Medical examiners to bolster staff

The medical examiner’s office hopes hiring more support staff will help reduce a backlog of unfinished autopsy reports.

“We are committed to trying to make sure [the rates] are as adequate as possible,” said Daniel Tsai, assistant secretary for the state’s Medicaid program.

Program to manage care of poor, disabled sustains losses

The financial losses deal a setback to the state’s efforts to control rising medical spending through more coordinated care.

Cyberbullying on rise, particularly for teen girls, study says

The percentage of local students who experienced cyberbullying jumped from 14.6 percent to 21.2 percent over six years.

GOP hopefuls to take center stage this week

A platoon of Republican candidates will confront a pair of strong opportunities this week to break free of the field.

Housing, a hotel, and office and lab space are proposed.

Somerville Office Associates

Assembly Square complex eyed at theater site

Developers are proposing housing, a hotel, and up to 1 million square feet of office and lab space in the Somerville hotspot.

Network engineers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek are displayed on the navigation screen of a Jeep Cherokee, which the duo successfully hacked.

After car hack, Internet of Things looks riskier

The revelation that hackers could remotely seize control of 1 million Chrysler automobiles delivers a stark warning.

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff/File

Blurring the line between fantasy sports, gambling

Local start-up DraftKings denies an accusation often leveled at the company — that it is essentially a gambling operation.

Off-duty State Police trooper arrested for domestic violence

The 36-year-old trooper allegedly seriously injured a woman at his central Massachusetts home.

Joshua Fitzgerald pointed out some of the vibrant crop his family farm, Mann Orchards in Methuen, expects to harvest.


Apple growers anticipate a bountiful harvest this fall

Apple pickers, rejoice: This year promises to be fruitful for New England’s classic autumn treat.

Some community members have long objected to knocking down the Dearborn school building, which they say is crucial to the history of women’s education in Boston.

Historic Roxbury school’s razing backed

Boston is moving ahead with plans to raze the century-old Dearborn school building this fall and replace it with a new one.

Senator Elizabeth Warren said Sunday night that she plans to support the Iran nuclear deal.

Warren says she’ll back Iran nuclear agreement

Senator Elizabeth Warren offered her most explicit comments yet on the controversial issue gripping Congress.

While some retailers started back-to-school specials as early as June, those pencils, backpacks and other supplies are likely to be even cheaper in the late summer.

Calendar for school is fixed — but not for back-to-school sales

The old strategy of holding special sales months before the start of a season is catching up with stores.

Foxboro, Massachusetts - 8/2/2015 - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady(R) passes during training camps at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts, August 2, 2015. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)

Patriots practice report

Playful Tom Brady-Malcolm Butler smack talk a highlight

Late in the Patriots’ fourth day of workouts, cornerback Butler dared Brady to throw his way.

Hitchbot with Boston Globe writer Christopher Muther in July.

Vandals cut short robot’s hitchhiking adventure

HitchBOT had covered a lot of ground since its July 17 departure for San Francisco, including Boston, but was vandalized in Philadelphia.

A rendering of the Circle Cinema project shows the senior housing building (front) and hotel.

Brookline approves hotel, senior housing

The $85 million project straddling Brookline and Boston includes a 162-room hotel, 92 units of senior housing, and stores.

02/21/14: Ft. Myers, FL: Red Sox DH David Ortiz is signing an autograph as team CEO Larry Lucchino is pictured at right. Whether Lucchino and the Red Sox offer something else for Ortiz to sign this spring, namely a contract extension, remains to be seen. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff) section:sports topic:Red Sox Spring Training

Dan Shaughnessy

Red Sox will miss Larry Lucchino

Lucchino’s style made plenty of enemies, but he was good for the Red Sox.

// Father, daughter drew the world close

Joseph and Anna Trustey, both of Wenham, died Wednesday evening when the plane he was piloting crashed in Milwaukee.

Ground Game


// Conversations with the 2016 presidential candidates

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


Farah Stockman | Boston after busing

// Naming this era of racial contradictions

The thing is we don’t agree any more on what race means.

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.



// CVS drives another nail in film’s coffin

The “1-Hour Photo” signs have come down outside CVS Pharmacy stores in Boston and throughout the US.


John L. Allen Jr. | All things Catholic

// Sainthood cause for victims of anti-Christian pogroms in India stalls

Seeing the martyrs of Kandhamal declared saints is “my wish and my people’s wish,” said Archbishop John Barwa.