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Boston, MA 12/07/2010- Nurse Robin McLaughlin (cq) runs to respond to a code red alarm from a patient during her shift at the Clinic Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital West Campus. (Bill Greene/Globe Staff) cutline belwo from Liz: Nurse Robin McLaughlin runs to respond to a code red alarm for a patient during her shift at the Clinic Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Red alarms are among the most urgent and staff must go immediately to provide medical help. Library Tag 02132011 National/Foreign

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Watchdog says nurse ballot question could cost $900m a year

The report found that hospitals would need to hire 2,286 to 3,101 additional full-time nurses to comply with the rules set by Question 1, which voters will decide on in November.

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President Trump and other Republicans are markedly increasing their criticisms of Christine Blasey Ford.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/10/03/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/Walker_100318_04hotelstrike_30551x.jpg Workers at Marriott hotels in Boston go on strike

The job action involves more than 1,500 employees, from housekeepers to bartenders to bellmen, at seven Boston locations.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/13/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/IMG_2809A.jpg This college dropout wants to help you browse the Web in disguise

A young digital entrepreneur from Weston wants to thwart digital snoops by making them believe they are watching someone else.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/06/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Rinaldi07charltonpot01.jpg He decided to sell his farm to a marijuana company. His neighbors are determined to stop him

If it wins local approval, Valley Green Grow has promised Charlton a windfall of up to $7 million annually, plus $500,000 up front. The farm’s neighbors aren’t buying it.

The Nation

Republicans shift their Kavanaugh strategy to attacks on Ford

President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks about some Democrats in Congress at a rally Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in Southaven, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

By Jess Bidgood

President Trump and other Republicans are markedly increasing their criticisms of Christine Blasey Ford.

Judge blocks US from ending protections for some immigrants

By Robert Jablonand Sudhin Thanawala

A judge on Wednesday blocked the Trump administration from ending protections that allowed immigrants from four countries to live and work legally in the United States, saying the move would cause “irreparable harm and great hardship.”

Democrats suggest past FBI checks on Kavanaugh include evidence of inappropriate behavior

Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer

By John Wagner

The letter — signed by eight of the 10 Democrats on the Judiciary Committee — provides no specifics to back up the Democrats’ assertion.

The World

Mystery surrounding missing Saudi writer deepens

By Kareem Fahim

Mystery surrounding missing Saudi writer deepens

In Quebec’s election, voters showed more interest in far right than in separating from Canada

By Alan Freeman

In Quebec’s election, voters showed more interest in far right than in separating from Canada

Putin calls poisoned ex-spy “scumbag,” traitor

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV

With a contemptuous grin, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday called a former double agent who was sickened by a military grade nerve agent in Britain a traitor and “scumbag” — but dismissed the idea that Russia would target him in a poison attack.

Editorial & Opinion

Editorial

Mayors step up on housing. Now it’s time for Beacon Hill to act

Communities covered by the Metro Mayors Coalition have collectively added 110,000 residents and 148,000 new jobs since 2010, but have permitted only 32,500 new housing units.

Officials need to clear away the thicket of regulations that stand in the way of creating innovative and affordable housing.

Opinion | Laurence H. Tribe

Don’t be fooled, Senators Collins and Murkowski: Judge Kavanaugh would gut Roe v. Wade

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

By Laurence H. Tribe

Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Court of Appeals opinions show that he would vote to gut Roe v. Wade.

JOAN VENNOCHI

Wynn casino caught up in governor’s race and #MeToo

Medford, MA - 3/15/2016 - Steve Wynn speaks to reporters about a planned casino in Everett during a press conference in Medford, MA March 15, 2016. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff Topic: 16wynn Reporter:

By Joan Vennochi

Place your bets: Will Wynn Resorts lose its casino?

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Opinion | Denise Morency Gannon, Patrick Gannon, and Elizabeth Warren

Judge Kavanaugh is a pro-gun judicial extremist

By Denise Morency Gannon, Patrick Gannon and Elizabeth Warren

Metro

He decided to sell his farm to a marijuana company. His neighbors are determined to stop him

Nathan Benjamin, Sr. 80, worked on his tractor at Charlton Orchards, which a marijuana company is eyeing as the future site of a 1-million-square foot cultivation facility.

By Dan Adams

If it wins local approval, Valley Green Grow has promised Charlton a windfall of up to $7 million annually, plus $500,000 up front. The farm’s neighbors aren’t buying it.

Tapping into a golden political tool

By Mark Arsenault

Politicians have long used beer as a badge of down-to-earth authenticity, a sign of fellowship with ordinary folk. It’s an image that holds up.

