Boston’s bid for 2024 Olympics

Tax breaks could reach record levels for Olympic project

Boston 2024 wants the city to offer a tax break totaling hundreds of millions of dollars to a developer in Widett Circle.

// Olympic plan would remake parts of Boston

The proposal recasts the Olympics as part of an 18-year economic development plan that will shape the city.

03/22/2012 - Cambridge, MA - The MBTA Red Line turns 100 years old on March 23, 2012. This is the Kendall Square outbound platform - intended to mirror an archival handout image. Topic: 23redline. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff.

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Boston 2024 touts Games’ impact on transportation

Organizers highlighted transportation improvements, but it’s unclear how many would result from hosting the Olympics.

// $2 million in heroin and fentanyl seized in drug bust

Jose Casellas, 37, of Lawrence, was arrested in a joint investigation involving multiple agencies.

Boston issues subpoenas in lawsuit against gambling panel

The subpoenas are for state police officers, a former Patrick administration official and private business people.

US Marine is mourned in Weymouth

Private First Class Peter Handibode died June 20 at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida.

// In Middle East, Lynch assesses US fight against ISIS

Rep. Stephen Lynch is traveling through the Middle East with Rep. Jim McGovern and other members of Congress.

This image was posted to Instagram with the hashtag “#takeitdown.”

Why a Confederate flag was put on 54th Regiment memorial

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.

// Boston man accused of stabbing girlfriend’s three children

“I wanted you to shoot me,” Rock Aurelien told police when he was arrested Saturday afternoon, according to court records.

Susan Guarente, of Lynn, was one of the attendees at an adult coloring book event at the Burlington location of Barnes and Noble on Sunday afternoon, June 14.

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The many shades of the adult coloring book trend

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

Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz works against the Toronto Blue Jays during first inning of a baseball game in Toronto, Monday, June 29, 2015. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Red Sox 3, Blue Jays 1

Clay Buchholz is dominant as Red Sox defeat Blue Jays

Buchholz allowed one run in eight innings as the Red Sox won the opener of a four-game series in Toronto.

// Pilot reported engine problem before Plainville plane crash

The pilot wanted a place to land and was directed to I-495, but he didn’t make it.

// Three members of Tenn. family were on plane

Betty Kalister, Joseph Richard Kalister, and teen daughter Nicole Kalister were tentatively identified as the victims of the crash.

Donald Trump has said he is no longer appearing in the television show “The Apprentice.”

NBC ending business relationship with Donald Trump

“At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values,’’ NBC said in a statement.

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David Sweat, 35, was hospitalized in serious condition after being shot twice in the torso by a trooper.

It wasn’t just the New York Stock Exchange (above) feeling the anxiety. Major stock indexes around the world fell.

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Dow plunges 350 points amid Greek debt crisis

US stocks closed with their biggest losses of the year as investors worry about fallout from Greece.

Boston, MA., 04/27/15, A behind-the-scenes tour of the MA State House with Tammy Kraus, Superintendent of the State House. ---on the roof walking to a view of the dome. The MA State House dates to 1798 and its a still a working building with hundreds (thousands?) of workers. A behind-the-scenes look at the people who fight entropy (and rot and mice and 215-year-old insulation) to keep the space below the golden dome from falling down. Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe

When there’s a crisis at State House, Tammy Kraus gets the call

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

Rob Gronkowski with Les Racquet in Savannah, Ga., over the weekend.


Gronk shows off his rap skills with band in Georgia

Rob Gronkowski jumped on stage at a Savannah bar over the weekend with the band Les Racquet.

// WEEI suspends morning show host Kirk Minihane

The one-day suspension was punishment for an on-air argument Friday with midday co-host Christian Fauria.

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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.



// On Boston Olympics bid, it’s Charlie Baker’s call

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

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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.