Boston’s ‘key to the city’ would connect MBTA, Hubway, and more

Imagine a kind of super CharlieCard that commuters could use not just to pay for the T, but for a Hubway bike, Zipcar, parking meters — maybe even that Uber or Lyft ride.

Amazon’s Seattle campus is home to three giant, connected orbs full of vegetation that are part of its expansion.

Nestor Ramos

In Seattle, Amazon’s growth defines a city

The Amazonians are mostly young, mostly male, and often wearing dress shirts and jeans. Sometimes, they carry bananas.

One of the ads in the “I’m In” campaign.

On the T, a school system ad with an unfortunate misspelling

The ad is one of seven versions in circulation. Another ad is missing a necessary second use of the word “you”: “Don’t let anyone tell you can’t do something.”

Foxborough-- October 9, 2011--Globe photo by Stan Grossfeld--- Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez gets hits by Jets David Harris and loses his helmet.

Hernandez had CTE; lawsuit against NFL, Patriots filed

Aaron Hernandez suffered from advanced Stage 3 CTE, said experts at Boston University who examined his brain.

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Lottery results from Friday drawings

Boston police detective to resign as part of plea deal for lying to federal government

Bruce E. Smith faces a sentence of six months to a year of probation with the possibility of home confinement, authorities said.

Smaller Keene, N.H., pumpkin festival makes comeback after violence

A New Hampshire city is bringing back a pumpkin festival known for its record-setting jack-o-lanterns three years after violence forced its cancellation.

Environmental advocates sue the EPA to implement stormwater plan

The EPA announced this summer that it was shelving the plan, known as the MS4 stormwater permit, for at least another year.

Getaway driver in ’03 double shooting admits to role in killings

A getaway driver in a 2003 shooting ambush outside a Boston club that claimed the lives of two men admitted to his role in the slayings Friday.

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Man working on Easton power line trapped under fallen tree branch

The worker suffered a “significant” injury but was able to free himself after the branch fell.

Political observers are waiting for Senator Susan Collins to announce whether she will run in next year’s open seat for governor of Maine.


Susan Collins weighs the biggest decision of her career. No, not about health care

As the clock ticks down in Washington, all eyes are on the Maine senator. But it’s another decision Collins is wrestling with that could be the biggest of her career.

William F. Scaccia Jr. graduated from Northeastern University in 1996 with a nursing degree.

Foxborough suspect was Army vet, nurse, and worked in movie business

William F. Scaccia Jr. fatally shot his son, Anthony J. Scaccia, Thursday and then shot himself, according to police.

Someone returned a book to the Attleboro Public Library — almost 80 years after the due date

The last patron who borrowed the Attleboro Public Library’s copy of “A Young Lady at Home” must have had a pretty crowded schedule.

2-alarm fire under control at Langham Hotel

The blaze started around 1 p.m. in a basement electrical room at the hotel on Franklin Street.

Graphic: Why consider changing the Mass. time zone?

A state commission’s proposal to adopt Atlantic Standard Time would mean big changes for residents.

Hurricane Maria, earlier this week.

David Epstein

Big questions about hurricanes, answered

Why do hurricanes form in the first place, and why are some years so much more active than others?

The home where police say Orion Krause killed four people, his mother, grandparents, and a caretaker.

What’s new from the police reports in the Groton quadruple-murder case

Here’s what we learned from the newly released police reports in the Orion Krause case.

Jimmy Tingle in Harvard Square.


Jimmy Tingle launches bid for lieutenant governor

Comedian Jimmy Tingle has formed a committee to run for lieutenant governor as a Democrat.

Cardinal Sean O'Malley.


Long ties bind two Boston leaders to the battered Caribbean

Two men from Boston, special men with different but special gifts, are doing what they can to shine some light on a land that long ago found a place in their hearts.

The scene of a murder-suicide in Foxborough on Friday. William Scaccia, 49, was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, along with his young son Anthony Scaccia.

Father suspected of killing son, then himself in Foxborough

An Iraq War veteran who had recently been denied a gun license shot and killed his 6-year-old son before killing himself.

Suspect Orion Krause was led away by police in Groton from the home where he was found.

‘I killed my family with a baseball bat,’ suspect in four murders in Groton reportedly told police

Orion Krause, the Oberlin College graduate accused of killing four people two weeks ago in Groton, allegedly told a nurse that he used heroin.

Boston man pleads guilty to robbing 5 city banks

Thomas W. Nee, 46, pleaded guilty to five counts of bank robbery in Boston federal court Thursday.

US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos spoke with Gracie Johnson during a hog roast in Charlottesville, Indiana.

DeVos rescinds Obama-era guidance on investigating campus sexual assault

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has said the Obama rules were unfairly skewed against the students accused of assault.

Yarmouth police investigating ‘Elvis’ graffiti tagged on new Cape bridges

New trail bridges in Yarmouth and Dennis were tagged by the same person, Yarmouth police believe.

Cambridge City Councilor Nadeem A. Mazen.

Mazen exploring run for Tsongas’ congressional seat

Cambridge City Councilor Nadeem A. Mazen is the state’s highest-profile Muslim elected official.

Lawyers for Hernandez’s estate, including Jose Baez (left), filed a $20 million lawsuit against the league and the Patriots on Thursday.

Hernandez estate lawsuit faces long odds, but Pats, NFL may want to settle, expert says

The estate of Aaron Hernandez has filed a $20 million lawsuit against the NFL and the Patriots after BU said the former football player had CTE.

Firefighters quickly knocked down a second-story blaze on Sumner Street in Stoughton early Friday morning.

