live updates

Sox jump ahead in Houston

The Red Sox are trying to clinch the American League pennant with a Game 5 win over the Astros.

Houston TX 10/18/18: Red Sox David Price throws to first base in time to get Astros Jake Marisnick in the fifth inning. Houston Astros hosted Boston Red Sox in Game Five of ALCS at Minute Maid Park Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff)

Barry Chin/Globe Staff)

Red Sox David Price threw to first base in time to get Astros Jake Marisnick in the fifth inning.

 An image of a long-planned, but never formally-proposed, skyscraper developer Don Chiofaro wants to build on the downtown Boston waterfront popped up in a presentation given by Mayor Martin J. Walsh this week. BUSINESS 10-19-18

Boston Planning & Development Agency

Wait, did Marty Walsh just tease a Don Chiofaro harbor tower?

The mayor’s PowerPoint presentation on preparing for rising seas included an intriguing image.

// State will consider allowing pot delivery

The Cannabis Control Commission on Thursday issued final licenses to MCR Labs and CDX Analytics.

COMMENTARy | Jeneé Osterheldt

// White feminism isn’t feminism. And we don’t forgive you

From Teresa Klein to Mary Bono to Bette Midler, empty apologies and shallow allies aren’t forgivable.

Aaliyah Garcia (center), a student at Greater Lawrence Technical School in Andover watched a student from her school perform prior to the “Hamilton” matinee Thursday.

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

High school students get the hottest ticket in town — Hamilton — and a fresh look at history for $10

While tickets for the Broadway blockbuster typically cost hundreds of dollars, the high school students paid only $10 for a special performance.


// Is Regina Pizzeria really the best in the country?

TripAdvisor says so, but here’s why you should take that with a grain of powdered Parmesan.

// Harvard researchers say they may have solved mystery of Beijing’s air pollution woes

Harvard scientists say the Chinese government might need to look at a new suspect in the deadly air pollution that clouds Beijing.

// Newton man wasn’t told not to drive before fatal pizza shop crash, attorney says

Bradford Casler, a Newton man with multiple sclerosis, is charged with driving his SUV into the Sweet Tomatoes pizza shop in Newton, killing two patrons and injuring seven others.


Too soon to tell if Elizabeth Warren’s DNA gamble paid off

Those who are writing off the senator’s gambit might keep this in mind: Warren’s aim this week was not to show she had any claim to join a tribe.

// Charlie Baker tried to reshape the state GOP. Then Donald Trump happened.

Even his mea culpa after Wednesday night’s debate was far from enthusiastic: Baker did not utter Geoff Diehl’s name in any of his responses.

// Kelly, Bolton get in profane shouting match outside the Oval Office

President Trump’s chief of staff and his national security adviser engaged in a profanity-laced argument outside the Oval Office on Thursday.

A new NOAA forecast predicted a warmer-than-normal winter for the northern and western three-quarters of the nation, including New England.

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff

It could be a warm winter, but that doesn’t mean it won’t snow

A warmer-than-normal winter could be in store for New England. But the jury is out on whether it will be wetter than normal.

// Gerald Schuster, prominent Boston businessman, philanthropist, Democratic booster, dies at 89

Gerald Schuster, a prominent Boston businessman and Democratic booster known for his far-reaching civic endeavors, has died at the age of 89.

Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | Alan Berger

// No more blank checks for Saudi Arabia

The suspected killing of Jamal Khashoggi ought to alert US policy makers to the folly of harnessing Mideast policy to the whims of a prince deluded by hubris.

Special reports


// Talking Points AM

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


Roger Crandall, the chief executive officer, of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co.

MassMutual sells OppenheimerFunds to Invesco

Mass. Mutual Life Insurance Co. and OppenheimerFunds employees will get about $5.7 billion in Invesco preferred and common stock for the fund unit, which has $246 billion in assets.

The Big Picture

Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

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.


// Opinion: We need to find a better place to treat mental health emergencies

Millions of Americans with mental health issues are not getting the care they need.

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.


// Play the crossword

Puzzled? Keep trying your hand at our interactive crossword and see if you can triumph.