Five bars charged with violating ‘pay-to-play’ rules

Jerry Remy’s Sports Bar & Grill in the Seaport was one of the bars cited by regulators.

Aram Boghosian for The Globe/File

The Boston bars allegedly took cash and other inducements to stock products from one distributor while excluding its competitors.

//[1]-1601--90x90.jpg Obama wins votes needed to secure Iran nuclear deal

Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland became the crucial 34th vote needed to keep the Iran nuclear deal alive in Congress.

AG rejects proposed ballot question on fireworks

Ballot intiatives on raising taxes on the wealthy and legalizing marijuana were among those certified by Maura Healey.

//[1]-8804--90x90.jpg Teens exchanged disturbing texts before suicide

Prosecutors say the texts show Michelle Carter brainstorming with Conrad Henri Roy over the best way for him to kill himself.

// Request to drop charges against Baltimore officers denied

Six officers are facing charges in connection with the death of Freddie Gray, who died in police custody.

Day after another plunge, US stocks are higher

The Dow was up more than 100 points in mid-day trading, a day after the index dropped 470 points on worries about China.

// ‘I am sorry,’ murderer says after promising not to seek parole

Marvin Cathey broke down in court when he learned a family member of a woman and a nine-year-old girl he killed took his own life.

//[1]-8817--90x90.jpg Buskers push Cambridge to embrace street performing

After a hearing to discuss ways to make outdoor performing more inviting, a mix of artists gave an impromptu performance at City Hall.

Aisling Brady McCarthy was in court in Woburn on July 30.

Nanny says she’s happy to be back in Ireland

Aisling Brady McCarthy broke down in tears Wednesday after arriving at Shannon Airport.

At least eight companies responded by Monday’s deadline to the federal government’s initial request to redevelop the Volpe transportation center in Kendall Square.

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

Volpe center project draws big-name developers

A who’s who of major real estate developers are lining up for one of the biggest development opportunities in Greater Boston.

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis.

Why hasn’t the Kentucky clerk been fired?

Kim Davis has refused to issue any marriage licenses after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of nationwide gay marriage.


// Does Donald Trump really think he’s this great?

For all his showmanship, the current GOP front-runner seems to be serious in his inflated self-appraisal.

//[1]-7271--90x90.jpg Tom Brady quips offseason was ‘enjoyable’ at charity event

Brady may have been sarcastic, but Patriots owner Robert Kraft called Deflategate the “most overblown story in recent NFL history.”

Rick Porcello struck out 13 on Tuesday vs. the Yankees.


Alex Speier

Pitching coach knew not to give up on Rick Porcello

The righthander’s overall season has been poor, but the last two games have showed the talent is still there.

// Boston Calling announces September lineups

A roster of mostly indie-rock and Americana artists will take over City Hall Plaza from Sept. 25-27.


// Director confirms Sienna Miller cut from ‘Black Mass’

Miller had played the role of James “Whitey” Bulger’s girlfriend, Catherine Greig.

// Sisters revive Foxborough wedding venue after fire

Much of the $7 million expense to rebuild was covered by insurance, but the sisters said they wanted to make the building bigger.

//[1]-8825--90x90.jpg Principal encourages returning students to ‘Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)’

Brian Wildeman, of Franklin’s Remington Middle School, turned the school’s front entrance into a dance floor.

Ground Game

// Ted Cruz sells himself as antiestablishment candidate

The US senator from Texas stopped in N.H. on Monday to open his campaign office in Manchester.

Opinion & Ideas

opinion | JEFF JACOBY

// Bikes don’t belong on busy city streets

Cyclists and traffic don’t mix. It’s not just foolish to pretend otherwise — it’s deadly.

The Big Picture

Globe photos of the month for August 2015

A look at some of the best images taken by Boston Globe photographers in August.


Innovation Economy

// Top picks from Tuesday’s Techstars demo day

Here are Scott Kirsner’s favorite ideas from the showcase.


Crux | John L. Allen Jr.

// Reflections on a daring double play by the ‘Pope of Mercy’

On Tuesday, Francis reached out to women who have had abortions as well as the Society of St. Pius X.