Lax security cited in artworks’ disappearance

Sinclair Hitchings, who oversaw the Boston Public Library’s prints for 43 years, said the library has relaxed its security protocols.

Boston commuters love to walk to work

The city has the highest rate of commuters who walk to work, out of 30 of the biggest cities in America.

Senate clears White House-backed trade bill

The Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the Obama administration’s hand in global trade talks.

The boy who burned inside

There was no one to protect Marco Flores, and, just 9 when it started, he couldn’t protect himself. But then one day he realized that others he loved were in danger, and that it was up to him to end it.

Truck side-guard

Cambridge to install side-guards on city trucks

Officials hope the guards will help prevent deadly crashes between cyclists and the hulking vehicles.

SJC asked to settle tax tiff

The House asked the state’s top court to weigh in on the Senate’s budget, which could help determine how much residents pay.

Traffic backs up on roadways ahead of holiday weekend

Roadways around the state are filling up as drivers get a head start on Memorial Day weekend, State Police say.

IndyCar street race coming to Seaport district in 2016

An 11-turn, 2.25-mile temporary street circuit will encircle the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

The Save the Harbor/Save the Bay report said the waters off South Boston (above) and Revere were the cleanest.

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Report gives Boston-area beaches high marks

Boston’s beaches boast some of the cleanest waters of any US urban beach — including Waikiki Beach in Honolulu.

Artist Patrick Dougherty (right) and volunteer Scott Froeschl checked out Dougherty’s “Stickwork” sculpture in Salem.

Sculpture in Salem ‘sticks’ with you

“Stickwork,” an outdoor sculpture commissioned by the Peabody Essex Museum, opens to the public Saturday but has already been a draw.

A veteran helped place flags on Boston Common on Wednesday to honor fallen military members from Mass.

Remembering the toll the Iraq, Afghanistan wars had on Mass.

Since the wars began in 2001 and 2003, 124 US servicemen and women from Mass. have died.

Beck.

Live updates

Boston Calling Music Festival kicks off

The Boston Calling Music Festival is back with Beck and other musical acts. Globe writers are keeping up with the latest happenings.

Josh Duggar.

TLC pulls ‘19 Kids and Counting’ amid molestation allegations

TLC pulled the series from its schedule after reports of sexual misconduct allegations against Josh Duggar from when he was a juvenile.

Steinert Hall

Silent for decades, underground theater set to be revived

Steinert Hall is one of the most intriguing secrets of the city. A new owner could restore it to its former glory.

Headmaster Anne Clark’s car was covered in sticky notes.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Headmaster’s car covered with notes of appreciation

Boston Arts Academy headmaster Anne Clark’s black Honda CRV disappeared under a sea of neon sticky notes.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

Chris Christie delivers profanity-laced jokes at N.J. event

The New Jersey governor mocked reporters at an event known for its off-color skits and envelope-pushing humor.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/22/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/wint150-1322.jpg Ex-convict arrested in killings of wealthy D.C. family, housekeeper

Authorities believe that more than one person was responsible for the murders and blaze.

Magazine | Perspective

What can’t grads afford because of student loans? Kids

Crushing debt is making a generation put off living their lives.

The Big Picture

Cities in the clouds

A selection of images of cities shrouded in weather that makes them appear to be living among the clouds.