Gas service could take ‘several months’ to restore in Merrimack Valley

Gas workers tended to pipes off Brookfield Street in South Lawrence.

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Governor Charlie Baker did not address Columbia’s prediction that it could take months, only saying that a proper plan is being put in place.

// No bail for son of Belmont woman killed in Watertown crash

Philip Horner, 38, is accused of repeatedly stabbing the driver of a tow truck that fatally struck his mother in Watertown on Wednesday.

Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Christine Blasey Ford can testify next week if terms are fair, lawyer says

In one obstacle that must be overcome, attorney Debra Katz’s e-mail said a hearing Monday is ‘‘not possible’’ and that scheduling it that day ‘‘is arbitrary in any event.’’

// How well can a person remember things that happened more than 30 years ago?

A central question is circling around the controversy in Washington this week: How well can a person remember anything that happened more than 30 years ago? Memory experts have answers.

// Four killed, including suspect, in shooting at Maryland Rite Aid center

An employee at a Rite Aid warehouse opened fire at work Thursday, killing three people before taking her own life, authorities said. Several other people were wounded.

// Marijuana stores unlikely to open until late October or November

Cannabis Control Commission chairman Steve Hoffman had said he hoped the agency would issue a final license Thursday.

On Sept. 7, a grand jury indicted Emanuel Lopes for the deaths of Cynthia Chesna and of 77-year-old Vera Adams, who was fatally shot while standing in her sunporch on the morning of July 15.

Widow of slain Weymouth police sergeant weeps, cries out in courtroom at shooting suspect

As Emanuel Lopes, 21, was escorted from a Norfolk Superior courtroom Thursday, Cynthia Chesna called him several expletives, then broke into a loud sob.


// New York City Mayor de Blasio meets with Red Sox management in Big Apple

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio met up with Red Sox management for lunch at the offices of Goldman Sachs on Wednesday.

// Fla. GOP candidate not returning cash to donor who called Obama N-word

A campaign spokesman for Republican candidate for Florida governor Ron DeSantis said Thursday that money DeSantis took from Steven Alembik’s company, SMA Communications, was spent before the Aug. 28 primary.

Campaign video connoting Mass. transgender law with danger draws strong rebuke

A new campaign video that suggests the state’s transgender antidiscrimination law presents a danger to women has drawn a strong rebuke from the ballot committee seeking to uphold the law.

Michael Moore has said the film festival should sue Boston Light & Sound.

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A Boston company sued a film festival founded by Michael Moore. Then Leonard Maltin weighed in

A film festival established by documentary filmmaker Michael Moore is being sued by a Boston company.

// HUBweek unveils new events, headliners

Featured speakers include Governor Charlie Baker, SoulCycle founder Julie Rice, New York Senator Chuck Schumer, and CTE research pioneer Ann McKee.

Stage Review

// ‘Hamilton,’ the hit heard ’round the world, arrives in Boston (finally) with a bang

This exhilarating touring production of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s blockbuster serves notice that “Hamilton’’ is built to last.

In a study Massport released, 76 percent of travelers had a “very/somewhat favorable” opinion of Logan. Above, Jet Blue’s ticketing area.

In a J.D. Power survey, travelers rank Logan among the worst big airports in US

In a study of airports of comparable size, the J.D. Power study found that Logan came in 16th out of 19 airports. But travelers seem to love what Orlando and Las Vegas airports have to offer.

// President Trump suggested a Sahara wall could stop migrants, a Spanish minister claims

Trump suggested building a wall across the Sahara as a means to help solve the European migration crisis, Spain’s Foreign Minister Josep Borrell said.

//,_Block.jpg Eighty years ago Friday: Great hurricane of 1938 hit New England

The storm killed 685 people, injured thousands, and caused about $500 million in damage.

// Case dismissed against mom charged after taking daughter’s phone away

Jodie May took away her daughter’s phone after the girl got in trouble in school, but she was arrested on a misdemeanor larceny charge.

Silvia Santiago, 19, has had to cope with the tragic death of her parents when she was 8 years old.

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Her parents died in a murder-suicide. But tragedy and trauma don’t define her

It was the kind of tragedy that ends two lives and can ruin so many more through grief and pain. But Silvia Santiago’s story is not one about death or violence or despair.

@large | Michael Andor Brodeur

That hand symbol you’re seeing everywhere? Not OK

Silent slurs, dog whistles, and the rise of live trolling.


// Tickets for Michelle Obama’s ‘intimate conversation’ at Boston’s TD Garden go on sale tomorrow

The former first lady’s book tour event — which comes to Boston Saturday, Nov. 24 — is shaping up to be the next must-see show in town.

President Donald Trump tosses paper towels into a crowd as he hands out supplies at Calvary Chapel, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. Trump is in Puerto Rico to survey hurricane damage. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Opinion | Marcela García

Trump can’t hide the truth: The US failed Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

The federal government’s response to Hurricane Maria was woefully inadequate. Citizens need to hold President Trump accountable.

FILE - In this July 7, 2015, file photo, Marion Hugh

Suge Knight pleads to manslaughter over fatal confrontation

Former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight pleaded no contest Thursday to voluntary manslaughter for running over and killing a Compton businessman.

Opinion & Ideas


// The financial crisis: Calamity averted, but challenges remain

Better economic opportunities for modest and middle-class earners should be a primary goal for both parties.

Special reports

Stranger in the house

// The US has a huge need for home health care, and many from Ghana do the hard work

The need for home care is soaring, and much of it is done by immigrants willing to take on this hard and low-paying work.


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// Jerome Adams reflects on his first year as U.S. surgeon general

Adams shares his plans for year two and his thoughts about some of the most pressing public health debates today.

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.

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Real Estate

//$medium.jpg Despite debt, millennials are the biggest home-buying generation. How?

Slightly more than a third of all home purchases were made by millennials over the past year.

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.


// More about Last Seen: The Largest Unsolved Art Heist ever

A true-crime podcast about the most valuable — and confounding — art heist in history: the theft of 13 irreplaceable artworks from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

The destructive aftermath of Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence brought heavy winds and rain to the Southeast coast of the United States, leaving devastation in its wake.


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