Ex-rabbi admits role in blackmail scheme

Barry Starr, a former Sharon rabbi, used Temple Israel funds to pay a blackmailer.

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The Maine governor’s latest controversy, a profane message left on the voicemail of a Democratic legislator, is the last straw, they said.

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Asked on a radio show whether he would complete his term, LePage said he didn’t know, but was “looking at all options.”

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Steven Rothstein, a longtime Kennedy family ally with an extensive non-profit background, will be executive director of the entity that guides the museum.

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The State Department says 30 e-mails that may be related to the 2012 attack on US compounds in Benghazi are among those recovered.

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Michael A. Cohen

2016: All personality, all the time

The presidential campaign is focusing on personality and not on policy.

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“I feel ready to stand up and own what happened to me,” Chessy Prout said in her first public discussion about her sexual assault.

4 accused of beating, robbing autistic man in Weymouth

The group allegedly beat a 21-year-old autistic man, kicking him in the face and hitting him with a bottle before robbing him, police said.

Boy dies after being pulled from Lowell pool

The 3-year-old boy was pulled unresponsive from a swimming pool in Lowell during a party on Aug. 20.

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Loyalty keeps Sullivan Tire’s wheels in motion

Since 1955, family-owned Sullivan Tire has treated customers like it treats family members—with loyalty and respect. Seven decades of growth later, it’s still working.

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State Police

State Police remind students to be careful with tall trucks

An overheight truck struck an overpass on Storrow Drive Tuesday afternoon.

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Roughly two-thirds of leases for the more than 165,000 apartments in Boston expire as August transitions to September, officials estimate.

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Gilda Radner famously described her life after meeting Gene Wilder as having gone ‘‘from black and white to Technicolor.’’

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The predator swam right up to a boat off Provincetown and the encounter was captured on video.

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Abercrombie & Fitch wants adults in their twenties to wear its clothes. The grown-ups appear to be saying: Why would I?

Map of planned new ski trails at Waterville Valley Resort in New Hampshire. Construction on the new slope, dubbed

Waterville Valley Resort

Waterville Valley Resort to build new ski trails

Construction has begun on a new slope dubbed “Green Peak,” which is set to open this winter.

A stretch of Franklin Street near Downtown Crossing is transformed to an outdoor cafe as part of a city experiment Tuesday.


‘Pop-up’ plaza in Downtown Crossing is hopefully a harbinger of streets to come

Not every square inch of Boston that was paved 25 or 50 years ago still needs to be paved today.

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Old favorites rise again! Celebrity chefs shine! Food promises to be hydroponic, wood-fired, truffle-topped, chicken-fried — and above all delicious. Here’s what to expect this season.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/10/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/lorenz_17frollz_017.jpg So long, fro-yo. The latest trend is rolled ice cream.

Massachusetts now has locations in Allston and Saugus. Will more follow?

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 27: Honoree Rob Lowe (L) and retired NFL player Peyton Manning onstage at The Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe at Sony Studios on August 27, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. The Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe will premiere on September 5, 2016 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

Peyton Manning roasts Tom Brady at a roast of Rob Lowe

The retired quarterback made a Deflategate joke during a Comedy Central special.

The Beatles performing at the Boston Garden in 1964.


Excitement building for Ron Howard’s Beatles film

The film focuses on the Fab Four through live performances from 1962 to 1966.

Just two potential jurors: Bryan Merville, left, and Taylor Swift posed for a photo in a courthouse waiting area in Nashville.


So you show up for jury duty and there’s Taylor Swift

The singer-songwriter got summoned for jury duty in Nashville and showed up like everyone else.

Globe investigations

The desperate and the dead

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Behind the fragmented state of mental health care lies a political system failure that spans decades — and continues.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

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

The Big Picture

Westborough State Hospital, formerly known as the Westborough Insane Hospital.

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Spotlight | The desperate and the dead

Ghosts from a failed system

Westborough State Hospital was built in the 1800s on hope and compassion. But with little scientific knowledge of mental illness, institutions like these became wretched warehouses.