Can the Massport board look beyond the usual players as it hires a new CEO?

The Massachusetts Port Authority board hasn’t picked a headhunting firm yet to replace its departing CEO, but the jockeying for the job has already begun.

// Push to recall Fall River mayor gains momentum

Organizers behind the push to recall Jasiel F. Correia II, who is facing a federal indictment, submitted more than the requisite number of signatures needed for a recall election, according to a city official.

// For a pretty penny, you too can attend Governor Charlie Baker’s inauguration

Candlelight dinner, VIP access, reserved seats at the swearing-in? All yours and more for only $25,000.

// Remains of N.H. teen missing since 1984 are identified

The remains of a New Hampshire teenager who went missing in 1984 were identified this week, and authorities are connecting her disappearance to a notorious serial killer.

Two rescued from SUV dangling off pier in Charlestown Navy Yard

The man driving the SUV was trying to turn around when he accidently drove it off the pier, officials said.

Boston police seek public’s help to ID suspect wanted for attempted sexual assault

Boston police release a photo of a suspect who is wanted for an attempted sexual assault in the South End early Wednesday afternoon.

Parents, civil rights leaders want school closures delayed

Nearly a dozen organizations called on Mayor Martin J. Walsh and school officials to halt all major construction projects until they develop a comprehensive districtwide facilities plan.

Hemenway Elementary School principal Liz Simon spoke to the media while holding a message of support and love from one of her students.

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Community responds after Muslim girl, 10, receives hateful letters at school

The girl received hateful letters at Framingham’s Hemenway Elementary School, and her family hopes “this doesn’t happen to any other child at this age,” her uncle said.

// Following arrest, Michael Avenatti denies domestic violence allegation

Avenatti is out on $50,000 bail after being arrested following allegations of domestic violence.

// Trump aide departs West Wing after rebuke from first lady

Deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel is leaving the White House, one day after first lady Melania Trump’s office issued an extraordinary statement calling for her dismissal.

// Bishops ignore Vatican, pledge to strengthen accountability

The country’s Roman Catholic bishops ended a contentious three-day gathering with a call to implement tough accountability standards as soon as possible.

Boston’s plastic bag ban begins next month. Here’s what you need to know

Mayor Martin Walsh signed an ordinance to reduce single-use plastic bags last year. On Dec. 14, the new law comes into play.

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House freshmen are tangled up in Democrats’ leadership fight

Newly elected Democratic members of Congress face a tough choice on whether to back Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House after distancing themselves from her on the campaign trail.

Reading MA 11/13/18 Anne Schwartz listening to residents opinions during a town select meeting discussing issues of racist graffiti found around town at Reading Memorial High School, Performing Arts Center. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

A plague of racist graffiti has Reading schools on edge

Nearly every day, teachers at Reading Memorial High School scan their classrooms carefully, sweeping their eyes across floors and furniture in search of swastikas.

Boston, MA: 11-14-18: The Celtics Jaylen Brown brings the crowd out of their seats as he slams home two first quarter points on a breakaway dunk. The Boston Celtics hosted the Chicago Bulls in a regular season NBA basketball game at TD Garden. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)


Celtics hammer Bulls at Garden

Kyrie Irving had 17 points, 6 rebounds, and 7 assists for Boston.

Boston Bruins left wing Jake DeBrusk, right, watches his shot for a goal against Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Avalanche 6, Bruins 3

Zdeno Chara suffers lower body injury in setback at Colorado

Bruins captain appeared to injure his left knee when it buckled in the first period of Wednesday night’s 6-3 loss to the Avalanche.

Fort Myers, FL 2/19/2018: At the same time that Red Sox owners John Henry and Tom Werner (not pictured) were taking questions from the media, a short distance away, team CEO Sam Kennedy (left) was engaging in a conversation with WEEI morning drive talk show hosts Kirk Minihane (second from right) and Gerry Callahan (far right), as well as an unidentified man (second from left). The first full squad workout of Spring Training for the Red Sox was today at the Player Development Complex at Jet Blue Park. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

Kirk Minihane will leave WEEI morning program, get a show on

Kirk Minihane, who has been on a leave of absence since September, will stay within the Entercom group.

Lawrence, MA, 11/14/2018 -- Thomas Baca, 60, and his wife have been using their electric oven to warm their apartment in South Lawrence. With colder weather approaching they've finally broken down and called about getting a hotel and are waiting to hear back from Columbia Gas for arrangements. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 15Lawrence Reporter:

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Cold weather wins in race to restore gas service in Merrimack Valley

Reality has begun to settle in: Cold weather has won the race against the effort to restore gas service following the Sept. 13 natural gas disasters across Lawrence, North Andover and Andover.

A map generated Wednesday afternoon showed that Boston could see about 2 inches of snow by Friday.

These maps show how much snow Mass. could get starting Thursday

Parts of Massachusetts could see up to several inches of snow by Friday as a nor’easter bears down on the region starting Thursday night.

Dave Epstein

// Yes, the first snow of the season is really coming

This isn’t a major snowstorm, although some areas could see enough snow to constitute winter storm warnings being issued.

WOBURN, MA - 10/25/2018: JB Simon wears a bowtie. After Reveneer relaxed their dress code, a handful of employees started

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As casual dress takes over Boston offices, could ‘Formal Thursday’ become a thing?

Work attire is getting more casual. (Sweatpants, really?) But that doesn’t mean you can’t get dressed up once in a while.


Major concert club planned for near North Station

‘Big Night Live’ will occupy 40,000 square feet and hold up to 2,000 people.

Virgina Newes loved using Zipcar, but then the car-sharing company abruptly dropped her after a minor accident.

The Fine Print | Sean Murphy

Zipcar ended her membership because of a car dent. But was it really about her age?

An 89-year-old Cambridge woman was terminated from the service after a minor mishap in a parking garage.

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// Editorial: In every job, Massport’s Tom Glynn always saw the big picture

Glynn, who leaves his post this week as head of Massport, has seemingly been everywhere.

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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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Globe staff photos of the month, October 2018

Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month: fall colors, Halloween, and a World Series victory.


// A startup for diabetes patients will only get paid by insurers if its service works

Virta Health is one of a number of medical companies experimenting with payment structures tied to how well patients fare.