Commuter train crashes into N.J. station

There was no immediate word on any possible injuries.

Reports from the aftermath of the accident in N.J.

A commuter train has crashed into a rail station in New Jersey.

// 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.

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

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

As probe begins, boat sinking survivor defends vessel’s safety

A multistate investigation is underway after a 22-year-old man survived at sea while his mother apparently perished in a fishing disaster.

// Students unfurl Confederate flag near Newton North High

Principal Henry Turner called the incident “deeply troubling” and said the school is taking the incident seriously.

Chef Frank McClelland of Riversbend.

Victoria Abbott Riccardi

Change is good for Riversbend chef and his daily menu

Frank McClelland builds his menus around what’s freshest and available each day, tweaking dishes as the seasons change.

// Sampson jurors could hear his whole life story

Jurors will hear how Gary Lee Sampson killed two people and strangled another. They’ll also hear about his troubled life.

Woman found bound with duct tape in ravine

The 18-year-old’s story “was very vague,” and police do not believe there is an ongoing public safety threat.

Edwin Crespo manned the meat counter at the Big Y on Hancock Street in Quincy. The company kept former Hannaford employees on the payroll when it took over.

Springfield grocer Big Y takes a big step into Eastern Mass.

West of Worcester, Big Y is an institution. Now it’s making a big play around Boston.

// Public grants can be used for church renovations, judge rules

Opponents had argued that using Community Preservation Acton funds to renovate two Acton churches violates the separation of church and state.

Boston Red Sox's Robbie Ross Jr., left, and Aaron Hill, right, celebrate with teammates after the Red Sox clinched the AL East title, following a baseball game against the New York Yankees on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)



In the end, a worthy victory celebration for Red Sox

The Red Sox blew the game but won the AL East, which is first and foremost.


// Despite loss, it was party time for Red Sox

The Yankees won on a last-inning grand slam Wednesday, but that came after the Red Sox had already clinched the AL East.

// Fast Forward: The Sox are champs; toast them with a cup of coffee

The Red Sox clinch the AL East, Donald Trump heads to N.H. today, and more of the news you need.

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.

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) questions Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf (not pictured) during his testimony before a Senate Banking Committee hearing on the firm's sales practices on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 20, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Gary Cameron/REUTERS


Warren weighs in on charter schools

Bad news for Governor Baker and his quest to expand charter schools: Elizabeth Warren just came out swinging against Question 2.

ground game

// The World Series could mess with Clinton, Trump campaigns

MLB’s postseason could affect Hillary Clinton’s and Donald Trump’s chances to get attention and make up ground in the polls.


// How Trump got charity title from Dana-Farber without donating a cent

The relationship between Donald Trump and the Dana-Farber Institute opens a window into the world of high-dollar philanthropy.

// 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.

Yvonne Abraham

// How is there a third recent evidence scandal?

Annie Dookhan, Sonja Farak, and now the Braintree Police Department — it’s time to get serious about protecting evidence.

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

Kim Ludbrook/EPA

South Africa motorbike racing

Not far from the refurbished F1 race track of Kyalami in Johannesburg is a small, virtually dirt race track that attracts only the brave.