Mass. GOP calls for probe into lawyers? donations

Conservatives want federal and state watchdogs to investigate more than $1 million in campaign contributions made to Democrats.

// Unions cry foul over charter school ad starring Baker

The teachers? unions say the ad is funded by donations from executives from financial firms that manage the state?s pension funds.

// Scrutiny over forensics expands to ballistics

The ripple effects from a report questioning the science of analyzing firearms have reached Aaron Hernandez?s double murder trial.

Mother, twin daughters were looking for stuffed animal when hit by alleged drunk driver

The 36-year-old and her children are still in the hospital after being struck during Salem?s Halloween celebration last night.

// What Pikeocalypse? Mass. Pike commute goes better than expected

The first workday commute after the switch to all-electronic tolling ?went really well? as officials continue to demolish tollbooths on the highway.

// Here?s where Mass. millionaires live

How many million-dollar earners live in your hometown?

// Evacuation, street closures ordered after crew punctures gas line

A construction crew pierced a gas line near Government Center, leading firefighters to evacuate two office buildings and order street closures.


// How the food industry shapes America?s diet

At the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo, companies and trade groups helped pay the way for one of the biggest events of the year.

// Editorial cartoon: Is legal cannabis a cure or curse?

An eyewitness?s notebook.

Officer?s wife accused of falsely claiming home was vandalized with ?BLM? initials

The woman admitted to fabricating a robbery report to detectives, and also admitted to spray painting ?BLM? on her home, Millbury police said.

// Boston?s busing history highlighted as John Oliver tackles school segregation

The host of ?Last Week Tonight? discussed a topic that could stir up emotions among some in Boston.

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The future of Cambridge is in solar energy?and a 3,000-year-old concept

Paul Lyons moved from Mexico to Cambridge 20 years ago, bringing his expertise in solar energy and the ancient belief that to preserve a place is to preserve its people.

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West Roxbury Ma 10-19-2016 Teacher Christian Scott (cq) uses QR Code Technology in his Civics in Action class, for 8th graders at the Patrick Lyndon Elementary School. The students are looking at this years Presidential Election as a topic of study. Boston Globe Staff/Photographer Jonathan Wiggs

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Is this election safe to teach at schools?

Elections create real-time civics lessons for students, but the 2016 race has created a particular quandary for educators.

// Medford police union leader apologizes for Clinton ?arrest? photo

Harold MacGilvray said the photo was taken spontaneously and was ?absolutely not? meant to be a political statement.

// Are these Boston spots haunted?

The Boston area is known for its abundant history, culture, and innovation. But the centuries also leave behind ghosts, legends, and events that defy explanation.

from the archives

// Nostalgic Halloween

Photos found in the Globe archive are sure to scare up fond Halloween memories.


// 5 haunted hospitals to get you in the Halloween spirit

Perhaps the disembodied voices and shadowy figures can be explained by science, but where?s the fun in that?


// My ?Hamilton?-crazed children are defending Aaron Burr

Is nothing sacred? How to face quicksilver cultural change as a family.

// It?s not me, MBTA, it?s you

Tory Bullock just can?t take it anymore.

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Chris Hogan may be Tom Brady?s deep threat

After facing Hogan when he was in Buffalo for the last four years, Brady is happy to have him as a teammate.


// The tragedy that Boston forgot

One hundred years ago, Boston witnessed a horrific trolley accident that killed 46 people. Although it was dubbed the ?worst tragedy in the history of the city? at the time, it has now been all but forgotten.

// Hilary Duff apologizes after she dresses as Pilgrim, boyfriend as Native American

Duff?s boyfriend put on a headdress and face paint to go as an American Indian.

Mandy Moore and Lonnie Chavis in ?This Is Us.??

TV Critic?s Corner

TV?s best family dramas: They will make you cry

Here are the shows that made the list for best family dramas on television.

Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | Niall Ferguson

// Can ?Clissinger? save the US relationship with China?

Hillary Clinton shows an affinity for the foreign policy views of Henry Kissinger, and when it comes to China, that could be a good thing.

Globe investigations

The desperate and the dead

// The broken covenant

Behind the fragmented state of mental health care lies a political system failure that spans decades ? and continues.

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