An Auburn 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 toddler get the full loving focus she deserved.

Man fatally stabbed at P.F. Chang’s in Peabody

An employee of the restaurant in the Northshore Mall has been charged with murder after allegedly stabbing a co-worker to death.

Yvonne Abraham

// Bid for change in District 4

The inertia of incumbency is Andrea Campbell’s biggest hurdle as she tries to unseat city councilor Charles Yancey.

Donald Trump with his father, Fred Trump, after graduating from Wharton in 1968.

‘I’m going to be the king of New York real estate’

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

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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Precision medicine, linked to DNA, still too often misses

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

// 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.

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.

Innovation Economy

// 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?

Imam Abdullah Faaruuq (center with head covering) prayed before the start of his mosque’s monthly food distribution effort.

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An imam of fiery words and a fatherly presence

Abdullah Faaruuq is an unapologetic throwback: a man who distrusts the establishment, and bluntly says so.

Boston University students, with the help of friends and family, filled large laundry hampers with belongings as they moved into their dorm rooms.

Businesses, officials gear up for invasion of students

Boston’s annual move-in week, which will reach its crescendo Monday and Tuesday, will see thousands moving into — and out of — apartments.

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.

Discussions are ongoing on how to line up (from left) Jackie Bradley Jr., Mookie Betts, and Rusney Castillo in 2016.

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Red Sox not wasting time trying to get outfield lined up for 2016

Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr., and Rusney Castillo all have an abundance of skills.


NFL discipline process needs an overhaul to be truly independent

One popular suggestion is to have a panel of, say, six arbitrators — three submitted by the NFL, three by the union.

Volunteers for Mill City Grows harvest produce at their urban farm in Lowell, Mass. Tuesday, July 28, 2015. (Winslow Townson for The Boston Globe)

Bringing the farm to Lowell’s inner city

The markets make fresh, organic, locally grown produce available to people who don’t have cars to drive to supermarkets and are used to buying food in packages and cans.

//,%201899.jpg Shift to online MBA casts light on Simmons’ financial picture

Simmons College will scrap its bricks-and-mortar MBA in favor of an online-only program that will accept men.


// In Nigeria, a chance for fellowship

The fellowship of suffering in the New Kuchingoro camp illustrates one of the least appreciated aspects of the Boko Haram story.


// Sexism in science leads to willful blindness

The habits of mind that once almost entirely barred women from the lab remain at work.

Art Review

// Current ICA exhibitions show institute in transition

Caught on the cusp of full-fledged maturity, the Institute for Contemporary Art still shows adolescent growing pains in a handful of current shows.

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.


// Fitbit outsells smartwatches, report says

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


// 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.