At least 1 killed, 108 injured in New Jersey train crash

HOBOKEN, NJ - SEPTEMBER 29: Train personel survey the NJ Transit train that crashed in to the platform at the Hoboken Terminal September 29, 2016 in Hoboken, New Jersey. (Photo by Pancho Bernasconi/Getty Images)

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The commuter train apparently knocked out pillars as it ground to a halt in a covered waiting area, collapsing a section of the roof onto the first car.

Boston, MA., 09/27/16, Nathan Carman, seen in window, is brought into the USCG Base Boston after his adventure at sea. Suzanne Kreiter\Globe staff

Feds join investigation into sinking of Nathan Carman’s boat

Law enforcement officials from three states and the federal government are now looking at the mystery surrounding the sinking of Nathan Carman’s boat.

// What we know — and don’t — about the sinking of Nathan Carman’s boat

Mystery continues to surround the sinking of Nathan Carman’s boat and the disappearance of his mother.

Perspective | Magazine

// Young, black, and afraid for my brother on Nantucket

School was out, but we were still learning.

// Another round of blistering criticism for Wells Fargo CEO

The CEO returned to Washington, this time to speak before a House committee over his bank’s alleged consumer fraud.

Capital Source

// In casino deal, feds felt the heat from Mass.

An official recalled Governor Deval Patrick telling him, “You know this is Massachusetts. We’re special up here. This is a special thing.”

// Accused professor intended ‘intimacy’ with students

BU Professor Eric Ruske did not mean to cause emotional distress when he touched and kissed two students, his lawyer claimed.

// Cartoon frog joins ranks of swastika, Confederate flag

The Pepe the Frog meme has been listed by the Anti-Defamation League as a hate symbol over its use from the alt-right.

// Topsfield Fair to kick off Friday afternoon

The 198th annual fair, featuring giant pumpkins, emu racing, and even an Olympic athlete, will last from Friday afternoon through Oct. 10.

The Boston College rally was sparked by the discovery that letters on a sign in a campus parking lot had been rearranged to spell out a derogatory term for gays.

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Anti-gay slur sparks protest on BC campus

About 350 students marched silently through the campus to condemn what they called an “insidious” lack of response from administrators.

Alex Speier

// Here’s why Red Sox are the team no one wants to face

Despite Wednesday’s loss, the Red Sox are playing at a higher level than any other playoff-bound team in the American League.

Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez, left, smiles and points toward Red Sox's David Ortiz as Ortiz takes the microphone during ceremonies held to honor his 500 career home runs before a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, at Fenway Park, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Alex Speier

Who is really responsible for David Ortiz landing in Boston?

Many were involved in the 2003 signing, but a phone call from a Hall of Famer appears to have carried a lot of weight.

// Could David Ortiz get a bridge?

The Brookline Avenue Bridge may soon be known as the “Big Papi Bridge.”


// Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Tom Brady want your donations

The trio of hometown mega-stars launched a charity campaign on The grand prize winner get a bro date with Matt, Ben, and Tom.



Why fentanyl is deadlier than heroin, in a single photo

Drugs users generally don’t know when their heroin is laced with fentanyl, so it’s easy for them to inadvertently take a deadly dose of the substance.

// Want your kids to tell you about their day? Try this.

The internet abounds with lists of quirky alternatives to ‘‘How was your day?’’ But when I asked my daughter, I was met with, ‘‘Stop asking me those fings!’’

When’s the next sunny day? (You may not like the answer)

Don’t worry if you’ve misplaced your sunglasses. You won’t be needing them for a while.

//[1]-11774.jpg TechBoston Academy launches new personalized math curriculum

The new program personalizes a math curriculum for each student.

Love Letters

// She’s fallen in love . . . with a gay man

Mark reassured me that he would never stop being my friend, he just cares about me so much that he doesn’t want me to be hung up on someone.

Education | Magazine

// Is taking a gap year before college a good idea?

Malia Obama’s not the only high school graduate delaying college for a year. Here’s why they’re doing it.

Globe investigations

The desperate and the dead

// The broken covenant

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

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ‘Spotlight’

“Spotlight” is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

The Big Picture

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Oktoberfest 2016

The taps are open at the world’s biggest beer festival in Germany that runs until Oct. 3.