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Fall colors at Mount Tom State Reservation in October 2016.

Three great foliage hikes in New England

Each site is about 2½ hours from Boston. We’ve given you easy to intermediate hikes and a range of peak foliage dates.

book review

A horribly wounded Marine and a tottering marriage

National Book Award finalist Elliot Ackerman’s “Waiting for Eden” is a ghost story rooted in the particulars of war.

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A local TV reporter is moving to a rival station

Jennifer Eagan is joining WCVB Channel 5 as a general assignment reporter, according to a press release from the station.

Teens accused of cutting Christmas decorations for ill boy

Police say two teens accused of slashing Christmas decorations set up in an Ohio neighborhood to help a child diagnosed with terminal cancer celebrate the holiday early have been arrested.

Pilgrims visit Jerusalem’s Pool of Bethesda.

Pilgrimage in the time of turmoil

Given the turbulence roiling the present day church, the prospect of exploring its origins beckoned as a welcome respite, a refresher on the stories that shaped our beliefs in the first place.

Charlie Redd (left) and Keenan Langlois serve up pizza and kabobs in Somerville’s Davis Square.

quick bite

Fired up about Dragon Pizza

High praise from Globe Food writer Kara Baskin: “This is the tastiest pizza I’ve ever eaten in this town.”

Brown rice and eggplant with spicy whipped feta at Saloniki.


Meet the Beat Brew Hall and Saloniki’s flagship location

Restaurant news you can use.

Newtonville Books

New England Literary news | Nina MacLaughlin

Another prize for Martín Espada; Newtonville Books turns 20; YA novel looks at Islamophobia

UMass Amherst poet and professor won an Academy of American Poets Fellowship, and earlier this year got Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize.

C.N. Smith Farm is among the Massachusetts orchards offering pick-your-own apples.


Where to pick your own apples this fall

Before you leave for picking, call the farm. Some have websites so you can check apple varieties and other activities.

Miss Conduct

Can we invite only the cousin we like on vacation and not her annoying brother?

A tight-knit family has enjoyed time off together for years, but now there’s tension about adding to the mix.

Love Letters

I’ve got a huge crush on my husband’s friend

We’re happily married with kids, but this flirtation has been going on for five years.

This handout photo taken on September 19, 2018 and released by the Vatican Media, shows Pope Francis (R) welcoming Irish band U2 Paul David Hewson, known by his stage name Bono, prior their meeting at Vatican on September 19, 2018. (Photo by Handout / VATICAN MEDIA / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT


U2’s Bono says Pope Francis ‘aghast’ about church sex abuse

The Irish singer met privately with Francis on Wednesday at the Vatican hotel where the pope lives.

As of the afternoon of Nov. 2, Rob Delaney had 946,960 Twitter followers. That number surely will have grown by the time you read this. (This photo is a PR handout) Photo credit: Robyn Von Swank/Courtesy of Spiegel -- 15Delaney


Rob Delaney pens an essay about his son’s death

After posting the link to the essay on Twitter Tuesday with the caption, “I hope this helps,” the Marblehead native received over a thousand comments online wishing him well and thanking him for sharing.

Wellesley, MA., 05/30/08, Graduation at Wellesley College. The back of the graduating young women make a graphic shot with their dark gowns and white chairs and white tent. (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff)

Four Takes

Defending the liberal arts

As historians can tell you, the humanities’ defensive crouch is nothing new.

Fall Fashion | Magazine

Forty years later, is the advice in ‘Dress for Success’ old hat?

The influential book set the standard in its day. In today’s workplaces, much has changed, and a few rules remain, says a former Filene’s stylist.

ELIZABETH AND JAMES jacket, $575, and BALMAIN dress, $1,995, both at Saks Fifth Avenue; arc earrings, $275 per piece, arc cuff, $580, arc ring, $180, and tribar ring $200, all at AUrate New York.

Fall Fashion | Magazine

’80s glam meets Western details in this season’s lively looks

Attention-grabbing colors and whimsical colors and textures bring a sense of fun to these fall ensembles, photographed at a New Hampshire fair.

Left and center: From the Tom Ford Womenswear show in New York in February. Right: Marion Cotillard during the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

Fall Fashion | Magazine

Three trends to update your fall 2018 look

These patterns and colors were big on the runways, and they’re wearable for New England, too.

Love Letters

Can I meet up with my ex?

I know it’s wrong, but I really just want to be with him for one night and then go on my merry way.

Ask Amy

Child care provider is family dog’s best friend

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

photos of families receiving clothing during their visits at Room to Grow; shoes, boots, and pjs! Please credit: Nicole Chan Photography,


Where can you donate clothes in the Boston area so they’ll do the most good?

Recycling clothing of good quality and donating it to local charities can have a lasting effect.

The Dream Away Lodge is a go-to destination during tourist season and a favorite gathering place for locals off season.

The Dream Away Lodge is a find (and a little hard to find)

The legendary Berkshires gem is a hopping go-to destination during tourist season and a favorite gathering place for locals off season as well.

Microbead researcher among 6 recipients of Heinz Awards

A scientist who warned about the environmental threat of microbeads is one of six people being honored with $250,000 cash awards from the Pittsburgh-based Heinz Family Foundation.

Burkina Faso arrests 30 over illegal female circumcisions

The banned procedure was carried out on girls and young women ranging from 10 months to 24 years old in four communities.

French President Emmanuel Macron delivered a speech on the reform of the French health care system at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Tuesday.

Macron announces changes to France’s health care system

French President Emmanuel Macron announced organizational changes at hospitals, in the recruitment of doctors, and a better use of digital technologies.

Views of fall foliage and Mount Greylock

Heading to the Berkshires? Pack those hiking boots

Here are four favorite hikes in the Berkshires that are fabulous in the fall.

