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Health Alliance stiffens Ebola preparation, but will send infected to Boston hospitals

Health Alliance stiffens Ebola preparation, but will send infected to Boston hospitals

Protective equipment for nurses and doctors has been upgraded, but patients with symptoms and a suspect travel history won’t be admitted for treatment at CHA clinics.

Judge reverses order halting forest cutting after four more arrested during protests (updated)

Judge reverses order halting forest cutting after four more arrested during protests (updated)

A temporary restraining order against tree-clearing in the Silver Maple Forest went into place late Monday morning, after a weekend in which developers went on cutting as a judge mulled the issues.

Arrests at Silver Maple Forest rise to nine as judge mulls injunction on razing trees

Arrests at Silver Maple Forest rise to nine as judge mulls injunction on razing trees

With the removal of trees from the Silver Maple Forest continuing while a judge considers an injunction against the destruction, four people were arrested Friday crossing onto developer land in a protest.

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Features

Five things to do this weekend: Oct. 25-26

Five things to do this weekend: Oct. 25-26

Kids Halloween events; Somerville Food Day; “Tomes of Terror: Nevermore” radio play; The Armory of Horror haunted experience; and “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

Five things to do this weekend: Oct. 18-19

Five things to do this weekend: Oct. 18-19

Home Movie Day; Harvest Fest beer and food tasting event; pumpkin-carving concert; Boogie Woogie and Blues Piano; and Mozart and Sibelius by the MIT Symphony Orchestra.

Opinion

Reasons behind squeezing in bus stop don’t help pedestrians squeeze past it

Reasons behind squeezing in bus stop don’t help pedestrians squeeze past it

A new bus stop stretches across more than 60 percent of the sidewalk, is an eyesore and seems little used. Here’s why it’s here to stay.

Dense developments in West Cambridge? They’re on officials’ radar, possible now

Dense developments in West Cambridge? They’re on officials’ radar, possible now

There is city management and City Council support for upzoning West Cambridge, and large, dense projects can be built there right now despite the lack of housing or citywide development master plans.

Film

‘John Wick’: Russians wrong their hitman, lighting the fuse that brings big explosion

‘John Wick’: Russians wrong their hitman, lighting the fuse that brings big explosion

Keanu Reeves, directed by two stuntmen, leads an all-star cast in a refreshingly straight-up, chin-out, no-punches-pulled action flick.

Food

‘Now, Forager’ is dinner, movie date night that cuts deep into high cuisine, marriage

‘Now, Forager’ is dinner, movie date night that cuts deep into high cuisine, marriage

Self-described Arlington girl Julia Halperin brings her foodie flick “Now, Forager” to the Somerville Theater, and Cuisine en Locale transforms it into dinner.

Names

Cross-Sanchez becomes Possible Project exec for development, communication

Cross-Sanchez becomes Possible Project exec for development, communication

Cross-Sanchez joins nonprofit from the Wentworth Institute of Technology, where she helped secured $30 million in private and corporate support.

Comedy

Sick, blood-soaked ‘Penny Dreadful’ back for ImprovBoston GoreFest, starts Oct. 23

Sick, blood-soaked ‘Penny Dreadful’ back for ImprovBoston GoreFest, starts Oct. 23

GoreFest, ImprovBoston’s 12-year Halloween tradition, brings backs its “Gruesome Tale of Penny Dreadful” for eight shows starting Oct. 23.