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City of Boston

Boston submits its bid for Amazon, aiming for 50,000 jobs and a transformation

Boston’s 218-page pitch leans hard on the region’s intellectual firepower and offers up Suffolk Downs as a site whose ease of development outweighs its distance from the heart of the city.

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The city’s pitch to bring Amazon’s second headquarters to Suffolk Downs relies in part on transit projects that are not even in the pipeline.

Shirley Leung

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The mayor made the soon-to-be shuttered horse track that straddles East Boston and Revere the prime location for Amazon’s second corporate headquarters in Boston’s pitch to the online giant.

Smartphones and tablets are now ubiquitous playthings among young Americans.

My own iPad? Yeah, I’ve got that, say 42 percent of American kids

While kids, on average, are spending about the same amount of time with screens as they did in 2011 — about 2 hours and 20 minutes — the big change is which screen they’re watching.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/09/28/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Image%20Tease%20Place%20Holder.png The Season Ticket podcast

The legendary broadcaster, who is on the call for Patriots-Falcons on Sunday, joined Chris Gasper on our podcast.

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Families who have lost loved ones in combat are asking America’s politicians on both sides of the aisle to stand down.

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Before President Trump’s announcement last week, the increase had been set at about 8.7 percent. Now, it will be rising 24 percent next year.

The Nation

Gold Star families say they want to move past politics

President Trump reportedly told Myeshia Johnson (center), widow of Sergeant La David Johnson, a combatant killed this month in Niger, that her husband “knew what he signed up for.”

By Astead W. Herndon

Families who have lost loved ones in combat are asking America’s politicians on both sides of the aisle to stand down.

An effort to pay kids’ lunch debt honors Philando Castile, who was shot by police

FILE - In this July 6, 2017, file photo, a bouquet of flowers adorns the grave of Philando Castile on the one year anniversary of his death at Calvary Cemetery in St. Louis. Phelix Frazier Sr., the father of Philando Castile, a motorist fatally shot by a suburban Minneapolis police officer last summer, wants a portion of the $3 million settlement reached in his son's death. Frazier is serving a life term in federal prison on drug trafficking charges. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, File)

By Sarah Larimer

By Wednesday afternoon, Philando Feeds the Children had collected more than $80,000, money that will be used to help students at several schools.

George W. Bush delivers an implicit rebuke of Trump’s rhetoric

By Peter Baker

Former president George W. Bush never mentioned his name but delivered what sounded like a sustained rebuke to President Trump, decrying nationalism, protectionism and the coarsening of public debate.

The World

Jihadist ambush on US forces shows new danger in Sahel

US Army Special Forces soldiers observed as Nigerian service members fired weapons with the assistance of illumination rounds during Exercise Flintlock 2017 in Diffa, Niger.

By Baba Ahmed and Krista Larson

The Islamic militants came on motorcycles toting rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns, killing four American service members after shattering the windows of the unarmored US trucks.

Editorial & Opinion

EDITORIAL

EU must intervene in Spain’s ‘Catalexit’ crisis

Catalan pro-independence supporters held flags late last year during a demonstration in Saint Jaume square in Barcelona.

Spain took steps on Thursday to crush Catalonia’s destabilizing bid for independence, one of the most severe political crises the country has faced in the last four decades.

Indira A.R. Lakshmanan

As Trump retreats from the world, China is ready to step in

President Trump s and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

By Indira A.R. Lakshmanan

He is giving Beijing exactly what it wants.

Opinion | Jeffrey D. Sachs

Corporate tax cut propaganda

By Jeffrey D. Sachs

The White House and GOP’s proposed corporate tax cut presents a real danger to the American people and economy.

Metro

Boston’s Amazon bid relies in part on nonexistent transit options

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

By Adam Vaccaro

The city’s pitch to bring Amazon’s second headquarters to Suffolk Downs relies in part on transit projects that are not even in the pipeline.

My own iPad? Yeah, I’ve got that, say 42 percent of American kids

Smartphones and tablets are now ubiquitous playthings among young Americans.

