UMass alumni club loses money, luster

The downtown Boston club has needed nearly $4.3 million in university subsidies and has fallen short of membership goals.

Supporters of the “no” vote waved flags Sunday in Syntagma Square in Athens.


Greece soundly rejects plan for bailout

Greeks rejected a deal offered by the country’s creditors in a historic vote that could shake the continent’s financial stability.

In shift, Partners HealthCare seeking growth globally

Partners’ Harvard-affiliated hospitals are searching where growing, wealthy populations are demanding medical care.

Maine town grieves after 3 in popular family found dead

Carol and Svend Jorgensen and their son, Eric, were found dead in Boothbay Harbor homes on Saturday.

“It’s now time to see whether or not we are able to close an agreement,” Secretary of State John Kerry said.

As Iran talks near a close, Kerry says deal still up in the air

As talks entered a critical stage after nine days of negotiations, John Kerry warned Sunday that the deal could still collapse.

Marblehead man grabs Guinness strength records

Ron Cooper has quietly thrown his hat into the ring as a contender for the pound-for-pound title of World’s Strongest Man.

A rendering of Yotel, a “micro hotel” being built as a part of developer John B. Hynes III’s Seaport Square project.

Court lets Seaport plan for Yotel ‘micro hotel’ advance

The 326-room hotel will feature rooms as small as 176 square feet, about half the size of a standard room.

Two boys seriously injured in Dorchester fireworks accident

The mishap blew off the hand of a 9-year-old and seriously injured a 5-year-old.

Man dies after setting off firework on his head

A 22-year-old man from Maine died yesterday after setting a mortar tube firework off on the top of his head, officials said.

The United States team celebrated the 5-2 victory against Japan in the women's World Cup.

Michael Chow/USA Today Sports

USA 5, Japan 2

Carli Lloyd’s hat trick leads Americans to their third Cup

The Americans overwhelmed defending champion Japan Sunday for their third championship and first since 1999.

// Women’s World Cup fans party in Boston after victory

About 500 people waving US flags and sporting red, white, and blue gathered at City Hall Plaza to cheer on the Americans.

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

// Red Sox improving, but bullpen still a problem area

The pen is suffering from some wear; it had to go four innings Sunday and Alexi Ogando struggled.

The Mall at Chestnut Hill is redesigning the entrance to feature automatic doors, new finishes, glass lanterns, and an expanded vestibule.

New name, new look for Chestnut Hill mall

Simon Property Group Inc. wants the rechristened Shops at Chestnut Hill to reflect a more upscale vibe.

Tony Rodriguez for the Boston Globe

The ‘great and cursed work’ that was the Encyclopédie

Diderot’s encyclopedia nearly broke him — and the Ancien Regime.

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.

 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.

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.

// 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.

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.


Swanee Hunt

// After Srebrenica massacre, agents of renewal

The women of the Balkans are finding strength in their calls for justice and their work for reconciliation.

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.