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For conservatives, Senate vote is a big win

Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to cemented the conservative majority on the nation’s highest court after a bitter confirmation battle that left the nation divided.

// Kavanaugh’s victory is a disheartening moment for many women

Many were outraged that Brett Kavanaugh, who was accused of sexual assault, was confirmed. But to some conservatives, it was vindication.

David Kamerman/Globe Staff

What’s the future for the Cape Cod bridges?

The most ambitious vision for the canal area would likely cost the state and the Army Corps a combined $1 billion or more.

Elizabeth Bautista opened her bakery four months ago, but the gas fires that rocked the Merrimack Valley have left her without gas to cook.

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

Lawrence businesses fight for survival as gas remains shut off

The neighborhood is dense and working-class, long a home to immigrants and the businesses they built with grit and hard-won savings.

The Nation

For conservatives, Senate vote is a big win

Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. (right) administered the Constitutional Oath to Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh on Saturday in Washington.

By Jess Bidgood

Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to cemented the conservative majority on the nation’s highest court after a bitter confirmation battle that left the nation divided.

Brett Kavanaugh’s religious credentials are not enough for some Catholics

The entrance to the Georgetown Preparatory School, the Jesuit prep school in Bethesda, Md., that Judge Brett Kavanaugh attended.

By Libby Berry

Despite what Kavanaugh may deliver from the bench on issues like abortion, members of the church find themselves just as divided on his nomination as the rest of the country.

Mormons to spend less time at church on Sundays, leaders say

By Brady McCombs

Mormons will spend less time at church each Sunday after a change announced Saturday aimed at making worship more manageable for members around the globe.

The World

Turkey says journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in Saudi consulate

Investigators believe a 15-member team ‘‘came from Saudi Arabia” to conduct a “preplanned murder.”

Pope OKs study of Vatican archives into McCarrick scandal

Theodore McCarrick resigned as a cardinal in July.

By Nicole Winfield

It was the Vatican’s first response to explosive allegations of a coverup that is roiling the papacy.

Cameroon on brink of civil war as English speakers recount ‘unbearable’ horrors

The government’s crackdown on separatists has been ruthless, with troops reportedly shooting civilians, burning homes, and emptying entire villages.

By Dionne Searcey

Cameroon is still grappling with a tangled colonial past. Now, the country is on the brink of civil war.

Editorial & Opinion


Build more highways (and make drivers pay)

Commuters drive into downtown in August.

By Jeff Jacoby

Our snarled roadways are less like obesity, an unhealthy condition to be treated and overcome, than like a teen’s growth, a natural development to be welcomed and accommodated.

Renée Graham

Lashing out at #MeToo, Trump unleashes ‘Not Me’

US President Donald Trump speaks during a

By Renée Graham

President Trump’s defense of Brett Kavanaugh has turned into a campaign against sexual assault survivors.


From point A to point B, and everything in between

Readers had a range of views on Greater Boston’s transportation challenges, from concerns about inequity to an appeal from west of Worcester.



Gisele Bundchen discusses her first date with Tom Brady

Gisele Bundchen appeared Thursday on “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon.”

By Kevin Slane

“I literally fell in love right away,” she told Jimmy Fallon.


Everything you need to know about HUBweek 2018

2018 HUBweek on Boston City Hall Plaza. Image: HUBweek (Frame grab from HUBweek video)

By Kevin Slane

Now in its fourth year, the HUBweek festival brings together hundreds of events, installations, and conversations on art, science, health, and technology.

Kavanaugh’s victory is a disheartening moment for many women

By Stephanie Ebbert

Many were outraged that Brett Kavanaugh, who was accused of sexual assault, was confirmed. But to some conservatives, it was vindication.

Business & Tech

Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy

A device to track your energy use, right down to the toaster

The Sense home energy monitor can keep track of everything from a garage door opener to a toaster.

By Scott Kirsner

Cambridge startup Sense says it’s all about raising “home awareness.”


At Roslindale Studio, a family that creates together

The Roslindale art studio where the Ulman family creates. From left: father Marty, 75, a sculptor; mother Judy, 72, a photographer; son Michael, 42, a sculptor; and son Jonathan, 38, a musician.

By Priyanka Dayal McCluskey

From a Trump Tower sculpture to a flame-throwing “Mad Max” guitar to hip hop drumming, the Ulmans aren’t shy about making a statement.

Boston to ask developers about their inclusion of minority and women workers, investors

By Tim Logan

Responses will be a factor in determining whether projects are approved, officials say.

