After hurricanes, Mass. coping with influx of evacuees

New Bedford asked Governor Charlie Baker to help with its response to the relocation ? and it?s not the only city having trouble.

Elizabeth Warren.

Warren warns Trump his tweets won?t ?keep your people out of jail?

After being mocked by President Donald Trump on Twitter Friday morning, Senator Elizabeth Warren hit back in a series of tweets.

President Donald Trump spoke to members of the media before he and wife Melania Trump departed on Marine One Friday morning in Washington, D.C.

Trump pushes DOJ on Clinton, won?t rule out firing Sessions

President Trump said he is ??disappointed?? with the Justice Department and won?t rule out firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, if Sessions won?t investigate Democrats.

// Tax plan could hit Boston-area homebuyers. If it happens

The tax bill could have out-sized impact on Greater Boston, particularly in communities where million-dollar price tags and five-figure tax bills are standard.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

// GOP tax plan hits upper middle class hard, and that?s bad for Mass.

Republicans have decided to eliminate or cap a number of popular tax credits, a move that will disproportionately hit wealthier states.

// Will you really be able to file taxes with a postcard?

Though the proposal would be novel for tax filers, the prospect of it is nothing new.

// Stephen Curry puzzled over mention in GOP tax proposal

The Golden State Warriors superstar doesn?t know how he became the only person named in the 429-page tax plan, ?but mama, I made it,? he said.

// Halloween isn?t over yet: Some areas to hold trick-or-treating this weekend

More than a dozen Middlesex and Essex county cities and towns postponed trick-or-treating after a storm left hundreds of thousands without power.

// Boston police search for a third day for woman who disappeared in 2007

For the third straight day, Boston police detectives and forensic investigators will be digging through heavy brush on the Enneking Parkway.


// Thoughts for fuel: Bringing new technology to home-heating delivery

Two local startups aim to modernize an old business.

// Conn. governor condemns alleged acts in roommate case

Hundreds of University of Hartford students also attended a community meeting to address the case of Brianna Brochu, who allegedly smeared fluids on her roommate?s property.

// The (mostly) true story of one man?s quest to grow a beard

No matter how hard he tried, this reporter has just never been able to grow one. But then came the hipsters and the No-Shave Novembers.

// Wheaton College condemns student for blackface Halloween costume

The college?s president punished her and her teammates by barring them from playing a game Saturday, effectively ending their season.

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo practices at the team's NFL training facility in Santa Clara, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

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An unconventional review of the Patriots? first eight games

With the Patriots in a bye week, it?s time to evaluate the highs and lows of the first half of the season.

// Nick Buoniconti to make announcement about CTE today

The former Patriots and Dolphins linebacker will speak at Boston University?s medical school.

// ?Chinning? phenomenon on Instagram was started by this Bentley student

At a time when how good you look online seem like a digital currency, Michelle Liu?s sense of humor has resonated with people worldwide.

David Epstein

//[1].jpg New England probably won?t get a blockbuster snowfall this winter

Plus a few more New England weather predictions for winter 2017-2018.

Your Guide to Skiing 2017

// Most likely to make you want to go skiing? This list.

A look at what truly defines some of New England?s top destinations.

// 80-year-old R.I. traffic judge is the Internet?s latest hit

With compassion and humor, an 80-year-old Providence judge has become the Internet?s newest star.


Christopher Muther

After Irma, Key West gets on with the business of pleasure

Six weeks after Hurricane Irma, Key West was remarkably intact and open for business.

// Female lawmakers allege harassment by colleagues in House

One current and three former female lawmakers said they, too, have been harassed or subjected to hostile sexual comments ? by fellow members of Congress.

Shirley Leung

// She left Fidelity over gender bias. 6 years on, she?s still unemployed

If you want to know why so many women stay silent about gender discrimination in the workplace, Exhibit A may be Erika Wesson.


// Petition seeks to prevent Casey Affleck from taking part in next year?s Oscars

The actor is slated to present the 2018 Academy Award for best actress.

// Kevin Spacey faces new harassment allegations

CNN is reporting that eight current or former ??House of Cards?? workers claim that Kevin Spacey made the production a ??toxic?? workplace and one ex-employee alleges the actor sexually assaulted him.

A column earlier this week suggesting the Patriots hire Colin Kaepernick to be backup quarterback drew slightly more positive responses than negative.


On Kaepernick column, comments hurled from opposite end zones

Some simply said, ?Right on!? or something similar. Others urged me to remove my head from where the quarterback puts his hands before he takes the snap.

Magazine | A nonfiction novella

//[1].jpg He put BSO on the map ? then landed in a world of trouble

One hundred years ago, one of the world?s top conductors was ensnared in a scandal involving patriotism and sex. It almost toppled Boston?s famed orchestra.

// Fossil fuels can prevent sexual assault, Rick Perry says

Energy Secretary Rick Perry says he thinks using fossil fuels can help prevent sexual assault.

// The Season Ticket podcast

Guest host Joe Sullivan and company discuss a young Celtics team that refuses to lose.

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// Nurse?s aide plays video games while a vet dies at VA hospital

The Bedford VA hospital admitted its care for Bill Nutter was not ?up to our standards,? but the reality was uglier. Now, the FBI is investigating.

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// 18-year-olds can barely rent cars. Are they old enough for jail?

Daniel Almodovar had just turned 18. Did that make him an adult?

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The Amazon bid

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// Dear Jeff Bezos: Come and help us build a better Boston together

An open letter to the owner of Amazon, proposing a true partnership that rewrites the relationship between a city and the big companies that call it home.


// Can you design a home to foster good health? These students are trying

New interior design programs train students to use lighting, acoustics, and fabric to help people with medical conditions.


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