Program closely monitors illegal immigrants

Rosa Maldonado, 39, who came to Boston illegally from El Salvador, is monitored intensely as an alternative to immigration detention.

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff

Lawyers say the intensive program often subjects asylum seekers to stricter scrutiny than dangerous criminals.

Sophia Lewis (left) of PSEG Long Island spoke with a visitor at a job fair in New York this week.

Percentage of those who work at a 38-year low

Driven by retiring baby boomers, the decline could make it tougher to find workers, potentially slowing economic growth.

// Chemist’s drug thefts may have large-scale effects

Lawyers say Sonja Farak’s confessions in therapy prove that her evidence tampering was far worse than previously disclosed.

A computer-generated image of a toddler-age girl whose body was found on the western shore of Deer Island.

New details, call for help in ID’ing Deer Island girl

The girl whose body was found last week was wrapped in a zebra-striped fleece blanket and wore polka dot leggings, officials said.

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.”

BU student pens Guardian column alleging racism

Jailyn Gladney, a BU senior, wrote a column in The Guardian highlighting the racism she says pervades her campus.

Beach-goers aided Andrew Costello after he was attacked by a shark on at Ocracoke Island.

Ex-Herald editor says he is lucky to survive shark attack

Andrew Costello, former editor of the Boston Herald, was dragged underwater by a shark Wednesday in North Carolina.

// Amid health, gay marriage votes, no one invokes DiMasi

The two causes that Sal DiMasi went to the wall for passed from controversial wayposts to the virtually unshakable law of the land.

// Julep Bar’s license suspended indefinitely after third bust

The bar’s ownership group includes an attorney who made headlines in May after his yacht’s propeller severed a woman’s arm.

Eleven-year-old Robbie Lifson recorded one of the 10 holes-in-one at Nashawtuc Country Club in Concord this year.
Jaime Pereira (left) took a look at the hole-in-one plaque given to Byron McCluskey. At right, Joe Banafato posed on the 17th green at Nashawtuc, where he made a hole-in-one on No. 8.

Barry Chin/Globe Staff

In Concord, golf’s rare feat becomes par for the course

Ten holes-in-one were recorded at Nashawtuc Country Club over two months, going to golfers from 11 to 79 years old.

David Ortiz contributed to the Red Sox’ fireworks in the first inning by hitting a three-run homer.


Red Sox ride eight-run first past Blue Jays

Boston’s first eight batters reached base and the Sox led, 7-0, before the first out was recorded.

Fourth of July

Traffic was heavy on 93 South in Boston and most of the way down to the Cape for the holiday weekend.

With nice weekend weather on tap, travelers hit the roads

Traffic was backed up for miles heading to the Cape Thursday as travelers packed highways ahead of the holiday weekend.

Your guide to the July 4 Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular

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

Online photos show Scott Brown before  and after his weight-loss program.


Salesman Brown pursues a weight-loss constituency

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

// FDA clears Vertex’s new treatment for cystic fibrosis

The therapy will cost $259,000 per patient per year, and is expected to generate billions annually for the Boston-based company.

// Plainridge Park Casino makes $6.1m in first week

It was enough for the casino’s owners to declare themselves “pleased” and for one industry specialist to call it “a great start.”

A variety of fitness monitors are available on the market, with products by (from left) Fitbit, Jawbone, Fitbug, and Nike.


Don’t let your Fitbit collect dust — donate it

RecycleHealth, started by a Tufts professor, hopes to collect the gadgets and donate them to people who can’t afford one.


// Needham’s Aly Raisman bares (almost) all in ESPN The Magazine

The captain of the gold medal-winning US women’s gymnastics team at the 2012 Olympics exposes quite a bit in the Body Issue.

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.