New Boston liquor licenses make slow progress

After making more licenses available, officials expected many applicants from underserved neighborhoods. It hasn’t happened yet.

Chris Dibona, with Brewster Ambulance Service, guided a drone during a Duxbury Lions Club benefit event to help the local Fire Department acquire one.

Barry Chin/Globe Staff

Cities and towns turn to drones, raise concerns

Local officials are using the small, remote-controlled aircraft to help with search and rescue operations and other tasks.

// Once the pride of Jewish Revere, temple to be sold

Revere’s Congregation Tifereth Israel is slated to be sold and demolished, following the loss of members who have moved away.

Cambridge fire crews responded to a three-alarm fire at the Martin Luther King Jr. School.

Peter Serafini

Crews knock down three-alarm fire in Cambridge

The blaze caused as much as $3 million of damages at the Martin Luther King Jr. School in Cambridge, officials said.

Two wounded in separate shootings Friday and Saturday

A teenage girl and a 25-year-old man were wounded in shootings in East Boston and the Theater District Friday and Saturday.

//[1].jpg Expelled under new policy, ex-Amherst student sues

The lawsuit claims the plaintiff was falsely accused of rape, not given a fair investigation by the college, and denied justice.

// Disagreement over impact if surveillance laws allowed to expire

Barring a last-minute deal in Congress, three post-Sept. 11 surveillance laws used against spies and terrorists are set to expire.

‘I’ve never seen anything like it,’ worker says of lingering snow pile

Crews from the Boston department of public works are dealing with trash left by the melting snow — and the job stinks.

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NFL missed mark by penalizing kickers for being too good

The assault on the extra point is the most unnecessary, superfluous sports rule change in recent memory.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman knows the returns of Masahiro Tanaka and Ivan Nova will help the starting rotation, but he’s not ruling out trading for an arm, either.


How each team in the mediocre AL East can break out

Every team in the division has flaws, but each one is capable of making a calculated move and rising to the top.

The stump of a toppled 300-year old tree in front of Kid Care Dental in Stoughton is being carved into a giant tooth.

Tree that fell in front of dental office turned into giant tooth

A 300-year-old tree that toppled in front of Stoughton’s Kid Care Dental during Hurricane Irene will gain new life.

Mary Flanagan runs the Tiltfactor lab at Dartmouth College.


Tackling social engineering through play

A lab at Dartmouth College uses psychology and education research to create games for social impact.

When you choose your plants, consider using the reliable “Thriller-Filler-Spiller” technique.


Top picks for container gardens, window boxes

Tips on how to add color and interest to your home this summer with portable “gardens” in containers.

A couple locked a padlock on the Pont des Arts bridge.

Paris to remove ‘love locks’ from bridge

Couples attach locks to Paris’ Pont des Arts bridge as symbol that their love would last forever, but the city council said the locks cause degradation.

Santander is among the state’s four largest commercial banks.

Mass. banks still make millions on overdraft fees

The state’s four largest banks collected a combined $517 million in overdraft fees in the first three months of the year.

Ground Game

// N.H. endorsement tracker

James Pindell tracks the state’s 115 most desirable endorsements for Democrats seeking the presidency.


Robert Ellis

// Turkey on the brink

The country was once seen as “the shining star of the Muslim world.” Now the gilt has worn off the ruling party.

The Big Picture

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Scenes from daily life in May 2015

From graduations to beautiful beaches to blooming flowers, a look at daily scenes around the world this May.