MassHealth to pay for hepatitis C drugs for all infected members

The state had previously required that many patients show evidence of liver damage before the powerful drugs became available.

Mass. man charged with plotting Islamic State inspired attack

Alexander Ciccolo’s apartment in Adams contained several partially constructed Molotov cocktails.

//[1]-8896.jpg Martin Meehan closes campaign account with $4.35m balance

The move essentially ends the UMass president’s career in politics.

// Pentagon ends ban on transgender troops in military

Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the change Thursday, saying it is the right thing to do.

// After fatal bike crash, Cambridge seeks fast fixes to Inman Square

The death of Amanda Phillips highlighted the dangerous and confusing road configurations in the bustling area.

Capital Source

// Libertarians launch a cheeky pitch for votes in new ad

In a chummy, cheeky web ad, Gary Johnson and Bill Weld present themselves as a “credible alternative to ClinTrump.”

// Al Gore’s daughter arrested in Boston pipeline protest

Karenna Gore will be arraigned Friday on charges stemming from the arrest.

// State won’t cross Southie over Spooky World-style event

In the ongoing tension between longtime South Boston residents and newcomers, score one for Old Southie.

// Get ready to pay more to ride the T

Here’s a look at the winners and losers as the MBTA fare hikes go into effect tomorrow.

// Hallmark Health to join parent of Tufts Medical

The owner of hospitals in Melrose and Medford cut the deal after its acquisition by Partners HealthCare fell through in December.

// Parent company of Sam Adams wants to trademark ‘Brexit’

According to documents, the Boston Beer Co. wants to use the name for a hard cider.

// Disney World is erasing evidence of alligators, crocodiles

Depictions of Louis, a trumpet-playing alligator, were among those removed after a 2-year-old was killed in an attack at a park resort.

A car went off of an overpass Thursday in Methuen.

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Crash closes ramp on I-93 in Methuen

A vehicle drove off the overpass and onto Route 110 eastbound.

// Got $425,000? These Back Bay parking spots could be yours

Do you have nearly half a million dollars to spend but nowhere to stash your car? You’re in luck.


// Throwback Thursday: Mark Wahlberg and Ben Affleck

A walk down memory lane to see six nearly-forgotten moments from the careers of the two local stars.

// Happy birthday, Canada!

July 1 is Canada Day, when our northern neighbor turns 149. No doubt you’re thinking: How can I celebrate? Try building an inuksuk.

//[1]-9946.jpg Vince Wilfork bares all on the cover of ESPN’s Body Issue

The former Patriots defensive lineman is one of 19 athletes who will appear nude in the issue, which hits newsstands next week.

Boston Red Sox's Travis Shaw sits on the field after being caught in a run down during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays Saturday, June 4, 2016, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

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Which were the real Sox — those of April/May or June?

A 10-16 month seemed to expose a lot of flaws, and Dave Dombrowksi has to decide what he has.

Boston Bruins’ Torey Krug skates with the puck during an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues, Friday, April 1, 2016, in St. Louis. The Bruins won the game 6-5. (AP Photo/Billy Hurst)

Bruins sign Torey Krug to four-year, $21 million extension

The 25-year-old defenseman would have become a restricted free agent on Friday.

Movie Review | ★★★

// Spielberg turns ‘The BFG’ into a living Dahl

The latest pixel-enhanced family fantasy is a pleasurable mash-up of Spielbergian exuberance and Roald Dahl’s dark wit.

The scene at Coney Island in Brooklyn, N.Y., on May 29.

Austrians are the most likely to sunbathe nude (and other fun beach behavior facts)

If you’re headed to the beach this holiday weekend, you should know your fellow beachgoers are judging you and your annoying habits.

In this June 27, 2016 photo, former Boston Bruins hockey star Ray Bourque leaves Lawrence, Mass. District Court after his arraignment on charges of operating under the influence of alcohol after his Mercedes-Benz rear-ended a minivan in an Andover construction zone. (Paul Bilodeau /The Eagle-Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

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Will Ray Bourque get special treatment in his OUI case?

The Bruins great probably doesn’t even need his clout to help him considering the troubling state of drunken driving prosecution.

// Updates from the Sumner Redstone case

Family members and longtime business associates of Sumner Redstone are squaring off over his $40 billion media empire.

Opinion & Ideas


// Don’t use test scores to judge teacher quality

The Mass. Legislature should act promptly to endorse a bill that repeals the mandate to use test scores in evaluating teachers.

Globe investigations

Families in fear

The state’s plan to close psychiatric hospitals has had unintended consequences.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ‘Spotlight’

“Spotlight” is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.