Senate approves panel to oversee MBTA

The state Senate approved a key part of Governor Charlie Baker’s plan to overhaul the often-criticized MBTA.

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The agreement is a victory for the Baker administration as it seeks to take control of the embattled transit agency.

// State Senate passes $38.1 billion budget

The Senate embraced the governor’s view that the state must slow its spending to cope with a deficit.

// Boston library continues its search for missing artwork

Susan Glover, head of the library’s special collections, is on leave but has not been charged in connection with the case.

Daily Table founder Doug Rauch said the idea was to “reach a segment of the population that is hard to reach.”


Nonprofit grocery store set to open in Dorchester

Founded by the former president of Trader Joe’s, the Daily Table intends to provide nutritious, affordable meals for low-income families.

// UMass will pay Martin Meehan $769,500

The incoming UMass president’s overall compensation will rise to $869,000 in 2019, according to his contract.

Adrian Walker

// Charles Stith still battling BU on diversity

Stith, head of the university’s soon-to-close African Presidential Center, says administrators failed to build a diverse campus.

Medical society offers opioid guidance to doctors

Guidelines released Thursday intend to help patients get the correct treatment without contributing to the epidemic of opioid abuse.

// Children’s Hospital enters unchartered territory

The acquisition of a growing group of New York City area doctors is the hospital’s first move outside Mass.

// Boston to host Labor Day IndyCar street race in 2016

High-speed race cars would run over a number of streets in the South Boston waterfront.

Boston’s bid for 2024 Olympics

Steve Pagliuca is expected to setawarmer tone as he replaces John Fish, a construction magnate.


Boston 2024 turns to Steve Pagliuca to guide Olympic bid

The Celtics co-owner wants to follow in Mitt Romney’s footsteps as a Bain Capital executive who rebounded from a failed US Senate run and saved an Olympic effort.

Shirley Leung

Dear USOC: We really do want to host the Games

Stick with us, US Olympic Committee. I know we’re trying your patience. But it’ll all come together. It always does.


An open letter from the family of Lingzi Lu

In the wake of the Marathon trial, the Lu family, whose daughter came from China to study in Boston, reflects on her spirit and dreams.

A whole new world of campaign tech

Digital in 2016 will be faster, more intense, and more mobile than it was in 2008, and that has repercussions for how campaigns will unfold.

The Deluxe Town Diner, a Watertown landmark. That community’s population grew by the largest margin in the state from 2013 to 2014.

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Watertown fastest growing municipality in Mass. in 2014

Everett and Chelsea were not far behind, with year-to-year population hikes of 2.6 percent.

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Surveys show Tom Brady’s consumer appeal has nosedived

Brady’s golden image apparently has been damaged by the Deflategate scandal and his tepid response to it.

// Regina’s North End pizzeria not affected by bankruptcy

The regional chain did say that four low-performing restaurants, including two in Mass., have closed.

When he’s on his game, Milan Lucic (right) creates havoc; when he’s off his game, he creates consternation.


What will the Bruins do with up-and-down Milan Lucic?

The fate of the sturdy winger is one of the first big decisions facing new Bruins GM Don Sweeney.

Marathon trial podcast

// What happens next for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev?

This interactive timeline highlights trial coverage and a podcast featuring Globe columnist Kevin Cullen and WBUR reporter David Boeri.



// Jeb Bush: the good and the bad

Let’s look at some pluses and minuses from his Thursday event in New Hampshire’s capital.

The Big Picture

Cities in the clouds

A selection of images of cities shrouded in weather that makes them appear to be living among the clouds.