Ground Game

How 2016 could look a lot like Dukakis ‘88

Former Governor Michael Dukakis.

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In the summer of 1988, former Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis was up by 17 points, and he lost badly.

// Trump’s conspiracy theories find an audience

Conspiracy theories have always been part of the American political landscape and are believed by more than half of the public.

// Amid controversy, AG to accept recommendations in Clinton e-mail case

The revelation comes after Loretta Lynch privately spoke with Hillary Clinton’s husband, Bill Clinton.


// Breaking down today’s MBTA fare hikes

Make sure you have extra money to pay for riding the T.

// Composting plans create quite a mess

More restaurants and institutions are trying to recycle food scraps, but the industry has had trouble keeping up with the torrent of waste.


// ‘Pam family scams’ spawning new revelations

Both state and local investigators are looking into the family’s dealings. There’s a lot to look at — but what took so long?

A demonstrator wrapped in a European flag leaves an anti-Brexit protest in Trafalgar Square in central London on June 28, 2016. EU leaders attempted to rescue the European project and Prime Minister David Cameron sought to calm fears over Britain's vote to leave the bloc as ratings agencies downgraded the country. Britain has been pitched into uncertainty by the June 23 referendum result, with Cameron announcing his resignation, the economy facing a string of shocks and Scotland making a fresh threat to break away. / AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images


Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

What can the EU gain from Brexit?

The UK’s departure from the European Union may represent the next crisis-as-opportunity.

Hike in nursing home fines rejected

The proposal would have raised maximum fines on troubled nursing homes from $50 a day to $10,000.

7,000 baby turkeys die in Lancaster barn fire

About 7,000 turkeys died in a barn fire in Lancaster on Thursday, a breeding farm said on its Facebook page.

The fireworks exploded over the Charles River and Esplanade during last year’s Fourth of July celebration.

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Shirley Leung

The Boston Pops fireworks show needs to change

Boston’s Independence Day party is a tricky one for corporate sponsors, who don’t usually like one-day events.

// Fast Forward: T fares increase, the Fourth of July party begins

A new morning report to help you get ready for the day.

Things to Do

// The Weekender: Fireworks, Dylan, and a friendly giant

Everything fun to do around Boston over the Fourth of July weekend.

// Nantucket to crackdown on rowdy 4th of July beach party

The island will have some 70 police officers to crack down on public drinking and rowdy beach parties.

// A voyeur tells stories of his motel, and Gay Talese feels duped

The legendary writer overlooked a key fact in his latest book.

//[1].jpg Man killed by bear had plenty of backcountry experience

Brad Treat was knocked off his bike after he and another rider apparently surprised the bear while riding along a Flathead National Forest Trail.

Sara Peattie runs the Puppet Free Library in Boston.

Borrowing a bit of magic from Boston’s Puppet Library

Her hands are covered in paper cuts, hot glue burns, and endless nicks and scratches — she’s the legendary keeper of the Puppet Free Library.

// An urban ritual marks life, loss, and love of cycling

Since a Cambridge songwriter and activist was killed on her bike in March of last year, a Facebook group has put together four memorial vigils.

// Tesla driver killed in crash while using car’s ‘Autopilot’

The first US fatality using self-driving technology took place in May when the driver of a Tesla S sports car died after a collision with a truck.

// Back to the drawing board for proposed Downtown Crossing tower

A 59-story tower will have to be redesigned after coming under fire from neighbors and preservationists.

Love Letters

Things are . . . casual

Our relationship is very up and down. Sometimes he is really into it and other times he is really busy and doesn’t take the time to check in.

// All eyes are on Jupiter

As NASA’s Juno spacecraft closes in for its July 4 arrival at Jupiter, many other eyes are also staring at the solar system’s largest planet.

Opinion & Ideas

IDEAS | Carly Carioli

// Did the Star-Spangled Banner land Stravinsky in jail?

Boston police kept tabs on a modern composer in Symphony Hall.

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.


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Andris Nelsons conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra on its European tour in May.

Andris Nelsons withdraws from prestigious German festival

“Owing to a differing approach in various matters, the atmosphere at this year’s Bayreuth Festival did not develop in a mutually comfortable way for all parties,” said a statement.