Southeastern Mass. casino bids face critical tests

Two potential developers must submit financing plans by Monday’s end, and a third faces a referendum vote May 12.

A police officer stands near the suspects' vehicle after a shooting outside the Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest sponsored by the American Freedom Defense Initiative in Garland, Texas May 3, 2015. Two gunmen who opened fire on Sunday at the anti-Islam art exhibit near Dallas featuring depictions of the Prophet Mohammad were themselves shot dead at the scene, a local CBS television affiliate and other local media reported, citing police. REUTERS/Mike Stone

Two gunmen killed outside Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas

Authorities said two armed men who opened fire on a security officer outside the event have been killed.

Police, Harvard near deal to mediate civilian complaints

The Boston Police Department is close to setting up a simpler, speedier system for resolving civilian complaints against officers.


Winter insurance claims mount

Following the historic season, claims for winter storm damage have totaled $2.3 billion in the first quarter of this year.

Harvard researchers suggest dialogue to calm conflict in Sudbury

The student-researchers urged the town rife with political conflict to voice their opinions and consider opposing viewpoints.

Boston wants public’s help to imagine high schools of the future

Mayor Walsh has launched a “critical conversation” to redesign Boston’s improved but still struggling high schools.

New video warns firefighters of cancer dangers

The video is an appeal to Boston’s 1,400 firefighters to always wear protective gear amid exposure to heat and smoke toxins.

Giant floating sculpture rises over the Greenway

The vast net of rusty orange, magenta, and green hues that will float above the Greenway until October.

Logan Airport officials plan to curb energy consumption, cut emissions, and spend millions to protect runways from rising seas.

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Logan Airport drafts climate change plan

Officials at Boston’s airport plan to curb energy consumption, cut emissions, and spend millions to protect runways from rising seas.

Glendale, AZ Super Bowl XLIX: Patriots coach Bill Belichick in the first quarter. The New England Patriots plays against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

Ben Volin | On football

Even after 4 Super Bowls, Bill Belichick willing to change

The Patriots’ plan now is to develop a rotation on the defensive line and overwhelm opposing offensive lines and quarterbacks.


James Taylor premieres new Red Sox song at Fenway Park

The tune muses on the Curse of the Bambino, the Yankees rivalry, and the historic 2004 World Series win.

New York Yankees' Jacoby Ellsbury walks to first during the third inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Thursday, April 23, 2015, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)


Jacoby Ellsbury still unreadable off the field

Ellsbury remains just as he was during his seven seasons in Boston, a player we know precious little about.

Looking southeast on Ocean Street.

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Location, Location, Location

What is it like to live in Beverly?

The city north of Boston has seen an awakening amid development and revitalization efforts.

A young Kurt Cobain from the HBO film “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck.”

Television Review

‘Montage of Heck’ an intimate portrait of Kurt Cobain

The captivating film, which airs Monday night on HBO, shows some of the late singer-songwriter’s most private moments.

Perspective | Magazine

// What’s so bad about free-range parenting?

Looking at the controversy over child supervision — or lack of it.

A police car passed two car fires in Baltimore during Monday’s riots.


Censorship is at play in Baltimore’s crisis

The outcry over the word “thugs” is part of a larger trend of that threatens the marketplace of ideas.


Mark Wahlberg loses his fight bet to P. Diddy

The actor bet $250,000 that Manny Pacquiao, who ended up losing to Floyd Mayweather, would win Saturday’s bout.

The Big Picture

Drew Angerer

The Big Picture

Unrest in Baltimore

Violence filled the streets of Baltimore on Monday following the funeral of Freddie Gray, who died from injuries suffered while in police custody.