Kavanaugh accuser agrees to testify Thursday

Christine Blasey Ford will testify in an open hearing on Thursday at 10 a.m. about what she says was a sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at a party decades ago.

Demonstrators were placed under arrest outside Senator Chuck Grassley’s Capitol Hill office on Thursday.

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Women’s rights activists infuriated by Kavanaugh’s defenders

If the public decides you should not be held accountable for what you did as a drunken 17-year-old, some wondered, what message does that send today’s 17-year-olds?

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Gas infrastructure in Mass.: A recipe for disaster?

The lines that wend through the state, beneath city streets, and into people’s homes are overseen by a patchwork of bureaucracies and a regulatory system that largely trusts utility companies to police themselves.

South Lawrence, MA - September 22, 2018: SPC Matthew Gallen of the Massachusetts Army National Guardhelps distribute hot plates units to residents on Springfield Street in South Lawrence, MA on September 22, 2018. Members of the Massachusetts National Guard began distributing thousands of hot plates to Merrimack Valley residents late Saturday morning, part of a massive relief effort launched following the devastating series of gas explosions and fires rocked the area more than a week ago and left thousands without gas service. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff) section: Metro reporter:

More relief efforts are headed for Merrimack Valley

Monday will see the launch of a massive gas pipeline replacement project and the distribution of thousands of space heaters.

Man shot in Jamaica Plain Saturday night dies

At the scene Saturday night, Boston Police Commissioner William Gross said the man had suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

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The release of criminals who were once deemed sexually dangerous is not unusual, according to state Department of Correction data.

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Charlotte’s Legendary Lobster Pound in Southwest Harbor can no longer let customers request meat from lobsters sedated with marijuana.

18-month-old boy found in Easton parking lot

A man later called police and said he had “accidently left the child” in a shopping cart after a trip to the store.

A screen capture of the SunSetter Retractable Awnings commercial, which has been airing nationally every spring and summer for 14 years.

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The sun may never set on this low-key, unforgettable ad

It did not involve Clydesdales or polar bears or Michael Jordan. It’s an ad for retractable awnings. And it has been seen hundreds of millions of times.

Rob Gronkowski was nearly traded to the Detroit Lions in the offseason, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Sunday.

Rob Gronkowski was reportedly almost traded to the Detroit Lions

Gronkowski resisted the trade because he didn’t want to play anywhere except in New England with Tom Brady.

PATRIOTS AT LIONS | 8:20 P.M. (NBC)

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The Patriots go up against former defensive coordinator Matt Patricia on in prime time.

Hamilton, MA -- 3/06/2018 - At the technical rehearsal for semi-finals, Deb and the actors from the Peabody Veterans Memorial High School drama club disbanded after posing for a group photo. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: Reporter: Jenna Russell

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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Doris Kearns Goodwin distills lessons from a study of four presidents who overcame withering challenges.

Ideas | Vanessa Weiland and Lena Sibulesky

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In the US, about 20,000 kidney transplants are performed each year — too slow a pace for the 95,000 Americans waiting for kidneys.

MICHELLE SINGLETARY | THE COLOR OF MONEY

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If you’re low-income, having bad or no credit can make you even more financially unstable, according to new research.

Connections | Magazine

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My father’s clothes were the least remarkable thing about him. After he died, wearing them gave me comfort.

Love Letters

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We’re happily married with kids, but this flirtation has been going on for five years.

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The Celtics forward has not played in an NBA game in close to a year.

Fall Fashion | Magazine

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/17/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/main0923fashion.jpg ’80s glam meets Western details in this season’s lively looks

Attention-grabbing colors and whimsical colors and textures bring a sense of fun to these fall ensembles, photographed at a New Hampshire fair.

Opinion & Ideas

Ideas | David Jenemann

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As the playoffs approach, it’s worth paying a little attention to the mitts and gloves that make so much drama on the diamond possible.

Special reports

Stranger in the house

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The need for home care is soaring, and much of it is done by immigrants willing to take on this hard and low-paying work.

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Lawrence resident Altagracia Castellanos thanked Specialist Genesis Martinez after receiving a hot plate.

Lawrence residents appreciate the help, but remain concerned

About 7,000 hot plates are being handed out to Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover after gas explosions and fires. And space heaters will be provided to residents, but the weather will get much colder before repairs are complete.

STAT

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Antibiotic-resistant bacteria that have infected more than 100 people have been linked to pet store puppies.

Love Letters: The Podcast

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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

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

Globe event

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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.

Podcast

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A true-crime podcast about the most valuable — and confounding — art heist in history: the theft of 13 irreplaceable artworks from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.

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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.

Crossword

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