Mayor, police, clergy have plan for summer safety

Boston will crack down on dirt bike riders, organize peace walks, and create more jobs for teens.

East Boston, MA - 5/19/2016 - Mayor Walsh attends a groundbreaking ceremony for

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E-mails link Walsh’s inner circle to scandal

The e-mails are an undisclosed link between aides to Mayor Marty Walsh and the City Hall scandal that has led to a federal extortion charge.

// Burlington College closes under unwanted spotlight

These last two weeks, students have been scrambling to transfer to other colleges, while graduates rushed to save thesis projects.

FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2013 file photo, the Library of Congress is seen in Washington. Congress may not be able to reform the immigration system, fix the broken tax code or even pass a budget. But it’s telling the Library of Congress how to label immigrants living in the country illegally. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Lawmakers want Library of Congress to use ‘illegal aliens’

It’s the first time in history that Congress has introduced legislation regarding subject headings.

FRESNO, CA - MAY 27: Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Fresno on May 27, 2016 in Fresno, California. Trump is on a Western campaign trip which saw stops in North Dakota and Montana yesterday and two more in California today. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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‘There is no drought,’ Trump says in California

Donald Trump said he can solve California’s water crisis and later spoke in San Diego, where at least a dozen protesters were arrested.


// In search of Bill Weld’s real motive

Sometimes something completely out of the blue doesn’t surprise you a bit.

// Hiker’s family decries reports that criticized her skills

The family’s statement said Geraldine Largay was cogent and had considerable experience hiking.

// Slain Auburn officer honored, remembered by thousands

Stories about Officer Ronald Tarentino sent laughter rippling through a packed church and helped paint a vivid portrait the slain officer during an emotional funeral service.

Memorial Day

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? We know just the person to ask.

It’s Star Wars Day at Franklin Park Zoo on Saturday.

17 ways to make the most of Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer. Here’s how to make the most of it.

// Hot weather on tap for Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend is turning out to be a hot one, with the possibility of record-breaking temperatures for some communities.

Boston, MA - 05/27/2016 - Sia performs at Boston Calling on Friday night. (Ben Stas for The Boston Globe)

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Quirk and quality at Boston Calling’s opening night

The opening night of the final Boston Calling festival to be held at City Hall Plaza was compact in size, but expansive in style.

FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2014, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell pauses as he speaks during a news conference in New York. A federal judge deflated


More odd twists and turns in Deflategate

You know the absurdity hasn’t receded when comedian Jim Breuer becomes directly involved.


At a career crossroads, it’s time for Buchholz to show some fight

Clay Buchholz may come to realize this might be the best thing that ever happened to him.

A new round in the Demoulas family feud

Just when it seemed like the sale of the Market Basket grocery store chain had ended an epic family feud for good, a new lawsuit has emerged.


// What people can learn from algorithms

A new book explains how thinking algorithmically can help people make better decisions.

Senior Phillip Sossou 18, held lds his self-portrait while posing with his artwork at Boston Latin School.

A classmate’s parting gift for Boston Latin class

“Our class has been kind of divided,” said Phillip Sossou. “Having these pictures helps us to embrace our diversity.”

Opinion & Ideas


// Welcome to the ‘nothing matters’ election

In the Year of Trump, policy takes a back seat to partisanship and tribe.

Life sciences

STAT, a national publication from Boston Globe Media Partners, covers health, medicine, and life sciences.

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

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Obama’s historic Hiroshima visit

President Obama became the first sitting US president to visit the Japanese city, where he paid tribute to the 140,000 lives lost in the 1945 atomic bombing.