Rest homes closing as financial pressures mount

When it closes on Dec. 1, the financially troubled Somerville Home will become the 100th such facility in the state to shut down in the past two decades.

// Man and woman killed by Christmas train in Wareham were the parents of three children, victim’s father says

The 33-year-old woman was identified as Melissa Gaudette by her father, who said that his family was “trying to deal with a tragedy.” A 36-year-old man was also killed in the incident.

Scooter riders made their way along Kennedy Plaza in downtown Providence, where a pilot scooter program is underway.

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Is Boston ready for electric scooters?

If experience in other cities where they’ve landed is a guide, we may be in for a new breed of aggressive, erratic drivers.

Adrian Walker

//[1].jpg Tom Glynn’s legacy at Massport includes a push for diversity

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

// 7 Rhodes scholars have ties to New England

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

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.

// Ceremonies remember BU grad student, other fallen cyclists

Meng Jin, struck outside the Museum of Science, was among those remembered at Sunday’s event.

// For Boston’s trans community, Sunday was ‘a somber day’

The annual Transgender Day of Remembrance began after Rita Hester was killed in Allston 20 years ago.

A disaster official said the landslides from heavy rains triggered by Tropical Storm Toraji collapsed several houses and buried victims in some villages in Nha Trang, Vietnam.

Landslides kill 13, leave 4 missing in south central Vietnam

Landslides due to rains from a tropical storm have killed 13 people and left four others missing in south-central Vietnam.

// Trump cites Finland on forest fire prevention, but Finnish president is puzzled

Sauli Niinisto isn’t sure where President Trump got the idea that raking is part of his country’s routine for managing its forests.

// 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.

Former governor Deval Patrick (left) and Senators Elizabeth Warren (center) and Bernie Sanders are among the New Englanders who could face off in New Hampshire in 2020.

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The 2020 Democratic primary in N.H. could have a New England flavor

It’s a tradition: If a Democrat from the region runs in the first-in-the-nation primary, he or she wins it. What if several run at the same time?


// 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.

Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Jordan Lucas warms up before an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Ben Volin | On Football

Breaking down the AFC playoff race and where the Patriots stand

The Chiefs and Steelers are ahead of the Patriots, and even the Texans have entered the conversation.

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.

Stephen Mandile, an Iraq war veteran from Uxbridge, will be the first recreational marijuana customer at Cultivate in Leicester.

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Meet the first recreational marijuana customers in Massachusetts: a pair of veterans

Iraq veteran and medical marijuana advocate Stephen Mandile and Northampton Mayor and Air Force veteran David Narkewicz will make the legal pot purchases on Tuesday.

// 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.

// Seven thoughts about Celtics’ toughness and the state of the team

Coach Brad Stevens called into question his team’s mind-set and toughness following Saturday night’s dismal loss to Utah.

// Players on 1986 Red Sox remember Bill Fischer

“Deep down he was a beautiful person and one of the greatest human beings I ever met,” said Bruce Hurst. The pitching coach, 88, died recently.

// Swansea dancers are primed for Macy’s Parade

Thirteen teenagers from a local dance studio are putting aside Thanksgiving traditions to take the national stage Thursday.


// BSO gives Andris Nelsons a surprise for his 40th birthday

A cake fit for the occasion was brought onstage at Symphony Hall on Saturday evening.

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.

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.

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.

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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.