Healey and Republican opponent clash over virtually every issue in their first debate

WGBH hosted a debate between Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey and Republican candidate Jay McMahon on Wednesday, moderated by Jim Braude (center left) and Margery Eagan (center right).

By Michael Levenson

For many voters, the debate was their first glimpse of Jay McMahon, a Republican who is running a shoe-string campaign against Attorney General Maura Healey.

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Ground Game

On Brett Kavanaugh, Susan Collins can’t win

By James Pindell

TV Critic’s Corner

‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ is losing a squad member

By Matthew Gilbert

Business & Tech

Workers at Marriott hotels in Boston go on strike

Workers and supporters picketed outside the Sheraton Boston by Marriott on Wednesday.

By Katie Johnston

The job action involves more than 1,500 employees, from housekeepers to bartenders to bellmen, at seven Boston locations.

Many people don’t know how to administer overdose-reversing drugs. Blue Cross is trying to change that

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts wants employers and unions to know how to handle overdose emergencies in the workplace. Above, a Blue Cross Narcan kit.

By Felice J. Freyer

A Blue Cross pilot project with employers joins a movement to train as many people as possible in using overdose-reversing drugs.

Wayfair getting into pop-up stores

Wayfair built its business model on Internet sales of home furnishings and decor. Now it’s taking more steps towards having physical presences as it contemplates a brick-and-mortar strategy for the future.

By Jon Chesto

The home-goods retailer’s decision to open its first-ever pop-up mall shops represents a bit of a watershed moment for online commerce.

Obituaries

David Schippers, lawyer who helped bring impeachment charges against Bill Clinton, dies at 88

By Matt Schudel

David Schippers reviewed the findings of independent counsel Kenneth Starr and determined that President Bill Clinton should be impeached and removed from office.

Jerry González, innovator of Latin jazz, dies at 69

FILE -- Jerry González, right, on fluegelhorn, and his brother Andy, on bass, performing with Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra at Symphony Space in New York, Oct. 14, 2011. Jerry González, a trumpeter and percussionist who was a central figure in Latin jazz, especially through the Fort Apache Band, died on Monday in Madrid. He was 69. (Willie Davis/The New York Times)

By Neil Genzlinger

The trumpeter and percussionist was a central figure in Latin jazz, especially through the Fort Apache Band, which he formed almost 40 years ago.

Real Peggy Sue, of 1958 Buddy Holly song fame, dies at 78

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2008, file photo, Peggy Sue Gerron unveils her new book

Peggy Sue Gerron in 2008 released her autobiography ‘‘Whatever Happened to Peggy Sue?: A Memoir by Buddy Holly’s Peggy Sue’’ to mark the 50th anniversary of the song.

Sports

HIGH SCHOOL FIELD HOCKEY NOTES

At King Philip, success nurtured through a kinder, gentler approach

Acton, MA - 9/11/2018 - King Philip head coach Kim Meehan. HS field hockey feature on perennial power Acton-Boxborough in matchup against defending D1 South champion King Philip at Leary Field in Acton. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Jenna Ciccotelli, Topic: 13schfhockey, LOID:8.4.3136629814.

By Jenna Ciccotelli

Under the leadership of first-year co-coaches Kim Meehan and Erin MacDonald, the No. 2 Warriors off to a 9-0-1 start.

It’s only preseason, but Celtics’ 3-point shooting has been atrocious

Boston, MA May 25, 2017: Celtics head coach Brad Stevens disagrees with a first quartecall. The Boston Celtics hosted the Cleveland Cavaliers for Game Five of their NBA Eastern Conference Finals playoff series at the TD Garden (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis)

By Gary Washburn

That part of their game is going to be big this season, so they do want to polish it up.

BEN VOLIN | ON FOOTBALL

Film study: Here’s what the Patriots can expect from Andrew Luck and the Colts

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - SEPTEMBER 30: Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts runs with the ball during the game against the Houston Texans at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 30, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

By Ben Volin

Luck doesn’t have the same weapons that he used to, but he’s still a superstar franchise QB.

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COLTS AT PATRIOTS | THURSDAY, 8:20 P.M. (FOX, NFL)

Patriots’ keys to victory over the Colts

By Jim McBride

KEVIN PAUL DUPONT I ON HOCKEY

Bruins lay a goose egg of historic proportions

By Kevin Paul Dupont

KEVIN PAUL DUPONT | ON HOCKEY

Opportunity knocking on Bruins’ blue line for John Moore

By Kevin Paul Dupont