Could Boston go to 6-year high schools?

Superintendent Tommy Chang is floating the idea of high schools that start in seventh grade.

// Giant of golf Arnold Palmer dies at 87

Palmer rose from a blue-collar background to become part of the sport’s royalty.

Arnold Palmer was excited after hitting his ceremonial shot to kick off the 2013 Masters.

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How Arnold Palmer made golf popular for the masses

The way Palmer played, with reckless abandon, appealed to the typical weekend duffer.

//[1].jpg Advocates, Baker clash on nursing home pay hikes

Some nursing home workers were counting on a new law that was aimed at boosting their wages.

Hostra University students played the roles of the candidates and moderator during a rehearsal for Monday’s presidential debate.

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Clinton, Trump manage expectations ahead of showdown

The candidates sent key aides forth Sunday to frame how the highly-anticipated event could unfold.

// Your reading list for the first presidential debate

Catch up on essential Globe stories on Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump from throughout the campaign.

TV Critic’s Corner

// Why the debate ratings will break records

Factor in the first female presidential nominee, the Trump Bump, and the promise of fierce conflict, and the ratings are bound to be sky high.

Adrian Walker

// Tangled up in blue

Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans drew the wrath of his department’s largest union last week.

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It’s official: New England energy is cleaner and greener

New England is one of the greenest areas of the country, leading the way to alternative energy sources. Here’s how each state is putting its natural advantages to work.

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Anne Verrill, who owns Grace, a restaurant in Portland, does not welcome diners who own an assault weapon.

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For Maine restaurateur, a gun debate turns nasty

Online ratings for Portland’s Grace and the Foreside Tavern plummeted after an anti-assault rifle post on Facebook.

// Well, well, well . . . look what the drought’s doing now

“Is there enough water?” asked one DCR official. “We’re certainly recommending everyone conserve.”

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

// With playoff spot clinched, Red Sox play the Match Game

John Farrell and Co. are experimenting and trying to see which combinations and roles will suit players best in the postseason.

Browns kicker Cody Parkey (3) reacted after one of his three missed field goals.



The rest of the NFL doesn’t get it: Why the Patriots succeed

The brand of football played in Foxborough just looks different.


// Bill Belichick takes a break from game-planning

The Patriots coach’s foundation held its annual Hall of Fame Huddle fund-raiser.

A State Police official collected evidence at the scene.

Weymouth woman refused to drop knife before shooting, police say

The woman was shot in the abdomen, police said, and transported to South Shore Hospital.

// How Boston’s biomed community could bolster Zuckerberg’s challenge

The Facebook founder and his wife have announced a $3 billion drive aimed at curing disease. How will Boston contribute?

Music Review

// Puff Daddy leads retro tour with Bad Boy Family Reunion

The show honored the empire Sean Combs has built over the last 20 years, but put the hits front and center.

Kathy Kottaridis, executive director of Historic Boston Inc., shines a light inside the Fowler-Clark-Epstein Farm in Mattapan.

In Mattapan, a restoration uncovers countless mysteries

Work is beginning on the neighborhood’s oldest building -- a 200-year-old farmhouse whose past is full of intrigue.

// Need a dog walker? There’s an app for that. And plenty more for your pooch

Now there’s an app for man’s best friend. More than a few of them, actually.

// Missing boater rescued after a week at sea

Nathan Carman, 22, was discovered Sunday about 100 nautical miles from shore. His mother, Linda Carman, is still missing.

Globe investigations

The desperate and the dead

// The broken covenant

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

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ‘Spotlight’

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

The Big Picture

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South Africa motorbike racing

Not far from the refurbished F1 race track of Kyalami in Johannesburg is a small, virtually dirt race track that attracts only the brave.