Mass. Environmental Police chief fired; review finds he spied on workers


Colonel James McGinn, the head of the Massachusetts Environmental Police who was suspended without pay earlier this month amid an internal review into alleged misconduct, has been fired, according to a state official.

// 2 more guilty pleas in State Police OT scandal

One suspended state trooper and one retired trooper agreed to plead guilty in connection with an ongoing investigation into overtime abuse, the US attorney’s office in Boston said Friday.

State trooper stabbed and suspect shot during violent struggle in New Salem

A State Police spokesman said in an e-mail message that the chase of a “suspect in Central Mass. has ended in New Salem.”

Knife-wielding man wounded in police-involved shooting in Brockton

An officer on scene was heard asking whether anyone with a Taser could respond to the area. Later, an officer issued a call for “shots fired.”

// BU researchers examine role of inflammation in Alzheimer’s disease

Boston University School of Medicine researchers may have found another piece of the Alzheimer’s puzzle.

Mount Washington Observatory

Mount Washington receives nearly 10 inches of new snow

Clear skies on Mount Washington Friday morning revealed nearly 10 inches of new snow.

// After years of delays, developers unveil $1.25 billion plan for Charlestown housing complex

Developers want to build a mix of 2,700 low-income and market-rate units at Bunker Hill.

// Russian woman charged with midterm election interference

The US accused a Russian woman Friday of a sweeping effort to sway American public opinion through social media in the 2018 midterm election.

As much as 10 percent of the general population may suffer from plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of a connective tissue in your feet, according to medical researchers.

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This foot condition is the new back pain — it’s everywhere

Plantar fasciitis has hit “epidemic” proportions, according to doctors. But the informed and the uninformed have a hard time agreeing on a course of treatment for the condition.

// Red Sox fans revel in another pennant victory

Enthusiastic Red Sox fans came down to Jersey Street to check out the newly released World Series swag.


// Blowout in New York is where Red Sox really changed their tune

Their 16-1 beatdown of the Yankees brought forth an attitude and confidence that propelled them past the Astros.

Boston, MA 10/14/18: Fans go up the stairs to their seats before game two of ALCS. Boston Red Sox hosted the Houston Astros in Game Two of ALCS at Fenway Park Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)

Starting times for the World Series games have been announced

The World Series begins Tuesday night at 8:09 at Fenway Park.

Ryan Kielczweski (left) and Mark DeLuca Jr. trained for Saturday night’s fight at TD Garden.

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Boston was once one of the great boxing towns in America. Could it be again?

Is Boston prepared to resume its embrace of a blood sport that is fighting for its life, and for relevance, in these times?

// The story of Al Horford’s basketball journey, as told by his mother

Arelis Reynoso is a sports journalist, so we asked her to write about her son, Celtics center Al Horford, as a new season begins.

// Migrants break through fence at Guatemala border, are met by police

Arriving on the Mexican side of a border bridge, they were met by a phalanx of police with riot shields.

Janelle Nanos on stage during Globe Live at the Emerson Paramount Center in Boston.

Come see Globe Live

After two sold-out seasons, Globe Live — a live storytelling show featuring the Globe’s top journalists -- returns to the Emerson Paramount Center Nov. 3 & 4.

// Jonathan Richman brims with local memories at the Middle East

The singer’s reminiscences flowed as he closed out a four-show run at the club on Thursday night.

// Before Steve Carell hit the red carpet in Boston, he stopped by his Marshfield Hills general store

The Acton native helped debut “Beautiful Boy” locally.

Dinner with Cupid

// Blind date: ‘My favorite thing was that he shares a disinterest in “Game of Thrones” ’

Does shared apathy over a popular TV show equal a love match?

Opinion & Ideas


// Boston’s bill for climate change is coming due

We all benefit from the wonders of Boston’s shoreline, and we all must share the burden of keeping the city and its people safe.

Special reports


// Talking Points AM

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

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.


// With genome sequencing, some sick infants get a shot at healthy lives

When babies become very ill, it can be difficult to know why. Answers can be hiding in their genes.

Love Letters: The Podcast

// Until next year, my sweetheart

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

//$medium-9070.jpg Are we ignoring — or outright banning — an easy affordable-housing fix?

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

Globe event

// Seattle’s mayor talks growing pains that offer some lessons for Boston

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.


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