Cofounder Jon Olinto at One Mighty Mill in Lynn.

Hoping wheat will rise again at One Mighty Mill

In downtown Lynn, childhood friends Jon Olinto and Tony Rosenfeld are going against the grain.

Bear Swamp Orchard in Ashfield.

Organic orchards and bogs where you can have an all-natural autumn

Here are ideas for field trips to certified organic apple orchards, and because cranberries are also a fall favorite in New England, a taste of the region’s few organic bogs, too.

Boston, MA - 9/12/18 - Jahriffe Mackenzie (cq), Nahdra Ra-Kiros (cq), and Chesterfield Coppin (cq) (not present) are co-owners of Oasis Vegan Veggie Parlor (cq), at 340 Washington Street in Dorchester. Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Topic: 19oasis Reporter: Devra First

Devra First

How one black-owned vegan restaurant aims to empower its neighborhood

In Four Corners in Dorchester, Oasis Vegan Veggie Parlor offers soulful food made with love, along with a vision for the future.

Miss Massachusetts Gabriela Taveras was fourth runner-up in the Miss America pageant.

The VIP Lounge | Gabriela “Gabby” Taveras

The VIP Lounge with Miss Massachusetts Gabriela Taveras

Taveras is working to help other young people facing obstacles by, in part, having access to counseling services.

The Nantucket Cranberry Festival, Bash at the Bog, returns Oct. 6.

Here, there, and everywhere

Travel news you can use.

Ask Amy

Grandmother’s baby-sitting duties interfere with her relationship

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Mila Kunis (center) was presented with her award during the Hasty Pudding 68th Woman of the Year celebration in January. The troupe has cast women for the first time.

Hasty Pudding Theatricals casts first female performers

The inclusion of women in the cast reflects a changing social scene on the Ivy League college’s campus, where traditionally all-male and all-female social groups are losing their clout.

Colin Jost, left, and Michael Che arrive at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Photos of celebrities on the Emmys red carpet

Celebrities were gracing the Emmy Awards’ red carpet in designer gowns and tuxes ahead of the Monday night ceremonies.

An unidentified 15-year-old high school student used a vaping device in Cambridge, Mass.

Survey shows 2m US teens are vaping marijuana

E-cigarettes typically contain nicotine, but many of the battery-powered devices can vaporize other substances, including marijuana.

Turn those apples into cider at home

“Ciderhouse Cookbook” teaches you step-by-step how to make hard and sweet ciders.

The chicken gyro at Ani Catering and Café in Belmont.

What she’s having

Ani Catering & Café makes eating healthier taste really good

Ani runs a brisk office catering business — they even do weddings — but visiting in person still feels like a secret. It shouldn’t be.

Fresh pressed juice and the Island Bowl at Carrot Flower in Jamaica Plain.

Carrot Flower brings a healthy sweetness to Jamaica Plain

JP resident Audrey White opened the shop because she felt the area was lacking a smoothie and juice bar with other nutritious choices.

Chris Lohring of Notch Brewing Co.


Q&A with Chris Lohring of Notch Brewing Co.

The founder of the Salem brewery started brewing professionally in 1992, and since 2010 has been making mostly European, mostly session beers.

John Whaite


Q&A with John Whaite, the law student who won ‘The Great British Baking Show’

The now 29-year-old star baker’s fourth cookbook, “Comfort: Food to Soothe the Soul,” will be published here in October.

FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, an unidentified 15-year-old high school student uses a vaping device near the school's campus in Cambridge, Mass. A school-based survey shows nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening concern about the new popularity of vaping among teens. E-cigarettes typically contain nicotine, but results published Monday, Sept. 17, mean a little more than 2 million middle and high school students have used the devices to get high. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

2 million US teens are vaping marijuana, survey finds

A school-based survey shows nearly 1 in 11 US students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening health concerns about the new trend.

Ask Amy

Tragic loss has family reeling

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Bird sightings on Cape Cod

Recent sightings as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

06/22/2017 BOSTON, MA Eliza Dushku (cq) (right) sits with her fiancé Peter Palandjian (cq) during The Roast of David Ortiz at the House of Blues in Boston. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)


Actress Eliza Dushku posts photos from her Boston Public Library wedding

On Sunday, the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” actress posted a picture of herself wearing a long, lacy wedding gown and leaning into Peter Palandjian’s arms.

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck in 2013.

Casey Affleck says Ben Affleck is getting sober for Jennifer Garner and their kids

The "Manchester by the Sea" star also discussed his family's long history with alcoholism, as well as his own sobriety.

A member of the North Carolina Task Force urban search and rescue team wades through a flooded neighborhood looking for residents who stayed behind as Florence continues to dump heavy rain in Fayetteville, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Florence ‘has never been more dangerous’ N.C. warns, as death toll rises to 17

The state confronted a spiraling statewide crisis as the storm slowly ravaged the region, flooding cities, endangering communities, and leading to more than 1,000 rescues.

Special report

//[1].jpg Bitten by Uncertainty: A Globe report on Lyme disease in the Northeast

In 2013, the Globe took an in-depth look at the disease, the patients, the debate, and the science.


// The Love Letters podcast: Ditch the ex’s T-shirt, or wear it?

After a breakup, is it better to hold onto relics from the relationship, or to dump them?

Listen:   Apple Podcasts   |   Stitcher   |   RadioPublic


Dining Out

Dining Out reviews

// Where should you eat this week?

Check out the Globe’s reviews of dozens of Boston-area restaurants.

Design New England

// Second Life

An architect turns his old barn in Newport, Rhode Island, into a light-filled multipurpose haven for family and guests.