Senate set to vote on Kavanaugh


// Brett Kavanaugh and the tears of a bully

Kavanaugh went before the Senate Judiciary Committee and poured every ounce of emotion he could summon into saving his nomination.


// Christine Blasey Ford was more credible

Absent an FBI investigation of sexual misconduct allegations, Brett Kavanaugh shouldn?t be on the court.

Opinion | Jennifer Braceras

// Feinstein played Ford like a pawn

That is not a condemnation of Ford, it is a condemnation of Feinstein. Saying so isn?t ?survivor shaming,? it?s ?Senate shaming.?

Opinion | Martha Coakley

// Angry and defiant, Kavanaugh brings heat but no light

Kavanaugh was clearly emotional, but that emotion does not give us real insight into whether he is telling the truth.

? The Judiciary Committee plans to vote Friday morning on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. The full Senate could start taking procedural votes Saturday, and the final vote could be as early as Tuesday.

? On Thursday, Christine Blasey Ford testified that she was "100 percent" certain Kavanaugh was the one who attacked her.

? In his own testimony, Kavanaugh called the hearing a "national disgrace" and said he would "never" step back from the nomination.

// GOP races ahead to vote on Kavanaugh?s nomination

The Senate Judiciary Committee, where the initial vote on Kavanaugh will be held, is narrowly split with an 11-10 Republican majority.


// Judicial ambition and #MeToo collide in a public spectacle

It was an uncomfortable and rare sight ? a nominee to the highest court in the land crying before a panel of Senators ? in a performance that seemed tuned as much to defending his honor as to salvaging his nomination.

// Ford?s testimony leaves women riveted

Excruciating. Offensive. Heartbreaking. And yet familiar. Many women who watched Christine Blasey Ford testify cringed through her questioning and identified with the witness more than they might have expected.

Former state senator Brian Joyce.

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Former state senator Brian Joyce found dead at his home

Foul play is not suspected, and the state medical examiner is expected to determine the cause and manner of his death. Joyce was 56.

// In Wellfleet, locals raise shark concerns

Around 300 Cape Cod residents filled a Wellfleet school?s gymnasium to voice an array of concerns.

// A small, terrier-type dog found emaciated in Beverly, animal control needs your help

The 10-year-old male dog, which the animal rescue league has named ?Angel,? was found in ?appalling condition,? according to State Police.

// Springfield agrees to pay $885,000 to four black men who alleged they were beaten by off-duty officers

The men alleged they were beaten by off-duty Springfield police officers outside a popular bar in 2015, and then denied justice because of a police coverup. Springfield Mayor Domenic J. Sarno said that department disciplinary proceedings against officers implicated in the incident will continue.

// BC launches a major initiative to improve its sports programs

A $150 million fund-raising campaign will back the effort to make BC a national contender, especially in football and basketball.

// Jets offensive coordinator takes a shot at Patriots

The Jets have had headset problems in each game this season, and Jeremy Bates said things like that tend to happen, ?especially in New England.?


// Busy agenda awaits Massport?s next CEO

As the Massachusetts Port Authority searches for a new leader, its board must decide whether to hire a coach or a superstar, a conductor or a soloist.

// Lawrence family that lost home in explosions files lawsuit against Columbia Gas

A family that suffered serious injuries and lost their home due to a gas explosion that killed a Lawrence teenager on Sept. 13 is suing Columbia Gas of Massachusetts.

2018 MCAS scores for Mass. schools

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released 2018 MCAS results on Thursday.

Affectiva Automotive AI identifies a driver?s state of mind, such as drowsiness, distraction or anger.


Tech Lab

Back seat driver? New car cams may soon sense driver fatigue, texting, other distractions

Boston-based Affectiva is testing facial-recognition software in cars to determine if a driver is distracted, angry, scared, sleepy, or drunk.

TV Critic?s Corner

// A tired ?Murphy Brown? returns to take on Trump

So many of the jokes have already made the rounds on social media, probably months or even years ago.

// Vermont lawmaker resigns, citing racial harassment and husband?s health

Kiah Morris, the only African-American woman in the Vermont House of Representatives, announced her resignation Tuesday.

Perspective | Magazine

// Why are Asian-Americans crazy about ?Crazy Rich Asians?? It isn't about them.

The movie glosses over the obsession with status and materialism that permeates certain sectors of Chinese society in Asia.

Two named to lead search for Boston school chief

The task begins as interim superintendent Laura Perille has repeatedly declined to say whether she will apply for the job.

Pedestrian hit by vehicle on I-95, has life-threatening injuries

The crash happened near a service center in Lexington.

Opinion & Ideas


// Charlie Baker?s chance to shape the Gaming Commission

Big decisions are on the horizon ? choices that will have far-reaching impact on thousands of jobs and millions in state tax revenues.

Special reports

// The world, the stage, the way ahead

Lost and alone, Deb made a decision to reclaim the only home she?d ever had, whatever the risk.


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The Big Picture

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Big picture

A drama unfolds in Peabody

Deb was still new to this high school in Peabody, and had found her way to the vaunted theater program, establishing a foothold in a realm that felt magical.

Real Estate

Home of the Week: Two-bedroom condo in a former school listed for $399,900

Built in 1931, it served as a school for decades before it was converted into a condo complex known as Academy Park. Search more Fall House Hunt listings at


// China embraces genetic testing, seeking answers on destiny and identity

The rhetoric compelling Chinese consumers to sequence their genomes sounds like astrology, but with the veneer of science.

Love Letters: The Podcast

// Until next year, my sweetheart

In a special bonus episode, Meredith Goldstein explores what happens to summer romance when the summer ends, and ?Wet Hot American Summer? creator David Wain shares a girl-crazy memory from his own camp days.

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Real Estate

//$medium.jpg Despite debt, millennials are the biggest home-buying generation. How?

Slightly more than a third of all home purchases were made by millennials over the past year.

Globe event

// Seattle?s mayor talks growing pains that offer some lessons for Boston

Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan spoke at a Globe event on how innovation is shaping our world, and she?s in high demand among the hundreds of mayors gathered in Boston.


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