Column on race by Berkshires official sparks debate

The inflammatory column penned by a local Republican official — and a newspaper’s decision to print it — has created an uproar.

Boston’s bid for 2024 Olympics

Shirley Leung

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Hosting the Summer Games is as ambitious — and as risky — as we thought it would be.

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Governor Charlie Baker floated the idea of having the vote early next year, and not during the November 2016 election.

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The USOC chairman’s said he wanted to see poll numbers improve, “the sooner, the better.”

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (left) has accepted creditors’ proposals as a basis for compromise to end a standoff over its bailout.

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Greece offers some concessions in bid to break deadlock

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has accepted creditors’ proposals as a basis for compromise.

Massachusetts’s first medical marijuana dispensary opened last week in Salem.

Lots of interest shown for new batch of marijuana licenses

In the past week, regulators have received over 50 applications from companies eager to open medical marijuana dispensaries here.

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The plan calls for a nine-unit complex on the site of a garden and shrine to the Virgin Mary.

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“Everyone responded for the right reason . . . but they didn’t see the big picture of someone getting hurt down there,” Edward Deveau said.

The Country Club, in Brookline, is considered one of the premier golf courses in the world.

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Is The Country Club too exclusive even for Tom Brady?

“I don’t know what they’ll do about Brady,” said a prominent businessperson who is amused by the Brookline club’s predicament.

Bernie Sanders used a megaphone to speak to a crowd at a campaign event at New England College in Concord, N.H., on May 27.

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.

Red Sox rookie Eduardo Rodriguez held the Blue Jays, who had been batting .311 against lefties, to just one run.

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez continues to learn, evole

What a difference between the rookie pitcher’s last start vs. the Blue Jays and his start last night.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/06/30/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/ryan_target2_biz.jpg Inside the first CityTarget on the East Coast

Merchandise in the store, set to open July 26, is similar to other full-size stores, but in easier-to-carry sizes.

Garrett Harker visits his latest project, Branch Line, under construction in Watertown.

Garrett Harker’s emerging restaurant empire

Harker runs Eastern Standard, Island Creek Oyster Bar, The Hawthorne, and Row 34 — with three more locales coming soon.

Campers filled the top deck of the ferry en route to Long Island for the first day of Camp Harbor View.

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Bridge’s closure can’t stop Camp Harbor View

Ferries took hundreds of youths out to Long Island to kick off the camp, which was put at risk by the demolition of the bridge to the island.

Al Irish, 95, at a baseball game in Falmouth.

THOMAS FARRAGHER

For Al Irish, 95, Cape Cod League is still his passion

There’s no place Irish, the heart and soul of Cape Cod baseball, would rather be than at a Falmouth Commodores game.

A shipping container is being used for an outdoor bar at Cinquecento Roman Trattoria in the South End.

Repurposed shipping containers spread across Boston

Shipping containers have found a life outside of shipping as your neighborhood bar, your office conference room, or your backyard farm.

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck at Game 1 of the World Series in Boston in 2004. The couple have decided to divorce after 10 years of marriage.

Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner splitting up

“After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce,” the actors told E!

Ground Game

Video

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/06/30/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/christie--90x90.jpg Conversations with the 2016 presidential hopefuls

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

Opinion

Barack Obama

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/06/30/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/2e4dba8fafb648f3b25cff8648f2cb46-e64ad79e7be84229ab9c80496dba05ff-0.jpg Why America needs the Export-Import Bank

Congressional leaders should call a vote to reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank, President Obama writes in an op-ed for The Boston Globe.

The Big Picture

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Same-sex marriage legalized in US

The US Supreme Court made a historic decision Friday in a 5-4 ruling establishing same-sex marriage across all 50 states.