Commuters upset over new MBTA train schedules

In Beverly, a train inbound to Boston pulled out of the station on Nov. 7.

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The new commuter rail schedules were supposed to improve service, but many customers say that hasn?t been the case.

Malgorzata Gerakis (right) mourned the suicide of her son, Matt, with Cheri Maning of the North Quincy basketball program.

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A Quincy suicide leaves grief and questions

Friends and family don?t know exactly why the 18-year-old star student-athlete stepped in front of a train, but they believe the tragedy was preventable.

Police in Norton respond to ?domestic incident?

Officers responded to an ?active police situation? on Azalea Road early Sunday morning and later said the scene is secure.

//[1]-9511.jpg Ex-babysitter allegedy abducted Hamilton toddler

Abigail Hanna was arrested Saturday and faces several charges, including kidnapping and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.


// When the truth ends up on an editing room floor

Jack Dunn is emotionally and physically wrecked by the way he was portrayed in ?Spotlight.?

Tight security surrounds Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita as he visits the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako, Mali, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015. Malian security forces were hunting

Mali gunmen had assault rifles, explosives

Officials searched for other suspects in the hotel assault on Friday that killed 19 people.

epa05037202 Police officer and soldiers on security duty inside Galerie de la Reine following the terror alert level being elevated to 4/4, in Brussels, Belgium, 22 November 2015. Belgium raised the alert status to maximum because of a 'serious and imminent' threat of an attack. The Metro line remains closed and all Belgian league one and two soccer matches have been cancelled. The Belgian government said it had concrete evidence of a planned terrorist attack that would have employed weapons and explosives. EPA/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

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Brussels remains on lockdown for second day

Belgian officials continued to search for terrorist suspects amid worries about a potential attack.

A small group of demonstrators stand on the steps of the Temple of Justice and in view of the Legislative Building as they advocate for more state spending on education prior to a hearing before the state Supreme Court Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, in Olympia, Wash. The court ordered lawmakers to explain why they haven't followed its orders to fix the way Washington pays for public education. Lawmakers, the governor and others say the court needs to be patient and give the Legislature more time to fulfill the orders from the 2012 McCleary decision. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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In Northwest, a question of tax cuts or education

Officials and voters in Washington state are contending with schools that need funding and companies that demand tax breaks.

FILE - In this June 23, 2015, file photograph, an automated dealer asks for players to take a seat at a black jack video slot machine on the floor of the Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville, Mass. At the state's only casino, revenues were down in August, at about $15 million in gross gambling revenues, after posting about $18 million during July. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

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Chill in the air at Plainridge

At Plainridge Park Casino, reality is setting in. And, as with all things gambling, reality is far less spectacular than the dream.

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney spoke at a presidential campaign rally in Las Vegas in 2012.

Romney would be winning in N.H. if he were running

If Mitt Romney were in the field, about one in three of New Hampshire?s GOP voters would support him.

Boston, MA - 10/08/15 - Patrons view the MFA's

An encounter with beauty ? and ourselves ? at the MFA

Images of wealth and poverty from the ?Class Distinctions? show at the Museum of Fine Arts can make the conscience flinch.

South Bend comes to Boston

BC defensive back Justin Simmons (left) celebrated a third-quarter pickoff of Notre Dame?s DeShone Kizer in the red zone.

Notre Dame 19, Boston College 16

Notre Dame escapes Fenway Park with win over BC

The fourth-ranked Irish were plagued by turnovers, but managed to leave town with a 10-1 record.

Symes Associates Inc. has begun construction on a 52-unit condo project (top and above) at the site of the former Danvers Hospital.

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff

Restrictions on building are big reason for housing crunch

Communities in Massachusetts often oppose new housing or accept it reluctantly because of fears about added school costs.

The Internationalist

// Putin?s crushing strategy for Syria

Russia has long held a Machiavellian approach to defeating insurgents, and Syria is no different.

// 2015 Holiday arts preview

Features about upcoming holiday events, plus critics? guides to the best of the season.

Book review

// How Einstein ended hunt for a planet that never was

?The Hunt for Vulcan? is a short, beautifully produced book that tells a cautionary tale.

Ground Game

Ground Game

// For Bernie Sanders, it?s New Hampshire or bust

Should Clinton ever take a double-digit lead in the Granite State, there will be nothing for anyone to talk about in terms of the Democratic contest.

Globe investigations

// Globe investigations and Spotlight reports

A look at the high-impact investigations from The Boston Globe, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning report on abuse in the Catholic Church.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ?Spotlight?

?Spotlight? is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

The Big Picture

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Earthprints: How humans impact the landscape

From sprawling urban growth to the construction of new islands, each site depicted has profoundly changed in the last 30 years.


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Looking back at ?Dont Look Back?

D.A. Pennebaker made ?Dont Look Back,? about Bob Dylan?s 1965 tour of England, a film that both Sight & Sound and Rolling Stone proclaim as the number one rock documentary of all time.



A pilot brewery within a massive brewery

AB InBev?s Research Pilot Brewery, housed in Anheuser-Busch?s St. Louis headquarters, makes all the beers the company produces, and acts as an incubator for other brews.