MBTA plans safety upgrade for commuter rail

The T will spend $451 million for federally mandated technology that could prevent derailments on commuter rail lines.

After early difficulties, Daniel Koh, now Mayor Martin J. Walsh?s chief of staff, soared academically and professionally.

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Boston mayoral aide shares struggle with ADHD

Daniel Koh contended with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, when he was growing up.

Young girl in Mattapan classroom is a mystery

A young girl who showed up at an elementary school in Mattapan Monday morning was identified later in the afternoon.

Toilet disks found in Halloween candy bags in Hopkinton

Police said two children who had been trick-or-treating separately in downtown Hopkinton had toilet disks in their bags.

Wayland residents criticize officials over AD?s arrest

The former athletic director was charged with keeping a school computer after losing his job.

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The company behind the controversial Keystone XL pipeline has asked the State Department to suspend its review of the project.

Ex-tennis star Bob Hewitt contests $1.2m judgment in rape case

Hewitt was ordered in September to pay the amount to a Mass. woman who was in high school when the alleged rapes began.

In this photo made available Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, and provided by Russian Emergency Situations Ministry, Egyptian Military on cars approach a plane's tail at the wreckage of a passenger jet bound for St. Petersburg in Russia that crashed in Hassana, Egypt, on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. The Russian cargo plane on Monday brought the first bodies of Russian victims killed in a plane crash in Egypt home to St. Petersburg, a city awash in grief for its missing residents. (Maxim Grigoriev/Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations via AP)

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Cause of jetliner crash remains uncertain

Officials said they could not rule out terrorism in the crash, which killed 224 people.

Another condo tower could spring up in downtown area

A New York-based developer is preparing to file plans for a tower at the corner of Washington and Bromfield streets.

Commission seeks ambitious funding for state K-12

A bi-partisan commission of lawmakers and educators recommended hundreds of millions of dollars in spending on the state?s system.

10/21/2015 Hyannis, MA â?? Scott Warren sits on a bench near the bandstand on the village green in Hyannis, MA on October 21, 2015. A homeless man named Ray Bastille was found dead on the bandstand in March 2015. Warren, homeless himself, said he has slept on the bandstand in the past and was chased off by police during a recent downpour in the middle of the night. At age 45 he said he is a single father with a five-year-old daughter. He said he returned to the cape after the girls mother left them 3 years ago, so that his daughter could live with family in the area. He said he recently got a job washing dishes at a local restaurant and hopes to reunite with his daughter in the future,

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In Hyannis, angst and debate about homelessness

Homelessness and addiction are not unique to Cape Cod, but their presence is jarring against a vacation-setting tableau.

Depressive episodes on rise among teens, report says

Girls were three times as likely as boys to experience depression, researchers said.

The group that is behind Red Lantern in Boston wants to open a Mexican restaurant and upscale nightclub in the Seaport District.

Lavish nightclub planned for Seaport District

A local group known for luxuriously designed spaces is raising $8 million to open a Mexican restaurant and upscale nightclub in 2017.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/02/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/GettyImages-484222982.jpg A closer look at Ben Carson?s faith

Seventh Day Adventism is set apart from other Christian sects by adherents? observance of the Sabbath on Saturday.

Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, at a religious rally in Iowa in August, has intensely courted evangelicals.

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Evangelical vote is splintered in Iowa

Nearly half of the 15-person GOP field is courting evangelical voters and no consensus pick has emerged.

To some, a law against Justin Bieber graffiti is no joke

City Councilor Matt O?Malley said he would file a law to keep Bieber murals off city walls, but not everyone got the jest.

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Clay Buchholz could be a useful trade chip for Red Sox

Now could be the right time for the Sox to move on from the oft-injured righthander.


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The Bronx Bombers wouldn?t get on board with a scene being shot at Fenway during a game against the Sox.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/02/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/burlington-mosque-arrests.jpg Two arrested in Burlington mosque vandalism

Police said they arrested two men who they say spray-painted ?USA? on a mosque wall in an incident they believe may be a hate crime.

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10 years ago, Mark Zuckerberg said to Harvard, ?I?m not coming back?

Zuckerberg?s thefacebook.com was skyrocketing, prompting him to confirm he wouldn?t return to school.

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A US naval team found the vessel?s wreckage just east of the Bahamas, federal officials said Monday.

Opinion & Ideas


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/02/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Joan_Vennochi_150px-1387.jpg Paul Ryan stays in a bubble

Congress during the week, and home in Wis. for the weekends. The new House speaker may suffer from Beltway bubble-itis.

Ground Game

Ground Game

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/29/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/151029_KDB_JEB_BUSH_0004.jpg Who is rooting for Jeb Bush?

Bush is right that Americans love a good comeback story, but only if they see a candidate they can root for.

The Big Picture

Globe photos of the month, October 2015

A look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month, including fall colors, presidential candidates, and other events.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/02/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/maeda_constant-downpage_biz4-e1446474194686-570x326.jpg Constant Contact sold to Burlington company for $1.1b

Endurance International, which offers web-hosting services, is spending $1.1 billion to buy the e-mail marketing company.



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Two new blockbuster books containing leaked documents about the Vatican?s internal financial operations are set for release in the next few days.