Third Hancock tower would add to city’s reshaping

The new high-rise, featuring a curved design, would rise on Stuart Street (second from left). The Berkeley Building, aka the Old John Hancock Building, is seen at center, and 200 Clarendon, which to most will always be the John Hancock Tower, is depicted on the right.


The $350 million project at 380 Stuart St. in Boston promises to make its own visual statement with its curved glass facade.

Crash inside O’Neill Tunnel cleared, but delays remain

Significant delays remain on I-93 heading into Boston from north of the city.

// Mass. opioid deaths on pace to match 2014

The crisis shows no sign of abating, despite additional treatment programs and safeguards to prevent painkiller abuse.

// Federal officials want fishermen to pay for catch monitors

Fishermen insist they can’t afford to pay the $710 it would cost each time observers accompany them to sea.

Shirley Leung

// Boston sounds off on demise of Olympic bid

Since the 2024 bid died, readers have weighed in on the good, bad, and ugly of the region’s short-lived dream.

// Circus operator in N.H. tent collapse lacked some permits

Investigators say that Walker International Events Inc. put the tent up without approval.

// Boston mayor taking on chewing tobacco

Mayor Martin Walsh wants to prohibit use of smokeless products at professional and amateur sports venues, including Fenway Park.

Court suspends probation officer demotions amid bias claims

Discrimination complaints say a controversial new exam, intended to fight patronage, was biased against minorities.

// Strong storms leave thousands without power

The storms brought hail as large as golf balls, snarled traffic, and downed trees.

The Deflategate ruling

Tom Brady went through drills Tuesday; off the field, the transcript of his appeal testimony was released.

Barry Chin/Globe Staff


In the Deflategate case, there is no middle ground

You either believe the Patriots cheated and got caught, or you believe the NFL is out to get the Patriots.

// Documents reveal Ravens tipped off Colts on Patriots’ footballs

The NFL Players Association on Tuesday put everything into the public sphere in the ongoing Deflategate dispute.

// Five takeaways from Tom Brady’s testimony

The transcript of Brady’s statements at his appeal hearing sheds light on the destruction of his phone and other key points.

A hiker explores Mount Lafayette, the highest point on Franconia Ridge.

Jeff Romano for The Boston Globe

Hike the Whites

Why Mount Lafayette is the best hike in New England

After two weeks and more than 55,000 votes, the winner of our Hike The Whites bracket was Mount Lafayette.

// Different strategies for groups pushing legal marijuana

Two groups are planning to file petitions for ballot measures Wednesday, setting the stage for a fierce battle in 2016.

“When the ferry pulled in the first time I came here and I saw the town, I said, ‘I am never leaving,’ ” Elin Hilderbrand said of Nantucket.


Nantucket-based author is the queen of summer beach read

Thanks to her discipline and determination, Elin Hilderbrand has made herself into a literary dynamo.

// Salisbury’s Andover Healthcare tapes the NFL, MLB

The sports tape worn by most of the players in the NFL and MLB comes from the little-known company in Salisbury.

The Patriots held their first day of training camp at the practice field next to Gillette Stadium. A plane circled above with a banner that read,

‘Cheaters’ banner pilot says he was asked to leave airport

The man said he was kicked out of Mansfield’s airport after the aerial stunt over Gillette Stadium.

Cheap Eats

Sichuan spot in Allston gets spicy right

In spite of no website or even a takeout menu, Mala Restaurant in Allston has found plenty of fans in its sleek new spot serving flavorful, spicy dishes.

Ground Game

// Who’s on top in the race for the GOP nomination?

The Boston Globe has revised its rankings of the top 10 Republican presidential candidates in New Hampshire.


Dr. Howard K. Koh and Dr. Alan C. Woodward

// Baseball and tobacco are a deadly mix

A proposed city ordinance would eliminate the use of tobacco products at baseball venues and athletic fields, including Fenway Park.

The Big Picture

Wildfires burn thousands of acres in California

Drought and extreme weather have fueled numerous wildfires in California that have destroyed property and forced evacuations.



// Drone racing takes off

Crashes and other miscues are part of the drill when running a race for flying drones.



// US Catholic bishops take on Donald Trump

Trump’s comments about illegal immigrants from Mexico has riled US bishops