Council approves city budget amid education fight

The Boston City Council passed a nearly $3 billion budget, but some councilors said the increases for the city’s schools were not enough.

Donald Trump spoke at a rally Wednesday in Bangor, Maine.

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At Maine rally, Trump lashes out at US Chamber on trade

‘‘They don’t want us to have more jobs? They don’t want us to make some money?’’ Donald Trump asked the crowd in Bangor.

Protesters demonstrated outside the Langham Hotel in Boston’s Financial District, where Donald Trump was hosting a fund-raiser.

Protesters ‘welcome’ Trump to Boston fund-raiser

Donald Trump swooped into the Financial District, where about 100 demonstrators filled the sidewalks to protest his visit.

Manager of Cambridge art gallery fired amid sex assault allegation

A popular Cambridge art gallery and performance space fired its manager amid allegations that he sexually assaulted a musician there.

// Civil rights leaders, clergy renew focus on racial climate

Activists issued a plan to address concerns about racial inequalities at Boston Latin School and across the school system.

4 Bridgewater workers banned from prison system

Four workers at Bridgewater State Hospital have been banned during an investigation into the April suicide of a Bridgewater patient.

// Firefighter allegedly shot by friend while drinking, playing with gun

The victim’s friend allegedly said he was the one who shot the firefighter, believing the gun was not loaded while they were both drinking.

// Istanbul airport attackers seized on chaos to cause carnage

Inciting panic and then taking lethal advantage, three attackers unleashed bullets and bombs at Ataturk Airport, leaving 42 dead.

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This young man is lucky to have such a great caretaker: his dad

Despite Sharieff Hester’s medical conditions, his father was determined to help him lead a full life, including graduating from high school—with honors.

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City officials indicted

These days, there are no peaceful events for Boston’s embattled mayor.

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A tough morning for Mayor Walsh

Walsh’s coffee hour in the North End was supposed to be an idyllic neighborhood event. But these days, there are no peaceful events for the mayor.

// City official indicted for alleged extortion, conspiracy

A second member of Mayor Walsh’s administration has been charged with allegedly forcing Boston Calling to hire unneeded union stagehands.


// With 2nd City Hall indictment, Ortiz goes high-profile again

A second aide to Mayor Martin Walsh has been swept up in the Boston Calling investigation.

In this June 27, 2016 photo, former Boston Bruins hockey star Ray Bourque leaves Lawrence, Mass. District Court after his arraignment on charges of operating under the influence of alcohol after his Mercedes-Benz rear-ended a minivan in an Andover construction zone. (Paul Bilodeau /The Eagle-Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

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The troubling state of drunken driving prosecution

Will Bruins great Ray Bourque get special treatment after his arrest for driving drunk?Let’s hope not.

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Deer hunt set to return to Blue Hills

Wildlife officials say vegetation is being decimated by a deer population more than four times the target size.


Dear Kevin Durant: Here’s why you should come to Boston

The Celtics are about to start courting the NBA’s marquee free agent, and we are here to help.

“I want to teach you a new word ... The word is no,” former Celtics forward Antoine Walker wrote to his younger self in a personal essay.

What Antoine Walker wishes he could tell his younger self

“I want to teach you a new word ... The word is no,” the former Celtics forward told his younger self in a personal essay.

// J.K. Rowling draws on real Mass. history for new wizardry tale

The back story of “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling’s latest saga is imbued with real-life figures in Massachusetts history.

// Elizabeth Warren would love a gig at the American Hogwarts

Warren tweeted at “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling on Wednesday.

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// In defense of politicians

In the end, the politicians who are best at their craft usually win.

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Families in fear

The state’s plan to close psychiatric hospitals has had unintended consequences.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ‘Spotlight’

“Spotlight” is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.