More permits issued for nonluxury housing in Boston

Nearly half of the units permitted in the first half of 2015 will target low- or middle-income renters.

Steven Syre | Boston Capital

// Few fears about Greek crisis spreading

The once-common thought that events in Greece would tip other nations into crisis doesn’t really rattle the markets.

// Germany still holding tough on Greek debt

On the other hand, some European countries showed a willingness to soften the push for austerity that has proved contentious.

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

Perplexing death still troubles Vt. town, decades later

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

// Mixed reviews for MBTA’s new parking payment system

Commuters now have to pay by phone or buy a permit instead of inserting money into an “honor box.”


// Renaissance at this Boston school shows that everything’s possible

In just a few years, the Trotter school has gone from being one of the state’s worst to one of its best.

Evan Solomonides, 18, has a patent pending on his discovery, a plastic made from potato starch.

Boylston teen goes from coma to winning science fair

A little more than a year after suffering a traumatic brain injury, Evan Solomonides took top honors for inventing an eco-friendly plastic made from potatoes.


// 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.

// 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 to see the American side win the Women’s World Cup.

Frank Fife/AFP/Getty Images

Shira Springer | Fair Play

Despite World Cup glory, respect and equality elusive

The 2014 men’s World Cup winner received $35 million; the US women got just $2 million for their title.

// 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.


// AOBiome offers ways to stay clean without traditional soap

The Cambridge startup offers a $49 spray that uses living bacteria that the company says make your skin clean and fresh.

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”?

Brewster Ambulance Service employees Christopher Groleau (left) and Kim Cordeiro.

Brewster Ambulance’s emergence spurs fierce competition

The service has won lucrative contracts from Brockton and Quincy, but long-established competitors have cried foul over how the bids were handled.

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.

Ren You.

Want $10,000? Find this man a girlfriend

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

// 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

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

Rob Gronkowski (left) and David Ortiz at the Hard Rock Cafe on Monday.

Ortiz, Gronkowski chill and shill for Dunkin’ Donuts

The sports stars were promoting their collection of “songs” — really, ads — that celebrate the chain’s iced coffee.

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

Petros Giannakouris/Associated Press

Greece rejects austerity

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