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Martin Marro (left) and his wife, Mariana Dagatti (right), posed with Governor Charlie Baker at a fund-raiser in Newton.

They went to NYC to celebrate life. Instead, they were met with death

A group of Argentine high school graduates, including a Boston-area scientist, were in New York for a nostalgic visit. Then a man plowed a pickup truck onto a crowded bike path.

Nestor Ramos

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/01/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/nestormugfull-9417.jpg In New York, a painful echo just blocks from Ground Zero

The geography and character of this swath of lower Manhattan is dramatically different since 9/11. But Wednesday, it felt as if not much has changed.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/01/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Tlumacki_trainpassengerarrested_metro028.jpg A commuter rail rider was arrested after a ticket check — but he had a valid pass

A T rider said he undertook an act of civil disobedience after ticket checkers said they couldn’t verify his monthly pass.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/14/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/kreiter_stpaul1_met-12116.jpg New report identifies additional 15 victims of sexual misconduct at St. Paul’s School

Fifteen more victims of sexual misconduct have been identified at the elite school and five faculty members are newly suspected of improper conduct.

//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

Host Chris Gasper and Patriots reporter Nora Princiotti break down New England’s victory over the Oakland Raiders at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/01/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/Clipboard-5692.jpg Merging Partners, Mass. Eye and Ear would raise costs, watchdog says

Partners’s proposed acquisition would raise health care costs for insurers and consumers by as much as $61 million a year, the agency said.

The Nation

Trump seeks to end visa program he blames for NYC attacker’s ability to enter US

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 01: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks while meeting with members of his cabinet November 1, 2017 in Washington, DC. During his remarks, Trump commented on the recent terror attack in New York City and discussed changing U.S. immigration laws to possibly prevent future attacks. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

By Peter Baker

He also said that he was open to transferring the suspect from civilian courts into the military system set up for foreign terrorists.

Authorities Locate Second Man Sought in Connection With Manhattan Attack

By Benjamin Mueller

The FBI said on Wednesday that investigators had found a second Uzbek man they had been seeking in connection with the truck attack this week in Lower Manhattan, as prosecutors filed federal charges against the driver of the truck, Sayfullo Saipov.

House GOP scrambles to finalize tax bill amid opposition

By Marcy Gordon

Opposition from GOP lawmakers in the Northeast could imperil package.

The World

British defense secretary resigns after allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior

(FILES) This file photo taken on October 31, 2017 shows Britain's Defence Secretary Michael Fallon leaving 10 Downing Street after the weekly meeting of the cabinet in central London. Michael Fallon has resigned as Defence Secretary, a Downing Street spokesman said, Wednesday evening, November 1, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Tolga AKMENTOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images

By Karla Adam

Earlier this week, the Sun newspaper ran a front-page story about Fallon repeatedly putting his hand on a radio journalist’s knee in 2002.

California family missing in Brazilian jungle found safe

BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES Mandatory Credit: Photo by SEGUP HANDOUT/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9186147b) A handout photographic reproduction provided by the Brazilian police of the Amazonian state of Para shows US citizens Adam Harris Harteau, his wife, Emily Faith Harteau and their two children. The family from California, USA, were traveling through the Amazon river delta and went missing after they were assaulted by river pirates. They have since been found safe are being taken in for medical examinations to Breves, Brazil, 01 November 2017. Missing US family found safe in the Amazon, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil - 01 Nov 2017

By AMANDA LEE MYERS and STAN LEHMAN

The couple and their two young daughters had been missing since Sunday when pirates attacked their boat in the Amazon River delta area.

In key step, Hamas gives up control of Gaza border crossings

By Fares Akram

The Islamic militant group Hamas on Wednesday handed over control of Gaza’s border crossings with Israel and Egypt to the internationally recognized Palestinian Authority, taking the first tangible step toward implementing a reconciliation deal with the rival Fatah movement.

Editorial & Opinion

EDITORIAL

A Mass. model for national criminal justice reform

for METRO 06/28/11 South Walpole, Mass.: A tri-level cell block housing new Massachusetts prisoners Tuesday at MCI-Cedar Junction at Walpole, Mass. While this area had the older style barred jail cell, the newer maximum and medium security prisons have solid doors with small windows to see in and out of them. MCI-Cedar Junction is the maximum security reception center for male offenders in Massachusetts. The prison also houses the Departmental Disciplinary Unit, DDU, which is reserved for the more serious offenders and problematic prisoners. (Jessey Dearing for The Boston Globe) SECTION: metro SLUG: XXprisontour REPORTER: abel

The state Senate passed a sweeping criminal justice reform package last week that could be a national model. The state House would be wise to follow.

Opinion | Douglas Alexander

Britain should right a historic wrong and recognize the state of Palestine

Mandatory Credit: Photo by ATEF SAFADI/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9184426d) Israel soldiers patrol along the Israel separation wall, in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, 31 October 2017. Graffiti at the Separation Wall in Bethlehem, --- - 31 Oct 2017

By Douglas Alexander

A century after the Balfour Declaration, peaceful resolution between Israel and the Palestinians remains distant and difficult.

