Schumer, Pelosi say they have deal with Trump on young immigrants

Senator Chuck Schumer and Representative Nancy Pelosi, both Democrats, announced a deal with President Trump.

// $115m gift, BU?s largest ever, will fund life sciences and engineering research

Boston University is launching something akin to a venture fund to jump-start more collaborative research.

Senator Bernie Sanders unveiled the broad strokes of his plan Wednesday, along with 15 Democratic cosponsors.

There?s a Democratic split over single-payer care (not that you?d notice)

Many are questioning whether a government takeover of the health care system, and the required higher taxes to pay for it, are the right policy for a wounded Democratic party.

// At last, decency at Bridgewater

All along, advocates have been saying Bridgewater could be reformed, that if only our leaders could find the will, the way would be obvious. It?s infuriating how right they were.

Ivelisse Florentino boarded a bus with her three children outside their temporary housing at the Home Suites Inn in Waltham. From left are emily Familia, 16, Daniel Santana, 9, and Daniela Santana, 10.

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Is putting a homeless family in a motel room the right choice?

One family?s story puts a spotlight on one of the state?s most difficult and emotional entitlement programs, now at the core of the lawsuit.

// A man asked for time alone with his mother. Then he shot her, police say

The R.I. man is accused of shooting his 70-year-old mother to death while she lay in the intensive care unit.

// Feds ban use of Kaspersky software

The Russia-based computer security company has its US headquarters in Woburn.

// ?I?m no longer burying friends and classmates, I?m burying kids I used to babysit?

In Dorchester, residents Wednesday night addressed a recent spate of violence in Boston?s Cape Verdean community.

// Kennedy Institute for the Senate picks new president

The Edward M. Kennedy Institute?s board has hired a longtime college administrator to be its new president.

Nestor Ramos

// So you want to hold a ?free speech? rally on Boston Common

A few quick guidelines to make your next terrible event a success.

A banner is unfurled over the Green Monster during the fourth inning.

Barry Chin/Globe Staff

The sign on the Monster, and the monster behind the sign

Maybe it?s a measure of just how stilted our national conversation is at the moment that so many people could not make sense of the banner unfurled from atop the Green Monster on Wednesday night.


// Red Sox lose to Athletics at Fenway

Doug Fister lasted just four innings, allowing six runs on six hits.


// Harry Edwards has seen, lived the struggle of African-American athletes

Edwards helped lay the groundwork for today?s athletes who advocate for civil rights and equality.

// Father of suspect in Groton killings struggles to understand

Orion Krause, a talented musician and Oberlin College graduate, is accused of fatally beating his mother, maternal grandparents, and a caretaker.

// Ambitious Rhode Island music fest ends in chaos

The Newport Contemporary Music Series boasted a star-studded lineup, but it cratered amid charges of broken promises, rank amateurism, and more than $100,000 in unpaid musicians fees.

North Washington Street Bridge, which connects Charlestown to the North End, will be replaced in stages beginning next spring, with construction expected to take as long as five years.

Another big bridge project starting soon in Boston

The North Washington Street Bridge, the easternmost crossing over the Charles River, will be replaced in a project that could last as long as five years.

Heidi Arnold sorted through the wreckage of her office in Coral Bay to see if she could salvage anything in the Coral Bay section of St. John.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

A famed hurricane refuge is filled with rubble

When Hurricane Irma plowed through the Caribbean last week, the small, isolated community of Coral Bay at the eastern edge of St. John became close to ground zero for the destruction.


// Household income in Massachusetts was way up last year

Significantly, the gains weren?t split by inequality or confined to those in upper income brackets.

// Martin Shkreli has bail revoked after Facebook post on Hillary Clinton

Shkreli is headed to jail while awaiting sentencing after he posted an offer to pay $5,000 for securing a strand of Hillary Clinton?s hair.

// Hurricane Jose continues its weird loop in the Atlantic

It?s not known where Hurricane Jose will go after it completes its loop in the Atlantic Ocean.

// Bernie & Phyl?s is at it again with racy T ads

The agency behind the company?s edgy subway car ads says they are getting under people?s skin and business is booming.

Special reports

// A hockey pro dies, and coach he said raped him is free

David Gove, a former Cape Cod hockey prodigy, is dead at 38. Felony charges have been dropped against the coach he said raped him as a boy.


// This week in weed

Witness the birth of the marijuana industry in Massachusetts and catch up on national pot headlines every Saturday.

Opinion & Ideas


// As Trump retreats, Mass. steps up to protect workers

Maura Healey?s office recovered $6 million in stolen wages for Massachusetts in the last fiscal year.

Fall Arts Preview 2017

Fall Arts preview

// A guide to the best of what to see and do in Boston

A complete guide to movies, music, books, arts, theater, and family events in the Greater Boston area this season.