Boston doesn’t keep track of many property tax breaks

The city has granted some 140 tax breaks for about 600 parcels of land over the past several decades, a Globe review found.

Some believe Tom Brady has a compelling argument and a chance to have his suspension vacated; others believe he has no shot.

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

Legal specialists can’t pick winner in Brady lawsuit

Few, if any, experts consider this a slam-dunk case for No. 12.


// Say farewell to old Boston

Power shifted from old Boston to new, the day a band of insurgents blocked the Olympic dreams of the city’s elite. It’s about time.

Man fatally shot in New Bedford Sunday morning

A 24-year-old man was killed and another man was charged with misleading police in the investigation.

Obama to propose stronger cuts to power plant emissions

President Obama called the move the most significant step the US has ever taken to fight global warming.

Dorothy Fisher has lived across the street from Puddingstone Park, the site of last week’s deadly shooting, for 60 years.

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

Residents cower in a neighborhood beset by violence

Shootings are all too common in one Boston area, even as the city sees an overall drop in homicides.

Enid Shapiro was a patient at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center who had an unpleasant experience at the hospital, but worked with staff to report it and ultimately change how they handle similar cases.

Lane Turner/Globe Staff

Boston hospital aims to redefine care and prevent emotional harm

“The words dignity and respect cut very deeply,” said one hospital official.

02/21/14: Ft. Myers, FL: Red Sox DH David Ortiz is signing an autograph as team CEO Larry Lucchino is pictured at right. Whether Lucchino and the Red Sox offer something else for Ortiz to sign this spring, namely a contract extension, remains to be seen. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff) section:sports topic:Red Sox Spring Training

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Dan Shaughnessy

Red Sox will miss Larry Lucchino

Lucchino’s style made plenty of enemies, but he was good for the Red Sox.

// Mayor Walsh, Governor Baker ride in Pan-Mass Challenge

The mayor and the governor took to the roads in the bicycle event that raises money for cancer care and research.

‘Ghostbusters’ stars make surprise visit at Tufts children’s hospital

The stars of “Ghostbusters” — which is filming around Boston this summer — visited with patients at the Tufts Floating Hospital for Children.

// Father, daughter drew the world close

Joseph and Anna Trustey, both of Wenham, died Wednesday evening when the plane he was piloting crashed in Milwaukee.

Travis Roy counts being on this deck overlooking Malletts Bay as one of his joys.

Kevin Cullen/Globe Staff


Leading a purposeful life, chosen by challenges

Travis Roy has good genes, the passion and idealism of his great-grandfather, the unassuming wisdom of his great-grandmother.


Cooking with a daughter, and seeing limitations become strengths

Time in the kitchen is an opportunity for cooking lessons, and unanticipated joys.

Yvonne Abraham

// Shame of methadone use clouds heroin addicts’ recovery

They are Elizabeth, Josh, Brian, and Tracey. They are recovering heroin addicts. And they are just like you and me.

After decline, foreclosures up again in Greater Boston

Foreclosure numbers through May are up compared with 2014, as lenders push through a backlog of delinquent loans.


Sara Bareilles’s songcraft the perfect ingredient for ‘Waitress’

The Grammy-nominated artist known for such hits as “Brave” composed the songs for this film to musical adaptation.

Ground Game


// Conversations with the 2016 presidential candidates

The Globe’s James Pindell sits down with presidential candidates and hopefuls to discuss the race.


Farah Stockman | Boston after busing

// Farah Stockman: Naming this era of racial contradictions

The thing is we don’t agree any more on what race means.

The Big Picture

A cyclist crossed a bridge in Christian A. Herter Park on the Charles River.

Lane Turner/Globe Staff

Globe photos of the month: July, 2015

Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month including the Fourth of July celebration.



// CVS drives another nail in film’s coffin

The “1-Hour Photo” signs have come down outside CVS Pharmacy stores in Boston and throughout the US.


John L. Allen Jr. | All things Catholic

// Sainthood cause for victims of anti-Christian pogroms in India stalls

Seeing the martyrs of Kandhamal declared saints is “my wish and my people’s wish,” said Archbishop John Barwa.