New State Police leader open to cameras

“We want to be transparent, and we want to show that what we do is the right thing so I’m not opposed to it,” said Colonel Richard D. McKeon.

Student killed in shooting at Savannah State University

Authorities are investigating after a shooting at Savannah State University killed a student and prompted a lockdown at the Georgia school.

Forensic experts examined a truck in which an estimated 50 bodies were found Thursday on a highway in eastern Austria.

Death toll of migrants in truck over 70

The count reported Friday by Interior Ministry official Alexander Marakovits is significantly higher than the estimate of 20 to 50 that authorities gave Thursday.

Yves Dambreville

Long-lauded ex-city officer killed in Haitian homeland

Yves Dambreville, who long served as a liaison to the city’s Haitian community, died in Port-au-Prince.

Builders miss city diversity targets

Most developers failed to meet goals for hiring Boston residents and women for construction jobs — including the city itself.

300,000 in Mass. to see health policy rates rise 6 percent

Health insurers will boost rates for small businesses and individuals, a troubling sign that costs are again accelerating.

Don Orsillo in 2013.

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NESN owes us an explanation on Don Orsillo termination

Fans and media continue to be perplexed, but so far the reaction from the station has been silence.

Adrian Walker

The end of a long-simmering war on Beacon Hill

Suffolk University is poised to open a new $62 million building on Beacon Hill, expanding its already substantial footprint in the area.

//[1]-8766--90x90.jpg Jurors take up N.H. prep school rape case

Jurors began deliberating Thursday in the trial of former St. Paul’s School student Owen Labrie, but did not reach a verdict.

Woman sues Sox owner after 2014 foul ball injury

A Brookline woman who was struck by a foul ball at Fenway Park in June 2014 is suing the team’s principal owner.

The Confederate flag was erected about five years ago by a 1969 Walpole High graduate whose property abuts Turco Field.

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Walpole to block Confederate flag over high school field

However, the school board stopped short of renaming its athletic teams – the Rebels – voting to instead “rebrand” the name.

Alex and Ani founder Carolyn Rafaelian and former chief executive Giovanni Feroce presided over a period of tremendous growth. The company now has 46 stores, including one on Newbury Street (above). Rafaelian’s real estate holdings include Belcourt Castle in Newport.

Alex and Ani sees its charm wearing thin

The R.I. jewelry retailer has expanded rapidly, but acrimonious executive exits and a party incident have hurt its New Age vibe.

Love, politics, and a tale of two struggling cities

A common dedication to public service and belief in their ability to make change led to romance between the mayor and the councilor.

Train tracks along the proposed MBTA Green Line expansion area photographed from Lowell Street in Somerville.

Shirley Leung

Tough choices on Green Line project, but it isn’t derailed yet

Even in the face of stomach-churning runaway costs, Governor Charlie Baker is going to find a way to get the Green Line extension done.

Above: co-director and climber Jimmy Chin during the attempt to climb Mount Meru, in the Himalayas.

Movie Review

‘Meru’ offers a mountain high

The movie is filmed with such grandeur and intimacy that attempting to figure out how they made the incredible shots almost spoils them.

Kevin Meaney stars in “Thought Bomb” Friday at Oberon.

Tales from real life, with a musical kicker

“Thought Bomb” features people who will tell autobiographical stories, then sing. Calling the performers “eclectic” only scratches the surface.

All instruments made at Burkart’s plant in Sharon,

Boston area is host to a cluster of high-end flute makers

A plethora of companies outside Boston have made Mass. a boutique center for professional musicians and students.

Would Harvard plaza renovation threaten Square culture?

The fight about renovations to Harvard’s Smith Campus Center and Forbes Plaza is over public space, landscaping — and the soul of Harvard Square.


Fitbit outsells smartwatches, report says

Apple is in second place behind market leader Fitbit, which shipped 4.4 million units in the second quarter.


Dante Ramos: Curt Schilling and the etiquette of ‘delete’

The Schilling tweet episode highlighted an emerging dilemma of the social-media era.

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 upcoming anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.


// C.A. Webb leaving VC association to start own firm

Webb has swelled the reach of the New England Venture Capital Association since becoming executive director in 2012.


// On Chibok anniversary, Christians caught between hope, experience

Most of the Chibok girls remain missing 16 months into their abduction.