New requirement keeps many older users off The Ride

A move by the MBTA to crack down on fraud has led to a sharp drop in the number of older users.

Woman dies after shooting in Dorchester

One other woman also was shot, and police were questioning three people.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/22/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/MarketBasketEssay729.jpg Arthur T. Demoulas offers $1.5 billion for Market Basket

Demoulas also provided a financing letter and a deal could be in place by Sunday, officials said.

Review sheds more light on Jared Remy case

More details emerged about why a prosecutor did not contest Remy’s release after his arrest last year on domestic violence charges.

Lowell police officer charged with vehicular homicide, DUI

A driver died early this morning after his vehicle was struck by one driven by Officer Eric Wayne, officials said.

Both towns have a different effect on vacationers.

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Both Provincetown and Ogunquit, Maine, have a different effect on vacationers.

Provincetown feels like a carnival tilt-a-whirl. Colors blur in the frenetic motion, with loud music and squeals of glee.

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Provincetown feels like a carnival tilt-a-whirl. Colors blur in the frenetic motion, with loud music and squeals of glee.

Jinkx Monsoon, an award-winning drag queen, performed in a show in Provincetown.

Jinkx Monsoon, an award-winning drag queen, performed in a show in Provincetown.

Provincetown has a bustling main street with enough shopping to keep you occupied for a day or two.

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Provincetown has a bustling main street with enough shopping to keep you occupied for a day or two.

Ogunquit has a different set of charms. The pace is slower and the main drag is given over to families with strollers.

Christopher Muther/Globe Staff

Ogunquit has a different set of charms. The pace is slower and the main drag is given over to families with strollers.

In Ogunquit, there is a gay beach and a straight beach and three miles of pristine flat sand.

Christopher Muther/Globe Staff

In Ogunquit, there is a gay beach and a straight beach and three miles of pristine flat sand.

The Ogunquit Playhouse offers a sample of cultural offerings the town has in store.

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The Ogunquit Playhouse offers a sample of cultural offerings the town has in store.

Christopher Muther

Provincetown vs. Ogunquit: Differences more than marginal

Placing Provincetown and Ogunquit side-by-side is like comparing hard apple cider and orange liqueur.

Red Sox manager John Farrell met with Rusney Castillo for the first time today.

Red Sox hope to get Rusney Castillo in lineup this season

Manager John Farrell called the outfielder a “shorter version of [Yasiel] Puig.”

opinion | Philip S. Balboni

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/19/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/04182011_18foley-7908849.jpg Tribute to James Foley’s courage and dedication

GlobalPost’s Philip Balboni writes that Foley was among the most courageous journalists he has ever known.

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LAWRENCE HARMON

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/23/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/harmon-1071.png Beacon Hill residents have the right idea on ramps

The preservationists are right — but in Boston, that only guarantees they will get roughed up twice as hard.

Travel

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/02/BostonGlobe.com/Travel/Images/GUESTROOOM3_AdrianGaut.jpg A tight squeeze in New York’s stylish micro-hotels

The number of micro-hotels in New York grows while room sizes shrink.