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Hamilton, MA -- 3/06/2018 - At the technical rehearsal for semi-finals, Deb and the actors from the Peabody Veterans Memorial High School drama club disbanded after posing for a group photo. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: Reporter: Jenna Russell

The world, the stage, the way ahead

Lost and alone, Deb made a decision to reclaim the only home she’d ever had, whatever the risk.

NESTOR RAMOS

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/12/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/400_nestor.jpg How a small company in Malden created the Greatest TV Commercial Ever Made

It did not involve Clydesdales or polar bears or Michael Jordan. It’s an ad for retractable awnings. And it has been seen hundreds of millions of times.

Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser agree to testify on Thursday before Senate panel

A tentative agreement has been reached for the Senate Judiciary Committee to hear testimony Thursday from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of sexual assault from decades ago.

Demonstrators were placed under arrest outside Senator Chuck Grassley’s Capitol Hill office on Thursday.

Erin Schaff/New York Times

For some, the year’s lessons feel forgotten

If the public decides you should not be held accountable for what you did as a drunken 17-year-old, some wondered, what message does that send today’s 17-year-olds?

The Nation

The World Today

First black female White House reporter gets Newseum statue

By the Associated Press

Alice Allison Dunnigan triumphed over sexism and racism.

Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser agree to testify on Thursday before Senate panel

Officials said Judge Brett Kavanaugh is well rehearsed and ready to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

By Nicholas Fandos, Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Julie Hirschfeld Davis

A tentative agreement has been reached for the Senate Judiciary Committee to hear testimony Thursday from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of sexual assault from decades ago.

Trump administration aims to sharply restrict new green cards for those on public aid

By Michael D. Shear

The move could force millions of poor immigrants who rely on public assistance for food and shelter to make a difficult choice between accepting financial help and seeking a green card to live and work legally in the United States.

The World

Militants attack Iran military parade, killing at least 25

A soldier ran past injured people lying on the ground during Saturday’s attack.

By Nasser Karimi and Jon Gambrell

Gunmen disguised as soldiers opened fire on an annual parade in Iran’s oil-rich southwest.

The World Today

Survivor found in capsized Tanzania ferry as death toll rises to 209

Rescue divers stood on top of the capsized MV Nyerere passenger ferry on Saturday.

By the Associated Press

Search efforts were ending to focus on identifying bodies.

China and Vatican reach breakthrough on appointment of bishops

Pope Francis addresses youth near the Vilnius Cathedral Square, on September 22, 2018 in Lithuania. - Pope Francis kicks off a Baltic tour in Catholic Lithuania on September 22, 2018 where he is expected to honour victims of the region's Nazi and Soviet occupations as the Church reels from fresh clerical abuse scandals. (Photo by Petras Malukas / AFP)PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images

By Jason Horowitz and Ian Johnson

Pope Francis recognized the legitimacy of seven bishops appointed by the Chinese government. Because they had not been selected by the Vatican, they had previously been excommunicated.

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial

Beth Israel-Lahey merger could create strong rival for Partners

FOR ONLINE ONLY: Beth Israel and Lahey merge

Is this the health care breakthrough Massachusetts has been waiting for? Or is it just another burden on consumers in the making?

Renée Graham

Who has the right to play Harriet Tubman?

Actor Cynthia Erivo attends a press conference to promote the movie

By Renée Graham

Like Tubman, Cynthia Erivo is black; unlike Tubman, she’s British. Should that disqualify her from playing an iconic African-American heroine?

DANTE RAMOS

In higher ed, Trump administration sides with the takers

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testifies during a June 5 budget hearing.

By Dante Ramos

Trump lieutenants Betsy DeVos and Mick Mulvaney wage a quiet war against 20-somethings and in favor of the companies and schools trying to squeeze money out of them.

Metro

NESTOR RAMOS

How a small company in Malden created the Greatest TV Commercial Ever Made

A screen capture of the SunSetter Retractable Awnings commercial, which has been airing nationally every spring and summer for 14 years.

By Nestor Ramos

It did not involve Clydesdales or polar bears or Michael Jordan. It’s an ad for retractable awnings. And it has been seen hundreds of millions of times.

For some, the year’s lessons feel forgotten

Demonstrators were placed under arrest outside Senator Chuck Grassley’s Capitol Hill office on Thursday.

By Stephanie Ebbert

If the public decides you should not be held accountable for what you did as a drunken 17-year-old, some wondered, what message does that send today’s 17-year-olds?

Mass. juries, psychologists regularly clear sex offenders deemed no longer dangerous, record show

Wayne Chapman, shown during a court appearance earlier this year.

By Laura Crimaldi

The civil commitment release procedure for sex offenders has been under scrutiny since two psychologists concluded that convicted child rapist Wayne Chapman, 70, was no longer sexually dangerous and could be set free.

