Starts & Stops

Government Center project on track, MBTA says

The T station has been planned to reopen in spring 2016 after a two-year, $82 million remake.

Steve Wynn.

Walsh says Wynn offers hefty sum to end casino spat

Steve Wynn recently offered “hundreds of millions” of dollars to the city to help end the Boston lawsuit to halt Wynn’s casino, Mayor Walsh said.

FILE - In this Thursday, July 23, 2015, file photo, GOP presidential candidate former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee speaks at a campaign event in Las Vegas. Huckabee is sticking with his criticism of the Iran nuclear deal, after first making the comment when denouncing President Barack Obama for his role in the agreement reached by the United States and other world powers. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

AP and file photos

Climate skepticism emerges as trend in GOP field

Climate change skepticism lines up with the conservative base, but not with the broader swath of voters in the general election.

Ronald Paquin appeared in court in 2002.

Expert testifies that local priest who raped child remains a danger

The testimony comes as prosecutors move to keep Ronald Paquin in prison even though he has completed his sentence.

// Boston is nation’s second-tightest rental market

Just 2.6 percent of apartments here were empty in the second quarter, according to new figures from the Census Bureau.

Driver of SUV sentenced to 2½ years in death of Sharon jogger

The driver of an SUV that struck and killed a 20-year-old woman jogging in her Sharon neighborhood apologized to her family.

Sailboat washes ashore in Beverly with body on board

Beverly police are investigating the discovery of a body on board a sailboat that washed ashore around 1:30 p.m.


Two accused of attacking lesbian couple at Six Flags

Two Western Mass. women attacked a lesbian couple from R.I. whom they saw kissing at Six Flags New England, police said.

Dorchester man found not guilty of murdering close friend

A jury on Friday acquitted Peter Carvalho following a two-week trial that centered around one of the bloodiest gang feuds in the city.

Alastair Grant/AP/File

Beth Teitell

Skinny jeans over? We need a fashion bill of rights

Women stuck with hundreds of dollars of spoiled inventory deserve a “Fashion Victim’s Bill of Rights.”

Wrestling legend ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper dies at 61

World Wrestling Entertainment today confirmed the death of wrestling legend Roderick Toombs, known as “Rowdy” Roddy Piper.

opinion | Steve Pagliuca and Richard Davey

// Use the Olympic bid to catalyze the city

What we accomplished in pursuing the Games can still be the impetus for a thrilling new future for Boston.

Manager John Farrell said the Sox are ‘looking for the potential for a bounceback.’

Red Sox do ‘a whole lot of nothing’ at trade deadline

The Sox made one minor move, acquiring minor league righthanded reliever Ryan Cook from the A’s.

// NFLPA asks court to decide Brady case before season

The league and its players union have agreed to an expedited process to settle their dispute.

Bill Cosby in Washington in 2014.


Tom Werner comments on Cosby allegations

On Friday, Red Sox chairman Tom Werner — who produced “The Cosby Show” — broke his silence. Sort of.

//[1].jpg Jim Koch says he will be ‘the last American owner of Boston Beer’

Even a company that named its top beer after a hero of the American Revolution may eventually forsake its home country.

Childe Hassam’s “At Dusk (Boston Common at Twilight).”

Gift of Miss Maud E. Appleton; Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


The enduring appeal behind an iconic Boston painting

A new book looks at why Childe Hassam’s “At Dusk” is so popular.

// Two men plead not guilty in Boston Harbor boating incident

Benjamin Urbelis, owner of the “Naut Guilty,” and Alexander Williams faced charges stemming from an incident in which a woman lost her arm.

// Obituary blames LePage, Maine policies for woman’s death

The former husband of a 32-year-old woman who died of a heroin overdose lashed out at the Republican governor.

Ideas | the word

// ‘So don’t I,’ from Shakespeare to modern New England

We aren’t about to give up this handy non-negative negative any time soon.

Ground Game


// Conversations with the 2016 presidential candidates

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



// With Widett Circle, can Mayor Walsh reshape Boston?

If the city’s failed Olympics bid accomplished anything, it was to kindle a conversation about the future of the circle.

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.



// ‘Fishiness’ led to HubSpot firing, but few details revealed

CEO Brian Halligan and cofounder Dharmesh Shah spoke about the events that led to an executive’s firing amid a book scandal.


Margery Eagan | On Spirituality

Witnessing an abortion

With an abortion, there is no happy ending. That doesn’t mean the government should outlaw the practice.