What Bostonians need to know this week

Roxbury, MA - 10/11/2017 - Boston Mayoral Debate between Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and City Councillor Tito Jackson moderated by Boston Globe reporter, Adrian Walker at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury.  The debate is the first of two scheduled debates between the two candidates.  -  (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section:  Metro, Reporter:  Incaps, Topic: 12debate, LOID:  8.3.3994547023.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and City Councillor Tito Jackson at a debate earlier this month in Roxbury moderated by Boston Globe reporter Adrian Walker. –Barry Chin / The Boston Globe

Hey Boston, hope you’ve been enjoying yet another unseasonably warm October weekend. The Patriots have a Super Bowl LI rematch against the Falcons on Sunday Night Football. Click over for live updates on the game.

What you missed over the weekend:

This is still happening: Hurricane victims in Texas and Floridaand especially Puerto Rico — are still trapped in a struggle to recover (or simply escape) from the devastation to impact their homes. At a concert Saturday, all five living former presidents came together to ask the country to do the same to help their fellow citizens. Here’s how you can help.

It’s official: The Red Sox announced the hiring of Alex Cora as their new manager Sunday (though reports of the news began trickling out Saturday). In a statement, the Red Sox said Cora is a “natural leader for our clubhouse.


#MeToo: In a video with a few of her female colleagues, Sen. Elizabeth Warren shared a personal story of sexual harassment from when she was a young law school professor.

Allegations at Fidelity: The Boston-based financial firm is doing some soul-searching following the recent firing of two male portfolio managers for alleged sexual harassment.

Tragedy in Lowell: A community has been left shocked and grieving after a 7-year-old boy was mauled and killed by two pit bulls Saturday afternoon. Several witnesses recalled the horrifying scene Sunday to The Boston Globe.

The Kyrie chronicles: The Celtics guard was fined by the NBA this weekend for his rather profane response to a Philadelphia fan’s taunt. Irving said he takes full responsibility for what he said — but doesn’t have any regrets.

What to make of The TB12 Method: Tom Brady’s new book may be on The New York Times bestseller list, but should you really follow its advice? We asked a few health and medical experts what they thought.

What to know this week:

HQ2 ICYMI: A lot of news broke late last week about the bids submitted by Boston and other New England cities for Amazon’s second headquarter. Keep on on all the Amazon news — from the sleek headquarter renderings to the implications for local transit — right here.


On the local front: The Massachusetts State Senate is set to hold a hearing Monday on the sweeping healthcare reform bill they introduced last week.

Debate night: Mayor Marty Walsh and Councilor Tito Jackson face off in their second debate (but the first to be televised) before next month’s mayoral election Tuesday night on WGBH. The debate will also be streamed online. Here’s what you missed during their first event earlier this month.

Attention conspiracy theorists: President Donald Trump says he has no plans to block the release of thousands of secret government files on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, which are scheduled to be made public Thursday. That said, don’t expect any earth-shaking news anytime soon; it’s going to take some time to sort through the massive trove. Here’s some background on the files from this past summer.

What’s happening in Boston:

Important: Remember the Camberville hot dog crawl this past summer? Get ready for the first annual fried chicken crawl, which runs Monday through Sunday at six restaurants in Cambridge and Somerville.

Probably more important: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will be at Once Somerville on Monday morning to rally in support of progressive candidates for the upcoming elections in Cambridge and Somerville.

T-Pain… in acoustic?: Seriously. The normally auto-tuned hip hot artist is bringing his barebones tour Wednesday night to The Sinclair in Cambridge.

Put on your saris, it’s time to celebrate Diwali: The MFA is hosting a free celebration of Diwali beginning at 4 p.m. Wednesday, with music, dancing, and galleries highlighting South Asian art (and unlike in this space, likely no references to The Office).


Run for a cause: Shatterproof’s Rise Up Against Addition fundraiser 5K run and walk gets set Saturday morning in Franklin Park. According to the event’s organizers, Gov. Charlie Baker and former Patriots linebacker Andre Tippett are expected to be among the thousands of runners.

Book Fest: The ninth annual Boston Book Festival takes over Copley Square on Saturday. The stacked lineup of presenters should be reason enough for avid consumers of any kind of media to attend.

Now for the Halloween-themed events…

Pets in costumes: From the Faneuil Hall to the Esplanade to the Seaport, there are a lot of options this week for those who enjoy dressing their pets in Halloween costumes.

Runners in costumes: Shake off the Halloween party hangover and run through the heart of Boston in your costume Saturday morning in the annual Costume Dash 5K.

Trick or treat at the zoo: The Franklin Park Zoo is inviting children to trick or treat inside the zoo and watch animals receive pumpkins, amid other “haunted happenings”  all weekend.

Adult tricking-or-treating: Adults who want to get in on the Halloween action are in luck. The Boston Children’s Museum morphs into the Boston Grown-ups Museum Thursday night for a 21+ party called “Fright Night.” And Dorchester Brewing is hosting a Trick or Beer Bash all day Saturday, which includes a new beer release, candy, and a costume contest.

So(Wa) very spooky: The SoWa open market of the season is taking on the holiday theme as well, for what it claims is “Boston’s biggest Halloween Party.”

This week’s Patriots schedule:

Week 8: Sunday, Oct. 29: 1 p.m. versus the Los Angeles Chargers on CBS

This week’s Celtics schedule:

Tuesday, Oct. 24: 7:30 p.m. versus the New York Knicks on NBC Sports Boston

Thursday, Oct, 26: 8 p.m. at the Milwaukee Bucks on TNT

Saturday, Oct. 28: 8 p.m. at the Miami Heat on NBC Sports Boston

This week’s Bruins schedule:

Thursday, Oct. 26: 7 p.m. versus the San Jose Sharks on NESN

Saturday, Oct. 28: 7 p.m. versus the Los Angeles Kings on NESN


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