Lawmaker wants T to release on-time data regularly

Rep. William Straus said the information would help ensure that last winter’s breakdowns at the MBTA wouldn’t repeat.

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

Officials seek to identify body of toddler

The Suffolk DA’s office released a computer-generated image of a toddler-age girl whose body was found on the shore of Deer Island in Winthrop.

// FDA approves Vertex 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.

// Pipeline company sues Boston over West Roxbury gas line

The biggest natural gas pipeline in New England has sued the city for standing in the way of the controversial project.

// 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.

Man killed after allegedly pointing BB gun at police

The wife of the Brockton man said she told police that there were BB guns in the house, but that he didn’t have firearms.

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// Housing for middle-class families in Boston is a struggle

About one of every three middle-class families in Greater Boston spends over 30 percent of their income on housing.

Two in Chelsea Housing scheme sentenced in federal court

The men were accused of conspiring to thwart the government’s ability to make “spot checks” of the agency’s 900 apartments.

A crowd of about 10,000 people mobbed Plainridge Park, located about 35 miles southwest of Boston in Plainville, on its opening day on June 24.

Plainridge Park Casino makes $6.1m in first week

The state’s first casino raked in $6.1 million in gambling revenue and generated more than $3 million in taxes.

// Georgetown police create safe zones for Craigslist sales

Two designated “Online Safe Zones” located outside of the department’s headquarters are monitored by police cameras.

Fourth of July

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

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With nice weekend weather on tap, travelers hit the roads

Traffic was backed up 6 1/2 miles at the Bourne Bridge as travelers packed highways ahead of the Fourth of July weekend.

// Keith Lockhart reflects on 20 years of July Fourth Pops

Lockhart knows exactly what he’d consider the low point of his history with the event: the time it never happened.

// 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.

This July 4th, Needham residents Brendahn Mackoff and Ashley Griffeth will run in the Charles River YMCA 5k and say “I Do!” just a few hours later.

Needham bride and groom literally ‘in it for the long run’

A couple will compete in the Charles River YMCA Independence Day 5k and tie the knot a few hours later.

Scott Brown’s before-and-after photos of his physique that were posted on Facebook.

Senator, candidate... weight-loss pitchman?

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

Sal DiMasi (right) watched then Governor Mitt Romney sign the health care bill.

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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.

Best outdoor music in and around Boston this summer

A look at some of the shows that will take music fans out under the sun and stars this summer.


// 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.

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// Do you speak Canadian road sign?

Let us pause to ponder the poetic inscrutability of Canadian highway signs.

Ground Game

// Bernie Sanders will use proximity to N.H. to his favor

Sanders, the Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate, finds himself on the doorstep of the nation’s first primary.


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// Bringing parents’ strength to all of Boston’s public schools

In a city like Boston, poor kids tend to go to poor schools, and wealthy kids to affluent schools.

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.