Massive office complex could blossom at Flower Exchange site

Boston- 09/10/14- The Boston Flower Exchange building and parking lot takes up a commanding presence of land in the 500 block of Albany Street as an unknown bidder offered $35 million for the landBoston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki(metro)

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The new owners want to build a “dynamic corporate campus” that could employ 5,000 to 10,000 people.

// Thousands gather for wake of slain Auburn officer

The wake for Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr. is being held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Charlton.

PROVIDENCE, RI - MARCH 19: Makai Mason #11 of the Yale Bulldogs drives against Grayson Allen #3 of the Duke Blue Devils in the first half of their game during the second round of the 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Dunkin' Donuts Center on March 19, 2016 in Providence, Rhode Island. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

When you declare for the NBA Draft and no one notices

Yale’s Makai Mason knew how long his odds were, but under a new NBA rule, he had nothing to lose.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has called the family of bacteria known as CRE among the country’s most urgent public health threats.

Antibiotic-resistant strain of bacteria found in US

Top US public health officials say the development could mean “the end of the road” for antibiotics.

A Portland police vehicle caught the meteor streaking across the sky on video and posted the footage to social media.

Man combs Maine’s forests for remnants of fireball

Some say the meteor burned up when it entered the atmosphere. Robert Ward begs to differ.

// Video captures off-duty officer, pedestrian in scuffle

Boston police have begun an investigation after a video surfaced of an off-duty officer roughing up a civilian in the Back Bay.

Janelle Monae is part of the most impressive Boston Calling lineup to date.

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Female-forward slate of stars in strongest Boston Calling festival yet

Impressive from the start, Boston Calling steps up this weekend with its most diverse, inclusive, and musically wide-ranging affair to date.

// Mystery traffic island decorations can stay, Somerville mayor says

After considering the artistic merit of a collection of woodcut lawn ornaments on city property, the mayor decided to grant a pardon.

// Danvers student advances to national spelling bee finals

Mitchell Robson, an eighth grader, will face off against nine others tonight to become the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee champion.

Start by cooking the meat slowly over low heat. Then build the crust over high heat.

A side of science

How to make a perfectly grilled steak using science

How do you grill a steak that is both tender and juicy on the inside and has a seared, flavorful, well-browned exterior?

// Man accused of kidnapping, raping teen girl to appear in court

Nathaniel Kibby previously pleaded not guilty to close to 200 charges in the abduction of a 14-year-old girl in October 2013.

// Are Trump’s accusations about Warren true?

Donald Trump accused Elizabeth Warren of being a “total hypocrite” because she “bought foreclosed housing and made a quick killing.”

Capital Source

// Walsh campaign pays $30,000 to Boston law firm

The mayor’s campaign spokesman said the payments are unconnected to a federal corruption probe.

Former Governor of Massachusetts William F. Weld in his New York office.

Bill Weld and the Libertarian platform

Once a no-nonsense federal anti-drug prosecutor, the former Mass. governor is hoping to win the VP nod from a party that calls for legalizing drugs.

// Kenneth Starr demoted amid football sex scandal at Baylor

Starr was a central figure during President Bill Clinton’s impeachment proceedings over the Monica Lewinsky scandal in 1998.

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In three Back Bay mansions, Gilded Age shines again

Three properties that were converted into office space come full circle, and are becoming homes again.

// Fifty school committees come out against charter school expansion

Chief among their concerns is that charter schools drain money from traditional public schools and aren’t required to hire licensed teachers.

20 of the more creative ideas for the Northern Avenue Bridge

Entries in the contest to inspire a new bridge over the Fort Point Channel ranged from simple to grandiose.

Opinion & Ideas


// Obama must scale back his nuclear weapons expansion plan

The United States already has the world’s most powerful military capabilities; it does not need new nuclear weapons.

Life sciences

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Ground Game

ground game

// Why the State Dept. e-mail investigation really matters

The report could affect Hillary Clinton’s ability to pivot her campaign heading into the general election.

The Big Picture

Mount Sinabung erupts

Mount Sinabung erupted violently in Indonesia this week, killing at least seven and forcing thousands to flee.