Firefighters help evacuate residents from two-alarm house fire in Stoughton

Stoughton firefighters evacuated five uninjured residents from the Sumner Street home and quickly knocked down the blaze, the Stoughton fire department said.

Martin Luther King, Jr. addressed a crowd at the Patrick Campbell School in Roxbury in 1965.

Where could a Martin Luther King statue go in Boston?

Mayor Walsh’s announcement that the city will renew a push to erect a memorial to King in Boston has set off excitement throughout the city.

How does Boston stack up in the Amazon sweepstakes? We dug into the numbers

A look at Boston’s strengths and weaknesses in several key areas that the company has said are central to how it will decide where to put its second headquarters.

As the workweek winds down, weather conditions will improve, although periodic showers and temperatures only in the high 60s are expected in Greater Boston Friday.

Weakened Jose remains a pain in New England’s neck

The effects from Jose, now a “post-tropical cyclone,”will slowly begin to wane Friday, but the gusting winds and dangerous rip tides could last into next week.

Commuters wait for a train on the MBTA Red Line at the Park Street Station in July.

Red Line service restored after partial disruption during Friday morning commute

Disabled work equipment at Andrew Station briefly halted service on part of the line.


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This day in history

Today is Friday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2017. There are 100 days left in the year. Autumn arrives at 4:02 p.m. Eastern time.

People watched the powerful surf hit Nauset Beach as high tide approached.

Tropical Storm Jose dumps six inches of rain on Nantucket

Three inches fell within the space of a few hours Thursday night, forecasters said.

Man killed, 3 injured in head-on crash in Framingham

The 50-year-old man was driving a vehicle that collided with another vehicle on Water Street, a fire official said.

Lawrence men plead guilty to running multi-state ATM robbery operation

David Barker, 39, and Efrain Montero, 40, are facing prison time, while Jonathan Santos, 35, was sentenced to probation, prosecutors said.


Lottery results from Thursday drawings

Boston, MA: September 21, 2017: Shayanna Jenkins, the fiancee of the late Aaron Hernandez is pictured at right. A press conference was held at the law office of Atty. Jose Baez (left) to announce that a lawsuit will be filed against the National Football League and the New England Patriots on behalf of the daughter of the late Aaron Hernandez claiming that the former tight end suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). (Jim Davis/Globe Staff).

Hernandez v. NFL, New England Patriots

Read the full text of the lawsuit filed on behalf of Aaron Hernandez’s daughter against the NFL and the Patriots.

Officials examined an IndyCar mock-up in Boston.

IndyCar organizer files $15.5 million lawsuit against Boston

The failed 2016 IndyCar event caused uproar throughout the city because of questions about its finances and organization.

Better late than never? Attleboro library book returned 78 years later

It took nearly 80 years, but a book borrowed during the Great Depression has been returned to a Massachusetts public library.

A Massachusetts State Police boat joined the Search for for missing 7-year-old boy Kyzr Willis near Carson Beach in July 2016.

Family of boy who drowned at Carson Beach to sue city, mayor

The suit names Mayor Walsh, saying he, “in a grossly negligent manner, failed to order the implementation of the provisions of Christian’s Law.”


 DEADLY FIGHT An apparent fight between two neighbors in Dorchester Thursday morning has left one man dead from stab wounds and another wounded, Boston police said. Officers, responding to a call, found two people with stab wounds at 50 Bradshaw St., department spokeswoman Maisha Miraj said. “They were fighting each other; it appears that they may have been neighbors,” Boston police spokeswoman Rachel McGuire said. One of the victims was taken to Tufts Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The other victim was taken to Boston Medical Center.

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos read a book to elementary students in Prince William County, Va.

Washington approves revisions to Massachusetts’ school accountability system

State standardized test scores will remain at the core of the revised system, but it includes some additional measures.

This graphic shows the classic features of CTE in the brain of Aaron Hernandez.

Learn the symptoms in the four stages of CTE

According to a BU study, CTE begins with simple symptoms, but as the disease progresses, sufferers quickly develop other, much more worrying warnings.

Quincy teen bitten by dog, taken to hospital

The teen was bitten on the arm and leg Thursday afternoon, police said

Sugar Ray Robinson (right) and Jake LaMotta fought six times between 1942 and 1951, and Sugar Ray won five of them.


Jake LaMotta turned me on to boxing. Then I met his rival

These guys beat the living daylights out of each other, but they loved each other like brothers.

Foxborough, MA--1/13/2013 (1st quarter) New England Patriots Aaron Hernandez 14-yard reception against the Houston Texans during 1st quarter action of the AFC Divisional Playoffs at Gillette Stadium on Sunday January 13 2013. . (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) Topic: 17nohockey Reporter: Texans-Patriots

BU CTE Center statement on Aaron Hernandez

Read the Boston University statement on Aaron Hernandez.

Man with loaded gun, drugs nabbed in Downtown Crossing

A Boston man was arrested with a loaded revolver and “a large amount” of drugs in Downtown Crossing.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave remarks to federal law enforcement at the Moakley Courthouse on Thursday.

AG Jeff Sessions pledges to dismantle MS-13 ‘clique by clique and member by member’

Sessions said that Trump had put “all gang members and organized thugs on notice: We are coming for you.”

President Moon Jae-in of South Korea listened while President Trump made a statement on Thursday.

Trump jokes about ‘deplorables’ comment during remarks about N. Korea in N.Y.

Trump cracked a joke Thursday about Hillary Clinton’s description of his supporters as “a basket of deplorables.”