New N.H. bank bucks the trend

Primary Bank founder Bill Greiner (left) and chief executive Bill Stone greeted guests as the Bedford, N.H., bank opened on Friday.

David Lane/Union Leader

In the aftermath of the Great Recession, simply opening a brick-and-mortar, community bank is enough to make national headlines.

// Walsh fight with Wynn escalates

A recent “he said, he said” episode is likely to add mistrust in a relationship of two men that is already marked with suspicion.

//[1].jpg NTSB reviews air traffic data in fatal Wis. plane crash

A Boston executive indicated he did not feel comfortable landing before his plane crashed in Wis. Thursday, according to air traffic audio.

// Spat over Nauset Spit vehicle ban divides Cape towns

Eastham and Orleans are at odds over jurisdiction for the barrier beach, which originated in Orleans but grew over the Eastham border.

A parade of hundreds of taxi drivers honked their horns in protest near Uber headquarters in Boston in May 2014.

Cambridge cab drivers plan strike for Monday

The one-day strike aims to pressure local officials into cracking down on Uber and other ride-hailing services.

Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington was right in the middle of a pregame conference with reporters.

Peter Abraham | On baseball

Ben Cherington says the Red Sox can be fixed — next year

The Red Sox are the worst team in the American League, the product of investing more in their lineup than the pitching staff.

//[1]-1359--90x90.jpg Climate change a challenge for GOP hopefuls

Most of the 17 GOP presidential candidates are skeptical about climate change, which could prove costly in the general election.


// Medford police chief says police officer has faced past complaints

It’s hard to imagine Mayor Michael J. McGlynn welcoming Stephen LeBert back to the force after what he did on Sunday night.

Ned Holstein of the National Parents Organization testified for change.

Fathers push states to update child custody laws

Mass. is considering a measure that moves toward more equal custody arrangements for divorced and separated parents.

Tammy Gladney and Eddie Magee enjoyed a drink at the Beachcomber, which will close early next month after 56 years in business.

Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff

Beachcomber joins the ranks of local venues to close

The popular Quincy bar that’s been a mainstay for music on the South Shore since 1959 will shutter its doors in September.

//[1].jpg Jim Koch says he will be ‘the last American owner of Boston Beer’

Even a company that named its top beer after a hero of the American Revolution may eventually forsake its home country.

A group of 6-year-old classmates in a Milton summer-enrichment class take a close look at “W hat Pet Should I Get?”

Local kids give new Dr. Seuss book a thumbs-up

Eleven 6-year-olds in a Milton summer-enrichment class were among the first kids in the country to hear “What Pet Should I Get.”

The phase-out of CVS’s film developing service began four years ago, as consumers began switching to digital cameras.

The Boston Globe/file 2003

CVS drives another nail in film’s coffin

The “1-Hour Photo” signs have come down outside CVS Pharmacy stores in Boston and throughout the US.

Margery Eagan | On Spirituality

Witnessing an abortion

With an abortion, there is no happy ending. That doesn’t mean the government should outlaw the practice.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady heads to the practice field during an NFL football training camp in Foxborough, Mass., Friday, July 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Brady, players union want fast verdict

Tom Brady’s attorneys said both parties believe a resolution can be reached on his disputed four-game suspension by Sept. 4.

Ronald Paquin appeared in court in 2002.

Expert testifies that local priest who raped child remains a danger

The testimony comes as prosecutors move to keep Ronald Paquin in prison even though he has completed his sentence.

Dominick Donovan

N.Y. man faces charges for killing puppies found in Revere

Dominick Donovan pleaded not guilty in Chelsea District Court Friday, and his bail was set at $2,500.

Hike the Whites

Vote for your favorite White Mountains adventure

Voting is down to the final two. Cast your vote and see which hike makes the final cut.

Ground Game


// Conversations with the 2016 presidential candidates

The Globe’s James Pindell sits down with presidential candidates and hopefuls to discuss the race.



// With Widett Circle, can Mayor Walsh reshape Boston?

If the city’s failed Olympics bid accomplished anything, it was to kindle a conversation about the future of the circle.

The Big Picture

A cyclist crossed a bridge in Christian A. Herter Park on the Charles River.

Lane Turner/Globe Staff

Globe photos of the month: July, 2015

Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month including the Fourth of July celebration.



// ‘Fishiness’ led to HubSpot firing, but few details revealed

CEO Brian Halligan and cofounder Dharmesh Shah spoke about the events that led to an executive’s firing amid a book scandal.


Margery Eagan | On Spirituality

Witnessing an abortion

With an abortion, there is no happy ending. That doesn’t mean the government should outlaw the practice.