Massive office complex envisioned for 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.

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.

// State Senate tries to cap MBTA fare hikes — again

The measure still faces several hurdles and would not affect fare hikes that are coming this summer.

In the final moments of the episode, rather pointedly titled “Maybe You’ll Appreciate Me Someday,” the fate of country starlet Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere) was left — literally — up in the air.

Was this a safe landing for ‘Nashville’?

The series ended its run on ABC with a major cliffhanger. Is that a sign its producers have found the show a new home?

A Woody Woodpecker ornament and other wood cutouts have appeared on a traffic island in Somerville.

Steve Annear

Mystery traffic island decorations can stay, Somerville says

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

// 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.

Alex Speier

// John Farrell has a unique view on hitting streaks

The Red Sox manager can readily provide context for Xander Bogaerts’s and Jackie Bradley Jr.’s hitting streaks.

// Shipwreck found during Seaport construction

A 19th-century shipwreck was discovered at an ongoing project in the waterfront neighborhood.

// Danvers student advances to national spelling bee finals

Mitchell Robson, an eighth grader at St. John’s Preparatory School, moved on when he correctly spelled “pentecostys.”

// Rejected Southie Starbucks isn’t going quietly

Starbucks has asked the city’s licensing board to reconsider its denial of a permit needed to operate a proposed store in South Boston.

// Donald Trump has votes to clinch GOP nomination

Trump now has 1,238 delegates, one more than the necessary number to clinch the Republican presidential nomination.

// 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.

// Kenneth Starr demoted amid football sex scandal at Baylor

Starr, the independent counsel who delivered a report that served as the basis for President Bill Clinton’s impeachment, had served as president and chancellor at Baylor University.

Pioneer Realty Group


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.

SEC files fraud charges in alleged medical marijuana scheme

Christopher Esposito raised more than $550,000 from investors and allegedly used the majority of the funds for unauthorized personal expenses.

// City weighs submissions for new Northern Avenue Bridge

The city received 133 entries in a citywide contest, with images ranging from hand-drawn pictures to sophisticated computerized renderings.

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


// A lesson on infrastructure from the Anderson Bridge fiasco

The delays in the Anderson Bridge project hold key lessons for America’s broader inability to solve its infrastructure problems.

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

Mount Sinabung erupts

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