Filmmaker focuses on Vineyard’s big ‘starter castles’

A home in Chilmark, on Martha’s Vineyard.

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Thomas Bena wants to curb the size of new construction and preserve the pastoral quality of Martha’s Vineyard.

// Fight over Redstone’s billions apparently settled

Factions of the Redstone family accepted a deal that will likely end the fight for control of a $40 billion media empire.

// Facebook reduces human involvement in selection of trending topics

Facebook Inc. is reducing human involvement in how it displays its “trending topics” after a controversy earlier this year.

Two dead in apparent murder-suicide in Ashby

The adult man and woman were found outside a home Friday afternoon, authorities said.

// Was that Lexus in Kendall Square a self-driving car?

The vehicle spotted Friday -- with a driver -- is thought to belong to the Toyota Research Institute.

// Boston police union challenges body camera program

Boston’s largest police union renewed its fight against body cameras Friday.

// Teachers contract pact may be near in Brookline

Both sides cite “substantial preogress on the important issue of workload and pay” as schools prepare to open in the coming week.

// Trump’s doctor: ‘His health is excellent’

Donald Trump’s physician is standing by his assessment of the GOP nominee’s health, according to NBC News.

// John J. McGlynn Sr., former longtime Medford mayor, dies at 94

John J. McGlynn Sr., 94, who died Aug. 20, was a five-term mayor of Medford and a longtime public servant.

// Truck crashes into Square Cafe in Hingham

Police reported injuries, but did not say how many, or how serious the injuries were.

// Portland Press Herald editorial apologizes for LePage

“Dear America: Maine here. Please forgive us – we made a terrible mistake,” the paper said after Governor Paul LePage’s racially charged comments.

CHARLOTTE, NC - AUGUST 26: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots makes a call at the line of scrimmage against the Carolina Panthers in the 2nd quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium on August 26, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

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Ben Volin | On football

Jimmy Garoppolo is the ‘priority’ but Tom Brady is still The Man

Brady and Garoppolo split the first-half duties, but Brady led the Patriots to their first-half TD.

Patriots 19, Panthers 17

// Brady, Garoppolo have a time in Patriots’ victory

Brady, in his first action of the preseason, was 3 for 9 for 76 yards and a TD.

// That day Paul Allen started a company at the Out of Town News stand in Harvard Square

The venerable news kiosk sold the magazine that sparked Microsoft co-founder’s inspirational moment. Now it’s threatened with closure.

// Ivy the cat delighted JP residents for 15 years

The orange and white feline certainly knew how to relax.

// Long journey home, by motorcycle, for Maine Civil War vet

Private Jewett Williams’ ashes were discovered in an Oregon insane asylum.


// They’re still getting a kick out of life

For those who want to reconnect with their inner child, feet first, there are dozens of midweek kickball leagues within the Route 128 belt.

// Amtrak threatens to cut Boston rail service

Amtrak and the MBTA are embroiled in a legal dispute over the cost of track maintenance.

Kenny Chesney performed at Gillette Stadium on Friday night.

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Music Review

Everything was all right for Kenny Chesney at Gillette

Chesney’s aesthetic is probably best summed up by the hybridized cover of Steve Miller Band’s teasing bounce “The Joker” and Bob Marley’s “Three Little Birds.”

// David Ortiz’s image carved in to Sterling corn maze

Davis Mega Maze is honoring the retiring Red Sox legend as the theme of this year’s puzzle.

// Aly Raisman has a David Ortiz Fenway moment

Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Fenway Park before the start of Friday’s game.


// Red Sox defeated by Royals

Steven Wright allowed five runs in the first inning in his first start since Aug. 5.


// The issue of crime in 16 cases

This special edition of Ideas explores crime through the eyes of first responders, criminals, and victims living with the legacy of trauma.

Opinion & Ideas

// The issue of crime

This special edition of Ideas explores crime through the eyes of first responders, criminals, and victims living with the legacy of trauma.

Globe investigations

Private schools, painful secrets

// The unexpected price of reporting abuse: retaliation

The Globe found 15 instances of retaliation at New England private schools against students or employees who raised concerns about sexual abuse by staffers.

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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Deadly earthquake hits Italy

Rescue crews were using whatever they could to locate survivors from a magnitude 6.2 earthquake that reduced three Italian towns to rubble.