Builders miss city diversity targets

Most developers failed to meet goals for hiring Boston residents and women for construction jobs, including the city itself.

Samuel Stanford at his arraignment in Somerville District Court.

Ex-Somerville officer allegedly broke into station

Samuel Stanford allegedly took a colleague’s gun from department headquarters less than two weeks after his termination.

Would Harvard plaza renovation threaten Square culture?

The fight about renovations to Harvard’s Smith Campus Center and Forbes Plaza is over public space, landscaping — and the soul of Harvard Square.

A century ago, the US flu pandemic began in Boston

It started with several sailors who were stationed in Boston strolling into the sick bay with sore throats and the chills.

State reports season’s first West Nile case in a human

A Middlesex County man is being treated for the virus, making him the first person to be infected in Mass. this year.

Looking in the direction of the victim's family, former St. Paul's School student Owen Labrie entered the courtroom with his defense attorney J.W. Carney Jr. on Thursday.

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Opposing views given of alleged rape at St. Paul’s

Jurors met for several hours following closing arguments Thursday, but did not reach a verdict.

//[1]-8742--90x90.jpg Protest planned for Trump event at Boch’s house

Fed up with Donald Trump’s stance on abortion and his statements about women, advocates are planning to rally in Norwood.

// Virginia shooter had become increasingly volatile

Vester Flanagan picked fights with co-workers and strangers over seemingly mundane incidents or perceived slights.

Woman sues John Henry over foul ball injury at Fenway Park

A Brookline woman who was struck by a foul ball at Fenway Park in June 2014 is suing the team’s principal owner.

Pittsfield VT-Globe Staff Photo by Stan Grossfeld- New Life Hiking Spa guests on an intermediate trail. One of 21 different hikes they offer.


At Vermont wellness spa, their advice is ‘take a hike’

“We give them the basics: good food, good hiking, and they feel better for coming,” said the founder of the New Life Hiking Spa.

Love, politics, and a tale of two struggling cities

A common dedication to public service and belief in their ability to make change led to romance between the mayor and the councilor.


// NESN owes us an explanation on Don Orsillo termination

Fans and media continue to be perplexed, but so far the reaction from the station has been silence.

Boston Red Sox interim manager Torey Lovullo in the dugout during the first inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners at Fenway Park in Boston Saturday, Aug. 16, 2015.(AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Torey Lovullo has become Red Sox’ steady hand

Lovullo’s experiences as a journeyman major leaguer give him perspective as he seeks out a full-time managerial position.

// The lowdown on 5 condo towers coming to Boston

A look at high-rise projects being developed from Copley Square to Government Center and down to the TD Garden.

// Why Boston is finally embracing high-rise condos

After centuries of being defined by brownstones, Boston is in the midst of a condo tower boom. Is that so bad?

Zac Efron stars as an EDM DJ in “We Are Your Friends.”

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Movie Review

‘We Are Your Friends’ joins Efron with electronic dance music

The movie is a well-intentioned, formulaic “Saturday Night Fever” knock-off that only occasionally conveys the dance floor’s heady intoxication.


Fitbit outsells smartwatches, report says

Apple is in second place behind market leader Fitbit, which shipped 4.4 million units in the second quarter.


// Why Joe Biden shouldn’t run

The vice president has his legacy to lose.


When did parents get so scared?

When you were a kid, you probably spent hours outside and unsupervised. It’s not that way anymore.

Ground Game

Ground Game

// Why Joe Biden could skip N.H. if he runs for president

The rationale for Biden to skip Iowa and New Hampshire is this: He would enter in the race too late to compete in those states.

Opinion & Ideas


// How to teach the Owen Labries

While we’re steeped in news about the dangerousness of boys, we’re surrounded by a culture that celebrates their conquests.

The Big Picture

Track and Field World Championships 2015

Nearly 2,000 competitors from 207 countries are participating in the event in Beijing.


// C.A. Webb leaving VC association to start own firm

Webb has swelled the reach of the New England Venture Capital Association since becoming executive director in 2012.


// On Chibok anniversary, Christians caught between hope, experience

Most of the Chibok girls remain missing 16 months into their abduction.