Lawmakers move to tighten oversight of nursing homes

State senators voted to raise maximum fines on troubled facilities and to require regulators to scour the finances of homes.


Mass. Senate approves ban on plastic bags

Come August of 2018 in Massachusetts, you may rarely hear the question “Paper or plastic?”

Nathaniel Kibby.


Man accused of kidnapping, rape pleads guilty

“I never look at sunshine in the same way,” Nathaniel Kibby’s victim, who was held captive for nine months in N.H., said Thursday.

Two men arrested in 2004 murder of Dorchester man

Boston detectives said Thursday that they had cracked a nearly 12-year-old unsolved homicide case, arresting two men in the August 2004 murder of a Dorchester man.

Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump held a rally with supporters in Billings, Montana.

REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Donald Trump’s policy-free approach befuddles D.C. think tanks

Trump’s largely unconventional approach to policy issues has left experts wondering how to get their arms around his platform.

// Trump says he would debate Sanders. . . for a price

Bernie Sanders isn’t likely to win the Democratic nomination — but he still might end up debating Donald Trump.

// A UNH researcher who led studies on corporal punishment dies at 89

Dr. Murray A. Straus, 89, led groundbreaking studies on corporal punishment and domestic violence.

Mattapan man found guilty of murdering woman over unrequited love

The 25-year-old Mattapan woman was shot to death in a parked car after she did not return romantic feelings for her childhood friend, prosecutors said.

Shirley Leung

Sumner Redstone lawsuit may be this summer’s best beach read

The lawsuit is more than the latest twist in a family soap opera and its outcome may shape the future of Viacom and CBS and legacy of the Boston-bred billionaire.

//[1].jpg David Ortiz has some fun with New York fans

The Red Sox DH made a surprise appearance at a restaurant in New York.


// Wade Boggs’s number finally retired by Red Sox

The Red Sox Thursday night did something they should have done a long time ago: They retired Wade Boggs’s No. 26.

Rockies 8, Red Sox 2

// Clay Buchholz allows three homers in Sox’ loss to Rockies

Buchholz couldn’t keep the Sox in the game on a rare night at Fenway when the offense was held in check.

// Jackie Bradley Jr. comes up short, hitting streak snapped at 29

Bradley went 0 for 4 in the Red Sox’ 8-2 loss to the Rockies.

// Thousands gather for wake of slain Auburn officer

Ronald Tarentino Jr., a 42-year-old father of three who lived in Leicester, was shot by an ex-convict during a routine traffic stop.

// Watch: Harvard graduate’s convocation speech goes viral

About 3 million people had viewed Donovan Livingston’s spoken poetry on race and education in the one day after he delivered it.

Things to Do

// The Weekender: Boston Calling, ‘Roots,’ and glow sword wars

Here’s everything fun to do around Boston on this Memorial Day weekend.

BOSTON, MA - 5/26/2016: Two year old Lynne Matsuoka of Boston walks through a garden of American flags. Remembering & Honoring our Massachusetts Heroes, nearly 37,000 American flags were placed on Boston Common to honor the sons and daughters of Massachusetts who fell in service to the United States from Revolutionary War to present day. (David L Ryan/Globe Staff Photo) SECTION: METRO TOPIC

Vast expanse of Boston Common filled with 37,000 flags

In a Memorial Day tribute, the flags represent each service member from Massachusetts killed since the Revolutionary War.

//}.jpg Massive office complex could blossom at Flower Exchange site

The new owners want to build a “dynamic corporate campus” that could employ 5,000 to 10,000 people.

Television Review

// A ‘Roots’ for right now

The remake of the blockbuster 1977 miniseries is as spikily relevant now as the original was in its time.

Opinion & Ideas


// When a cool professional cut to the quick of personal emotion

In work, we are professional; in life, personal. It seems a reasonable division of human purpose. But sometimes divisions grow blessedly fuzzy.

Life sciences

STAT, a national publication from Boston Globe Media Partners, covers health, medicine, and life sciences.

Ground Game

ground game

// Why the State Dept. e-mail investigation really matters

The report could affect Hillary Clinton’s ability to pivot her campaign heading into the general election.

The Big Picture

Mount Sinabung erupts

Mount Sinabung erupted violently in Indonesia this week, killing at least seven and forcing thousands to flee.