Columbia Gas may not meet Nov. 19 deadline to restore service

Thousands of people have been without heat or hot water since explosions and fires rocked the Merrimack Valley, and the deadline to restore service may be pushed back.

Phil Cronin used the SpotHero app to reserve a parking space three days in advance of a Red Sox playoff game, only to have the company blow off its

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SpotHero parking reservation is guaranteed ? except when it?s not

SpotHero?s CEO defended the company?s decision to renege on a patron?s $10 parking spot near Fenway Park after the Red Sox made the playoffs.

Part of Red Line replaced by shuttle buses after electrical fire

An electrical fire late Wednesday night has left Andrew Station without power ahead of the morning commute.

Baker rarely has to defend promise not to raise taxes

As a debate moderator pressed the Republican governor on taxes, Jay Gonzalez, the Democratic challenger, watched, waited his turn, and then . . . changed the subject.

// As political strain grows, pipe bombs target Democrats, CNN

The targets of the bombs were some of the figures most frequently criticized by President Trump.

// What to expect from this weekend?s nor?easter

Here?s the latest from forecasters on what to expect from this weekend?s nor?easter.

Building inspector Jack Roberto carried a painting of Jesus  from the First Baptist Church after fire gutted the church Tuesday night. The painting somehow was not damaged by the fire.

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Wakefield town center suffers a blow to the heart

Firefighters were still pouring water onto the historic First Baptist Church Wednesday morning, hours after an apparent lightning strike ignited a seven-alarm fire.

This image provided by Facebook shows the company's product called Portal. Facebook is marketing the device Portal, as a way for its more than 2 billion users to chat with one another without having to fuss with positioning and other controls. (Facebook via AP)

Tech Lab

Facebook has a new device to keep an eye on you. Is this a good thing?

Facebook?s new Portal device, seen in a commercial during Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night, will track users during video calls.

// National Grid, locked-out gas workers remain at odds

Union officials met with the state Department of Public Utilities to detail alleged safety violations.

Chesto Means Business

/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/10/24/ China tariffs take their toll in Mass., starting with iRobot

The Bedford-based company?s stock plunged after disclosing that a 10 percent tariff on many China-made robots will result in a $5 million bang-up to earnings in the current quarter.

// John C. Burke, a Globe editor who ?represented the best? about journalism, dies at 88

?He was not someone who said, ?Let?s let things happen.? That didn?t apply to John. He made things happen,? said Thomas Mulvoy, a former Globe managing editor.

// Peace group pulls Victims of Violence stone for six miles in remembrance

Those who went on the journey used the Victims of Violence stone as a symbol to remind others about the sacrifices made by those who have died from violence.

// SJC head emphasizes judicial independence in annual speech

A judge?s unpopular rulings should not be enough to remove a judge from his position, Chief Justice Ralph D Gants said in his State of the Judiciary address.


// How to keep your grocery bill and food waste down

The idea that going out for groceries must be a weekly, regular event has been so ingrained in me for so long that even armed with all this knowledge, I hardly knew how to question it.

// Come see Globe Live

After two sold-out seasons, Globe Live ? a live storytelling show featuring the Globe?s top journalists ? returns to the Emerson Paramount Center Nov. 3 & 4.

Opinion & Ideas

Editorial Board Endorsement

// Vote yes on Question 2

The Globe editorial board endorses a ballot question that would create an unpaid state commission to study ways to overturn Citizens United.

Special reports

// Inside our Secret Courts

Criminal charges often disappear. There are few rules and fewer records. In these private hearings, who you are ? and who you know ? may be just as important as right and wrong. Read the Spotlight report.


// The Globe Investigates

We go beyond just sharing stories: We?ll give you a window into how we report and hold officials accountable. Join us.

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Photos from the Red Sox? Game 2 victory

Globe photographers captured the sights of Wednesday?s game at Fenway Park.


// McCaskill, on the campaign trail, brands herself as pharma?s sworn enemy

She?s betting her political future on a simple hope: that voters care about enough drug pricing to give her another term in Washington.

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.

Listen:   Apple Podcasts   |   Stitcher   |   RadioPublic


Real Estate

//$medium-9070.jpg Are we ignoring ? or outright banning ? an easy affordable-housing fix?

Mobile homes may be the least expensive and most effective means of addressing the region?s housing shortage.

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.


// Play the crossword

Puzzled? Keep trying your hand at our interactive crossword and see if you can triumph.