Opinion | Ira A. Jackson

The great Boston comeback story

The Faneuil Hall Marketplace expands with the opening of the new South Market, right, with three floors of shops and offices in downtown Boston, Ma., on Aug. 26, 1977. At center building is Quincy Market, which opened a year ago. A third structure, left, is due to open next year. The opening coincides with the 151st anniversary of the complex. Custom House tower is in the background. (AP Photo) Mayor Kevin White in background

By Ira A. Jackson

Fifty years ago, the election of Mayor Kevin White signaled the beginning of a turnaround in Boston’s fortunes.

Metro

Yvonne Abraham

Don’t just change the rules. Change the culture

Cambridge 06/0514- Fog shrouds the Boston skyline as the State House dome stands out amidst the buildings on Beacon Hill as seen from Cambridge. Boston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki (metro)

By Yvonne Abraham

I hope that every single man in Massachusetts politics who has objectified and harassed women is losing sleep at night, worrying his names will come out.

They went to NYC to celebrate life. Instead, they were met with death

Martin Marro (left) and his wife, Mariana Dagatti (right), posed with Governor Charlie Baker at a fund-raiser in Newton.

By Maria Cramer, Cristela Guerra and Travis Andersen

A group of Argentine high school graduates, including a Boston-area scientist, were in New York for a nostalgic visit. Then a man plowed a pickup truck onto a crowded bike path.

A commuter rail rider was arrested after a ticket check — but he had a valid pass

Jim Yarin was arrested at North Station last week on a commuter rail platform after presenting a faded train ticket.

By Adam Vaccaro

A T rider said he undertook an act of civil disobedience after ticket checkers said they couldn’t verify his monthly pass.

More Stories

Stickers saying ‘It’s okay to be white’ posted in Cambridge

By Carrie Blazina and Alyssa Meyersand Alyssa Meyers

Business & Tech

State panel OKs report backing year-round daylight saving time

By Jon Chesto

The commission also notes such a move only makes sense if a majority of Northeast states agree to align their clocks with Mass.

Merging Partners, Mass. Eye and Ear would raise costs, watchdog says

Partners HealthCare has corporate offices in Somerville’s Assembly Row.

By Priyanka Dayal McCluskey

Partners’s proposed acquisition would raise health care costs for insurers and consumers by as much as $61 million a year, the agency said.

New ‘fire bible’ includes rules specifically for marijuana facilities

Marijuana-growing operations have several features that pose potential fire risks, including hot lights, labyrinth layouts, and highly flammable compounds such as ethanol used to make marijuana concentrates.

By Dan Adams

With their high electrical loads, hot lights, labyrinth layouts, and use of highly flammable compounds such as ethanol, cannabis operations present potential hazards to people and property, according to fire experts.

Obituaries

Robert Blakeley, whose fallout shelter sign was a grim reminder of nuclear war, dies at 95

A family identified as the Bersteins of Brooklyn, in a family fallout shelter display at the New York Civil Defense headquarters, Nov. 1, 1960. Robert Blakeley’s bright orange-yellow and black placards reflected Americans’ anxieties about nuclear war while pointing the way to where they might be saved from it.

By Harrison Smith

Mr. Blakeley, a Marine veteran who served in two of the fiercest battles of World War II and the Korean War, was an expert on chaos, but not graphic design.

Sports

Celtics 113 Kings 86

The Kings got a firsthand look at how well-rounded the Celtics can be

Boston, MA - 11/01/2017 - (1st quarter) Sacramento Kings guard Bogdan Bogdanovic (8) looks for an outlet as Boston Celtics forward Al Horford (42) swoops in on defense during the first quarter. The Boston Celtics host the Sacramento Kings at TD Garden. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Adam Himmelsbach, Topic: 02Celtics-Kings, LOID: 8.3.4204996413.

By Adam Himmelsbach

Six Celtics scored in double figures en route to Boston’s sixth straight victory.

WEDNESDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Ursuline Academy field hockey blessed in overtime victory

By Henry Brechter

Blessed by Cardinal Sean O’Malley, No. 17 seed Bears (9-6-2) defeat Carver in OT, 2-1, to advance in D2 South tourney.

CITY LEAGUE GIRLS’ SOCCER FINAL | LATIN ACADEMY 3, O’BRYANT 1

Latin Academy girls’ soccer claims City League crown

Boston, MA: 11-1-17: Latin Academy players celebrate their victory. Latin Academy defeated O'Bryant 3-1 to win the girl's high school city soccer championship. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

By Ethan Schroeder

Latin Academy sophomore Elizabeth Frattaroli (1 goal, 1 assist) named MVP after leading Dragons (14-4) to title.

Thursday Scene

Want to empower your daughter? Let her be funny.

Caroline Nugent’s humor leaves her mother, Dana, “bent over laughing with tears coming out of my eyes.” The 13-year-old’s mom says, “Being funny, being witty, is brilliant. I don’t want to see her lose that.”

By Ellen McCarthy

There’s an abundance of research on the social advantages that come with a strong sense of humor.

music

One more show from Human Sexual Response, and then. . . ?

Human Sexual Response (in an undated photo) play a reunion show on Friday.

By Franklin Soults

The all-too-human Humans may soon reach their natural limit at honoring the manic theatricality that made them a centerpiece of Boston’s New Wave/art-punk scene in the late ’70s and early ’80s.

music

The blues brings roots duo together

Jimmie Dale Gilmore (left) and Dave Alvin.

By Stuart Munro

Longtime friends Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore are touring together as a duo for the first time.