Heroin deaths galvanize families, authorities in Scituate

Susan Trachik lost her son Christopher (left) to heroin addiction.

TRACHIK FAMILY (left); ZACK WITTMAN FOR THE GLOBE

Five deaths have been linked to opioids in Scituate this year, and officials fear more before the region’s drug crisis abates.

Peter Abraham | Beat Writer’s Notebook

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/28/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/2014-07-27T190055Z_1424044162_NOCID_RTRMADP_3_MLB-BOSTON-RED-SOX-AT-TAMPA-BAY-RAYS.jpg Baseball needs more David Ortiz bat-flips, not fewer

There’s nothing wrong with a little celebrating, no matter what Rays pitcher Chris Archer and the unwritten rules say.

Nick Cafardo | On Baseball

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/28/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/glavine150-13475.jpg Humble beginnings led to Tom Glavine’s Hall-of-Fame career

The pitching great saluted his hometown of Billerica during the Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

Black smoke was blasted from Craig Wedge’s Ford F-350 Power Stroke pickup truck.

Diesel drivers defy EPA regulations by ‘rolling coal’

Coal rollers disable or discard their trucks’ pollution controls and modify their engines to blow smoke with the flip of a switch.

Tornado warning canceled north of Boston

Forecasters had detected a potentially dangerous storm north of Boston.

King Arthur’s in 1982, the year of a fatal brawl involving police.

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Chelsea closes King Arthur’s, ending a tawdry 37-year era

The strip club’s location just over the Mystic River made it irresistible to certain men on lunch break and criminals alike.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/16/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/Hodges.jpg Plagiarism incidents undercut message to students

A number of high-profile adults have been accused of plagiarism recently, including two superintendents of Mass. school systems.

Ideas

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/25/BostonGlobe.com/Ideas/Images/boston-skyline150-848.jpg How Boston was shaped by what it didn’t win

The city tried and failed to host the 1980 alterna-Olympics, the 1976 World Expo, and NASA Mission Control. They ended up changing the landscape anyway.