Catholic prelates are subject of blistering criticism at leadership meeting

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, at left, speaks with James Rogers, the USCCB's chief communications officer, at the conference's annual fall meeting, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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The furious speech came from Francesco Cesareo, president of Assumption College in Worcester, at the US Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore, where clergy are working on addressing accountability in their ranks.


// ‘I’ve been dealing with this stuff now for 16 years. Can’t we just get this right?’

Christopher Coyne, who was a spokesman for Cardinal Bernard Law in Boston and is now Bishop of Burlington, Vt., is struck by how the abuse scandal is still roiling the church.

// Report shows opioid crisis is costing Mass. economy billions

The toll that the opioid epidemic is taking on the Massachusetts economy now has a cost in dollars: $2.7 billion a year in lost business productivity from employees who aren’t functioning at full capacity, and $5.9 billion in lost productivity from people who aren’t even in the workforce.

The Blue Line and the Red Line remain unconnected in Boston.

What happens with the Red Line-Blue Line connection now?

Linking the only two unconnected T lines was a part of the Boston bid to land Amazon’s second headquarters.

// Trump’s insults to France ‘unimaginable’ from predecessors, Harvard expert says

President Trump’s disparaging remarks on Twitter about France on Tuesday were highly unusual, an international relations expert said.

// Maine US House candidate seeks injunction to stop ranked-choice voting

In a historic test case, US Representative Bruce Poliquin, a Maine Republican, filed a federal lawsuit hoping to stop the unconventional process called ranked-choice voting.

Young woman is shot in Jackson Square area of Jamaica Plain

A woman, possibly in her teens, was shot on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain on Tuesday afternoon, sustaining injuries that were not thought to be life-threatening, police said.

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Opinion | Swanee Hunt

Women flipped the House. Why that matters

Our midterm elections were a subplot, literally, of a new women’s movement resonating globally.

// At least 48 are dead in California wildfires and more are still missing

Search teams are looking for victims, a grim task in areas where only ashes remain.

// Melania Trump publicly calls for White House aide’s firing

In an extraordinary move, Melania Trump called publicly Tuesday for the dismissal of a top White House National Security Council aide.


// President Trump, first lady again opt out of Kennedy Center Honors

For the second year in a row, President Trump and first lady Melania Trump will not be at the Kennedy Center Honors gala, which will be held Dec. 2.

Peter DeMarco (left) and Dr. Assaad Sayah, chief medical officer for Cambridge Health Alliance, embraced Tuesday.


Hospital leaders apologize, acknowledge mistakes cost Laura Levis her life

For the first time, Peter DeMarco and officials from Cambridge Health Alliance, the parent company of Somerville Hospital, sat face to face — more than two years after Laura Levis’s death.


// After lukewarm start, Celtics don’t seem to be taking any heat

The Celtics were basically anointed Eastern Conference champs before the season but they haven’t played that way.

PARADE SLIDER Boston10/31/18 Manager Alex Cora waves with the trophy during the Boston Red Sox World Series victory parade down Boylston Street as players and staff filled duckboats to cheering fans lining the streeet. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

Alex Cora beaten out for AL Manager of the Year by Bob Melvin

Alex Cora was second behind the Oakland skipper, who finished with a 97-65 record and guided his team to the wild-card game.

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// Stan Lee’s work helped audiences escape the real world. Is that actually a good thing?

Thanks in part to the Marvel Comics legend, Hollywood makes ridiculous money convincing audiences never to grow up. And why would we when the real world is such a disastrous mess?

// ‘Squad’: Ayanna Pressley, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib band together at orientation

They’re documenting the start of their congressional journey on Instagram.

This isn’t going to be a major snowstorm, but there could be some accumulation of snow.

Dave Epstein

Another nor’easter is coming Thursday night, and this one may bring snow

Because there will be enough cold air at all layers of the atmosphere when the storm begins, many of us will see our first snow of the season.

“I’ll take one marijuana, please.” Here’s how to avoid having to ask embarrassing questions at the new recreational pot stores.

‘One marijuana, please.’ Here’s how to avoid embarrassing yourself in the new pot shops

How do I pay? What do I need to bring? What happens when I walk in? With recreational pot sales just days away in Massachusetts, here’s what you need to know.

Worker Emma Caron, of Hopedale, Mass., hands only, weighs and crowns pre-rolls, medicinal cannabis cigarettes, Thursday, July 12, 2018, at Sira Naturals medical marijuana cultivation facility, in Milford, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)


Somerville moves on equity for marijuana businesses

Somerville’s Board of Aldermen on Thursday unanimously passed a dramatic equity ordinance.

// Hate crimes were up 9 percent in Massachusetts in 2017

The FBI reported Thursday that hate crimes rose nationwide for the third straight year.

Perspective | Magazine

Everyone knows English majors can’t get jobs. Except the employers who hire them.

College kids — and their parents — think a humanities degree is useless. But businesses want students who can write and think critically.

Dr. Mead was known for his “wisdom and warmth, and his discipline and depth of curiosity.”


Dana G. Mead, who formerly chaired the MIT Corporation, dies at 82

Dana Mead helped to bring diversity to MIT, and earlier had been a business leader and Army officer.

‘He’s armed and delicious’: Pittsfield police share video of turkey chasing cruiser

This gives a new meaning to “turkey trot.”

Opinion & Ideas


// Editorial: No Amazon headquarters, so what?

We can’t help but wonder if Jeff Bezos seriously considered Boston’s bid at all for a second corporate headquarters for Amazon.

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// Help was a few feet away. Why didn’t they save her?

My wife, Laura Levis, did everything she could to save herself when the asthma attack began. She went to Somerville Hospital and called 911, too. How could she have been left to die just outside the emergency room?


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Airbnb sues city over rental rules

The company filed suit against Boston, claiming requirements that take effect in January that require it to police listings and share user data violate federal and state laws.

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The Big Picture

Globe staff photos of the month, October 2018

Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month: fall colors, Halloween, and a World Series victory.


// A new frontier for drug ads: patient ‘influencers’ on social media

A new industry links drug makers with “influencers” — patients with devoted followings who might promote their products or share their insights.