Tips pour in about girl found on Deer Island

Officials have received hundreds of tips and a state police spokesman said there have been nearly 20 million views of the girl’s photo on Facebook.

Five armed robberies in 45 minutes in Boston, Brookline, Cambridge

Police are investigating whether the robberies that occurred early Friday morning are related, authorities said.

// Ex-Bridgewater State student’s bail set at $100,000

Kyle Loughlin pleaded not guilty Friday to charges that he sexually abused two young boys while working at the school’s daycare.

// Spike in crime often accompanies Fourth of July

At Boston Medical Center’s trauma center, few things are predictable, but one sure bet is a flurry of activity on Independence Day.

State chemist may have tainted up to 10,000 cases

Sonja Farak, allegedly addicted to the drugs she was hired to test, could have tampered with more evidence than initially claimed, attorneys said.

One dead in Roxbury double shooting

A 24-year-old man was killed and another man wounded Thursday night after a Roxbury shooting. Two men were arrested.

// Screams heard before woman’s body found at Burlington hotel

The Extended Stay Hotel called police at 12:20 a.m. after guests reported the scream, as well as “what sounded like a gunshot.”


// Red Sox’ challenge now is keeping momentum

The team needs a successful homestand before the All-Star break to become relevant in the AL East race.

“I think the uncertainty is really what makes people leave,” said Rachel Scotch on the high turnover of public defenders.

Jim Davis/Globe Staff

Public defenders, facing abysmal pay, attempt to unionize

Public defenders are paid less in Massachusetts than in any other state, ranking just below West Virginia when cost of living is accounted for.

Fourth of July

A couple of miles from the Sagamore Bridge, MA., 07/02/15, Daniel Reardon of Stoughton, waits for roadside assistance on his way to Falmouth for the weekend. His car broke down. Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe

Traffic mostly clear Friday evening, but rain could punctuate the 4th

Major thoroughfares heading to Cape Cod experienced backups Friday morning, but most roads were clear by late afternoon.

Last year’s Independence Day fireworks over the Charles River as seen from the roof of 33 Agganis Way.

What’s open, closed on Fourth of July

Find out what stores are open and the operating times of the T.

night watch

// Pie-Eating Contest and Barbecue at Sweet Cheeks

For those who want an all-American Fourth of July spread and drinks but lack a backyard, Sweet Cheeks has just the ticket.

Georgetown Police Lieutenant Scott Hatch at the

John Guilfoil

Craigslist safe zone offered by Georgetown police

The parking spots, monitored by cameras, give people connecting through Craigslist the comfort of knowing officers are nearby.


// As kidnapper returns home to Quincy from prison, suspicions linger

“Everyone’s concerned because the police said he’s dangerous and they’re keeping an eye on the guy,’’ said one neighbor of John Castonguay.

Brian Wilson performed at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion on Thursday night.

Music Review

Brian Wilson offers timeless hits, communal joy

There’s an unspoken understanding that Wilson, 73, is a damaged genius, and the fans instinctively extend deep empathy for him.

// Scott Brown stirs varied reactions to his role as weight-loss salesman

Scott Brown’s role as a distributor for AdvoCare — and his curious online endorsement — was met with guffaws by Facebook followers.

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.