Six more schools ‘underperforming’ on MCAS

The latest results of the MCAS tests largely showed stagnant scores statewide.

// Roger Goodell to discuss NFL’s domestic violence issues today

The league’s commissioner also announced partnerships with national domestic and sexual violence agencies.

//}-10523.jpg Neglected children in Blackstone have tough recovery

It can take years if it happens at all, experts on child development say, to reverse years of isolation and neglect.

Shirley Leung

// Whoa, there’s no rush to close Suffolk Downs

Give Suffolk Downs one more season, and think big and bold on the next chapter.

// Kane’s Donuts in Saugus widening its horizons

A second Kane’s shop, dubbed Kane’s Handcrafted Donuts, will open in Boston’s International Place this fall.

Firefighters Michael Kennedy and Edward Walsh were killed in the fire after they became trapped in the basement of 298 Beacon St.

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OSHA fines welding company in Back Bay fire

The welding company’s workers allegedly sparked a blaze that killed two firefighters in the Back Bay last March.

opinion | H.D.S. Greenway

// Scotland could have been Denmark, but instead stays

A “yes” vote would have been a little like jumping off the diving board without knowing how much water is in the pool.

Francesca Boszormenyi (left) and Alex Williams checked out the iPhone 6 at the AT&T Store in Boston.

Consumers in Boston get their hands on iPhone 6

After dealing with long lines and a chilly autumn morning, shoppers were able to pick up the iPhone 6 and the 6 Plus.

Talk ‘Cascade’ with Boston Globe Book Club

Books editor Nicole Lamy, author Maryanne O’Hara, and Michael Volmar, chief curator of the Fruitlands Museum, are taking questions.