‘Blatant disregard’ for veteran safety at Brockton VA nursing home, US finds

Building 4 at the Brockton VA Community Living Center.

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Investigators found a nurse and a nurse’s aide fast asleep during their shifts — one dozed in a darkened room while the other was wrapped in a blanket in the locked cafeteria.

Sixth District Congressman Seth Moulton.

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Moulton legislation would push VA on medical marijuana for veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs has long shied away from cannabis, even as more and more veterans turn to the drug for treatment.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/11/13/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/0a8af1b6983e4ccd9a3fa07fc129708d-0a8af1b6983e4ccd9a3fa07fc129708d-0.jpg Was Boston just not big enough for Amazon?

Amazon on Tuesday confirmed that it will split its second headquarters between the Washington, D.C., region and New York City.

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Being an also-ran might be what’s best for the region, but housing and transportation issues remain.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/11/13/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/walker-23002.jpg We should take every dime that would have gone to Amazon and spend it on improving Boston anyway

We shouldn’t need Amazon to summon the will to address the Boston area’s transportation and housing problems.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/03/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Clipboard-14034.jpg Trooper injured trying to stop wrong-way driver. Three vehicles were hit before the crash

The trooper moved his cruiser in front of the alleged drunk driver’s vehicle, but instead of stopping, the driver smashed into the cruiser and continued driving north in the southbound lanes of I-91.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/11/26/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/blanding112514ferguson5met.jpg 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.

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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.

The New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston was vandalized twice in 2017.

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Hate crimes were up 9 percent in Massachusetts in 2017

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

Framingham investigating hate letters at elementary school

Two letters containing “hateful and harmful words” were found in a Muslim student’s storage bin at Hemenway Elementary School, officials said Tuesday.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/11/13/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/d398af65f77044f29e03f85a834aa935-d398af65f77044f29e03f85a834aa935-0.jpg Lord & Taylor settles racial profiling probe, plans to train staff

The company agreed to train staff, hire a consultant, and improve efforts to prevent shoplifting.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/11/14/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/f1d956ea51874611a79a81cddccfedb6-f1d956ea51874611a79a81cddccfedb6-0.jpg Comcast owes refunds, debt forgiveness to 20,000 Mass. customers

In an agreement with Attorney General Maura Healey’s office, Comcast will pay out $700,000 to resolve allegations it violated state law with deceptive advertising.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/11/13/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/876b5e3a497f4358936c39a30b1daa2a-876b5e3a497f4358936c39a30b1daa2a-7851.jpg 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.

Governor Charlie Baker, Attorney General Maura Healey, and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh would be formidable figures if they wanted to run in 2022, insiders say.

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It’s way too soon to wonder who will run for Massachusetts governor in 2022. Or is it?

Maura Healey? Marty Walsh? Someone we’ve never even heard of? Let the kibitzing begin.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/11/14/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/ryan_neededheadgear2_met-22932.jpg Time to bundle up: wicked cold weather (and icy conditions) have arrived

Temperatures will stay in the 30s throughout the day Wednesday, and a wintry mix could make for slippery roads Thursday evening.

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.

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)

Catholic prelates are subject of blistering criticism at leadership meeting

Francesco Cesareo, president of Assumption College in Worcester, spoke at the US Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore, where clergy are addressing accountability.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/11/14/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/farragher-23007.jpg ‘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.

Fred Berry (center) was a prolific fund-raiser for nonprofits and even marked his retirement from the Legislature with a charitable gala.

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Former state senator Frederick Berry, tireless advocate for the disabled, dies at 68

A former aide to Berry told the State House News Service that the Peabody Democrat died after a “brief illness.” He was 68.

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On the eve of a new documentary series called “The Clinton Affair,” Lewinsky reflects on telling her own story.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/11/13/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/AFP_1AR36I.jpg 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.

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A soggy fall, by the numbers.

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.

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.

“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.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/11/13/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/shaughnessy1-24477.jpg 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.

Opinion & Ideas


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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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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/11/01/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/laura1104alt-4761.jpg 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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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.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/11/13/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/SOCIAL_PILLS_02-1024x576.jpg 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.