More Stories

The week ahead in business

By Allison Hagan


The average 529 college savings account hits a record high. But it’s still not enough

By Michelle Singletary

Stocks fall as Treasuries extend slump

By Jeremy Herron and Vildana Hajric


The week in business



Yankees rough up David Price and Red Sox to even series

Boston, MA 10/06/18: Red Sox pitcher David Price walks towards the dugout after being pulled from the game in the second inning. Boston Red Sox hosted the New York Yankees in the second game of the ALDS at Fenway Park Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)

By Peter Abraham

The lefthander lasted only 1 innings and Boston is headed to New York with the Division Series knotted at 1-1.


Celtics’ Marcus Smart ejected from exhibition game

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 2: Marcus Smart #36 of the Boston Celtics reacts during the preseason game against the Cleveland Cavaliers at TD Garden on October 2, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

By Adam Himmelsbach

The guard was sent off after getting into an altercation involving Cleveland guard J.R. Smith in the opening quarter.

Nick Cafardo | On Baseball

Steven Wright’s knee injury is a blow to Red Sox bullpen

Boston MA 6/5/18 Boston Red Sox Steven Wright delivers a pitch to the Detroit Tigers during first inning action at Fenway Park. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: 03schtrack reporter:

By Nick Cafardo

Wright had success in relief during September, and his knuckleball was viewed as an advantage in the late innings.

More Stories

Kevin Paul Dupont | On Second Thought

‘No more Fortnite’ for Canucks: team imposes video game ban on road trips

By Kevin Paul Dupont


Red Sox hitters didn’t do their part either

By Nick Cafardo

HS FOOTBALL | Lynn English 27, Swampscott 14

Ishmile Bangura goes the extra mile for Lynn English

By Jake Caccavaro


Jay Connolly, Shane Aylward spark Tewksbury’s romp over Billerica

By Karl Capen

HS FOOTBALL | st. john’s prep 27, CATHOLIC MEMORIAL 20

St. John’s Prep counters CM comeback

By Nate Weitzer


Heath Hembree replaces Steven Wright on ALDS roster

By Peter Abraham

Alex Speier | Instant analysis

Odds have shifted in Yankees favor in this series

By Alex Speier


UMass defense can’t stop South Florida

By Henry Brechter

N.C. STATE 28, BC 23

BC rally falls short in loss to N.C. State

By Jared Weber


Astros shut down Indians again, take 2-0 lead

By Kristie Rieken


Chris Sale’s outing gives Red Sox reason for optimism

By Nick Cafardo

Football power ratings

By Craig Larson

Football power ratings

By Craig Larson


Needham ties up St. John’s Prep boys’ soccer

By Alex Bensley


Kyrie Irving is all business whether he’s on the court or off it

By Gary Washburn


Joe Murphy’s descent from Stanley Cup champion to homelessness a harrowing story

By Kevin Paul Dupont


Top developments during first quarter of NFL season

By Ben Volin


In baseball, the message is clear: Win now or else

By Nick Cafardo

NASCAR: Gander Outdoors 400 at Dover International Speedway

Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick good bets to cash in at Dover

By Dan Gelston


Patriots are airing it out, just not that far

By Nora Princiotti



Little vehicles, big decisions

(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 23, 2018 a man rides an electric scooter in Lille, northern France. - New forms of transport compete with scooters, representing the most dynamic market in France with one million scooters in circulation, AFP reported on October 1, 2018. (Photo by Philippe HUGUEN / AFP)PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images

By Amy Crawford

The law is about to catch up to electric scooters.


4 ways (and then some) to cut our commutes

Chelsea/Boston, MA - 05/15/18 - A 111 bus heads over the Tobin Bridge to Boston. The 111 bus, one of the busiest, most crowded, and most regularly canceled, on the entire MBTA network. (Lane Turner/Globe Staff) Reporter: (Adam Vaccaro) Topic: (07chelseabus)

Our transportation system needs many more solutions, but whether the region can get its act together before congestion truly cripples us is an open question.


Uncommon Knowledge: Male committees, paintball, and ‘Shark Tank’

From left: Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), and Chairman Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) listen as Christine Blasey Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sept. 27, 2018. Republicans know this may be their last, best opportunity to cement a conservative majority on the Supreme Court for a generation, Carl Hulse writes. (Gabriella Demczuk/The New York Times)

By Kevin Lewis

A collection of unusual insights from the social sciences.


Albert Creighton Jr., 100, land preservationist and plastic-steel manufacturer

Mr. Creighton was a cofounder and guiding force for what is now the Manchester-Essex Conservation Trust.

By Marvin Pave

Mr. Creighton was the founding president of Chemical Development Corp. of Danvers, which manufactured Devcon plastic steel.

