New plan to boost liquor licenses concerns restaurateurs

The disparities are glaring: Restaurants with liquor licenses are concentrated in the Boston’s more affluent neighborhoods.

'Free speech' rally in Boston

Boston MA 8/20/17 Boston Latin School students Eman Umaiya, foreground, and Laura Clabaugh drew in chalk on walkways at Boston Common on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Jeremy Fox/Globe staff

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Police, protesters commended for Saturday’s show of peace

More than 40,000 people merged on Boston Common Saturday to protest a “free speech” rally that drew only a handful of people.

// 1 gun, 3 knives found amid 33 rally arrests Saturday

The bulk of the charges included disturbing a public assembly, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest, according to a list of the arrests police posted to their website Sunday.

Police were out in force Saturday at the Parkman Bandstand, where free speech advocates held a brief rally, well separated from counterdemonstrators.

‘Free speech’ rally ends after just 45 minutes

Rally organizers had planned for 14 speakers to participate in the two-hour-long event.

// Navy says 10 sailors are missing, 5 injured after USS John S. McCain collided with merchant ship

Ten sailors are missing after the USS John S. McCain hit an oil tanker near Singapore early Monday.

The Trump presidency

US President Donald Trump walks from Marine One to board Air Force One prior to departing from Hagerstown Regional Airport in Hagerstown, Maryland, on August 18, 2017, following meetings at Camp David and before returning to Bedminster, New Jersey to continue his vacation. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Trump to address nation Monday on Afghanistan

The White House said Trump will speak to the country on Monday at 9 p.m. EDT from Fort Myer in Arlington, Va.

// Trump has ‘serious issues’ that ‘aren’t going to go away,’ Schiff says

Representative Adam Schiff said Sunday that “there are some serious issues with our president that aren’t going to go away, that aren’t going to get better.”

// Florida zoo is latest charity to move gala from Trump resort

The Palm Beach Post reports that 19 charities in total have decided not to have their events at Mar-a-Lago.

// Transit Police officer to be sentenced in beating

Jennifer Garvey, 35, was found guilty in July of two counts of assault and battery and two of filing a false report.

// Children may be in danger after going missing with mother

Jessica Eisnor was last seen in Falmouth on Friday with her two young children, according to Arlington police.

Bristol, TN -- 8/18/2017 - Fans watch the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race Qualifying Race as the sun sets over Bristol Motor Speedway. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 21NASCAR Reporter: Annie Linskey

NASCAR fans feeling the Trump divide

Many in a NASCAR crowd said they feel more permission to be outspoken on issues once viewed as sensitive, like race.

the big picture

//[1].jpg NRA night at NASCAR in Bristol, Tenn.

Here, deep in Trump country, there was universal condemnation for white supremacists and Neo-nazis.

// Jerry Lewis, comedian and telethon fund-raiser, dies at 91

Lewis made the long-running Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon a television institution.


// Verizon cuts off an elderly woman’s phone — on her birthday

The state needs better rules for determining if a utility customer is elderly.

Dr. Michael Vitka lectures on a model of a doll associated with witchcraft during a tour of allegedly haunted locations in Salem.

A guided ghost tour of Salem bewitches visitors

A reporter with an abiding affection for the weird and absurd takes a “Voodoo, Vampires, and Ghosts” tour of Salem, Mass.


// Rick Porcello, Red Sox beat Yankees to boost AL East lead to 5 games

Porcello won his fourth straight start and Jackie Bradley Jr. drove in three runs to help the Sox win the three-game series.

The solar eclipse

Hopkinsville, KY -- 8/19/2017 - Doug Gallagher, of Cincinnati, (R) runs with a kite for his two year-old daughter, Joy, down Sun Street at a makeshift campground in Hopkinsville city nearest the point of greatest eclipse. Gallagher and his family are camped out with others to watch tomorrow's eclipse. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 21EclipseNashville Reporter: Nestor Ramos

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In Eclipseville, everyone is ready

The long-awaited crowds are trickling into Hopkinsville, Ky., the closest city to what astronomers call the point of greatest eclipse.

The anatomy of a solar eclipse

Here’s a visual explainer of Monday’s rare astronomical event.

spotlight | part 1

// Children of Catholic priests live with secrets and sorrow

A Globe review finds the children are often denied love and support and pressured to keep the scandal secret. And the church has done little to help.

spotlight | part 2

// A priest’s son takes his case directly to the Pope

He thought he was alone, being the child of a Catholic priest. He was wrong.

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Opinion & Ideas


// Could Saturday’s actions backfire on counterprotesters?

I just hope that by silencing their enemies, they don’t empower them and give them a louder megaphone than they had before.

Special reports

part 1

// Priests’ children live with secrets, sorrow

A Globe review finds the children are often denied love and support and pressured to keep the scandal secret. And the church has done absolutely nothing to help.


// Documenting Hate: Submit an incident you know about

If you have been a victim or witnessed a hate incident, share your information here so we can investigate.


// What would happen to your eyes if you looked at the solar eclipse?

People across the U.S. will be able to watch Monday’s solar eclipse — but can watching it without any protection hurt your eyes?