How a tiny hospital has imperiled Mass. Medicare funds

Consultants for Partners HealthCare’s hospital in Nantucket underestimated wages, and it could lead to thousands of hospital layoffs statewide.

Allison Warmuth.

Ivan Warmuth

Family wonders how duck boat driver failed to see their daughter

Allison Warmuth’s parents said they were concerned about her riding her red moped in the city and that questions remain about the fatal crash.

A police officer held a bag of heroin confiscated as evidence.

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Heroin, prescription opioids form toxic mix in Mass.

The state’s heroin epidemic is unlike any other in the United States.

// Baker offers direct access in exchange for PAC donations

Loyalists of the governor are launching an effort to push deep-pocketed groups to donate.

// Brian Shortsleeve’s mission: fix the MBTA’s budget woes

As the T’s first chief administrator, his job is to untangle the transit system’s finances.

// MBTA to propose revamping debt, ending costly ‘swaps’

The move, to be recommended at a meeting Monday, could save the agency $235 million over 10 years, officials said.

Iron Mountain to complete $2b acquisition of Recall Holdings

The Boston storage giant’s CEO called the deal an “important milestone” for the company.

// Two open markets vie for South End supremacy

Can two outdoor markets coexist in one neighborhood?

Rain to be top weather issue this week

Though there will be some periods of dry weather, but rain will be a concern for Greater Boston through Friday.

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Millennials open up the wallet to attend a wedding

According to a study, millennials will spend 27 percent more than the general population when attending a wedding in 2016.

Red Sox 8, Yankees 7

// Christian Vazquez’s homer powers Red Sox’ sweep

The catcher’s two-run blast in the seventh inning helped Boston nail down the win.


// John Farrell has gone from firing line to first place

After a rocky start, Farrell has the Red Sox atop the American League East after 25 games.

Former Jets quarterback Chad Pennington announced the selection of the Jets’ newest quarterback, Christian Hackenberg, on Friday night.

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Draft results won’t affect Patriots’ AFC East dominance

The Jets, Bills, and Dolphins all made some good picks, but also some mistakes.

// Prince fought throat, stomach pains in his final months

The rock star began asking for meals that were easier to digest, his longtime chef said.

// Legalistic cat fight emerges in Maine town

Self-proclaimed “cat ladies” are leading a court battle for the strays of Dixfield to receive their inheritance.

// Harvard students meet Malia Obama news with a shrug

President Obama’s daughter will take a gap year before starting at Harvard in the fall of 2017.

// Frenchman flies more than a mile on hoverboard

The feat, off the French coastal town of Sausset-les-Pins, is believed to have set a world record.

Ground Game


// Indiana is not the solid red state everyone thinks it is

GOP presidential campaigns will quickly learn that Indiana politics are more complicated than they may appear.

The Big Picture

Deadly fighting returns to Aleppo

Government airstrikes and insurgent mortar attacks escalated violence and destroyed a partial truce for Syria.