Tips pour in about young girl found dead on Deer Island

Officials have received hundreds of tips and a state police spokesman said there have been nearly 20 million views of the girl’s photo on Facebook.

A couple of miles from the Sagamore Bridge, MA., 07/02/15, Daniel Reardon of Stoughton, waits for roadside assistance on his way to Falmouth for the weekend. His car broke down. Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe

Traffic slow under clear skies, but rain could punctuate the 4th

“As we expected, it’s a tough day for driving,” said Lt. Daniel Richard, a State Police spokesman.

Kyle Loughlin pleaded not guilty Friday in Brockton Superior Court to charges of sexually abusing two young boys.

Former Bridgewater State student held on $100,000 bail for sex abuse charges

Kyle Loughlin pleaded not guilty Friday to charges that he sexually abused two young boys while working at the school’s daycare, said prosecutors.

Spike in crime often accompanies Fourth of July

At Boston Medical Center’s trauma center, few things are predictable, but one sure bet is a flurry of activity on Independence Day.

State chemist may have tainted up to 10,000 cases

Sonja Farak, allegedly addicted to the drugs she was hired to test, could have tampered with more evidence than officials initially claimed, according to attorneys.

One dead in Roxbury double shooting

A 24-year-old man was killed and another man wounded Thursday night after a Roxbury shooting. Two men were arrested.

// Screams heard before woman’s body found at Burlington hotel

The Extended Stay Hotel called police at 12:20 a.m. after guests reported the scream, as well as “what sounded like a gunshot.”

Hats off to the Red Sox’ outfield of Alejandro De Aza (lef), Mookie Betts (center), and Jackie Bradley Jr. for their performances on Thursday.


Red Sox’ challenge now is keeping momentum

The team needs a successful homestand before the All-Star break to become relevant in the AL East race.

Brian Wilson performed at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion on Thursday night.

Ben Stas for The Boston Globe

Music Review

Brian Wilson offers timeless hits, communal joy

There’s an unspoken understanding that Wilson, 73, is a damaged genius, and the fans instinctively extend deep empathy for him.

Five armed robberies in 45 minutes in Boston, Brookline, Cambridge

Police are investigating whether the robberies that occurred early Friday morning are related, authorities said.

Georgetown Police Lieutenant Scott Hatch at the

Georgetown police create safe zones for Craigslist sales

Two designated “Online Safe Zones” located outside of the department’s headquarters are monitored by police cameras.

Azamat Tazhayakov, left, poses with friend Dias Kadyrbayev and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in New York in this undated photo.

Friend of Boston Marathon bomber drops appeal

Azamat Tazhayakov, a college buddy of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, withdrew his appeal of his federal prison sentence, according to court documents.

Fourth of July

What’s open, closed on Fourth of July

Find out what stores are open and the operating times of the T.

Your guide to Boston’s July 4 fireworks

Keith Lockhart will celebrate his 20th year as conductor of the Pops at the 42d Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on July 4.

“I think the uncertainty is really what makes people leave,” said Rachel Scotch on the high turnover of public defenders.

Jim Davis/Globe Staff

Public defenders, facing abysmal pay, attempt to unionize

Public defenders are paid less in Massachusetts than in any other state, ranking just below West Virginia when cost of living is accounted for.

// Scott Brown stirs varied reactions to his role as weight-loss salesman

Scott Brown’s role as a distributor for AdvoCare — and his curious online endorsement — was met with guffaws by Facebook followers.

// Poll shows two sides neck-and-neck before Greek referendum

The brief but intense campaign in Greece’s critical bailout referendum ends Friday.

The Big Picture

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

Globe photos of the month, June 2015

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