Two workers killed in South End trench flood

Boston firefighters, emergency personnel, and construction workers tried to rescue construction workers trapped in a trench on Friday.

Two construction workers were killed Friday afternoon when a water line burst under a South End street.

// Drain service company has long history of safety violations

Atlantic Drain Service Co. faces tens of thousands of dollars of unpaid fines for violations reaching back to at least 2012.

Heavy rain gives way to flash flood warnings in Greater Boston

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for Greater Boston and northeastern Massachusetts.

// New Bedford and Fall River business groups fight over ‘South Coast’ name

The two cities’ chambers of commerce are locked in a land war over the term.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

// 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.

Curt Schilling asks Jake Tapper why Jewish people support Democrats

“Well I don’t speak for Jews, and I don’t support the Democratic Party or the Republican Party,” Tapper replied.


// 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.

// Boston fire official reflects on efforts to reduce cancer among firefighters

A Boston firefighter is diagnosed with cancer every three weeks, the city’s fire commissioner said.

This photo shows Dyn, a New Hampshire internet service company.

Jim Cole/Associated Press

Internet disruption hits users after hackers target N.H. web company

The Department of Homeland Security is investigating a cyber attack on a company that provides access to many popular websites.


// A Celtic and a Bruin share a hometown bond

Kelly Olynyk and Riley Nash both hail from Kamloops, B.C., and playing in Boston together is a real trip for them.

// Sale finalized for Kenmore buildings, including Citgo sign location

Development firm Related Beal closed Friday on its purchase of nine buildings in Kenmore Square from Boston University.


// Amy Poehler gives Carol Burnett a starring role in new sitcom

Now 83, the TV icon will play an aging actress in the as-yet unamed series that Poehler is executive producing.

Television Review

// Lin-Manuel Miranda is as freaked out by Hamilton success as everyone else

A PBS documentary will air Friday, showing glimpses into creative process of Miranda, creator and star of “Hamilton.’’


// 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 find the safety is a good turn of events

Getting the 2 points — and getting the ball back — has helped them in their last two victories.

// Dear NFL: Surface tablets really are good. Sincerely, Microsoft

A blog post by the company’s vice president extolls the virtues of the devices in an NFL environment.

Some bacteria in dogs’ mouths are zoonotic, meaning the animals can pass them to humans and cause disease.

Andreea Alexandru/Associated Press

First they said not to hug our dogs. Now they are coming after our kisses.

It may feel like the ultimate display of affection, but when it comes to such kisses, experts caution: Beware of dogs.


// Elizabeth Warren teaming up with James Taylor

They’ll be at The Majestic Theater on Oct. 27. But you’d better be flush with cash if you want to attend.

Globe Magazine

// 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.

// Live updates: Week 7 high school football

It’s the final round of games before the playoffs are set, highlighted by Xaverian-BC High and Wellesley-Milton.

Campaign 2016 Campaign 2016

Follow the election coverage at

Read up on the Candidates

Sign up for This Week in Politics

Sign up for Ground Game

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 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.