In Merrimack Valley, gas service could take months to restore

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.

A Massachusetts State Police vehicle

Three former State Police lieutenants indicted in AG’s overtime probe

They are the first to be charged by the state since it launched its probe into overtime abuse, and come after the US attorney’s office has brought federal charges against six current and former troopers in an investigation that is also ongoing.

// Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen providing info in Mueller probe

President Trump’s former personal lawyer claims to be providing “critical information” in the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

// School board says it’s unlikely they can keep superintendent candidates from applying

Laura Perille, appointed to the interim post in July, has refused to say publicly whether she would apply for the permanent job.

// 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.

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

Chris Pizzello/Invision/Associated Press

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.

// Under right terms, Kavanaugh accuser may testify after all

Christine Blasey Ford may testify against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after all, her attorney said 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.

‘He is an evil person for what he did to my husband,’ says widow of slain Weymouth police sergeant

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

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.

Two gatherings, two visions for fixing Boston’s housing crisis

Roxbury will host gatherings of activist groups that have differing approaches to affordability.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by JASON SZENES/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9888185ap) Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts swings through for a three run home run in the eighth inning of the MLB game between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York, USA, 20 September 2018. Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees, USA - 20 Sep 2018



Red Sox clinch third straight AL East title

Mookie Betts had a game befitting a Most Valuable Player, driving in five runs as the Sox wrapped up the division.


/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/20/ With bigger plans in mind, Red Sox clinching celebration subdued

The Sox were relieved to clinch the division, but they have October on their minds.

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.

//,_Block.jpg Today marks 80 years since the great hurricane of 1938 hit New England

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

In a study released this week by J.D. Power, Logan came in 16th out of 19 airports. Above, JetBlue’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.

********************** DO NOT LIGHTEN ******************************* DO NOT LIGHTEN ****************************** DO NOT LIGHTEN **************** Hanson, MA - 9/2/18 - Catherine Dicker (cq), a member of this church's sister parish, kneels in prayer, in the rear. Father Michael Hobson (cq) celebrates Mass in St. Joseph the Worker Parish, as local Catholics deal with the current upheaval over cover-ups of sex crimes in the church. Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Topic: 09catholics Reporter: Jenna Russell

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At the church she called home, she found her own quiet way to protest

Rebecca Shipman Hurst, like many ordinary Catholics, had to navigate her own faith to find a way to signal her disapproval of more revelations of abuse in the church.

// 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.

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That hand symbol you’re seeing everywhere? Not OK

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

Senator Elizabeth Warren.

Warren for president? Mass. voters don’t love the idea, poll finds

A new poll shows a healthy majority of her constituents don’t think the Cambridge Democrat should jump into the 2020 race.

// At Brookline High, author praises innovation

Author and innovator Ted Dintersmith praised Brookline schools for empowering students and encouraging teacher creativity during a talk at the high school Thursday night.

// Catholic Charities of Boston president is retiring

The president and CEO of Catholic Charities of Boston is retiring after 40 years at the nonprofit.

// 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.

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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