Partners to close Union Hospital in Lynn

The plan calls for consolidating services and adding 58 beds at the North Shore Medical Center’s Salem Hospital campus.

// Officials examining hole found in crashed plane’s engine

The Plainville crash killed a couple from Tennessee and their daughter, who planned to attend an orientation for Northeastern students.

// Afghan soldier who fled Cape training granted asylum

Major Jan Arash was one of the three soldiers who spent more than $1,600 last year to travel from Cape Cod to a border checkpoint near Canada.

After 30 years, Danvers cancels fireworks over security costs

Heightened security following the Boston Marathon bombings had shaken the private event’s finances.

Boston’s bid for 2024 Olympics

Boston 2024 meets with USOC on Olympics bid

Boston 2024 leaders are presenting their “version 2.0” of the bid to the US Olympic Committee.

Evan Horowitz

// So what happens when things go wrong with Olympics?

Unless a truly robust insurance policy can be put together, public money will be on the line.

Healey finds fault in Mass. mental health treatment

Mental health treatment in the state is uncoordinated and short on data, a new report from Attorney General Maura Healey says.

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

Hunt for N.Y. inmates was hampered by missed signals

New details have surfaced about the three-week manhunt for two convicted murderers that gripped northern New York.

Scores of journalists from the world’s top news agencies await word of the slightest new development.

Reporter’s notebook

The long wait for an Iranian nuclear deal

Scores of journalists in Vienna from the world’s top news agencies await word of the slightest new development.

Cyclist apologizes for punching fellow rider in Fitchburg race

A video shows Jerome Townsend punching Dave Warner as he sat on the ground with his arms up to defend himself.

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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.

President Obama.

opinion | Barack Obama

Why America needs the Export-Import Bank

Congressional leaders should call a vote to reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank.

Adam Himmelsbach

// Seven takeaways after Celtics introduce draft picks

Here’s what we learned Tuesday about the players chosen in the draft last week.

Tech Lab | BetaBoston

// A first bite of Apple Music

Apple has come late to streaming, goaded into action by fading sales of digital music at its iTunes store.

Don Sweeney said he believes the Bruins have a reliable “core group of guys” returning.

Bruins GM feels the heat, but says team isn’t rebuilding

Don Sweeney said it may look like the Bruins “took a step back,” but returning players and younger additions bode well for the future.

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


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

If there is a keeper of the pure flame in Cape baseball, it is Irish, the chief archivist of the league’s institutional history.

Jennaliz Mercedes, 9, of Lynn played on the base of Marblehead Light last week under partly cloudy skies.

Rainy days set stage for nice July 4th weekend

Thunderstorms will move in late Tuesday night and could bring heavy downpours through Wednesday afternoon.

This Brookline home now wears a very flattering whitewash accented by black trim on its remade, expanded ranch frame.

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home of the week

Renovations transform Brookline ranch

A Brookline property with media and exercise rooms and a pool with a cabana is the Home of the Week.

// Millions of workers may soon become eligible for OT pay

A federal plan would more than double the current threshold at which many salaried employees stop getting overtime pay.

// After resisting for years, JetBlue adds checked bag fee

The era of free checked suitcases on JetBlue has come to an end.

Ground Game


// Conversations with the 2016 presidential hopefuls

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



// 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.