Business & Tech

WORK SPACE

No place for stress in this office

Aracelis Mercado has accumulated a duck collection that dominates her desk area. She works for Massachusetts Teachers Association president Merrie Najimy.

By James Vaznis

Massachusetts Teachers Association president Merrie Najimy brings a sense of calm to her job.

Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy

Toast finds its bread-and-butter business

Aman Narang and Steve Fredette, two of the cofounders of Boston startup Toast.

By Scott Kirsner

After a slow start, the Boston restaurant tech company is rising fast.

MICHELLE SINGLETARY | THE COLOR OF MONEY

7 credit myths that can cost you a lot of money

By Michelle Singletary

If you’re low-income, having bad or no credit can make you even more financially unstable, according to new research.

Sports

Indians 5, Red Sox 4 (11 innings)

Red Sox thwarted from claiming franchise win record

Cleveland Indians' Michael Brantley, right, hugs a teammate after hitting a winning RBI-single in the 11th inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

By Peter Abraham

Michael Brantley’s walk-off RBI single off Drew Pomeranz lifted the Indians in extra innings.

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

When it comes to welcoming wayward players, Patriots are the new Raiders

Foxborough,, Ma---Sept. 9, 2018-Stan Grossfeld/ Globe Staff--- N.E. Patriots vs. Houston Texans at Gillette Stadium- Coach Bill Belichick

By Christopher L. Gasper

They’ll take anybody who can help them win, all manner of malcontents, problem children, bad boys, lawbreakers, and recidivists.

Pros and cons for ex-assistants going up against Bill Belichick

SANTA CLARA, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: Head coach Matt Patricia of the Detroit Lions stands on the field during their game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium on September 16, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

By Nora Princiotti

Belichick has an 11-4 record against his former coordinators heading into Sunday’s game against Matt Patricia and the Lions.

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PATRIOTS AT LIONS | 8:20 P.M. (NBC)

Patriots’ keys to victory against the Lions

By Jim McBride

Revolution 2, Fire 2

Cristian Penilla’s goal rescues tie for Revolution

By Owen Pence

BEN VOLIN | SUNDAY FOOTBALL NOTES

NFL is taking rules to protect quarterbacks too far

By Ben Volin

UMass 49, Charlotte 31

Third-string QB kick-starts UMass

By Henry Brechter

SATURDAY’S SCHOOL FOOTBALL ROUNDUP

St. Sebastian’s stifles Milton Academy in ISL opener

By Jake Levin

adam himmelsbach

Gordon Hayward ready to put grueling rehab behind him

By Adam Himmelsbach

bruins notebook

Bruce Cassidy still looking over defenseman John Moore

By Kevin Paul Dupont

HS FOOTBALL | EVERETT 26, ST. JOHN’S PREP 14

Mike Sainristil helps Everett stave off St. John’s Prep

By Nate Weitzer

HS FOOTBALL | BB&N 34, LAWRENCE ACADEMY 8

Buckingham Browne & Nichols rolls over Lawrence Academy

By Mike Kotsopoulos

BRAVES 5, PHILLIES 3

Braves clinch first NL East crown since 2013

By George Henry

KEVIN PAUL DUPONT | SUNDAY HOCKEY NOTES

NHL gave Max Domi a free pass

By Kevin Paul Dupont

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

Even in best of times, Tom Goodwin can’t forget worst

By Nick Cafardo

GARY WASHBURN I SUNDAY BASKETBALL NOTES

Jimmy Butler would like to ply his trade somewhere other than Minnesota

By Gary Washburn

NICK CAFARDO | SUNDAY BASEBALL NOTES

Rating baseball’s biggest value players — and its worst

By Nick Cafardo

Ideas

Ideas | David Scharfenberg

Computers can solve your problem. You may not like the answer

By David Scharfenberg

What happened when Boston’s schools tried for equity with an algorithm?

Ideas | David Jenemann

The mitts that make us

The mitts that make us

By David Jenemann

As the playoffs approach, it’s worth paying a little attention to the mitts and gloves that make so much drama on the diamond possible.

Ideas | Kelly Kasulis

Surveillance for the public good

Surveillance for the public good

By Kelly Kasulis

When better monitoring leads to better science.

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Ideas | Vanessa Weiland and Lena Sibulesky

Would you decline a kidney from an overdose victim?

By Vanessa Weiland and Lena Sibulesky

Brainiac

Big Data: 73,000 years

By Alex Kingsbury

Obituaries

Camille Sarrouf Sr., lawyer known for integrity and service, dies at 85

Mr. Sarrouf worked for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for decades.

By Bryan Marquard

Mr. Sarrouf was known for fighting on behalf of the powerless.

Robert Venturi, 93, architect who rejected modernism

In a retort to a postmodern assertion that “less is more,” Mr. Venturi wrote “less is a bore.”

By Fred A. Bernstein

In a retort to the postmodernism precept “less is more,’’ Mr. Venturi asserted “Less is a bore.”

