New plan to boost liquor licenses concerns restaurateurs

The disparities are glaring: Restaurants with liquor licenses are concentrated in the Boston’s more affluent neighborhoods.

'Free speech' rally in Boston

Boston MA 8/20/17 Boston Latin School students Eman Umaiya, foreground, and Laura Clabaugh drew in chalk on walkways at Boston Common on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Jeremy Fox/Globe staff

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Police, protesters commended for Saturday’s show of peace

More than 40,000 people merged on Boston Common Saturday to protest a “free speech” rally that drew only a handful of people.

// 1 gun, 3 knives found amid 33 rally arrests Saturday

The bulk of the charges included disturbing a public assembly, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest, according to a list of the arrests police posted to their website Sunday.

Police were out in force Saturday at the Parkman Bandstand, where free speech advocates held a brief rally, well separated from counterdemonstrators.

‘Free speech’ rally ends after just 45 minutes

Rally organizers had planned for 14 speakers to participate in the two-hour-long event.

The Trump presidency

US President Donald Trump walks from Marine One to board Air Force One prior to departing from Hagerstown Regional Airport in Hagerstown, Maryland, on August 18, 2017, following meetings at Camp David and before returning to Bedminster, New Jersey to continue his vacation. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Trump to address nation Monday on Afghanistan

The White House said Trump will speak to the country on Monday at 9 p.m. EDT from Fort Myer in Arlington, Va.

// Trump has ‘serious issues’ that ‘aren’t going to go away,’ Schiff says

Representative Adam Schiff said Sunday that “there are some serious issues with our president that aren’t going to go away, that aren’t going to get better.”

// Florida zoo is latest charity to move gala from Trump resort

The Palm Beach Post reports that 19 charities in total have decided not to have their events at Mar-a-Lago.

// Transit Police officer to be sentenced in beating

Jennifer Garvey, 35, was found guilty in July of two counts of assault and battery and two of filing a false report.

// Children may be in danger after going missing with mother

Jessica Eisnor was last seen in Falmouth on Friday with her two young children, according to Arlington police.

Dr. Michael Vitka lectures on a model of a doll associated with witchcraft during a tour of allegedly haunted locations in Salem.

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A guided ghost tour of Salem bewitches visitors

A reporter with an abiding affection for the weird and absurd takes a “Voodoo, Vampires, and Ghosts” tour of Salem, Mass.

// Jerry Lewis, comedian and telethon fund-raiser, dies at 91

Jerry Lewis, who was noted for his comedy and his telethons, died in Las Vegas, his publicist said.


// Rick Porcello, Red Sox beat Yankees to boost AL East lead to 5 games

Porcello won his fourth straight start and Jackie Bradley Jr. drove in three runs to help the Sox win the three-game series.


// ‘I totally expect to beat this again,’ NESN broadcaster Jerry Remy says

The Red Sox took the occasion of this being Remy’s 30th season with NESN to honor him before Sunday’s game as he continues to fight cancer.

// A day before eclipse, moon gets its own day in the sun in Quincy

Families arrived with little ones in tow on Sunday to enjoy the 30th annual Quincy August Moon Festival.

The solar eclipse

Hopkinsville, KY -- 8/19/2017 - Doug Gallagher, of Cincinnati, (R) runs with a kite for his two year-old daughter, Joy, down Sun Street at a makeshift campground in Hopkinsville city nearest the point of greatest eclipse. Gallagher and his family are camped out with others to watch tomorrow's eclipse. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 21EclipseNashville Reporter: Nestor Ramos

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In Eclipseville, everyone is ready

The long-awaited crowds are trickling into Hopkinsville, Ky., the closest city to what astronomers call the point of greatest eclipse.

Special glasses are needed for safe viewing of the eclipse.

Here’s how you can find the best place to view the solar eclipse in New England

Across the region, there are plenty of events planned -- read on to find out when you can view the eclipse and do it safely.

spotlight | part 1

// Children of Catholic priests live with secrets and sorrow

A Globe review finds the children are often denied love and support and pressured to keep the scandal secret. And the church has done little to help.

spotlight | part 2

// A priest’s son takes his case directly to the Pope

He thought he was alone, being the child of a Catholic priest. He was wrong.

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Opinion & Ideas


// Could Saturday’s actions backfire on counterprotesters?

I just hope that by silencing their enemies, they don’t empower them and give them a louder megaphone than they had before.

Special reports

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// Priests’ children live with secrets, sorrow

A Globe review finds the children are often denied love and support and pressured to keep the scandal secret. And the church has done absolutely nothing to help.


// Documenting Hate: Submit an incident you know about

If you have been a victim or witnessed a hate incident, share your information here so we can investigate.


// What would happen to your eyes if you looked at the solar eclipse?

People across the U.S. will be able to watch Monday’s solar eclipse — but can watching it without any protection hurt your eyes?