Brother of Bulger slaying suspect: ?Their paths never crossed?

Paul DeCologero never crossed paths with James ?Whitey? Bulger and had no motive to kill him, says his brother, who blames federal authorities.

// Hazelton inmates were known to use locks as weapons. Some wanted them banned

The Federal Bureau of Prisons was urged last month to remove combination locks from all cells at the USP Hazelton prison in West Virginia where James ?Whitey? Bulger was killed.


//[1].jpg Bulger was a monster, but federal government must answer for his death

The brutal murder of the aging gangster in a West Virginia federal prison is an outrage that can?t be brushed off as just deserts or rough justice.

// Severe weather possible amid Friday night rain

There?s also a risk of thunderstorms that may pack damaging wind gusts. A tornado is even possible.

// Five things to know about Elizabeth Warren?s record in the US Senate

Warren?s national profile can obscure aspects of her record relevant to voters in her home state, who must decide whether to reelect her Tuesday.

// The pace of Trump?s misleading statements has increased. Here are the most recent ones

The media has been scrambling to keep up with President Trump?s false and misleading statements.

Are you ready to vote next week? Here?s our 2018 election guide

The November elections are right around the corner: Are you ready to vote?

// Is this ?the greatest political ad evah??

A quintessentially Boston ad, produced pro bono by a local ad agency, employed a tough townie to advocate for transgender rights in Tuesday?s election.

There was a steady stream of voters in Great Barrington for Friday, the last day of early voting.

More than 500,000 people voted early in Mass., Galvin says

That number is lower than the more than 1 million people who voted early in 2016, a presidential year.

Nurses marched around the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., in 2001 in support of a staffing ratio law to lower the number of patients per nurse in hospitals.


Calif.?s nurse staffing law offers lessons for Mass.

California?s measure has not brought disastrous financial results, as hospitals warned, nor was it a panacea for improving patient care that nurses had touted.

// MGH surgeon calls treatment of colleague on Boston-bound flight ?shameful?

?I am a 50 Something, white, male pediatric surgeon,? Dr. Peter Theodore Masiakos tweeted. ?I?ve never been asked for a license let alone twice. Shameful.?

// Here are the memories that stood out most covering these Red Sox

Writing on deadline behind home plate at Dodger Stadium, David Ortiz?s engulfing embrace of Mookie Betts, and more from another memorable World Series.

// The Red Sox kept the World Series party going with Rick Ross on Thursday

Yes, there was another champagne spray.

// Tom Brady is approaching a career milestone, and it has nothing to do with passing

The prolific Patriots quarterback could make a little bit of personal history Sunday night vs. the Packers.

Green Bay, WI 11/30/14 Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers shaking hands with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady after they defeated the Patriots 26-21 at Lambeau Field on Sunday November 30, 2014. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) Topic: Patriots Reporter:


Let?s not confuse Aaron Rodgers with Tom Brady as the greatest QB of all time

Sunday night, the greatest quarterback of all time will collect one more win.

Under a new contract with Boston Harbor Cruises, it will cost more than $13.5 million a year to run the T?s three ferry routes, compared with about $10 million last year.

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Starts & Stops

Ferries in Boston are really popular but about to get more expensive

While officials and advocacy groups consider new ferry service, the cost of running them is increasing ? and, probably, so are fares.

// Family pays tribute to Budweiser-swilling mom who loved her family more than anything ? except the Red Sox and Patriots

Jan Lois Lynch, who passed away on Oct. 18, had ?an unparalleled zest for life and an infectious laugh.?

// Alec Baldwin arrested in alleged parking dispute punch

Police say the actor was taken into custody just before 2 p.m. Friday in Manhattan?s West Village neighborhood.

// Gwyneth Paltrow shared a photo from her intimate wedding to Newton native Brad Falchuk

The couple tied the knot on Sept. 29.

Dinner With Cupid

// Blind date: ?She was tall and smelled like a Yankee Candle?

Will it be a swing and a miss for this Red Sox groundskeeper?

// 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

// Editorial board endorsement: Janet Mills for Maine governor

Janet Mills?s broad experience and pragmatic plans stand out in the Maine race.

Editorial Board Endorsement

// Reelect Gina Raimondo for Rhode Island governor

Gina Raimondo has focused laser-like on what should be Job #1 for any Rhode Island governor: Improving the state?s economy.

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 Big Picture

The Big Picture

Photos: Red Sox 2018 World Series victory parade

For the fourth time this century, the Red Sox rolled through Boston in triumph after winning the World Series.


// 2018 midterm elections

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// Voters want lower drug prices, but they?re poised to elect major pharma allies

Tuesday?s elections could install a Senate that includes a pharma CEO and two industry lobbyists.

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.