Thad Mumford, 67; writer broke barriers on television

By Daniel E. Slotnik

The Emmy Award-winning writer and producer for “M.A.S.H.” and other hit television shows worked at a time when African-Americans were practically unheard-of in network writing rooms.

Sunday Arts

What makes a leader great? Sharing lessons from 4 presidents

By David M. Shribman

Doris Kearns Goodwin distills lessons from a study of four presidents who overcame withering challenges.

@large | Michael Andor Brodeur

That hand symbol you’re seeing everywhere? Not OK

By Michael Andor Brodeur

It’s a cheery, neighborly, borderline bumpkiny way to signal interpersonal affirmation, so naturally it’s been co-opted by racist trolls. 

Ty Burr

TV owners unite: Stop the Soap Opera Effect!

Motion smoothing enhances the look of a sporting event, but can ruin the experience of watching a film like “Casablanca.”

By Ty Burr

Many TVs have a setting that may be hazardous to movie watching.

Travel

Pilgrimage in a time of turmoil

Pilgrims visit Jerusalem’s Pool of Bethesda.

By Bill Mitchell

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.

Where to go leaf peeping, minus the crowds

The Dorset Inn in the quiet hamlet of Dorset, Vt., is surounded by beautiful foliage.

By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright

Head to one of these picturesque small towns boasting fall beauty without massive crowds.

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

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

By Karen Campbell

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

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Heading to the Berkshires? Pack those hiking boots

By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright

The VIP Lounge | Gabriela “Gabby” Taveras

The VIP Lounge with Miss Massachusetts Gabriela Taveras

By Juliet Pennington

Real Estate

Tips for giving your laundry space a fresh look on any budget

ONE-TIME USE ONLY BY ADDRESS ... The tops of the machines and the adjoining Ceasarstone countertop provide surfaces for folding. Simple cabinets provide closed storage for detergents, stain removers, ironing supplies, etc., as well as household items like lightbulbs and batteries that often make their way into these spaces. Open shelves keep this small space from feeling too tight and allows quick access to needed items. The stainless hanging rod is a must-have in every laundry space.

By Christina Poletto

No matter how you hang it, iron it or fold it, dirty laundry is a reality that no one can truly dodge. Get more design inspiration at realestate.boston.com.

Home of the Week: Restored Victorian with third-floor suite listed for $1.2 million

BOSTON, MA - 9/11/2018:A renovated Victorian home in Savin Hill area of Dorchester (David L Ryan/Globe Staff ) SECTION: BUSINESS TOPIC 092318HomeoftheWeek

By John R. Ellement

The home, located in Dorchester’s Five Streets neighborhood, has five bedrooms, two full baths, one half bath, and a garage. Get the latest Fall House Hunt news and search listings at realestate.boston.com.

Ask the Gardener: Tips on raised bed revitalization, rascally rabbits

raised garden beds in the back yard female hands picking pea sprouts

By Carol Stocker

Ask the Gardener’s Carol Stocker talks soil additives, and readers offers tips on ridding a yard of rabbits — humanely. | realestate.boston.com

Magazine

Fall Fashion | Magazine

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

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.

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

Fall Fashion | Magazine

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

By Tina Sutton

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.

Fall Fashion | Magazine

Three trends to update your fall 2018 look

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

By Marni Elyse Katz

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

Globe Local

BLOTTER TALES

A bronze book thief is sought in Hull

Someone stole the book off this statue of two children reading in front of the Hull Public Library.

By Emily Sweeney

A beloved sculpture is vandalized, a group of ghost hunters get in trouble, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

NORTH AND WEST OF BOSTON

‘E-bikes’ join Lime’s bicycle sharing fleet

Electric pedal-assist bikes have been added to the fleet of Lime bicycles in the region as part of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council’s dock-free bike-share program.

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

Electric pedal-assist bikes have been added in nine communities outside Boston.

‘Little Women’ is turning 150. Here’s where the story began

Concord, MA - 9/11/2018 - Jan Turnquist, Executive Director, Louisa May AlcottÕs Orchard House in Concord, MA next to a portrait of Louisa May Alcott done by George Healy, a famous portrait painter. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: West Regional, Reporter: Nancy West, Topic: 23wealcott, LOID:8.4.3124863628.

By Nancy Shohet West

Fans still flock to Orchard House, the Concord home where Louisa May Alcott wrote her novel.

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NORTH OF BOSTON

Paths, park, and pavilion unveiled in Winthrop

By John Laidler

SOUTH OF BOSTON

Owner complains about Brockton taking building

By Johanna Seltz

Arlington, Bedford, Lexington

Minuteman Bikeway to celebrate 25th year

By John Laidler

Beverly Beckham

Losing against my grandson, and loving it

By Beverly Beckham

LOCAL FARE

Drive-By Pies well worth stopping by

By Rachel Lebeaux

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeLocal: Noteworthy performances

By Joe Rice and Charlie Wolfson