Muslim girl, 10, ‘scared’ after receiving hateful letters at school

Hemenway Elementary School principal Liz Simon spoke to the media while holding a message of support and love from one of her students.

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The girl received hateful letters at Framingham’s Hemenway Elementary School, and her family hopes “this doesn’t happen to any other child at this age,” her uncle said.

// Sleeping staff, disregard for safety found at Brockton VA nursing home

Investigators found a nurse and a nurse’s aide fast asleep during their shifts — one dozed in a darkened room while the other was wrapped in a blanket in the locked cafeteria.

// Trooper injured trying to stop wrong-way driver; three vehicles hit before driver crashes

The trooper moved his cruiser in front of the suspected drunk driver’s vehicle, but instead of stopping, the driver smashed into the cruiser and continued driving north.

// Civil rights group demanding outtakes from ‘The Apprentice’ to prove Trump is racially biased

The group Lawyers for Civil Rights alleges that reality show outtakes contain President Trump using racial and ethnic slurs.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke to journalists before heading into a Democratic caucus meeting.

Seth Moulton, Nancy Pelosi trade zingers as she makes another bid for speaker

As Democrats prepare to take control of the House in January, intra-party tension is spilling out into the open.

// Fox News says it supports CNN’s effort to get Jim Acosta’s White House pass back

President Trump’s favorite news channel said on Wednesday that it supports CNN’s legal effort to get Jim Acosta’s White House press credentials back.

Opinion | Tom Mashberg

// Survivor of Malibu fires: ‘The wind doesn’t care who you are’

Malibu resident describes his frightening bolt to safety and punctures the myth that Malibu is only for the rich.

Talking Points AM | Larry Edelman

// Go ahead and scoff, but Amazon HQ2 was not all about money

While there are plenty of smart and reasonable people who will never see it otherwise, let's consider the reasons why New York and the D.C. suburbs beat out more than 200 other bids.

Child with special needs left in van for 4 hours en route to Revere school

The state’s Department of Children and Families is investigating a van driver and monitor who, after taking children to school, left a young child with special needs unattended.

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Top Places to Work

As leadership styles lean kinder, how do bosses make unpopular decisions?

For bosses, being liked and making good decisions can be a tricky balance.

The Fine Print | Sean Murphy

// Zipcar ended her membership because of a car dent. But was it really about her age?

An 89-year-old Cambridge woman was terminated from the service after a minor mishap in a parking garage.

These maps show how much snow this week’s storm is bringing

Parts of Massachusetts could see up to several inches of snow by Friday as a nor’easter bears down on the region starting Thursday night.


// Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen spotted at ‘Hamilton’ in Boston

“I just turned around — it was like, ‘Oh my god.’ ”

// Hospital leaders apologize, acknowledge mistakes cost Laura Levis her life

For the first time, Peter DeMarco and officials from Cambridge Health Alliance, the parent company of Somerville Hospital, sat face to face — more than two years after Laura Levis’s death.

// Looking for a new home? This Maine one is up for grabs — with a catch

The National Park Service is looking for a volunteer to move a 135-year-old historic home that’s at risk of demolition.

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Bob Ryan

New book shows us a very different, friendlier Bill Belichick

“Fridays With Bill” combs through the coach’s end-of-week press conferences for his most engaging, almost ebullient moments.

Love Letters

// Keeping our relationship going after college has been tough

Now that we’ve graduated, he seems to be putting distance between us. Can love last at 22?

// Boston Children’s Hospital study may add to case supporting low carb diet

Researchers found that the number of calories people burned was significantly greater when they were on a low-carb diet rather than a high-carb diet.

Liam Neeson and Viola Davis in the heist movie “Widows.”

Movie Review

In ‘Widows,’ an all-star cast finds trouble in Chicago

Viola Davis and Liam Neeson head the cast in this twisty, overstuffed film directed by Steve McQueen (“12 Years a Slave”).

// Monica Lewinsky thinks Bill Clinton ‘should want to apologize’

On the eve of a new documentary series called “The Clinton Affair,” Lewinsky reflects on telling her own story.

// ‘One marijuana, please.’ Here’s how to avoid embarrassing yourself in the new pot shops

How do I pay? What do I need to bring? What happens when I walk in? With recreational pot sales just days away in Massachusetts, here’s what you need to know.

Opinion & Ideas


// Editorial: No Amazon headquarters, so what?

We can’t help but wonder if Jeff Bezos seriously considered Boston’s bid at all for a second corporate headquarters for Amazon.

Special reports

Globe Magazine

// Help was a few feet away. Why didn’t they save her?

My wife, Laura Levis, did everything she could to save herself when the asthma attack began. She went to Somerville Hospital and called 911, too. How could she have been left to die just outside the emergency room?


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The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Globe staff photos of the month, October 2018

Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month: fall colors, Halloween, and a World Series victory.


// A startup for diabetes patients will only get paid by insurers if its service works

Virta Health is one of a number of medical companies experimenting with payment structures tied to how well patients fare.