A little child lost amidst chaos and addiction

Avalena Conway-Coxon died suddenly in foster care in Auburn on a hot Saturday in August.

Enter Avalena Conway-Coxon’s world, where only in death did the Auburn child get the full loving focus she deserved.

Boy, 4, drowned after lifeguard shifts ended

“Just like every other beach there is, we don’t announce when we’re leaving,” said a supervisor at Corporation Beach in Dennis.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/28/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/trump11[1]--90x90.jpg Even in college, Donald Trump was brash

Trump stood out early: as a bonfire of vanity, talent, and natural swagger, a millionaire, a student not quite as great as he recalls.

Backers of revamping Framingham’s town government were out collecting petition signatures at a recent farmers market.

Is Framingham too big to be a town?

The state’s most populous town has big-city challenges and opportunities. Some say it’s time for a new form of government.

Katrina Fludd is manager for multi-cultural programs at Babson College.

Business schools are facing a tough case to crack

Business schools across the country are vexed by low numbers of black students, but perhaps nowhere as much as Greater Boston.

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A dancer with the SocaHolics during the Caribbean Carnival Parade.

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Dancers with the SocaHolics on Blue Hill Avenue.

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One woman danced down Blue Hill Avenue.

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Members of the Wick’d Jab Family danced together at the Boston J’ouvert parade.

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Mike Anderson celebrated as the parade made its way down Blue Hill Avenue.

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Shauna Franklin and Lataisha McLaughlin were at the parade.

Kera Sylvester and Spice Matthew were in costume.

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The parade is a yearly event and marks the beginning of Boston’s Caribbean festival.

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Members of the Wick’d Jab Family were at the parade.

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The parade traveled down Blue Hill Avenue.

Carnival Day parade is rollicking, peaceable

Thousands of revelers participated in the Caribbean festival, an explosion of color and music that wound through the city.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/29/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Boghosian_30caribbean1_MET.jpg One man killed, four others wounded in three shootings

The gunfire that left Tedford “Tj” Davis dead capped off several hours of violence, in which the city recorded three separate shootings.

John Moore, 54, with his wife, Cathy, in their home in Apple Valley, Utah. Moore is battling stage IV metastatic melanoma; a precision treatment helped him, but only for a year.

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Imprecise cancer treatment drugs prove frustrating

Contrary to its name, precision medicine is often inexact, which means it can offer false hope rather than a cure.

Last year on WEEI, Red Sox chairman Tom Werner said transparency is needed in any business, and yet it took a while for him to say anything about the unpopular decision to let go play-by-play announcer Don Orsillo.


Tom Werner breaks his silence on Don Orsillo

The NESN boss told the Boston Herald that the Sox want to go with Dave O’Brien instead of Don Orsillo in the booth next year.

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 29: Joe Kelly #56 of the Boston Red Sox pitches in the third inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field on August 29, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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Red Sox get better of Mets again

Joe Kelly went seven-plus innings to continue his hot stretch and Mookie Betts homered in a second straight win over New York.

Members of the Blue Hills Cycling Club make their way up Blue Hills Parkway in Milton during one of their daily rides.

Bike-friendly roadwork inching forward south of Boston

Planners and advocates acknowledge cycling efforts in Mass. have been slow to take hold in the south suburbs.

Evora’s cathedral, seen through a cloister, was built on the site of an Arab mosque.

Absorbing history in Portugal’s ‘City of Bones’

Ancient bones harbor tales of strange deeds in Évora, a “very noble and always loyal” city with nearly two millennia of history.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/28/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/c1cc201b23a941bc94f13ea1ba6ff41b-5342fb742af34b28977be032c81f5023-0[1]-4373--90x90.jpg Stephen Colbert rehearsing his new persona in full view

As the new host of “The Late Show” takes off his mask, the face we finally see may be a lot more familiar than we expect.

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Luke’s Lobster in Back Bay isn’t your traditional seafood shack

Appropriately, founder (and longtime lobsterman) Luke Holden hails from Maine.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/29/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/2015-08-21T184313Z_1410113629_TM3EB8L14RT01_RTRMADP_3_USA-CRIME-BOSTON[1]-8961.jpg Brothers charged in homeless beating have long criminal histories

Court records show that brothers Steven and Scott Leader have long terrorized neighbors, police, even their own mother.

New England Patriots wider receiver Reggie Wayne makes a catch during an NFL football practice in Foxborough, Mass., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Reggie Wayne believes he’s ‘doing all right’ adjusting to Patriots

The receiver said though the playbook isn’t pleasure reading, he’s jumped right in.


How clean are your greens? Not very

There’s a booming business in spinach that is pre-washed, according to the packaging. But how clean does that actually make it?

Ground Game

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/26/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/200_biden_henniker.jpg Why Joe Biden could skip N.H. if he runs for president

The rationale for Biden to skip Iowa and New Hampshire is this: He would enter in the race too late to compete in those states.

Opinion & Ideas

Michael A. Cohen

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If Alison Parker and Adam Ward are not to have died in vain, then the reaction to their deaths must not be apathy.

The Big Picture

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10 years after Hurricane Katrina

President Obama visited New Orleans to mark progress the city has made before the anniversary of the hurricane.


Innovation Economy

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/28/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/kirsner--90x90.jpg Is the tech party coming to an end?

Investors have had a rollicking time putting money into tech and biotech startups. Are they getting ready to split?


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/28/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/envoy150-921.jpg Ex-envoy, charged with sexual abuse, has died, Vatican says

Jozef Wesolowski, 67, was found dead early Friday in the Vatican room where he has been held on house arrest.