Civil rights leaders, clergy renew focus on racial climate

The organizers called for an overhaul of the admission policy for exam schools.

City officials indicted

06/29/16: Boston, MA: Timothy Sullivan, the acting director of Intergovernmental Relations for the City of Boston is pictured as he leaves the Moakley Federal Courthouse following his arraignment this afternoon. Sullivan, a high ranking member of the administration of Mayor Martin J. Walsh was charged with conspiracy and extortion in the ongoing Boston Calling music festival union case. To his left is his attorney Bill Cintolo. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) section:metro topic: 30indictpic

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A breakthrough in Boston Calling investigation?

A second indictment in the probe into City Hall’s allegedly corrupt support of local unions may signal progress in the case.

// Walsh’s coffee hour in North End disrupted

After indictment of a second city department head, Mayor Martin J. Walsh was met with picketers demanding anwers.

Council approves city budget amid education fight

The Boston City Council passed a nearly $3 billion budget, but some councilors said the increases for the city’s schools were not enough.

There’s great news for women who dread that annual pelvic exam.


The days of the dreaded annual pelvic exam for women may be numbered

A panel said that there’s not enough evidence to support doing them for women who are healthy and not pregnant.

Ideas | Thanassis Cambanis

// Time for US to act in Syria

Invasion and isolationism aren’t the only options.

Manager of Cambridge art gallery fired amid sex assault allegation

A popular Cambridge art gallery and performance space fired its manager amid allegations that he sexually assaulted a musician there.


// Segway’s safer, smarter hoverboard offers a plush ride

Designed not to burn your house down, the miniPRO is made for people with money to burn.

With no natural fungal pathogen to stop them, gypsy moth caterpillars are denuding Massachusetts forests. 
Gypsy moth caterpillars have stripped many trees bare (above, the scene in Scituate, R.I.), leaving the vulnerable to disease and other pests.

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For this massive caterpillar invasion, it’s crunch time

A Biblical outbreak of voracious, finger-long gypsy moth caterpillars, the biggest in more than three decades, is devouring trees across Mass.

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - JUNE 29: Relatives of 27-year-old flight officer Gulsen Bahadir, a victim of yesterdays attack on Istanbul Ataturk airport, mourn at her Turkish flag-draped coffin during her funeral ceremony in Istanbul, June 29, 2016, Turkey. Three suicide bombers opened fire before blowing themselves up at the entrance to the main international airport in Istanbul yesterday. The Istanbul Governor's Office says 41 people have been killed, 37 of the victims have been identified, including 10 foreign nationals and three people with dual citizenship. More than 230 people were wounded but 109 have been discharged from hospitals in the deadly suicide bombing attack in Istanbul's Ataturk airport blamed on the Islamic State group. (Photo by Defne Karadeniz/Getty Images)

Turkish security forces kill 2 IS militants, report says

The reported incident comes days after suspected IS militants attacked Istanbul’s busiest airport with gunfire and bombs Tuesday.

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// The troubling state of drunken driving prosecution

Will Bruins great Ray Bourque get special treatment after his arrest for driving drunk?Let’s hope not.

// Firefighter allegedly shot by friend while drinking, playing with gun

The victim’s friend allegedly said he was the one who shot the firefighter, believing the gun was not loaded while they were both drinking.

Boston, MA - 06/29/2016 - Demonstrators protest across the street from a fund raiser featuring U.S. Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump in Boston, MA, June 29, 2016. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)

Trump raises funds — and hackles — in Boston and Maine

More than 100 people stood outside chanting against the presumptive Republican nominee.

// LePage-Trump ‘bromance’ blooms in Bangor

“I want to thank our governor, our governor, I call him ours,” said Donald Trump, who referred to the Maine governor simply as Paul.


// DNA test won’t settle fight over Elizabeth Warren’s ancestry

DNA testing isn’t a perfect way to determine a person’s ethnic background, experts say.

NBA draft coverage

FILE - In this April 24, 2016, file photo, Houston Rockets' Dwight Howard dunks against the Golden State Warriors during the first half in Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Houston. Toronto's DeMar DeRozan, Atlanta's Al Horford, Memphis point guard Mike Conley and Houston's Dwight Howard are among those who figure to become free agents this summer when the NBA's new television deal will kick in. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)


Superman (Dwight Howard) could rescue Celtics

A marriage between center Dwight Howard and the Celtics would be a perfect fit.


// A five-point plan to save the MBTA’s pension fund

These initiatives would go a long way in ensuring lasting reform.

Movie Review

/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/06/28/ Spielberg turns ‘The BFG’ into a living Dahl

The latest pixel-enhanced family fantasy is a pleasurable mash-up of Spielbergian exuberance and Roald Dahl’s dark wit.

Opinion & Ideas


// Fund summer jobs for low-income teens

As a budget deal looms, lawmakers should make state-funded summer jobs for teens a priority.

Globe investigations

Families in fear

The state’s plan to close psychiatric hospitals has had unintended consequences.

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.

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The April 18, 2015, wreck remains one of the deadliest on record, with up to 800 people onboard.

Italy recovers 2015 sunk migrant boat, hopes to ID victims

The Italian navy has raised from the seafloor the migrant ship that sank off Sicily last year with an estimated 700-800 people aboard in one of the worst known tragedies of the Mediterranean migrant crisis.