Health insurer’s difficulties show how hard it is to care for the poor

Neighborhood Health Plan isn’t taking new MassHealth members after having lost $241 million since 2014.

“We’re seeing a significant legacy of mismanagement,” said Brian Shortsleeve, the MBTA’s acting general manager.

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.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump attends a campaign event on the tarmac of the airport in Kinston, North Carolina, U.S., October 26 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Ex-congressman says if Trump doesn’t win, he’s breaking out musket

“On November 8th, I’m voting for Trump,” Joe Walsh wrote Tuesday. “On November 9th, if Trump loses, I’m grabbing my musket. You in?”

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, accompanied by, from left, Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, Trump, Melania Trump, Tiffany Trump and Ivanka Trump, holds up a ribbon during the grand opening ceremony of the Trump International Hotel- Old Post Office, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

As his campaign flags, Trump cuts a hotel ribbon

Donald Trump promoted a new hotel Wednesday instead of reviving his poll numbers, critics said.

// 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.

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.

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.

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.

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A person held up credit cards.

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Now may be the time to dust off your credit cards

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.

The new opening date for the Wynn Boston Harbor is June 3, 2019.

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.

Charles Krupa/Associated Press/File 2015

What would approving another slots parlor mean for Mass.?

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

// Are you good enough for Boston’s newest dating app?

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

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


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

Here’s a look at the best and worst of the new batch.

// Scrambling Tom Brady adds another dimension to his game

Brady’s footwork this season belies his reputation as a less-than-mobile quarterback.

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.

// The Vatican says you shouldn’t scatter ashes, or put them in jewelry

Under published guidelines ‘‘the ashes of the faithful must be laid to rest in a sacred place.’’


// 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.

// 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

// 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.

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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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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.