Could Boston go to 6-year high schools?

Boston’s Haley School has added a building to accomadate seventh- and eighth-graders.

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“It’s like opening a Pandora’s box,” warned one UMass Boston professor. “All these other issues come up.”

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 and Trump manage expectations ahead of first debate

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

// A reading list for the first presidential debate

Essential stories from the Boston Globe on Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump ahead of the first presidential debate of 2016.

Man killed during police-involved shooting in Claremont, N.H.

Authorities identified the man killed as Cody Lafont of Claremont, but they released few other details.

// No suspect in custody after Theater District stabbings

Seven people were injured in the early morning melee, and no arrests were made in the case as of late Sunday.

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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.

// 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.

// Boston corpse flower could bloom any day now

An amorphophallus titanum, better known as a corpse flower, is set to bloom at Franklin Park Zoo.

// John J. Rizzo, survivor of Cocoanut Grove fire, dies at 96

Mr. Rizzo, a waiter at the nightclub during the 1942 inferno, survived by breaking a window, and then helped others escape.

// 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.

// Muslim Festival celebrates faith, sparks dialogue

Organizers sought to honor diverse cultures and make sure other people knew what their religion is truly about.

// Three adults and one child die in Greenfield fire

Officials are investigating the cause of the fire at a single-family home in the western Massachusetts town of Greenfield.

Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans

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Adrian Walker

Tangled up in blue

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


// Red Sox tie strikeout record, extend unbeaten streak to 11 in win over Rays

The Sox struck out 21 in nine innings, tying a major league record.

//[1].jpg Pedroia scores winning run with an awkward two-step

The second baseman clinched the three-game sweep with some fancy footwork.

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// Somber Red Sox players mourn loss of Marlins’ Jose Fernandez

David Ortiz said words could not describe the pain.


// Two quarterbacks, two injuries, and a Patriots waiting game

Bill Belichick is tight-lipped about the status of Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett for Week 4.

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.