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.

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.

Investigators on Tuesday inspected the site of Monday’s circus tent collapse at the Lancaster Fair grounds in Lancaster, N.H.

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

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

The Deflategate ruling

Tom Brady explained how he prepares the footballs in the NFLPA transcript.

Matt Slocum/Associated Press/File 2015

Ravens tipped off Colts on footballs, documents show

The documents, part of a court filing by the NFLPA, suggest how the Colts came to question the footballs, and what Tom Brady said in his testimony.


// Nothing’s changed — you believe the Patriots, or you don’t

The release of more Deflategate documents will only solidify viewpoints on each side.

// 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.

// 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.

A view of the proposed tower at 380 Stuart St. (inset) from Boston Common.

Skidmore Owings Merrill & CBT/Globe Staff photo illustration

John Hancock wants to build another iconic Back Bay tower

The life insurer is proposing a 26-story structure at 380 Stuart St. It would cost $350 million.

// 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.

// 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.

Andover Healthcare makes compression wrap the Bruins and most pro football and baseball teams pick; its fans include Dustin Pedroia, who likes red, and Vince Wilfork, who uses white.

Keith Bedford/Globe Staff

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.

// Loved ones seek answers as they mourn Dorchester mother

No arrests have been made in last week’s shooting of Grisel Sanchez, who police say was not the intended target.

// Willliam Keating files legislation on immigrant sex offenders

Keating’s bill would require Immigration and Customs Enforcement to help register sex offenders with authorities before they are released.

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.

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.

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