Greek voters appear to reject bailout terms

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras exited a polling booth during the Greek referendum in Athens on July 5.


Greeks were voting on whether to accept creditors’ proposals for more austerity in exchange for rescue loans, or defiantly reject the deal.

Two boys injured in fireworks accident

The 9-year-old appeared to be injured more seriously than the 5-year-old, but both are expected to recover.

Fourth of July

People celebrated as the performance at the Hatch Shell came to a close.

Keith Bedford/Globe Staff

Scenes from the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular

Thousands took in the fireworks display over the Charles River Saturday night.

Special effects are fired from the Hatch Shell during the Stars and Stripes forever.

Thousands attend fireworks spectacular on Esplanade

The 42d annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular is a distinctly Boston event, but attracts people from all over the world.

 Plymouth District Attorney Timothy Cruz has drawn criticism — from inside his office, from defense lawyers, from judges — over arranging deals with repeat offenders in exchange for their testimony in Brockton area murder cases.

Plymouth DA faces fire for witness deals

In the last four months, three judges have separately rebuked Timothy Cruz’s office for its handling of cases before them.

Jefferson Davis’s monument.

Jay Paul for The Boston Globe

Divided Nation

Richmond split over Confederate history

It’s not just the city’s history of inequality but its continuing unequal treatment of the Confederacy over slavery, says one activist.

Three bodies found in two homes in Boothbay Harbor

The bodies of two men and one woman were discovered after police conducted a well-being check.

Nursing home firm hit with new complaints

Marie Crean’s experience raises questions about the state health department’s oversight of the 414 nursing homes in Mass.

Kevin Cullen

Free speech has a price — letting jerks have their say

Free speech can be irritating, but if somebody harbors views you find offensive, it’s better to know it.

Joe Martinez took notes on this spring’s tadpole population in Mount Auburn Cemetery during a visit last month.

Tadpoles bring new life to Mount Auburn Cemetery

Toads, spring peepers, and gray tree frogs have been absent from Mount Auburn for 50 years or more.

Katherine McManus, who begins her senior year at Notre Dame this fall, is a 2012 graduate of Thayer Academy.

Katherine McManus focuses on volunteerism following sister’s murder

“Helping other people, I have always loved doing it, but now I have found such a greater meaning in it.’’

Mike Napoli’s hitting just .192 on the season with a team-high 78 strikeouts.

Red Sox notebook

With Mike Napoli struggling, David Ortiz steps in at first

Manager John Farrell decided Sunday to sit Napoli, who is 2 of his last 27.

In this April 16, 2015, photo, Phil Sklar, left, and Brad Novak sit with some of the bobbleheads they have collected since quitting their jobs last year to start the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum in downtown Milwaukee. They’ve already collected 4,000 bobbleheads of sports players, mascots, characters, regular and famous people and hope to have 10,000 by the time they open next year. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)

Carrie Antlfinger/AP

Kevin Paul Dupont | On Second Thought

Giving a big nod to the bobblehead craze

A couple longtime pals have turned a love of bobbleheads into the soon-to-open National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum.

New Bills coach Rex Ryan knows the Patriots quite well from his six seasons with the Jets.


Sizing up AFC East’s top 10 offseason moves

A ranking of which moves made by the Patriots and their AFC East rivals could have the most impact.

Young park-goers showed their enthusiasm on a ride at the Jefferson, N.H., amusement park.

The business of fun at Santa’s Village

As the park’s 63d season kicks into high gear this weekend, Santa’s Village is in the hands of a third generation.

Man fatally shot in Dorchester Saturday night

A car was seen fleeing the scene after a man in his mid-20s was shot and killed, officials said.

Ground Game

// N.H. thinks Donald Trump is for real

Whether Trump is serious about running for president or just serious about publicity, his sudden support is hard to ignore.


farah stockman | boston after busing

// Bringing parents’ strength to all of Boston’s public schools

In a city like Boston, poor kids tend to go to poor schools, and wealthy kids to affluent schools.

The Big Picture

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

Globe photos of the month, June 2015

Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month.