Reporter’s Notebook

How to squander $52m of charitable money in 6 months

Mark Avery, cited in a 2003 Globe Spotlight investigation, was sentenced to 13 years in prison Monday in the biggest private fraud case in Alaska history.

epa05326802 US entertainer Bill Cosby (C) arrives at the Montgomery County Courthouse for a preliminary hearing in Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA, 24 May 2016. The hearing is conducted regarding charges stemming from an alleged sexual assault in 2004 in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, USA. Cosby has been charged with Aggravated Indecent Assault, which is a second degree felony, by the Pennsylvania prosecutor. EPA/TRACIE VAN AUKEN

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No face-to-face confrontation in Bill Cosby hearing

Andrea Constand’s statements to police were read into the record Tuesday.

// The T’s contracting process for the Green Line isn’t a sure bet

The MBTA had a rough start with “design-build,” but consultants recommend it use the method again for the Green Line extension.

// Long airport security lines result in ouster at TSA

A House committee said the head of the agency’s security operations has been replaced.

Tragedy in Auburn

Bullet holes riddled a window of the Oxford house where Jorge Zambrano was killed.

Court to review handling of cases involving Jorge Zambrano

The man who allegedly killed an Auburn police officer had assaulted a Worcester police officer in January, but was spared jail time.

// French police raid Google’s Paris offices as part of tax fraud probe

The raid is the latest regulatory headache in Europe for the company.

// Twitter loosens character limit for images, video

Photos, videos, and other media soon won’t count against the social media platform’s 140-character limit.

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Wahlbergs serve up family pride at Wahlburgers

Wahlburgers, the successful burger restaurant chain founded by Mark, Donnie, and Paul Wahlberg, owes more to good food and branding than celebrity.

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May 9, 2016; Boston, MA, USA; (From left to right) Boston Red Sox catcher Ryan Hanigan (10), left fielder Brock Holt (12), catcher Christian Vazquez (7) and first baseman Hanley Ramirez (13) cheer from the dugout after an RBI single by second baseman Dustin Pedroia (not pictured) against the Oakland Athletics during the fourth inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

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Peter Abraham

Ranking the Red Sox: Who are the most valuable players?

With a quarter of the season in the books, let’s review every player’s performance so far.

// Carson Smith to have Tommy John surgery

The Red Sox reliever has been battling an elbow injury since spring training.


// Still panicked about Trump? Don’t be

The latest polls show Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton running neck-and-neck, but don’t believe the hype.

ground game

// Why Donald Trump keeps talking about Bill Clinton

Trump has a lot to gain when he brings up the Clintons’ well-documented past.


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TV Critic’s Corner

// Save ‘Nashville’? Maybe not.

Once a TV soap starts redoing plot lines for the second and third time, the plug is begging to be pulled.

dining out

// True Bistro: a sophisticated restaurant that just so happens to be vegan

The Somerville restaurant is included on lists of the best vegan restaurants in America.


// It’s time we learned to master smoke, for BBQ and more

Steven Raichlen is looking to teach home cooks how to capture the alchemy of smoke in all its forms.


With a basketball court and pool, it’s game time at this ranch

Get ready to play at this hilltop ranch in Medford.

Opinion & Ideas


// Presidential stakes are high for nuclear arsenal

Just because one political party feels that Donald Trump is the most suitable soul to command the world’s most powerful nuclear arsenal doesn’t mean the wider electorate should lose sight of the stakes.

Life sciences

STAT, a national publication from Boston Globe Media Partners, covers health, medicine, and life sciences.

Ground Game

Ground Game

// Why party unity is overrated in this election

The rule about candidates getting the entire party to fight for them after a bruising primary might be tossed out of the window.

The Big Picture

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In search of sanctuary

The pews grew emptier and emptier. Until at last they realized: the Congregational Church of West Medford was dying.

Globe investigations

// Private schools, painful secrets

More than 200 victims. At least 90 legal claims. At least 67 private schools in New England. This is the story of hundreds of students sexually abused by staffers, and emerging from decades of silence today.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ‘Spotlight’

“Spotlight” is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

Design New England

Design New England

// When inspiration strikes

With their home as canvas, the couple behind KTII Design Group embrace the stylistic power of change.