6bec25adbfc2ac-a2761c58ebdd4f6eaa6bec25adbfc2ac-0.jpg 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.

Donald Trump with his family during the ribbon cutting ceremony for his Washington, D.C. hotel.

Stephen Crowley/The New York Times

With presidential race in final days, Trump promotes his hotel

Donald Trump took a break from campaigning Wednesday morning to formally open his new hotel in Washington.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks as his daughter Ivanka looks on during the grand opening of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC on October 26, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Mandel NGANMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

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.

Everett casino scheduled to open in June 2019

The $2.1 billion casino and hotel complex along the banks of the Mystic River will open June 3, 2019.

Sponsored by Cross Insurance

How one man is helping Cambridge see the (sun)light

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.

This content was produced by Boston Globe Media in collaboration with the advertiser. The news and editorial departments of The Boston Globe had no role in its production or display.

A person held up credit cards.

AFP/Getty Images

Now may be the time to dust off your credit cards again

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

Celtics season opener

09/26/16: Waltham, MA: Off season free agent acquisition Al Horford is pictured as he shows off his wingspan while posing for a still photo. The Boston Celtics held their annual

What are the league-wide expectations of the Celtics this season?

We took stock among NBA reporters and experts to see where this Boston team is headed for the 2016-17 season.

A man smoked marijuana in Amsterdam.


Vote no on Question 4 — it’s an industry-driven mess

If Massachusetts voters approve the legalization of recreational marijuana, pass the weed. We’ll need it.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/06/24/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/1b1533e679584f84ae08151e8665e956-1b1533e679584f84ae08151e8665e956-0-4097.jpg An explainer on Question 1 on the Nov. 8 ballot

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

Changes coming to Inman Square intersection

The city will study the impacts of the changes on surrounding intersections and the neighborhood.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/10/26/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/TheLeagueLibertyHotel.jpg Are you good enough for Boston’s newest dating app?

Make sure your LinkedIn profile and resume are stellar if you want in.

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

Shirley Leung

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.

Issa Rae (left) and Lisa Joyce in “Insecure.”

Anne Marie Fox/HBO.


The fall TV shows have all premiered. Let’s give awards.

The best and worst of the new batch.

FILE - In this April 6, 2016, file photo, fans stand behind a large sign for equal pay for the women's soccer team during an international friendly soccer match between the United States and Colombia at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn. The World Economic Forum's annual Global Gender Gap Report released on Oct. 25, 2016, found that the global gender pay gap will not be closed for another 170 years if current trends continue. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

Women won’t earn as much as men for 170 years, report says

The global gap in earnings between men and women will not be closed for another 170 years if current trends continue.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/10/26/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/affleck2.JPG Watch Ben Affleck profanely urge N.H. voters to get to the polls

Turns out Affleck’s real name is Benny “The Sweet One” O’Callahan.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/10/26/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/99c0ebf5c6ba4ae2993f8792010738b3-99c0ebf5c6ba4ae2993f8792010738b3-0.jpg Some buyers call classes by ‘Flip or Flop’ stars misleading

Tarek and Christina El Moussa, the stars of HGTV’s ‘‘Flip or Flop,’’ are capitalizing on their fame by offering some pricy classes.

Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | L. Rafael Reif

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/10/26/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/1027techthangforweb.jpg 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.

Campaign 2016 Campaign 2016

Follow the election coverage at Globe.com/Politics

Read up on the Candidates

Sign up for This Week in Politics

Sign up for Ground Game

Globe investigations

The desperate and the dead

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/29/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/spotlight9090-11856.jpg The broken covenant

Behind the fragmented state of mental health care lies a political system failure that spans decades — and continues.

The Big Picture

Lane Turner/Globe Staff

Big Picture

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.