Perplexing death still troubles Vt. town

Retired justice Stephen Martin posed under the bridge (since rebuilt) from which Vermont farmer Orville Gibson’s body tumbled into the Connecticut River in late 1957.

Corey Hendrickson for The Boston Globe

If a retired Vermont Supreme Court justice is right, a forsaken farmer found a way to haunt the fields in Newbury forever.

More permits issued for nonluxury housing in Boston

Boston has also for the first time approved construction of more than $1 billion in housing in a six-month period.

Boston 2024 counting on businesses for $1.52b

Some critics say the revenue estimate could be too ambitious — with no way to insure against shortfalls.

Lincoln County reserve deputy Mark Walsh waved to a passing motorist while stationed in front of the house where one of the bodies was discovered.

Maine man killed wife, son, then self, police say

State police say detectives have concluded Svend Jorgensen shot his wife and son and then turned the gun on himself.

Man allegedly smashed Worcester storefronts with bat, golf club

Dimitrios Voyiatzis, 44, also was accused of acts of vandalism in 2013.

// Wynn Resorts threatens to file defamation suit against Mayor Walsh

The company behind the Everett casino says Walsh made “false statements and untrue innuendo” in filings for the city’s lawsuit against the state gaming commission.

// 2 men charged in Burlington hotel killing

Derrell Fisher and Epshod Jeune targeted escorts during a crime spree, the Middlesex prosecutor said.

Union sues state over early retirement plan

The lawsuit says the Baker administration improperly blocked some employees from signing up for the program.

The largest US television audience for a soccer match tuned in Sunday.

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Shira Springer | Fair Play

Despite World Cup glory, respect and equality elusive

FIFA awarded Germany, the 2014 men’s World Cup winner, $35 million and $2 million the United States team on Sunday.

Brock Holt earned an All-Star selection by giving the Red Sox a shot in the arm — no matter what position he is asked to play.

Alex Speier

Brock Holt’s unusual path to Red Sox stardom

How did the Red Sox end up with a man who has added new dimensions in Boston to the meaning of the term “superutility player”?


// David Aronson, leading Boston Expressionist artist, dies at 91

Mr. Aronson’s achingly poetic, often mystical work is in the collections of numerous museums around the world.

Bill Cosby in 2014.

Bill Cosby said in 2005 he got drugs to give women for sex

Bill Cosby admitted that he obtained Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with.

Juice bars have exploded as a business and culinary trend in the Boston market.

How much artisinal juice can Greater Boston drink?

The question is gaining urgency as Boston neighborhoods fall to craft juice bars, and a glass of juice passes $10.


Separating trash from sports treasure is a chore

Trying to declutter an office full of a lifetime’s worth of sports memorabilia has Dan Shaughnessy feeling a bit like a hoarder.

// Video appears to show FSU quarterback hitting woman

De’Andre Johnson, charged in the June incident, has been thrown off the team.

Ren You.


Harvard MBA offers $10,000 for a girlfriend

“If you introduce me to a girl and I date her for more than 6 months, I’ll pay you,” Ren You wrote.

Mother of man killed by firework says rules are too lax

The mother of a 22-year-old man who died when he tried to launch a firework off the top of his head is pushing for stricter controls.

Ground Game

// In N.H., Chris Christie says he’s ‘Telling It Like It Is’

Christie is trying to win over voters with charm and personal rapport.



// Hillary Clinton ropes reporters

Shielding the former secretary of state from reporters’ questions has become something of a specialty her political operation.

The Big Picture

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Greece rejects austerity

The Greek people voted to reject the creditors’ deal for more austerity measures in exchange for rescue loans.