Greek voters reject bailout terms

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras exited a polling booth during the Greek referendum in Athens on July 5.


The historic vote could redefine the country’s place in Europe and shake the continent’s financial stability.

Two boys injured in Dorchester fireworks accident

The boys were playing with fireworks when one exploded, blowing off the hand of a 9-year-old and seriously injuring a 5-year-old.

Maine man dies after setting off firework on his head

A 22-year-old man from Maine died yesterday after setting a mortar tube firework off on the top of his head, officials said.

Fourth of July

People celebrated as the performance at the Hatch Shell came to a close.

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Scenes from the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular

Thousands took in the fireworks display over the Charles River Saturday night.

Special effects are fired from the Hatch Shell during the Stars and Stripes forever.

Thousands attend fireworks spectacular on Esplanade

The 42d annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular is a distinctly Boston event, but attracts people from all over the world.

Jefferson Davis’s monument.

Jay Paul for The Boston Globe

Divided Nation

Richmond split over Confederate history

It’s not just the city’s history of inequality but its continuing unequal treatment of the Confederacy over slavery, says one activist.

Hanley Ramirez hit his 18th home run of the season Sunday against the Astros.

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Red Sox 5, Astros 4

Hanley Ramirez’s home run lifts Red Sox over Astros

Ramirez hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh to put the Sox up for good.

Karen Adams recalled her mother , Marie Crean, falling in May 2014  and the following care she received at Braemoor Healh Center. Crean died last August at the age of 85.

Nursing home firm hit with new complaints

Marie Crean’s experience raises questions about the state health department’s oversight of the 414 nursing homes in Mass.

Kevin Cullen

Free speech has a price — letting jerks have their say

Free speech can be irritating, but if somebody harbors views you find offensive, it’s better to know it.

Joe Martinez took notes on this spring’s tadpole population in Mount Auburn Cemetery during a visit last month.

Tadpoles bring new life to Mount Auburn Cemetery

Toads, spring peepers, and gray tree frogs have been absent from Mount Auburn for 50 years or more.

Katherine McManus, who begins her senior year at Notre Dame this fall, is a 2012 graduate of Thayer Academy.

Katherine McManus focuses on volunteerism following sister’s murder

“Helping other people, I have always loved doing it, but now I have found such a greater meaning in it.’’

 Plymouth District Attorney Timothy Cruz has drawn criticism — from inside his office, from defense lawyers, from judges — over arranging deals with repeat offenders in exchange for their testimony in Brockton area murder cases.

Plymouth DA faces fire for witness deals

In the last four months, three judges have separately rebuked Timothy Cruz’s office for its handling of cases before them.

In this April 16, 2015, photo, Phil Sklar, left, and Brad Novak sit with some of the bobbleheads they have collected since quitting their jobs last year to start the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum in downtown Milwaukee. They’ve already collected 4,000 bobbleheads of sports players, mascots, characters, regular and famous people and hope to have 10,000 by the time they open next year. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)

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Kevin Paul Dupont | On Second Thought

Giving a big nod to the bobblehead craze

A couple longtime pals have turned a love of bobbleheads into the soon-to-open National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum.

New Bills coach Rex Ryan knows the Patriots quite well from his six seasons with the Jets.


Sizing up AFC East’s top 10 offseason moves

A ranking of which moves made by the Patriots and their AFC East rivals could have the most impact.

Young park-goers showed their enthusiasm on a ride at the Jefferson, N.H., amusement park.

The business of fun at Santa’s Village

As the park’s 63d season kicks into high gear this weekend, Santa’s Village is in the hands of a third generation.

Ground Game

// N.H. thinks Donald Trump is for real

Whether Trump is serious about running for president or just serious about publicity, his sudden support is hard to ignore.


farah stockman | boston after busing

// Bringing parents’ strength to all of Boston’s public schools

In a city like Boston, poor kids tend to go to poor schools, and wealthy kids to affluent schools.

The Big Picture

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

Globe photos of the month, June 2015

Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month.