Unions want voters to decide on charter school cap

The Massachusetts Education Justice Alliance?s letter to state legislators was pointed. ?We cannot compromise out of fear,? it read.

Boston City Council candidates were busy on the stump Monday. Left: At-Large City Councilor Michelle Wu spoke with patrons at Victoria?s Diner in Roxbury. Right: At-Large City Councilor Michael F. Flaherty and his mother, Peggy, campaigned at the Nate Smith House.

City Council candidates make final push in waning hours

Hopefuls crisscrossed the city, greeting commuters at T stops, stalking shoppers outside stores, and marching door to door.

Police at scene of standoff in Canton

An incident is ongoing on Washington Street in Canton, according to police.

Scott Warren has slept on the Hyannis bandstand, where another homeless man, Ray Bastille, was found dead in March.

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In Hyannis, angst and debate about homelessness

Homelessness and addiction are not unique to Vacationland, but their presence is jarring against a beautiful tableau.

Melvin, as seen at one of his usual spots in Kenmore Square.


Though homeless, Melvin left his mark in Kenmore

A fixture in the square for more than 30 years, he died of an apparent overdose on Oct. 16.

How did a young girl end up in a Mattapan classroom?

Boston school officials spent much of Monday trying to identify the soft-spoken girl, who showed up at the Charles H. Taylor Elementary School.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/01/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/a8020480-8311-418d-8df7-3012536be126.jpg Wreckage of lost El Faro ship is identified

A US naval team found the sunken vessel just east of the Bahamas, federal officials said.

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 hopes his story will give reassurance to young people. ?It?s not something to be ashamed of,? he said.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/03/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/02122012_12wetrain.2-8181265.jpg 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.

Ambitious school funding plan faces significant roadblocks

A bipartisan panel on Monday recommended hundreds of millions of dollars be poured into the state?s K-12 education system.

Ruth Ford posed for a portrait outside the Department of Public Health in Boston. The longest-serving employee in state government, she retired on Friday.

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70 years on the job, but no regrets for Ruth Ford

Ford, who was the longest-serving employee in state government, retired on Friday after decades of public service.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/02/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/AP254517204541.jpg Evangelical vote is splintered in Iowa

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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/03/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/200_ben_carson_church.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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/31/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/151030_WALKER_vape_8146x.jpg At ?vape? competitions, it?s all about community

Around 100 people came together Friday to watch ? and face-off for cash prizes ? in a ?Cloud Competition? at a Quincy vape shop.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/02/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/11152011_15namesronson2-8097965.jpg 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.

Top: Student filmmakers (front) Liam Mulcahy; (middle row, from left) Audrey Larson, Shay Martin, Margaret Gill, James Sowinski, and Lizzy Embick; (back row, from left) Emily Wood, John Kohler, Kevin Castro, and Rajaiah Jones.

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Teen directors seize the film festival stage

While the Boston International Kids Film Festival includes adult-made films, around a third are made by children and teenagers, many from the Boston area.

Dr. Ronald Arky and Dr. Nancy Oriol joined the fun at a recent Harvard dance  event that was part of the school?s humanities Initiative for physicians in training.

STAT | Pulse of Longwood

Harvard joins growing trend of arts education in medical schools

Drama, dance, and literature are used to help medical students become empathetic and reflective doctors.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/03/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_st2219A_spts-8049--90x90.jpg 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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/03/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/09f0054ed57f465abba4022227cad31a-765e209e0bd947daa3140894adb1058e-0-5113.jpg Nova Star ferry service put at anchor while creditors pursue money owed

The ship never attracted the passengers it needed to break even for its Nova Scotia service.

@Large | Michael Andor Brodeur

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/02/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/atlargefoodvideos-4232.jpg Quickie online cooking videos? Groan appetit.

A wave of quickie cooking videos on social media has me losing my appetite.

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.


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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/02/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/zucker102-1266659-e1446499803520-570x326-5105--90x90.jpg 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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Two new blockbuster books containing leaked documents about the Vatican?s internal financial operations are set for release in the next few days.