FDA approves Vertex treatment for cystic fibrosis

The therapy will cost $259,000 per patient per year, and is expected to generate billions in annual sales and help Vertex finally become a consistently profitable company.

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The union “remains supportive” of a review of the $1.6 billion fund in the wake of a critical report by an analyst.

Man killed after allegedly pointing BB gun at police

The wife of the Brockton man said she told police that there were BB guns in the house, but that he didn’t have firearms.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/02/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/signs1.jpg Georgetown police create safe zones for Craigslist sales

Two designated “Online Safe Zones” located outside of the department’s headquarters are monitored by police cameras.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/02/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/12202011_20arts_7-8132707.jpg Julep Bar’s license suspended indefinitely after third bust

The bar’s ownership group includes an attorney who made headlines in May after his yacht’s propeller severed a woman’s arm.

Imani Holland, a 17-year-old dockhand with Charles River Canoe & Kayak, helped prepare a canoe on Wednesday for an influx of customers expected during the Fourth of July holiday weekend in Cambridge.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Pleasant weather expected for Fourth of July

Sunny and dry weather will carry through the rest of the week and into the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

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About one of every three middle-class families in Greater Boston spends over 30 percent of their income on housing.

Boko Haram guns down 97 people praying in mosques

The attack in Nigeria came as people were praying ahead of breaking their fast during the holy month of Ramadan.

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A dolphin leaped onto a boat in Southern California, crashing into a woman and breaking both her ankles.

Scott Brown’s before-and-after photos of his physique that were posted on Facebook.


Senator, candidate... weight-loss pitchman?

Scott Brown’s role as a distributor for AdvoCare — and his curious online endorsement — was met with guffaws by Facebook followers.

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Scott Kelly treated the city to a view of itself from hundreds of miles above Earth Thursday morning.


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The captain of the gold medal-winning US women’s gymnastics team at the 2012 Olympics exposes quite a bit in the Body Issue.

1/2/99--BOSTON--Boston Bruin center Joe Thornton celebrates scoring the opening goal of Saturday night's game against the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. The Bruins defeated the Mighty Ducks 2 to 1. GLOBE STAFF PHOTO BY JOHN BOHN.

How have Bruins fared after trading away top young talent?

From Joe Thornton to Dougie Hamilton, the Bruins have a track record of dealing players with major potential.

Peter Abraham | Beat Writer’s Notebook

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The return of veteran catcher Ryan Hanigan could be just what the righthander needs to find his groove.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/02/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/illo_AndyGilmore_v2_1400.jpg Best outdoor music in and around Boston this summer

A look at some of the shows that will take music fans out under the sun and stars this summer.

Closing the concert in 2006.

Bill Brett for the Globe/File

Keith Lockhart reflects on 20 years of July Fourth Pops

Keith Lockhart has conducted the Boston Pops’ Fourth of July concert for 20 years, and as he prepares for his 21st, he looks back on highs and one major low.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/06/30/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/attentionmooseA.jpg Do you speak Canadian road sign?

Let us pause to ponder the poetic inscrutability of Canadian highway signs.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/02/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/amy150-4334.jpg Controversial documentary captures Amy Winehouse

Ahead of the Boston release of “Amy,” director Asif Kapadia reflects on the late English pop singer’s legacy.

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Nathan Collier and his wives Victoria and Christine are attempting to legitimize their polygamous marriage.

Ground Game

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/01/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/200_bernie_sanders.jpg Bernie Sanders will use proximity to N.H. to his favor

Sanders, the Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate, finds himself on the doorstep of the nation’s first primary.


farah stockman | boston after busing

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/02/BostonGlobe.com/Ideas/Images/stockman-558.jpg Bringing parents’ strength to all of Boston’s public schools

In a city like Boston, poor kids tend to go to poor schools, and wealthy kids to affluent schools.

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.