Could this project threaten Boston Opera House?

Rendering of the tower at 533 Washington Street.

Stantec Architecture

A developer’s plans to shoehorn a 300-foot tower onto a postage-stamp site in Downtown Crossing faces opposition.

Women rescued at sea arrive aboard the Italian Navy ship


At least 700 migrants died in past week, UN says

The deaths occurred as the migrants tried to travel by boat from Libya to Italy, the UN relief agency said.

// Weld faces second round of contentious voting in vice presidential bid

William Weld, former Republican governor of Massachusetts, could become the Libertarian candidate for vice president.

// Trump on Weld: ‘I don’t talk about his alcoholism’

Donald Trump took a shot at the former Mass. governor after Weld compared Trump’s immigration plan to Kristallnacht.

Dr. Sharon F. Daley, chief of pediatrics at Cape Cod Hospital, held a baby being treated for symptoms of withdrawal.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

On Cape Cod, an influx of drug-dependent newborns

It’s an example of how the scourge of opioid abuse in Massachusetts has brought unforeseen challenges to unexpected places.

Victim in Georgetown drowning identified

The 17-year-old victim who drowned in a pond in Georgetown Saturday was identified as Dewel Ortiz.

// Ornaments are pulled up in Somerville

Somerville’s mayor had said the ornaments could stay on a traffic island near Union Square, but someone seems to have disagreed.

// Man killed in early-morning Lynnfield shooting

The victim in the shooting was a 33-year-old man, officials said.

Scituate, MA - 05/29/16 - Christine Arnold(R) and Scott Arnold pray during the final service at St Francis X. Cabrini church in Scituate, MA, May 29, 2016. After 4,233 consecutive days in vigil, the parishioners of St. Frances X. Cabrini closed their spiritual home.(Keith Bedford/GlobeStaff)

Keith Bedford/GlobeStaff

Parishioners say farewell to Scituate church

Parishioners of St. Frances X. Cabrini church have maintained a vigil for 4,233 days to prevent it from being closed.

Photos from Boston Calling

The seventh outing of the Boston Calling Music Festival continued on Sunday.

// Julian Edelman was at Boston Calling with something to say about Tom Brady

The Patriots receiver was on stage at the music festival, and he sounded off about his favorite quarterback.


// Red Sox win in 11, avoid sweep in Toronto

Dustin Pedroia and Xander Bogaerts (22-game hit streak) drove in runs in extra innings.

Memorial Day


// The wounds of Vietnam that never heal

Sometimes in his dreams, Marty Robichaud is back holding a gun on Highway 19, staring out at the bush.

30harveysanford- Harvey Sanford working as a mechanic at Hanscom Air Force Base. (Family handout)

Harvey Sanford, a mechanic who kept his Tuskegee Airmen flying, dies at 89

Harvey Sanford, 89, of Boston, who died May 24, was a longtime master aviation mechanic who served with the Tuskegee Airmen.

// Renovated B&Bs lose the musty decor

An Amesbury-based hotel group has been swooping in on tony New England destinations and overhauling iconic buildings. Will it work?

// Eight key elements in every Disney Channel Original Movie

From “High School Musical” to “Zenon” to “The Color of Friendship,” here’s a stroll down memory lane.


// Rookie Alexander Rossi wins Indy 500

Rossi had just enough fuel to make it to the finish and claim the 100th edition of the fabled race.

Opinion & Ideas


// Employers want noncompetes, but what’s it worth to them?

Time and freedom are worth something, and compensation is in order when they’re restricted.

Life sciences

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

Ground Game

ground game

// Why the State Dept. e-mail investigation really matters

The report could affect Hillary Clinton’s ability to pivot her campaign heading into the general election.

The Big Picture

Kimimasa Mayama/Pool via Reuters

Obama’s historic Hiroshima visit

President Obama became the first sitting US president to visit the Japanese city, where he paid tribute to the 140,000 lives lost in the 1945 atomic bombing.