Man charged with threatening to burn Boston mosque

A Wilmington man faces federal charges of threatening Roxbury’s Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center.

Boston firefighters are battling a four-alarm blaze at a multi-family home on Sawyer Avenue in Dorchester.

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Firefighters battle 4-alarm blaze at Dorchester home

A family was moving into the building when the fire broke out Tuesday afternoon.

// Was that Mark Cuban’s yacht in Boston Harbor?

The Mavericks owner has said — more than once — that it’s not his. Police beg to differ.

Democratic convention

// Unmoved by plea to support Clinton, Sanders supporters protest again

Demonstrators chanted “Bernie or bust!” as they moved through Philadelphia.

// Meet the Mass. native behind Michelle Obama’s speeches

Sarah Hurwitz has worked with the first lady since the 2008 election.

// 3rd defendant held without bail in Boston student’s slaying

The 20-year-old who was arrested Monday has been accused of pulling the trigger in last month’s fatal shooting.

7/26/16 - Boston, MA - Boston Public Garden - The Boston Public Garden was full of commuters on foot as well as tourists and area residents out to enjoy the sunshine before high temperatures returned for the day on Tuesday morning, July 26, 2016. The heat wave continues to blanket the Boston area with temperatures again in the low-to-middle 90's. Photo by Dina Rudick/Globe Staff

Boston area’s heat wave expected to hit day 6

Once again, temperatures will top 90, and there’s little chance of rain for the next few days.

// Town of Dudley extends decision on Muslim cemetery

Opponents have complained that the cemetery plan would cause traffic congestion and possibly contaminate well water.

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Researchers spotted the shark close to the family’s boat.

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The realization hit: The shark was right there.

A family came unbelievably close to a 14-foot predator on a stretch of secluded Chatham beach.


// Dr. Dre handcuffed by police in his driveway

A man says the rapper pointed a handgun at him.

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// Do Red Sox have a magic trick up their sleeve?

There’s a looming curiosity hovering over the team as to whether they are indeed done trading for roster improvements.

// Hey ump! Nice catch!

Home plate umpire Jim Reynolds made perhaps the catch of the night Monday when Sandy Leon ditched his face mask.

If receiver Aaron Dobson doesn’t have a spectacular training camp, his days in New England could be numbered.


Some Patriots will be under the microscope during training camp

By our conservative count, 37 of the 53 spots already are accounted for.

// Who had the better trick shot: Jae Crowder or Kelly Olynyk?

The two Celtics forwards squared off in a trick-shot challenge and they want you to be the judge.

Beat the heat with ice cream

At Forge Ice Cream Bar, Lettie Carswell, 8, of Arlington enjoy a cone of strawberry with rainbow sprinkles and Clara Mapel, 8, of Cambridge a mint cookie and cream cone with chocolate sprinkles.

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The artisanal ice cream scene is booming

Pop-up shops. Small-batch producers. Dairy-free alternatives. The artisanal ice cream scene is booming.

//}.jpg In defense of old-fashioned ice cream flavors

Ginger wasabi? Roasted parsnip? It’s just not right.

// The only thing better than doughnuts? Ice cream sandwich doughnuts.

Blackbird Doughnuts’ summertime indulgence is every bit as glorious as it sounds.

// Coming soon: 3-D movies without the glasses

Cinema 3D employs a series of 50 mirrors and lenses that allow viewers to see high-resolution three-dimensional images.

// A sparkling new era for time-tested Polar

How Polar Seltzer became an overnight success, 134 years after it first began bottling.


// New 55-plus community is short hop to highway, train

Sixteen condo units are still available at the Reading Woods development by Pulte Homes.

Globe investigations

“When the EMTs arrived, Dave was laying like this.” Gerry Hill said, offering to show where his suicidal son was fatally shot after a tense encounter with police.


When despair meets deadly force

Nearly half of people killed by Massachusetts police over the last 11 years were suicidal, mentally ill, or showed clear signs of crisis.

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.

The Big Picture

A battle against Islamic State fighters

“When everyone shouts ‘Allahu Akbar’ (God is Great) I know that a tank or a cannon will fire,” Reuters photographer Goran Tomasevic says.