By Beth Teitell

While kids, on average, are spending about the same amount of time with screens as they did in 2011 — about 2 hours and 20 minutes — the big change is which screen they’re watching.

Photo of black child leashed by white students prompts apology from Bridgewater officials

By Travis Andersen

School officials in Bridgewater apologized Thursday after a classroom photo that appeared to show two white third-graders holding a black child by leashes caused outrage.

Business & Tech

Watertown-based athenahealth laying off about 500 employees

An Athenahealth worker processed paperwork in 2009.

By Andy Rosen

The company said the job reductions would amount to 9 percent of its workforce, but it did not say how many of the cuts would come from Watertown.

Boston submits its bid for Amazon, aiming for 50,000 jobs and a transformation

Rendering of Suffolk Downs site from City of Boston Amazon HQ bid.

By Tim Logan and Jon Chesto

Boston’s 218-page pitch leans hard on the region’s intellectual firepower and offers up Suffolk Downs as a site whose ease of development outweighs its distance from the heart of the city.

Shirley Leung

For Amazon, is Suffolk Downs the right fit?

Aerial Frontage Road area looking toward Boston downtown. This area is another development area mentioned in the city’s submission to Amazon.

By Shirley Leung

The mayor made the soon-to-be shuttered horse track that straddles East Boston and Revere the prime location for Amazon’s second corporate headquarters in Boston’s pitch to the online giant.

Obituaries

Dr. Kathleen Mogul, pioneering psychiatrist in women’s mental health, dies at 89

Kathleen Mogul.

By Felicia Gans

Dr. Kathleen Mogul was a pioneering psychiatrist in women’s mental health.

Danielle Darrieux, 100, French film star

By Anita Gates

The French actress and singer’s career of sophisticated film roles spanned eight decades and indelible incarnations as ingénue, coquette, femme fatale and grande dame.

Sports

BRUINS 6, CANUCKS 3

Patrice Bergeron returned, and showed how valuable he really is

Boston-10/19/17- Bruins vs Canucks- Bruins Patrice Bergeron battles Canucks Bo Horvat for position in front of the Canucks net in the 2nd period. John Tlumacki/Globe staff(sports)

By Fluto Shinzawa

In his first game of the season, the Bruins’ top center had a goal and three assists.

BRUINS NOTEBOOK

Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask out with concussion

Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40), of Finland, lies down on his back to stop the puck from entering the net in the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche, Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, in Boston. The Avalanche won 4-0. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

By Fluto Shinzawa

Anton Khubdobin will be the Bruins’ primary goalie, with Zane McIntyre recalled to be the backup.

THURSDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Concord-Carlisle boys’ soccer back in state tournament

By Logan Mullen

Logan Dick’s first goal of season with 12 seconds left in stoppage time earned Patriots (7-1-4) their 33d straight postseason bid.

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By Henry Brechter

NLCS | DODGERS 11, CUBS 1

Dodgers eliminate defending champs, head to World Series

By Jay Cohen

HEAD OF THE CHARLES REGATTA

Hall of Famer Mike Teti will do double duty

By John Powers

Canucks at Bruins | 7 p.m. (NESN)

Tuukka Rask sidelined for Bruins’ game Thursday

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FANTASY FOOTBALL

The clock is ticking in fantasy football

By Ed Ryan

Weekend

Stage Review

‘Guide for the Homesick’ an absorbing tale of conscience and connection

Samuel H. Levine (left) and McKinley Belcher III in “A Guide for the Homesick.”

By Don Aucoin

Two men struggle with personal guilt in world premiere of a drama by Ken Urban at the Huntington Theatre Company.

Movie Review

‘Breathe’ gives life to inspiration

Claire Foy and Andrew Garfield star in “Breathe.”

By Peter Keough

Andy Serkis’s directorial debut is a based-on-truth drama about a man who overcame the limitations of his disability.

Movie Review

In ‘Christopher Robin,’ the story of a boy and a bear

Domhnall Gleeson and Will Tilston in “Goodbye Christopher Robin.”

By Ty Burr

“Goodbye Christopher Robin” explores how A.A. Milne invented Winnie-the-Pooh and thereby sacrificed the childhood of his son.