Bill backs shared custody for parents

Mass. is considering a measure that moves toward more equal custody arrangements for divorced and separated parents.


NTSB reviews air traffic data in fatal Wis. plane crash

A Boston executive indicated he did not feel comfortable landing before his plane crashed in Wis. Thursday, according to air traffic audio.

Tammy Gladney and Eddie Magee enjoyed a drink at the Beachcomber, which will close early next month after 56 years in business.

Beachcomber joins the ranks of local venues to close

The popular Quincy bar that’s been a mainstay for music on the South Shore since 1959 will shutter its doors in September.

A parade of hundreds of taxi drivers honked their horns in protest near Uber headquarters in Boston in May 2014.

Cambridge cab drivers plan strike for Monday

The one-day strike aims to pressure local officials into cracking down on Uber and other ride-hailing services.

Starts & Stops

// Government Center project on track, MBTA says

The T station has been planned to reopen in spring 2016 after a two-year, $82 million remake.

Steve Wynn.

Wynn denies ‘nine-figure’ offer to end Boston lawsuit

Casino mogul Steve Wynn said he never made such an offer in the short conversation with Marty Walsh on Wednesday.

Driver of SUV sentenced to 2½ years in death of Sharon jogger

The driver of an SUV that struck and killed a 20-year-old woman jogging in her Sharon neighborhood apologized to her family.

A sailboat carrying the body of a man who appeared to be in his 70s ran aground at Lynch Park in Beverly on Friday afternoon.

Sailboat washes ashore in Beverly with body on board

A sailboat carrying the body of a man who appeared in his 70s drifted onto a popular beach in Beverly on Friday.

Two accused of attacking lesbian couple at Six Flags

Two Western Mass. women attacked a lesbian couple from R.I. whom they saw kissing at Six Flags New England, police said.

Eastham and Orleans are divided on jurisdiction over a barrier beach known as the Nauset Spit, which originated in Orleans but grew over the Eastham border.

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

Spat over Nauset Spit vehicle ban divides Cape towns

Eastham and Orleans are at odds over jurisdiction for the barrier beach, which originated in Orleans but grew over the Eastham border.

Boston, MA - 07/31/15 - (7th inning) Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli (12) watches the flight of his two run home run in the seventh inning. The Boston Red Sox take on the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 1 of a three game series at Fenway Park. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Julian Benbow, Topic: 01Red Sox-Rays, LOID: 8.1.2442125440.


Mike Napoli hits critical homer as Red Sox rally

Napoli’s go-ahead blast came in the seventh, moments after the Red Sox bullpen had surrendered a lead.

Wrestling legend ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper dies at 61

World Wrestling Entertainment today confirmed the death of wrestling legend Roderick Toombs, known as “Rowdy” Roddy Piper.

Margery Eagan | On Spirituality

Witnessing an abortion

With an abortion, there is no happy ending. That doesn’t mean the government should outlaw the practice.

Beth Teitell

Skinny jeans over? We need a fashion bill of rights

Women stuck with hundreds of dollars of spoiled inventory deserve a “Fashion Victim’s Bill of Rights.”

FILE - In this Thursday, July 23, 2015, file photo, GOP presidential candidate former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee speaks at a campaign event in Las Vegas. Huckabee is sticking with his criticism of the Iran nuclear deal, after first making the comment when denouncing President Barack Obama for his role in the agreement reached by the United States and other world powers. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

AP and file photos

Climate skepticism emerges as trend in GOP field

Climate change skepticism lines up with the conservative base, but not with the broader swath of voters in the general election.

opinion | Steve Pagliuca and Richard Davey

// Use the Olympic bid to catalyze the city

What we accomplished in pursuing the Games can still be the impetus for a thrilling new future for Boston.

** warning: for less than 1.75 col ** for Business - 18spirits - Boston Beer Co. founder Jim Koch in front of barrels of Utopia, one of the beers that will be distilled into whiskey. (Boston Beer Co.)

Jim Koch says he will be ‘the last American owner of Boston Beer’

Even a company that named its top beer after a hero of the American Revolution may eventually forsake its home country.

Bill Cosby in Washington in 2014.


Tom Werner comments on Cosby allegations

On Friday, Red Sox chairman Tom Werner — who produced “The Cosby Show” — broke his silence. Sort of.

Ground Game


// Conversations with the 2016 presidential candidates

The Globe’s James Pindell sits down with presidential candidates and hopefuls to discuss the race.



// With Widett Circle, can Mayor Walsh reshape Boston?

If the city’s failed Olympics bid accomplished anything, it was to kindle a conversation about the future of the circle.

The Big Picture

A cyclist crossed a bridge in Christian A. Herter Park on the Charles River.

Lane Turner/Globe Staff

Globe photos of the month: July, 2015

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



// ‘Fishiness’ led to HubSpot firing, but few details revealed

CEO Brian Halligan and cofounder Dharmesh Shah spoke about the events that led to an executive’s firing amid a book scandal.


Margery Eagan | On Spirituality

Witnessing an abortion

With an abortion, there is no happy ending. That doesn’t mean the government should outlaw the practice.