SJC allows ballot question for second slots parlor

The question could lead to a slots parlor near Suffolk Downs racetrack.

// House GOP report faults Obama administration on Benghazi

The report faulted the Obama administration for what they said was a slow response to help Americans under attack in 2012.

// Clinton campaign slams House GOP over Benghazi report

The campaign maintained that the House committee’s chief goal was to politicize the deaths of four people in Libya in 2012.

Michael Contompasis, the former acting superintendent of Boston’s schools, also served as Boston Latin’s headmaster for 21 years.

Who will be Boston Latin’s interim headmaster?

There are three potential candidates who might be asked to step in after Lynne Mooney Teta abruptly announced her resignation.

// Tennessee coaching legend Pat Summitt dies at 64

Summitt recorded more victories than any other coach — male or female — in NCAA Division 1 history.

Rachel G. Bowers

// Lessons Pat Summitt taught me

Watching the legendary women’s basketball coach taught one young fan about a lot more than basketball.


// Financial questions remain after Laconiafest fiasco

Where’d the money go?

Highway worker killed by allegedly drunk driver identified

The incident marks the second time in two days a highway worker was struck on Greater Boston highways.

// Bear’s snack time in Orange is over

The 300-pound animal was spotted several times over the last week before officials tranquilized and moved it to an undisclosed location.

// Gay Catholics laud pope’s remarks, but say words are insufficient

While celebrating Pope Francis’ remarks, gay Catholic leaders in Boston insist the church must change its teachings.

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Meet the ice cream man behind J.P. Licks

Vince Petryk opened the first J.P. Licks to spread joy, one scoop at a time. The fact that it’s now one of New England’s most successful small businesses is just the cherry on top.

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Boston, MA 7/4/10 Confetti and fireworks fly over the

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The Fourth of July fireworks may set off from the Charles River Esplanade for the last time this year.

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David Mugar, who announced his retirement last December, thought it would be relatively easy to find a new sponsor.

Boston, MA 7/3/2014 The Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular over the Charles River taken from the roof of Boston University's Dorm at 33 Agganis Way on Thursday July 3, 2014. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff)

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But even with the combination of national TV exposure and local branding, no sponsor has materialized.

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“I can’t believe that things won’t work out, but I can’t really answer you,” Mugar said of the tradition’s future.

Stars and stripes forever—or not

David Mugar, the man behind the fireworks for 43 years, is retiring. No sponsors have stepped up. Could this be last call?

// New J.K. Rowling story set in Massachusetts

Have you ever thought to yourself, the Harry Potter series is great, but it would be so much better if it were set in Massachusetts? If so, it’s your lucky day.

// Move afoot to safeguard the Citgo Sign

Despite the Citgo Sign’s storied spot on the Boston skyline, there are no city protections to keep it there.

Kevin Paul Dupont

// Lindros over Recchi for Hockey Hall of Fame? You must be joking

The former Bruin and three-time Stanley Cup champion is far more deserving of a spot in hockey’s shrine.

This Wednesday, May 18, 2016, photo shows a

Boston housing market stays hot in May

The region’s housing market continued its spring surge, with sales up by more than one-fifth compared to last year.

Jeff Williams/NASA

What a view, New England!

NASA astronaut Jeff Williams tweeted a striking photo of the region, including a clear image of Cape Cod.

Fluff for sale at the annual Fluff festival,

Wanted: Assistant marshmallow party coordinator

Do you like marshmallows? Is helping organize parties your forte? Looking for a part-time gig? This might be the job for you.

// Jason Day won’t go to Rio Olympics over Zika

Day’s decision will cost golf its No. 1 player as it returns from a century-long absence at the Games.


// A condo in a late poet’s home is full of surprises

This Newton Victorian was once the home of famous poet and writer Celia Thaxter. It has been converted into two condo units.

// Nonprofit deals targeted in Globe series eyed by AG

Attorney General Maura Healey issued court orders to two charities that have connections to a Roxbury real estate magnate.

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// Marty Walsh needs to oversee culture change at Boston Latin

Resolving it requires a far defter touch than what Walsh has so far displayed.

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.