Environmental Police officials quietly helped fix tickets

An internal memo describes a behind-the-scenes effort by police to void two traffic citations, one of which was issued to a colonel’s friend.

JOAN VENNOCHI

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If the “Pocahontas” slur hobbles Warren beyond Trump’s base, it’s a problem. And it looks like it might be.

The ads from Senator Elizabeth Warren don’t explicitly mention she’s running for the US Senate, which means they may also serve Warren’s potential presidential ambitions.

In first ads of reelection campaign, Warren touts record of delivering results for Mass.

The first ad is narrated by Boston Marathon bombing survivors Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes, newlyweds who lost their left legs in the attack.

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Boston Planning & Development Agency

Walsh calls for major investment to guard city against flooding

Mayor Martin Walsh will roll out an array of projects designed to protect Boston from rising sea levels. And he’s asking business leaders for their help to make them happen.

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A retired professor organized a one-credit course for University of Southern Maine students to protest Republican Senator Susan Collins in Washington.

Get Smart

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Here’s how to register, and other things to know before hitting the polls.

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The hourlong WGBH forum, which will air live on radio, TV, and online, is likely to be the most-watched event so far of the campaign season.

TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 16: A man uses his smartphone on July 16, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. Only 53.5% of Japanese owned smartphones in March, according to a white paper released by the Ministry of Communications on July 15, 2014. The survey of a thousand participants each from Japan, the U.S., Britain, France, South Korea and Singapore, demonstrated that Japan had the fewest rate of the six; Singapore had the highest at 93.1%, followed by South Korea at 88.7%, UK at 80%, and France at 71.6%, and U.S. at 69.6% in the U.S. On the other hand, Japan had the highest percentage of regular mobile phone owners with 28.7%. (Photo by Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images)

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Ty Burr

Tired — really tired — of customer surveys? Try this one.

Fighting fire with, uh, fire.

Boston, MA: 10-13-18: Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale is picture as he was giving up two runs in the top of the second inning. The Boston Red Sox hosted the Houston Astros in Game One of their ALCS baseball matchup at Fenway Park. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

Chris Sale will not start Game 5 in Houston Thursday

The Red Sox have decided to hold back the lefthander a little longer after his recent stomach ailment.

Jackie Bradley Jr.’s grand slam in Game 3 was the sixth in Red Sox postseason history.

CHAD FINN | NINE THOUGHTS

That Jackie Bradley Jr. grand slam sure was sweet, and other thoughts on the Red Sox

Where would you rank Bradley’s grand slam among the six in Red Sox postseason history?

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Major League Baseball released a statement saying the Houston team employee was “monitoring the field to ensure” the Red Sox were “not violating any rules.”

NAMES

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The Waltham native said that Thursday will be his last day on the program, which he joined at its inception in 1969.

JetBlue’s Mint passengers get extra-long lie-flat seats with massage functions, artisanal, small plate menu options from well-known restaurants, top-drawer spirits and wines, and one of the largest libraries of free in-flight entertainment.

Jetblue

HELP DESK

Are business class tickets worth the price? And how do I score one (without paying a bundle)?

Even if you’re not one of the airline’s biggest spenders, there are ways to up your odds of securing an upgrade.

Opinion | Geoff Diehl

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/10/17/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/18Diehl.jpg The Democrats are wrong about tax cuts and deregulation

Rolling back the 2017 tax cuts and deregulations would threaten to return the nation — and the state — to the economic doldrums.

Love Letters

He wants to meet the daughter he gave up to marry me

Twenty years later, he’s having second thoughts about relinquishing his parental rights.

Globe Magazine

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The state will be the first to use a ballot that lets voters rank their preferences.

Jeanne Ashworth with a trophy from the Middle Atlantic Outdoor Speed Skating Championships in 1959.

obituary

Jeanne Ashworth, first US woman to win Olympic speed skating medal, dies at 80

Ms. Ashworth, who was from Wilmington, won the bronze at the 1960 Olympics in Squaw Valley, Calif., in the first year of the women’s competition.

Treasurer Deborah Goldberg and other officials, including Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, announced the program Tuesday.

A new Mass. program aims to help parents, but its hashtag has some chuckling

Twitter users quickly inserted the hashtag into songs and jokes, and otherwise poked fun at its many possible meanings.

Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | Indira A.R. Lakshmanan

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The Trump administration’s eagerness to whitewash an ally’s apparent extrajudicial killing of a critic is appalling but not surprising.

Special reports

Newsletters

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We go beyond just sharing stories: We’ll give you a window into how we report and hold officials accountable. We’ll share documents and data, and use your feedback to better inform our work. Join us.

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We’ve started an early-morning version of our popular afternoon Talking Points business newsletter. Try it out here.

Real Estate

How to prepare a swoon-worthy vacation rental

If you’re thinking of listing your home as a vacation rental, have a listen to what travelers say makes a space inviting and welcoming, and what’s a turnoff. For starters, amenities and cleanliness matter.

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Globe staff photos of the month, September 2018

Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month: gas explosions in Lawrence, 9/11 remembrance ceremonies, and primary elections.

STAT

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Some are almost professionally done, others are closer to scribbles, but all give insight into how immunotherapy works.

Love Letters: The Podcast

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In a special bonus episode, Meredith Goldstein explores what happens to summer romance when the summer ends, and “Wet Hot American Summer” creator David Wain shares a girl-crazy memory from his own camp days.

Listen:   Apple Podcasts   |   Stitcher   |   RadioPublic

 

Real Estate

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Mobile homes may be the least expensive and most effective means of addressing the region’s housing shortage.

Globe event

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Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan spoke at a Globe event on how innovation is shaping our world, and she’s in high demand among the hundreds of mayors gathered in Boston.

Crossword

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Puzzled? Keep trying your hand at our interactive crossword and see if you can triumph.