Two killed in South End trench flood

Two workers were killed when a water main break flooded the trench they were working in.

// Reports from the scene of the South End water main break

Boston firefighters responded after a broken hydrant caused water to flood a contruction area workers were in.

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Architect gets dream ski house

Lifelong skiers from Massachusetts wanted to share the sport with their children, but they had to redesign a home first.

// 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.

// He started a war on yoga pants and now it’s coming to his front door

‘‘Yoga pants belong in the yoga studio,’’ he wrote. ‘‘What’s next? Wearing a ‘‘Speedo’’ to the supermarket? Imagine if men did that. Yuck!’’

// 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.

10/19/16: Foxborough, MA: Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is pictured during the part of the New England Patriots practice session that was open to the media. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) section: sports topic: Patriots

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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 players fined for actions in Bengals game

Rob Gronkowski, LeGarrette Blount, and Julian Edelman were all docked $9,115.

// 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.

// This is your dog on marijuana

As Mass. voters consider legalizing marijuana, veterinarians offer a word of caution: Keep your pets away from it.

8.3.123270879_Regional_xxsolights The difference in lighting color is evident on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016 in Easton, Mass., from the LED streetlight in the background and the high pressure sodium light in the foreground which is much more orange and less like daylight. Recently the town converted over 1,000 high pressure sodium lights to the more efficient LED street lights. (Robert E. Klein for the Boston Globe)

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As use of LED street lights grows, so do concerns over ‘blue light’

Specialists warn that if exposed to it at night, “blue light” from some LEDs can disrupt the body’s production of melatonin, a hormone that influences sleep.

// Jamaica Plain project takes next step toward winning city approval

Criterion Development Partners is proposing a 252-unit complex across Washington Street from the Orange Line stop.

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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.

// When Hank Phillippi Ryan does get away, quiet Nevis calls

We caught up with TV reporter/mystery novelist to talk about all things travel.

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// Blind date: ‘I loved that he complimented me on my intelligence’

Will saying and doing the right things guarantee a second meeting?

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// The most under-acknowledged American director working today?

That would be Kelly Reichardt, and “Certain Women” is her new film.


// 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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The battle to recapture Mosul

Iraqi and Kurdish forces have begun a military offensive to take back the ISIS-controlled city of Mosul.

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This $3 million Georgian Revival home on the water in Gloucester was not even the biggest home sale of the week

Last week, the lucky big home sale number was in the $2 million range — this week, it’s $3 million. Ranging from a massive single family home in Weston to a five-story townhouse in the South End, there is a quiet a bit of variety when you get to the $3 million mark. 11 Bradford Rd.