Audrey Wells, 58, ‘The Hate U Give’ screenwriter

By Lindsey Bahr

Mrs. Wells, who wrote the screenplay for the brand new feature film ‘‘The Hate U Give,’’ died after a five-year battle with cancer, the day before the film was released.

Vladimir Radunsky, 64, protean children’s book illustrator

By Daniel E. Slotnik

The illustrator used an abundance of artistic styles to create captivating children’s books about subjects including Albert Einstein, a rapping dog, and a towering stalk of asparagus.

Sunday Arts

book review

Raised by white parents, a Korean adoptee wrestles with identity

By Kate Tuttle

Nicole Chung’s memoir, “All You Can Ever Know,’’ details what happens when she finds her birth family

@LARGE | Michael Andor Brodeur

Trump, Kavanaugh, cruelty, and laughter

By Michael Andor Brodeur

How cruelty became a punch line.

HUBweek 2018

Women seize the screen at GlobeDocs festival

07GlobeDocs Image courtesy of the GlobeDocs Film Festival. THE FEELING OF BEING WATCHED Ð Opening Night Film In the Arab-American neighborhood outside of Chicago where director Assia Boundaoui grew up, most of her neighbors think they have been under surveillance for over a decade. Director: Assia Boundaoui Producers: Jessica Devaney, Assia Boundaoui 07GlobeDocs

By Peter Keough

“We are both proud and honored to have over 70 percent of the films in the festival directed by women filmmakers,” says director of programming Lisa Viola.


From a huge resort to a cozy castle in the Dominican Republic

By Julie Hatfield

This is not a good/bad comparison of places to stay in the Dominican Republic. It is a study in differences. We found each place delightful for very different reasons.

A boost for Bimini: More polish, more places to stay

Lodging options weren’t always great in Bimini, until a new resort opened a few years ago on 750 acres.

By Anthony Flint

Bimini’s major selling point: Its convenience. It’s the closest part of the Bahamas to get to, whether from Florida or the Northeast.

The VIP Lounge with Hannah Cruz

Hannah Cruz and her boyfriend, cinematographer Nicasio Zanetti, on vacation.

By Juliet Pennington

The Connecticut native plays Eliza Schuyler in the national tour of “Hamilton,” and she’s loving her monthlong stay in Boston. She also loves Hawaii.

Real Estate

Are we ignoring — or outright banning — an easy affordable-housing fix?

By Jon Gorey

Mobile homes may be the least expensive and most effective means of addressing the region’s housing shortage.

Home of the Week: Cozy West Roxbury Cape with three-season porch for $539,000

By John R. Ellement

This three-bedroom home was built in 1910 but has updated kitchen and baths. Search more Fall House Hunt listings at

The best vines to plant to climb your pergola

By Carol Stocker

Ask the Gardener’s Carol Stocker offers ideas for pretty flowering plants that will do well in this climate. Get more gardening advice at


The Education Issue

How ‘The Walking Dead’ helps Revere High School make the grade

Teacher Nancy Barile with some of her students from Revere High School.

By Nick Chiles

Revere adopted a method more common to affluent private schools, and boosted academic performance. Now it is evangelizing the technique.

Education Issue | Magazine

Twenty percent of home-schooled kids are getting ‘unschooled.’ What’s that?

By Michael Blanding

The resource centers are popping up around Boston, around the idea that children should get to choose what they learn.

The Education Issue

City Year’s focus on education made a difference for these people

Kevin Dua in the hallway at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. City Year helped him become a teacher, and now he’s giving back by establishing a scholarship fund to help others do the same.

By Sandra Miller

Meet five people who turned their City Year experience into jobs where they help educate others.

Globe Local


A final descent for one of the state’s oldest airports

Marlborough, MA - 07/24/18 - Wind direction indicators wait for pilots at the Marlboro Airport, considered the oldest continuously operated commercial airport in the state. (Lane Turner/Globe Staff) Reporter: (Lucas Phillips) Topic: (02zoairports)

By Lucas Phillips

In a blow to Massachusetts’ tightknit aviation community, Marlboro Airport’s owner is ready to call it quits.


Cyclocross race marks 20 years in Gloucester

30zocyclocross - ConnecticutÕs Jeremy Powers celebrates his victory with the crowd at Stage Fort Park during the elite menÕs race at the Gran Prix of Gloucester in 2014. (Vittoria New England Cyclocross Series)

By Brion O’Connor

On Oct. 13 and 14, the Gran Prix of Gloucester will celebrate its 20th year. The race is now old enough to welcome a second generation of competitors.


Developer proposes big mixed-use development at Riverside in Newton

Proximity to public transportation is a focus of a new development proposed near the Riverside T station.

By John Hilliard

If built, the project would add hundreds of new homes and a pair of new towers along Route 128.