Mother of dead Auburn toddler dies of apparent overdose

Jessica Conway, center, and Ronald Green were seen before a vigil for their daughter on Aug. 19.

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Jessica Conway was pronounced dead after being found at a Worcester apartment Wednesday afternoon, police said.

Yvonne Abraham

// A look at the T from the inside

The MBTA is even more of a mess than the state’s transportation secretary thought it was.

//[1]-8677.jpg In 2 months, the state’s only marijuana outlet served 1,500

Demand is soaring at Alternative Therapies Group in Salem.

Hillary Rodham Clinton, a Democratic presidential hopeful, spoke at the Iowa State Fair last month.

Clinton correspondence offers insight into Washington groveling

Even if you’re the secretary of state, your job will include some kissing up.

Despite an accident at his home, Prestley Blake, Friendly’s co-founder, made it to Boston.

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Friendly’s visionary inspires at Techstars

The 100-year-old co-founder of Friendly’s was injured when he rolled into a quarry about three weeks ago, but has pronounced himself healed.


115-year-old Colonial Theatre will close for at least a year

When “The Book of Mormon” ends its run in October, the Colonial will close as its owner, Emerson College, considers new uses for the venue.

The Pilgrim nuclear power plant at Plymouth.

Unplanned shutdowns trigger safety downgrade at Pilgrim nuclear plant

The Plymouth plant is now one of just three nuclear power reactors nationwide ranked in the next-to-lowest performance category.

// Potential Lahey, Beth Israel merger could challenge Partners

If the merger can be completed, it would reshape the state’s health care industry, creating a system of eight hospitals across Eastern Mass.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel parishioners occupied the building and held services while fighting to keep it from closing.

George Rizer/Globe Staff/File 2007

Boston archdiocese sells closed Eastie church for $3m

The news triggered a fresh wave of anger and sadness from former parishioners, who had waged a decadelong fight to save Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

Jerry Remy’s Sports Bar & Grill in the Seaport was one of the bars cited by regulators.

Five Boston bars, beer distributor accused in ‘pay-to-play’ scheme

The case is the first brought by a state commission that is enforcing rules dating from the end of Prohibition.

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis listened to a customer following her office’s refusal to issue marriage licenses at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., on Tuesday.

Ky. clerk in gay marriage fight was divorced three times

Kim Davis, the county clerk waging a moral war over the institution of marriage, also had two children while she wasn’t married.

Law enforcement officials were on guard after multiple shots were fired into a Millis Police cruiser, officials said. Officers from several localities responded in the search for the suspect.

Shots fired at police vehicle spurs Millis manhunt

Law enforcement descended on Millis after the gunman shot at a police vehicle and then drove away.

Chewing tobacco will be banned from sports venues, including Fenway Park.

Boston bans chewing tobacco in ballparks

The ban will bring an end to ballplayers holding wads of chewing tobacco in their cheeks, including at Fenway Park.


// Henry Owens no lock for Red Sox rotation in 2016

That was even before he allowed seven runs over 1 innings to the Yankees Wednesday.


// Five things to watch in Patriots-Giants game

You won’t see much of the first string in the final exhibition game Thursday, but there are still questions to be answered.

Cameron Esposito savored the waning days of summer at the Mirabella Pool in the North End.

Barry Chin/Globe Staff

In North End, a final splash to savor summer’s ease

A snapshot of a summer that once stretched out with endless possibilities, but now grows later by the minute.

Senator Elizabeth Warren appeared at Suffolk University as part of the Globe’s interview series.

Warren had ‘long conversation’ with Biden, she says

Senator Elizabeth Warren didn’t provide many details about her recent lunch with Vice President Joe Biden and would not say if she would finish her term.

In this Aug. 30, 2012, file photo, a tour group walks through the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge.

Harvard allows students to pick new gender pronouns

Students can now choose “ze, hir, and hirs” as their preferred gender pronoun, under a new policy.

Princess Charlotte of Cambridge was born under the care of midwives.


Call (back) the midwife!

US doctors have monopolized childbirth and made deliveries more complicated than necessary, a Boston University professor says.

Ground Game

// Ted Cruz sells himself as antiestablishment candidate

The US senator from Texas stopped in N.H. on Monday to open his campaign office in Manchester.

Opinion & Ideas

Will Luzier

// Mass. needs a sensible marijuana policy

If passed, an initiative on the November 2016 ballot would mark an important, and long overdue, policy shift.

The Big Picture

Globe photos of the month for August 2015

A look at some of the best images taken by Boston Globe photographers in August.



// Friendly’s visionary inspires at Techstars

The 100-year-old co-founder of Friendly’s was injured when he rolled into a quarry about three weeks ago, but has pronounced himself healed.



// A primer on where Pope Francis stands on gays, divorce, abortion

Pope Francis is expected to raise a range of issues when he visits Cuba and the United States Sept. 19-27.