Cost of public records is challenged

A lawyer filed a records request to find out more about prison search practices. Officials told her she could have it — for $4,300.

 The 3,000-square-foot home being built for Jeb Bush will be the second-largest house on the family’s compound.


New ‘cottage’ at Maine compound for Jeb Bush

Having a 3,000-square-foot vacation home erected could be a vivid reminder of the complications facing his campaign.

Kevin Cullen

// A paradigm shift the Irish were more than ready for

Even while the Irish still go to Mass more than most Europeans, they are decidedly secular when it comes to their rights.

Residents in Dublin celebrated the results of the vote.

Resounding yes to gay marriage in a new Ireland

Ireland swept aside the Catholic Church’s opposition, becoming the first nation to approve same-sex marriage by a popular vote.

Teresa Ascencio wept in memory of Archbishop Oscar Romero.

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Slain Salvadoran archbishop remembered in East Boston

On Saturday, the iconic — and at one point controversial — Catholic martyr Archbishop Oscar Romero was beatified.

Passenger killed in single-car rollover in Burlington

A woman was killed and a man was hospitalized in a single-vehicle rollover in Burlington on Saturday, officials said.

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Four stories of escaping poverty in Boston

Finding a way to move up and out was daunting, but acquiring skills helped make it work for these four people.

Mike Napoli was a happy man upon returning to the Red Sox dugout following his solo home run in the second inning.

Red Sox 8, Angels 3

Mike Napoli’s two homers power Red Sox

The long-slumping first baseman went deep to left field twice as the Red Sox snapped a three-game losing streak.

Barbara Jackson and Brian Pomodoro with a photo of their eldest child, Gwen, who came out as transgender three years ago.

Families with a transgender child learn and change

More families are speaking out about their experience of raising a transgender child day-to-day.

Elephants are credited with helping to win Allied victory in Burma in World War II.


The animals conscripted into human wars

That civilians die in war is tragic; that we even drag other species into our conflicts deepens the sorrow.

Kim Walsh-Solio says when she had Andrew she knew little about babies — much less autism.

Up close

Malden mom writes book on raising child with Autism

“I now have a purpose and a voice and I am not afraid to use it,” said Kim Walsh-Solio, whose son has Autism.

Why we’re healthier in the summer, sicker in the winter

It’s not just a perception: Humans are actually less ill during the summer than the winter. Now, researchers may have discovered why.

Tove Lo performed at Boston Calling on Saturday.


Scenes from Boston Calling Music Festival

The event at City Hall Plaza continued to rock Saturday with the sounds of Tove Lo, Gerard Way, and other musical acts.

The irony is that Bill Belichick, whose behavioral pattern is the reason the Patriots are held in such low esteem by the national audience, may very well have had nothing to do with anything this time.

Bob Ryan

Patriots come with baggage for fans

There are people who sincerely believe the Patriots have won four tainted Super Bowl championships.

The Big Picture

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Oil spill in California

The governor declared a state of emergency after about 105,000 gallons of oil were spilled, affecting nine miles of the scenic coast.