Fast lanes for athletes, VIPs part of Olympic plan

The IOC urges host cities to implement the fast lanes so athletes, media, and sponsors can count on reliable journey times.

The governor’s announcement in February of a panel to overhaul the MBTA has led to disagreements with unions.

Democrats now cast wary eye on Baker

Charlie Baker, a Republican elected governor by appealing to Democrats, has demonstrated how difficult it is to please everyone.

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For many, remedial math not a solution

Of those who take remedial courses, only 1 in 5 goes on to complete a college-level math class and many never earn degrees.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/04/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/christie2-8897.jpg In N.H., Christie says he’s ‘Telling It Like It Is’

Chris Christie is treating his campaign like a season of “The Bachelorette”: trying to win over voters with charm and personal rapport.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/04/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/clinton150-8899.jpg From Clinton, a multi-generational message in N.H.

Hillary Clinton kicked off her holiday weekend by speaking about her mother and granddaughter at Dartmouth College.

TripAdvisor said it needed more space in moving to its Needham site.

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Business policies giving Needham an edge over Newton

Newton has been on the wrong end of a number of relocations lately, and business leaders say that’s not a coincidence.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/03/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/unidentified%20girl-8864.jpg Tips pour in about girl found on Deer Island

Officials have received hundreds of tips and State Police say there have been nearly 20 million views of the girl’s photo on Facebook.

Five armed robberies in 45 minutes in Boston, Brookline, Cambridge

Police are investigating whether the robberies that occurred early Friday morning are related, authorities said.

Fourth of July

Gloria Kelley (right) was all smiles as she went through security with Linda Lee Stacy at the DCR's Hatch Memorial Shell Friday.

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Security stepped up in Boston for holiday weekend

Authorities said they are not aware of any specific terrorist threat, but that people should still be vigilant.

Last year’s Independence Day fireworks over the Charles River as seen from the roof of 33 Agganis Way.

What’s open, closed on Fourth of July

Find out what stores are open and the operating times of the T.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/03/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/bostonmedical.jpg Spike in crime often accompanies Fourth of July

At Boston Medical Center’s trauma center, few things are predictable, but one sure bet is a flurry of activity on Independence Day.

John Trumbull’s “Declaration of Independence.”

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In ‘Declaration of Independence,’ preserving the patriots’ faces

John Trumbull’s “Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776” captures a scene that never occurred.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/03/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/raise.jpg Ready for a raise? Here’s how to ask

With the unemployment rate falling and the labor market getting tighter, the time might be right to ask for more money.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/03/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/kyle-8876.jpg Ex-Bridgewater State student’s bail set at $100,000

Kyle Loughlin pleaded not guilty Friday to charges that he sexually abused two young boys while working at the school’s daycare.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/03/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/farragher_20140719-8874.jpg As kidnapper returns home to Quincy from prison, suspicions linger

“Everyone’s concerned because the police said he’s dangerous and they’re keeping an eye on the guy,’’ said one neighbor of John Castonguay.

Brian Wilson performed at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion on Thursday night.

Music Review

Brian Wilson offers timeless hits, communal joy

There’s an unspoken understanding that Wilson, 73, is a damaged genius, and the fans instinctively extend deep empathy for him.

The Big Picture

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Globe photos of the month, June 2015

Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month.