Boston’s bid for 2024 Olympics

Boston 2024 wants huge tax break for Widett Circle deal

A look at Widett Circle as it appears today

Boston 2024

The hundreds of millions of dollars in property tax breaks would probably be the largest deal of its kind in the city’s history.

Evan Horowitz

// Even with new Olympic plan, public money will be on the line

While Boston 2024 is hoping to take out an insurance policy, it’s not clear whether that approach is really feasible.


// A bunch of Boston 2024 venues still up in the air

This is what happens when Olympic renderings run up against realities.

// Adult coloring books tap into desire to unwind, unplug

Coloring books for grown-ups, many with detailed and intricate designs, have exploded in the publishing world.

If Tuesday feels a second longer, that’s because it will be

A “leap second” will be added to our clocks on Tuesday to account for a decline in the speed of the Earth’s rotation.

Tammy Kraus walked on the roof of the State House with a view of its iconic dome.

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

Tammy Kraus is a crisis fixer at the State House

Kraus, superintendent of the landmark, makes sure a building that dates to the 18th century keeps functioning.

Closer Koji Uehara and catcher Sandy Leon congratulated each other after the Red Sox won Monday’s game, 3-1, in Toronto.

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

Can the Red Sox make things interesting in the AL East?

The Red Sox have their issues, but so do the Rays, Orioles, Yankees, and Blue Jays.

Danny Ainge has his work cut out for him in drawing a known product to the Celtics.

Gary Washburn | On Basketball

Celtics remain a tough sell for free agents

Boston has cap space and a terrific young coach, but it’s a struggle to bring marquee names to town.


// James Taylor earns his first-ever No. 1 album

“Before This World” is the troubadour’s 17th full-length album.

Betty Kalister (left), Joseph Richard Kalister, and daughter Nicole Kalister (right) were believed to have been killed in the crash in Plainville.


‘We have no engines, I need help,’ doomed pilot pleaded

A Tennessee couple and their teen daughter, who were coming to town for a college visit, died in Sunday’s crash in Plainville.

David Sweat (left) and Richard Matt wanted to go to Mexico


N.Y. inmates’ escape plot devolved into haphazard flight

In the end, neither convict made it more than 40 miles from Clinton Correctional Facility.

// New federal rules will qualify more workers for overtime pay

Proposed regulations would more than double the current threshold at which many salaried employees stop getting overtime pay.

Steven Syre | Boston Capital

// Greece, Puerto Rico turbulence unlikely to hurt US economy

American markets, so calm for so long, are getting a jolt this week. But that’s all it is so far.

// Mom’s alleged affair cited in stabbing of 3 children

After allegedly stabbing his former girlfriend’s children, the suspect pleaded with a police officer to kill him.


// Details for pope’s US trip announced

The six-day visit will take the pontiff from the halls of power to the margins of society.

// Rebel flag hung on monument to protest use, organizer says

One of the people who hung the flag said it was not intended as a racist comment, but rather a statement in protest of the flag.

UN to confirm Iran meeting key nuclear obligation

The UN nuclear agency will confirm that Iran has met a key condition of a preliminary nuclear deal, according to diplomats.

// Boston issues subpoenas in lawsuit against gambling panel

The city is trying to block Steve Wynn’s casino project in neighboring Everett.

Ground Game

Ground Game

// Why is the GOP presidential field so large in 2016?

The 2016 GOP field is the largest ever since the modern presidential primary system began in 1952.



// Will Governor Baker back the new Olympic plan?

Getting his seal of approval for an Olympics that was forced to grow its venues beyond Boston is essential for Boston 2024.

The Big Picture

Doug Mills/The New York Times

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.