New chief chosen for JFK Library

Steven Rothstein, a longtime Kennedy family ally with an extensive non-profit background, will be executive director of the entity that guides the museum.

// Paul LePage hints he’s considering resigning

Asked on a radio show whether he would complete his term, LePage said he didn’t know, but was “looking at all options.”


‘I don’t want anyone else to be alone,’ Owen Labrie’s victim says

“I feel ready to stand up and own what happened to me,” Chessy Prout said in her first public discussion about her sexual assault.

// Top Mass. judge says controversial sex assault sentence was lawful

Judge Paul Dawley has denied a request to review a sexual assault case that has drawn national attention for a sentence that some feel was lenient.

Great white shark swims by boat off Provincetown

The boaters captured the encounter with the predator on video.

// Everett mayor calls for tighter screening of Uber drivers

The move comes after a driver for the ride-hailing service was accused of a sexual crime in the city, the second such incident this summer.

// MBTA’s expanded student program launches Thursday

Starting Sept. 1, middle and high school students will be able to ride the T at less than half-price.

USDA closes offices in 5 states after anonymous threats

Conn. is among the states where the Agriculture Department has closed offices after receiving threats that raised safety concerns.

// Amtrak announces new generation of Acela trains

The trains, with more amenities and higher speeds, are expected to begin service in 2021.

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Loyalty keeps Sullivan Tire’s wheels in motion

Since 1955, family-owned Sullivan Tire has treated customers like it treats family members—with loyalty and respect. Seven decades of growth later, it’s still working.

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 Two blocks of downtown crossing are transformed to an outdoor cafe as part of a city expirament. Franklin and Arch streets Globe photo by David Ryan

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‘Pop-up plaza’ transforms Downtown Crossing — for now

The experiment is a prelude to what the city wants there eventually: a permanent plaza that would invite more people to sit down near Millennium Tower.

// Tom Brady tight-lipped on what he’ll do during suspension

Brady, who must break off contact with the Patriots for four weeks starting Sunday, plans to “stay prepared and stay sharp,” but didn’t give any details.

// Peyton Manning roasts Tom Brady at a roast of Rob Lowe

The retired quarterback made a Deflategate joke during a Comedy Central special.

// The 20 most exciting restaurants coming to Boston this fall

Old favorites rise again! Celebrity chefs shine! Food promises to be hydroponic, wood-fired, truffle-topped, chicken-fried — and above all delicious. Here’s what to expect this season.

Dining Out

// Kava makes the South End feel like a Greek isle

The restaurant focuses on great ingredients, minimally prepared and unassumingly presented.

So long, fro-yo. The latest trend is rolled ice cream.

Massachusetts now has locations in Allston and Saugus. Will more follow?

// Could you eat this burger in 40 seconds?

Wayback Burgers is looking for a “Chompion.”

// Most young people don’t vote — and these awkward efforts to woo them aren’t helping

A new video hopes to prompt millennials to vote, and makes a lot of sex jokes in the process.

The Beatles performing at the Boston Garden in 1964.


Excitement building for Ron Howard’s Beatles film

The film focuses on the Fab Four through live performances from 1962 to 1966.

Just two potential jurors: Bryan Merville, left, and Taylor Swift posed for a photo in a courthouse waiting area in Nashville.


So you show up for jury duty and there’s Taylor Swift

The singer-songwriter got summoned for jury duty in Nashville and showed up like everyone else.


// Natick home on Lake Cochituate has a secret

A hidden room, access to a private dock, and four bathrooms are highlights in this contemporary home.

// Spike Jonze’s perfume ad is exactly what you think it’d be

This is unlike any perfume ad you’ve seen before.


// Meghan Trainor returns to ‘Fallon’ — and doesn’t fall this time!

The singer stopped by “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” Monday and joked about her last visit to the show when she fell.

Opinion & Ideas


// Hobby Lobby’s slippery slope

In endorsing religious exemptions, the courts are starting the slide down a slippery slope, one that could endanger the equal enforcement of all manner of laws.

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

Westborough State Hospital, formerly known as the Westborough Insane Hospital.

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff

Spotlight | The desperate and the dead

Ghosts from a failed system

Westborough State Hospital was built in the 1800s on hope and compassion. But with little scientific knowledge of mental illness, institutions like these became wretched warehouses.