More snow and rain arriving later tonight

Precipitation is expected to last into Monday afternoon, with more Monday night into Tuesday. The Boston area will see some snow turning to rain.

With rainfall in the area as much as 50 percent above average this year, the Merrimack is expected to be deluged with an estimated 750 million gallons of sewage from the six treatment plants that feed into it.

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Pollution plagues the mighty Merrimack when rain is heavy

The Merrimack is one of the most polluted waterways in New England and is one of dozens of regional rivers that are inundated with sewage from treatment plants overwhelmed by heavy rains.

Alicia Restrepo was found fatally shot in her car on Oct. 15. She was 24.

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8 killings, 11 days, and the last to die was Alicia

It was a stunning cluster of shootings even for a part of the city that knows violence too well.

Fatal shooting in Mattapan amid several instances of violence overnight in Boston

A person was fatally shot in Mattapan early Sunday morning, according to Boston police, in one of several instances of violence in the city overnight.

Adrian Walker

//[1].jpg Tom Glynn deserves thanks for pushing for development diversity

The former Massport chief made a point of opening up the insular world of Boston developers.

Seven Rhodes Scholars with New England connections named

They were among 32 who won the prestigious award to study at Oxford University next fall.

// Christmas train was filled with first responders when it struck people on tracks

The Christmas train was on a special ride with hundreds of first responders and their families Saturday night when it hit and killed a Wareham man and woman on the tracks.

// More than 1,300 still unaccounted for in wake of Calif. wildfire

Searchers combing the devastated town of Paradise stepped up their efforts ahead of rains forecast for later this week.

// Nelson concedes tight Florida Senate race to Scott

A recount showed three-term Democratic Senator Bill Nelson more than 10,000 votes behind GOP Governor Rick Scott.

// Trump backs away from pledge to keep Kelly as chief of staff

President Trump isn’t committing to a promise to keep chief of staff John Kelly for the remainder of his term, part of possible staffing changes in his administration.

ideas | the future of food

Three policies for the future

Food is going high-tech, and policy needs to catch up with it.

Ben Roethlisberger’s late touchdown stunned the Jaguars.

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Patriots need a first-round bye more than ever

The Steelers’ victory over the Jaguars means the Patriots are third in the AFC, and this team needs all the help it can get.

Detroit, MI: 9-23-18: The Lions celebrate after stopping Tom Brady ond the Patriots on a third down play in the second quarter. The New England Patriots visited the Detroit Lions in a regular season Sunday Night NFL football game at Ford Field. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

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All-out panic over Patriots? Give them a second (half) chance

The Patriots usually do not let a bad loss linger, and recent history says they will put last week’s game behind them.

Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy

// Massachusetts must do a better job hyping its digital health care smarts

A much-hyped effort to make the commonwealth a leader in the technology hasn’t made enough progress

// At Plimoth Plantation, not all employees are thankful

As it readies for its annual throng of visitors, Plimoth Plantation remains embroiled in a long-running battle between employees and management.

// Republicans are green with envy over Somerville fund-raiser ActBlue

The Democratic fund-raising platform was a subject of the GOP’s post-midterm election frustration.

From his station beside the Eel Pond Bridge in Woods Hole, Michael Botelho watches boat and car traffic and works the controls to open and close the span, sometimes using a hand crank to accomplish the task.
Botelho sometimes using a hand crank to open and close the bridge.

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For the Woods Hole ‘tender,’ it’s always bridge season

Michael Botelho has long tended to a small — but important — drawbridge in Woods Hole. He loves the job.

// Steve Carell pranked fans of ‘The Office’ with a fake reboot promise on ‘SNL’

While delivering his opening monologue on “Saturday Night Live,” he invited some former NBC castmates on stage before tricking the audience.

Top Places to Work

// Ten workers who really love their jobs

From auto technician to recruiter, these people are passionate about what they do.

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Top Places to Work

As leadership styles lean kinder, how do bosses make unpopular decisions?

For CEOs, being liked and making good decisions can be a tricky balance.

Top Places to Work

// The 2018 Top Places to Work in Massachusetts

These 128 businesses have the happiest employees in the state. Here are sortable lists of the winners, and how we compiled them.

Holiday arts preview 2018

// The best things to see and do this holiday season

From dancing sugarplums to a musical “Grinch,” there’s a bounty of theater, music, TV, and other attractions to enjoy.

Opinion & Ideas

Renée Graham

// ‘Donald Trump was elected president because of his racism, not in spite of it’

In him, racists have someone who will never unequivocally condemn them or the violence they commit.

Special reports

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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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The Big Picture

Aerial photos show devastation from Calif. wildfires

At least 56 people have lost their lives in California’s deadliest wildfire.


// An industry newcomer tries to salvage pharma’s bruised reputation

Patrick O’Connor is the new executive director of the Alliance to Protect Medical Innovation.